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Eight children found ‘stabbed to death’ in Australian home

Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia’s tropical northern city of Cairns.

20 Dec 2014 - 2:37am
Three years after becoming North Korean leader, all eyes on Kim Jong-un

With North Korea having ended the official mourning period for late leader Kim Jong-il on Wednesday, his son and successor, Kim Jong-un, is now being watched for how he crafts his leadership...

19 Dec 2014 - 11:14pm
Three years after becoming North Korean leader, all eyes on Kim Jong-un

A US marine who is accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines appeared in court yesterday for the first time since her death more than two months ago.

19 Dec 2014 - 11:11pm
Three years after becoming North Korean leader, all eyes on Kim Jong-un

A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan's scientific establishment said yesterday that she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what has once been...

19 Dec 2014 - 11:07pm
Three years after becoming North Korean leader, all eyes on Kim Jong-un

Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said yesterday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them...

19 Dec 2014 - 11:12pm
South Korean court disbands the leftist Unified Progressive Party

South Korea's Constitutional Court yesterday ruled to disband a small leftist party accused of supporting North Korea at the cost of national security.

19 Dec 2014 - 11:08pm

Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates,...

18 Dec 2014 - 10:58pm

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For one of the world's more parochial Islamist militant groups, the Pakistan Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has a habit of grabbing global headlines.

17 Dec 2014 - 11:23pm

India's space agency yesterday successfully tested its most powerful satellite launch vehicle that can put heavier payloads into space, and, it hopes, win India a bigger slice of the US$300...

18 Dec 2014 - 11:09pm

The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers.

17 Dec 2014 - 6:00pm

Militants rampaged through an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar and killed at least 130 people, most of them children, in one of the bloodiest ever attacks in Pakistan....

17 Dec 2014 - 7:51am

Korean prosecutors questioned Korean Air heiress and former senior executive Cho Hyun-ah on Wednesday over her fit of “nut rage” aboard a plane this month, which sparked a national uproar.

18 Dec 2014 - 7:31am

The Thai junta said it will "hunt" fugitives wanted under the kingdom's strict royal defamation law, vowing to press foreign governments to hand over suspects seeking sanctuary abroad.

17 Dec 2014 - 11:56pm

While Japan's conservatives took the majority of the seats and plaudits in Sunday's general election, the other end of the political spectrum was also faring well at the ballot box.

17 Dec 2014 - 9:34am

Taliban gunmen stormed a school in Pakistan and shot dead at least 141 people, mostly children, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.

17 Dec 2014 - 10:16am

When Shintaro Ishihara announced his retirement from politics yesterday, it marked the end of a remarkable career that dates back to the 1960s and one which will be mourned by conservative-minded...

16 Dec 2014 - 11:06pm

South Korea's transport ministry said Korean Air Lines will face sanctions for pressuring employees to lie during a government probe into the "nut rage" fiasco that highlighted the tyrannical...

16 Dec 2014 - 10:36pm

Seven Myanmar soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in an attack by rebels in the northeastern frontier with China five days ago, state media said yesterday.

16 Dec 2014 - 9:30am

Murder charges were yesterday filed against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender woman in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment.

16 Dec 2014 - 9:30am

“Nut rage” imploded the career of a Korean Air Lines executive and embarrassed her family and country. Now South Korean retailers are experiencing the unexpected upside: a boom in sales of...

15 Dec 2014 - 10:21pm

While Japan’s conservatives took the majority of the seats and plaudits in Sunday’s general election, the other end of the political spectrum was also faring well at the ballot box.

15 Dec 2014 - 9:28pm

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition cruised to a big election win on Sunday, but record low turnout could weaken his claim of a mandate for policies including reflationary steps to...

15 Dec 2014 - 5:33pm

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces strong resistance to a promised economic and political overhaul despite a weekend election victory that handed him up to four more years in power.

16 Dec 2014 - 9:30am

An American who illegally entered North Korea is now seeking political asylum after denouncing US domestic and foreign policy.

15 Dec 2014 - 10:22pm

It was 3am when a 30-year-old female Malay financial researcher was woken up by her flatmate in a middle class suburb in Kuala Lumpur early this year.

15 Dec 2014 - 10:24pm

Vietnam has helped ensure peace in the South China Sea dispute with Beijing by following the Philippines in seeking UN arbitration, Manila said, despite the fact that Beijing has refused to take...

15 Dec 2014 - 4:54am

An Indian court has rejected German drug giant Bayer's bid to block a generic version of its blockbuster cancer treatment Nexavar by a local drugmaker, a move hailed by activists.

15 Dec 2014 - 4:54am
 

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