Many missing in China ship disaster

Beijing launches enforceable smoking ban

Chinese economy facing prolonging slowdown as manufacturing data proffers mixed readings

Singapore police kill man near U.S. defence chief's hotel

Many missing in China ship disaster

June 2, 2015

A search and rescue operation is underway in the Yangtze river, after a ship carrying 458 passengers and crew sinks in what could be one of China's worst disasters for years. 

 

Beijing launches enforceable smoking ban

June 2, 2015

A ban on smoking in restaurants, offices and on public transport comes into effect in a package of curbs welcomed by anti-tobacco advocates. 

Chinese economy facing prolonging slowdown as manufacturing data proffers mixed readings

June 1, 2015

Surveys on China’s manufacturing sector give mixed readings with the Chinese economy facing a prolonged slowdown as it becomes more services-oriented.

Singapore police kill man near U.S. defence chief's hotel

June 1, 2015

Singapore police shoot dead a man and detain two others near a hotel where U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was staying.