Taiwan

Taiwan police: Carbon monoxide caused Mormon missionary deaths

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 12:44PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries. The government-owned Central News Agency reported Sunday that Taiwanese authorities found a faulty gas water heater in the apartment shared by the two missionaries. Police do not suspect foul play and have

Taiwan’s Luis Liu grabs 1st Philippine IPAC title

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 4:19AM UTC Luis Liu of Taiwan congratulate each other after they emerged 1st and second respectively in the 1st IPAC individual event.Pic by Edwin Espejo

SARANGANI, Philippines – Luis Liu of Taiwan came from behind to narrowly edge Yoshiki Oka of Japan and capture the individual title in the 1st International Paragliding Accuracy Competition held in Maasami, Sarangani. Liu grabbed the lowest score honors with 38 points over four rounds and was also one of

Japan rated Asia’s most peaceful country, China falters

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 1:47PM UTC Police officers stand guard near a blast site in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang, Thursday. Pic: AP.

Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the rankings amid terrorist threats, international tensions and rapid militarisation.

Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee detained in Beijing drug bust

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:31AM UTC Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — Police and state media say Jackie Chan’s actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China’s biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades.

Are we winning the war against shark fin soup?

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:00AM UTC Shark fin restaurant in Bangkok. Pic: Y-Not ? (Flickr CC)

The swelling tide of new money in Asia has resulted in some serious conservation concerns. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and Vietnam has equipped millions who were previously excluded from enjoying luxury goods with unprecedented buying power.

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