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  • Jul 24, 2014
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Thailand's junta chief could stay in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser said yesterday, outlining details of an...

23 Jul 2014 - 11:24pm

An Indonesian court jailed a Frenchman for 15 years yesterday for smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

24 Jul 2014 - 4:03am

South Korea's police force was pilloried as incompetent yesterday after its announcement on Tuesday that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long...

23 Jul 2014 - 11:12pm

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23 Jul 2014 - 11:12pm

After winning Indonesia's closest ever presidential election, Joko Widodo now faces what could be his toughest battle yet - winning over his own party.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:21pm

President-elect Joko Widodo says he's aiming for a pace of economic Indonesia hasn't seen since before the 1990s Asian financial crisis.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:21pm

The ex-general who lost Indonesia’s presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, a move that could spell weeks of uncertainty for the country.

23 Jul 2014 - 7:51pm


Today's Poll

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9 Jun 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 257

Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from...

22 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

When Pakistani air force jets rained down missiles on a village in the country's violence-wracked northwest last week, it was described as yet another victory over Taliban insurgents in an ongoing...

22 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said they had agreed an end to political deadlock and the opposition's year-long boycott of the national legislature.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

Japan and Mongolia signed a free-trade deal yesterday, as Tokyo looks to tap the fast-growing economy and its vast supply of natural resources.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:16am

Two passenger trains collided in South Korea on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, a hospital official and police said, in the latest in a string of accidents that has rattled the...

22 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm

A system engineer arrested on suspicion of a massive customer data theft from Benesse Holdings Inc. had roughly 22.6 million customer files on his smartphone, the company said, making the leak the...

22 Jul 2014 - 9:53am

Bailout would address immediate financial problems but without far-reaching changes airline could remain a burden on taxpayers and shrivel into regional obscurity. Experts give their views on the...

21 Jul 2014 - 2:28pm

Activists, analysts and foreign residents of Japan have reacted with dismay to a decision by the Supreme Court that foreigners with permanent residency are not entitled to welfare benefits.

22 Jul 2014 - 4:45am

As rescuers continue to search for bodies at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, many are questioning whether the airline, still reeling from the disappeara

22 Jul 2014 - 5:21pm

Political opponents of Philippine President Benigno Aquino have filed an impeachment complaint against him, alleging his controversial economic stimulus package represents a "culpable violation of...

22 Jul 2014 - 4:46am

Thailand's new military rulers have singled out the country's troubled flagship airline as the first state enterprise to undergo reform, an exercise that will test their unproven business acumen...

21 Jul 2014 - 10:49pm

Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains reduce India's crop. That will help the new military government offload bulging stockpiles.

21 Jul 2014 - 11:06pm

For years Nguyen Huu Son has guided Chinese tourists around Vietnam's popular coastal city Danang, but a bitter maritime dispute between Hanoi and Beijing means he is now out of work.

21 Jul 2014 - 7:12pm

Arundhati Roy, the Booker Prize winning author, has accused Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination and called for institutions bearing his name to be renamed.

21 Jul 2014 - 3:40am

After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner tomorrow - but that may not settle the dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory.

21 Jul 2014 - 3:40am

Myanmar's latest religious clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim brothers, state media reported yesterday.

21 Jul 2014 - 3:40am

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has apologised for posting an “insensitive” comment on social media about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in crisis-stricken eastern Ukraine.

20 Jul 2014 - 5:49pm

Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, in a show of strength ahead of...

21 Jul 2014 - 8:04pm

Cambodia's opposition leader called for an end to a year-long political crisis, after a slew of arrests of strongman premier Hun Sen's rivals triggered international alarm.

21 Jul 2014 - 8:08pm

The last visit by Edwin Lutyens to India in 1938 was not to design anything new but to restore something old - a magnificent palace on top of a rocky outcrop in New Delhi.

20 Jul 2014 - 6:20am


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