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  • Aug 1, 2014
  • Updated: 3:09am

Malaysia's opposition coalition led by Anwar Ibrahim is in danger of falling apart amid a tussle with his political partners over his bid to appoint his wife chief minister of Selangor, the...

1 Aug 2014 - 12:36am

Schoolteachers and other associates of a Japanese schoolgirl accused of the "dissection" murder of a classmate are engaged in soul-searching over whether they should have heeded warning signs of...

1 Aug 2014 - 1:52am

Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:36am

An independent legal panel yesterday called for criminal charges to be brought against three former executives of the Fukushima nuclear plant operator for their role in the 2011 disaster.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:32am

South Korea's ruling party celebrated yesterday after sailing through a key by-election test that increased its parliamentary majority, despite lingering public anger over the handling of April's...

1 Aug 2014 - 12:36am

Rescuers using earth-moving equipment dug through heavy mud and debris on Thursday, after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 30 people and leaving about 100...

31 Jul 2014 - 7:00pm

A court in Myanmar has sentenced eight Chinese nationals to lengthy prison terms for transporting an arsenal of firearms and hand grenades while they lived in the country illegally.

31 Jul 2014 - 7:09pm


Today's Poll

  • Yes: 88%
  • No: 12%
9 Jun 2014
  • Yes
  • No
Total number of votes recorded: 258

A major landslide yesterday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 21 people and leaving up scores feared trapped, officials said.

31 Jul 2014 - 5:48pm

The South Korean government has lifted the limit on the amount of cash its citizens can carry into North Korea, the finance ministry said on Thursday, as part of foreign exchange regulatory...

31 Jul 2014 - 2:18pm

Two former Khmer Rouge leaders began their second trial at a UN-backed court in Cambodia on Wednesday on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and...

31 Jul 2014 - 10:24am

Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air...

31 Jul 2014 - 4:18pm

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fuelling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a US think-tank...

30 Jul 2014 - 10:11pm

The incoming president of Indonesia is backing Singapore's plan to levy bigger fines on overseas polluters. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a...

30 Jul 2014 - 10:02pm

Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses...

30 Jul 2014 - 10:13pm

By this time next week Shinzo Abe will have visited 47 nations since taking office in 2012, after an itinerary encompassing six Latin American and Caribbean cities in nine days.

30 Jul 2014 - 2:18pm

The driver of the late owner of the ferry that sunk in South Korea turned himself in yesterday, potentially unlocking the mystery of the man's final days.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:05pm

A 16-year-old girl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police said yesterday, after she allegedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.

29 Jul 2014 - 10:11pm

President Hamid Karzai’s powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home in the southern province of Kandahar.

29 Jul 2014 - 5:13pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's approval rating fell to less than 50 per cent in at least the sixth survey this month after his effort to ease restrictions on the military sapped his...

29 Jul 2014 - 10:08pm

Fireworks danced across the sky in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday night, ahead of yesterday's Hari Raya Puasa holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipinos travelling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families yesterday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen attack that was the bloodiest in...

29 Jul 2014 - 8:03pm

US gun maker Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay US$2 million in fines for bribing officials in Indonesia, Pakistan and other countries to gain sales deals.

30 Jul 2014 - 4:59am

Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, reflecting concerns about atomic power...

28 Jul 2014 - 11:20pm

Photojournalist Alex Hofford visited the turbulent and crime-ridden border between China and Myanmar, to report on the rampant trade in endangered species there. 

29 Jul 2014 - 5:35pm

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier's loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls...

28 Jul 2014 - 11:19pm

The enduring popularity of "little tiger" - cat meat - as a snack to go with beer in Vietnam means pet owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban on the delicacy.

29 Jul 2014 - 8:03pm

Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was...

28 Jul 2014 - 6:12pm


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