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  • Oct 25, 2014
  • Updated: 11:56pm

Japan's industry minister was under renewed pressure yesterday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his underlings had spent...

24 Oct 2014 - 11:04pm

Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam has died, aged 91, from a heart attack just over a year after being sentenced to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the country's...

24 Oct 2014 - 10:54pm

Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a "martyr" in Pakistan's...

24 Oct 2014 - 10:54pm

Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail on Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia’s eastern-most province of Papua.

24 Oct 2014 - 9:36pm

After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other US citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual...

24 Oct 2014 - 11:04pm

South Korean activists vowed yesterday to push ahead with a political leaflet launch over the border with North Korea, despite threats of retaliation from Pyongyang, appeals for restraint from...

24 Oct 2014 - 11:10pm

The governor of Tokyo said he believed a rift-healing summit would take place between the leaders of China and Japan next month, as he touted the economic benefits Chinese tourists brought to his...

24 Oct 2014 - 8:12am


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 59%
  • No: 41%
17 Sep 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 694

As fright seekers in the United States prepare for Halloween, lawmakers in Pakistan are working to try to prevent their country producing the world's next real horror story.

24 Oct 2014 - 1:36pm

Australian authorities have asked their Indonesia counterparts be on the lookout for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, according to local reports yesterday.

24 Oct 2014 - 3:14am

Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan yesterday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal...

24 Oct 2014 - 4:01am

Australia increased security around Parliament House on Thursday and Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed solidarity with Ottawa after a gunman attempted to storm Canada’s legislature on Wednesday...

23 Oct 2014 - 12:00pm

Japan was hit on Thursday by a third political scandal in a week after its new industry minister – whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending – admitted that his underlings had spent...

23 Oct 2014 - 3:50pm

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on Thursday urged Japan to resolve the issue of “comfort women” forced into the wartime brothels for the Japanese military, according to the Yonhap News...

23 Oct 2014 - 8:47pm

President Benigno Aquino said yesterday he would be willing to help Beijing seize illicit assets of Chinese who have fled to the Philippines if any cases were discovered and if Beijing requested...

23 Oct 2014 - 8:16am

An American detained for nearly half a year in North Korea returned to an emotional homecoming amid tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:02am

Two Myanmese men accused of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, adding further confusion to an investigation that has attracted widespread...

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

Indonesia's new president says he wants to be called by his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:42am

A US marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters, following huge public pressure for him to be taken off an American warship.

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

South Korea said it had dismantled a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the...

23 Oct 2014 - 3:59am

Shinzo Abe's swift replacement of two scandal-hit cabinet ministers this week shows the Japanese prime minister wants to move on quickly, even as a newly energised opposition scents blood.

22 Oct 2014 - 6:15pm

Japan's millionaires increased their wealth at the fastest pace in the Asia-Pacific region last year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's campaign for an economic revival drove a stock-market rally.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:43am

India is changing the way it maps pollution, with an update to its air quality index. In its initial phase, eight pollutants will be tracked in 46 cities with populations exceeding a million...

22 Oct 2014 - 6:33pm

An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation...

22 Oct 2014 - 4:39am

Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting a probe into a controversial "dog-patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding man's best friend in the multi-ethnic, Muslim-majority...

22 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

Australia’s former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who established diplomatic ties with Beijing, died Tuesday, at the age of 98.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:05am

Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 sacks of films and magazines, which included around 500 VHS video tapes, from the back of a truck at a small park in the western Japanese city of Osaka.

21 Oct 2014 - 2:03pm


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