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Abe faces questions over donations from firms that received subsidies

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday said he received donations from firms that got government subsidies, the first time he has faced questions about potentially improper contribution made...

3 Mar 2015 - 10:45pm
Philippines suspends natural gas project in the South China Sea

The Philippines has suspended operations at a South China Sea natural gas project because the area is also claimed by China and the dispute is before a UN tribunal, its contractor said yesterday...

3 Mar 2015 - 11:08pm
Philippines suspends natural gas project in the South China Sea

One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world blames the victim for "roaming around at night".

3 Mar 2015 - 10:57pm
Philippines suspends natural gas project in the South China Sea

North Korea's foreign minister yesterday warned his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the United States with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

4 Mar 2015 - 6:47am
Philippines suspends natural gas project in the South China Sea

Pakistan authorities have arrested hundreds of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Tuesday, as community opposition and Taliban threats block efforts to...

3 Mar 2015 - 5:50pm
Canadian pastor goes ‘missing’ after aid mission to North Korea

A head pastor of a large Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian mission to North Korea, and the Canadian government has reached out to try to locate him, his Toronto-based church...

3 Mar 2015 - 4:35pm

North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders.

3 Mar 2015 - 2:06pm


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They sell everything from noodle soup to sex toys, but Bangkok's famed street hawkers are now facing a crackdown as authorities in the fast-growing metropolis struggle to make space for...

2 Mar 2015 - 6:41am

Conservatives in Japan have dismissed the naming of a new South Korean submarine after a student activist who died after an uprising in 1919 against Tokyo's colonial regime as "just the latest...

3 Mar 2015 - 2:55am

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 cannot go on forever, Australia’s deputy prime minister said, and discussions are already under way between Australia, China and Malaysia as...

2 Mar 2015 - 4:20pm

In Garibong-dong, one of Seoul's de-facto Chinatowns, bilingual signs in Korean and Chinese line the streets, eateries serve Northern Chinese cuisine, radios play old Chinese songs and many...

2 Mar 2015 - 3:04pm

Australia said it will test with Malaysia and Indonesia a "world first" system that increases the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing authorities to react quickly to abnormal...

2 Mar 2015 - 4:29pm

Whisky demand is rocketing in Japan, with producers scrambling to increase production as a period drama about the dram has the country hooked and after a homegrown single malt scooped the honours...

2 Mar 2015 - 6:41am

India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party was Sunday sworn into government for the first time in the country’s only Muslim-majority state after a power-sharing deal with a regional rival.

2 Mar 2015 - 6:41am

India's finance minister announced the government's new budget, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development,...

1 Mar 2015 - 5:40am

Britain's Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan yesterday, wearing the helmet and clothes of an ancient samurai during a tour of a television studio.

1 Mar 2015 - 3:39pm

Nepalese police fired teargas and water cannon at thousands of opposition supporters who converged on the capital to protest against controversial plans to vote on a disputed new national...

1 Mar 2015 - 5:50am

A freelance photojournalist has been arrested in Myanmar for uploading a satirical post on Facebook mocking the country's powerful military, his relatives said.

1 Mar 2015 - 5:50am

A senior US diplomat has expressed hope that a ministerial meeting between Japan, South Korea and China to take place possibly next month will lead to their first trilateral summit despite...

1 Mar 2015 - 5:50am

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said on Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-...

28 Feb 2015 - 2:49pm

Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority...

27 Feb 2015 - 8:50pm

French President Francois Hollande yesterday visited a remote Philippine town devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit. ...

28 Feb 2015 - 11:12am

An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply...

27 Feb 2015 - 2:50pm

North Korea ramped up its threatening language against the United States on Friday, days before the start of annual joint US-South Korean military exercises that often trigger an angry response...

27 Feb 2015 - 6:10pm

Women from the mainland and Hong Kong again dominated the annual Forbes list of the 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia, with 14 top female decision-makers making the grade this year.

27 Feb 2015 - 9:42am

More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Thursday, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an...

26 Feb 2015 - 5:41pm

Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, is on “mechanical ventilation” in an intensive care unit in hospital, the government announced as rumours swirled of the elder statesman’s demise.

26 Feb 2015 - 7:25pm

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