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162 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade...

162 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade...

Asia Pacific

Thu, Jul 2 2020

'By 7:15pm, 162 bodies were found,' said the department, adding that 54 people were injured and...

Suspects arrested by Chinese agents...

Suspects arrested by Chinese agents...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Jul 1 2020

Article 55 of the law states that Beijing’s national security office in Hong Kong could exercise...

Hong Kong wakes up to new national security...

Hong Kong wakes up to new national security...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Jul 1 2020

Critics fear the legislation will crush wide-ranging freedoms in Hong Kong denied to people in mainland...

Thailand to lift ban on international...

Thailand to lift ban on international...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Jun 30 2020

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said the ban will be lifted on Wednesday under a few...

China puts half a million people in...

China puts half a million people in...

Asia Pacific

Sun, Jun 28 2020

The move comes after another 14 cases of the virus were reported in the past 24 hours in Beijing, taking...

Explainer: Why are Singapore's first...

Explainer: Why are Singapore's first...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Jun 24 2020

There is a long-standing and bitter dispute between the siblings centred around what to do with their...

North Korea blows up liaison office...

North Korea blows up liaison office...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Jun 16 2020

North Korea has made several threats against South Korea in recent days, and had...

Virus-hit Beijing tightens outbound...

Virus-hit Beijing tightens outbound...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Jun 16 2020

That makes it the most serious flare-up in China since February

Fears for Philippines press freedom...

Fears for Philippines press freedom...

Asia Pacific

Mon, Jun 15 2020

Ressa, chief executive of Rappler and a former CNN journalist, was charged with 'cyber libel'...

UN report: Near impunity for drug war...

UN report: Near impunity for drug war...

World

Thu, Jun 4 2020

The drugs crackdown, launched by President Rodrigo Duterte after winning election on a platform of crushing...

Facebook slams 'severe' Singapore misinformation...

Facebook slams 'severe' Singapore misinformation...

World

Mon, Jun 1 2020

It was the latest criticism from the tech giant over legislation that empowers ministers to tell internet...

Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency,...

Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency,...

Asia Pacific

Mon, May 25 2020

Tokyo reported 8 new infections on Monday, media says

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over...

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over...

Asia Pacific

Sun, May 24 2020

Hong Kong residents enjoy rights -- including freedom of speech -- unseen on the Chinese mainland, as...

Philippines extends lockdown in capital...

Philippines extends lockdown in capital...

Asia Pacific

Tue, May 12 2020

The Philippines has recorded more than 11,300 coronavirus infections and 751 deaths, but tested only...

North and South Korea exchange gunfire...

North and South Korea exchange gunfire...

Asia Pacific

Sun, May 3 2020

The South Korean military later said the North Korean gunshots were 'not deemed

Malaysia detains hundreds of refugees,...

Malaysia detains hundreds of refugees,...

Asia Pacific

Fri, May 1 2020

Malaysia has around 2 million registered foreign workers but authorities estimate many more are living...

Vietnam to ease nationwide coronavirus...

Vietnam to ease nationwide coronavirus...

Asia Pacific

Wed, Apr 22 2020

No provinces in Vietnam were now seen as 'highly prone' to the pandemic, says Vietnamese Prime...

Wuhan lab director denies coronavirus...

Wuhan lab director denies coronavirus...

Coronavirus

Sun, Apr 19 2020

The institute had already dismissed the theory in February, saying it had shared information about the...

'Ghosts' scare Indonesians indoors and...

'Ghosts' scare Indonesians indoors and...

Asia Pacific

Tue, Apr 14 2020

The village on Java island has deployed a cast of 'ghosts' to patrol the streets

Singapore stands by its foreign...

Singapore stands by its foreign...

Asia Pacific

Sun, Apr 12 2020

'The Singapore Government has and will bear all Covid-19-related medical costs for foreign...

Jakarta imposes partial lockdown as...

Jakarta imposes partial lockdown as...

Asia Pacific

Fri, Apr 10 2020

Mosques and other houses of worship were ordered to shut for at least the next two weeks