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  • Nov 1, 2014
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Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution - which currently bars Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president - ahead of crucial elections next year.

1 Nov 2014 - 8:26am

Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government yesterday over the loss of their father on Flight MH370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the...

1 Nov 2014 - 8:25am

One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents says he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last week.

1 Nov 2014 - 3:30am

Former Nagasaki Mayor Hitoshi Motoshima, who was shot in the back by a member of a right-wing group in 1990 after saying Emperor Hirohito bore responsibility for the second world war, died in a...

1 Nov 2014 - 3:40am

The US and Australia said yesterday they were lifting sanctions against Fiji after elections in the Pacific island nation last month following eight years of military rule.

1 Nov 2014 - 3:54am

Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, residents said yesterday.

1 Nov 2014 - 3:33am

A Tokyo man already on trial for allegedly physically abusing his teenage stepson has also been charged with coercing the boy to commit suicide.

1 Nov 2014 - 7:21am


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South Korean activists say they have launched more than one million anti-North Korea leaflets across the border on Friday, a move likely to infuriate Pyongyang, which has demanded Seoul ban such...

31 Oct 2014 - 12:36pm

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-Operative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, said China’s government has lifted a ban on the last two products that were embroiled in last year’s contaminated...

31 Oct 2014 - 2:18pm

When Indira Gandhi was gunned down by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the instant elevation of her son Rajiv to the post of PM appeared to confirm her family's status as India's natural-born...

31 Oct 2014 - 2:43pm

Hwang In-yeol and his wife waited seven years to have a child, and then she was born on October 29, 1997. After a ferry disaster in April that killed her and 303 others, the couple waited again...

31 Oct 2014 - 5:24am

A contentious new law that carries a 10-year prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than...

30 Oct 2014 - 11:31am

Hopes of finding survivors under the mud and rubble of a landslide in south-central Sri Lanka had run out by first light on Thursday, though a government minister cut the estimated death toll to...

30 Oct 2014 - 6:57pm

Japan's Crown Princess Masako attended a banquet for visiting Dutch royals last night in her first such appearance since developing a stress-related illness.

30 Oct 2014 - 2:53am

Myanmar's president and its powerful military chief will hold an unprecedented meeting to address cracks widening in the fledgling democracy ahead of an election next year.

31 Oct 2014 - 5:24am

North Korean officials plan to quarantine every single foreigner for 21 days over fears of Ebola - even though not a single case of the disease has been reported in the country.

31 Oct 2014 - 7:46am

India's government has handed over the names of more than 600 Indians with foreign HSBC bank accounts to the Supreme Court after public outrage over rampant tax evasion.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:41am

Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry announced.

30 Oct 2014 - 5:42am

Some members of an influential group that represents families of Japanese war dead are urging managers of a controversial Tokyo shrine to remove the names of 14 convicted war criminals, an...

29 Oct 2014 - 9:18pm

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim yesterday vowed to go out "fighting a corrupt government" as the country's top court began hearing his appeal against a second sodomy conviction that...

29 Oct 2014 - 8:05am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged Indian help to strengthen Vietnam's armed forces following talks with his counterpart Ngueyn Tan Dung - a move that will be closely watched by China.

29 Oct 2014 - 2:52am

South Korea's spy agency said it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of speculation.

29 Oct 2014 - 2:49am

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ruled out any attempt to seek a second term, a highly controversial proposition that would have required the rewriting of the constitution.

29 Oct 2014 - 2:56am

North Korea has built a new facility probably intended to work out how to launch ballistic missiles from submarines or ships, according to US researchers.

29 Oct 2014 - 3:12am

An insect the size of a pen tip is frustrating efforts by Australia to sign a deal, potentially worth billions of dollars, to export live cattle to China to feed its fast-growing appetite for red...

29 Oct 2014 - 5:03am

Traditional Japanese handmade paper has been shortlisted by a Unesco preliminary review panel for inclusion on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, the Japanese Cultural Affairs Agency said.

29 Oct 2014 - 2:55am

Laos plans to quadruple its hydropower generation capacity from current levels by the end of the decade and step up electricity exports to neighbouring countries, including China, its deputy...

28 Oct 2014 - 11:01pm


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