Select Asia News by Country

Australia News

China and Australia sign free-trade deal

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China and Australia have signed a preliminary deal after almost a decade of free-trade negotiations that will give Australia's service industry unsurpassed access to the Chinese...

Comments Off

Burma News

UNFC condemns Burma army shelling of KIA cadets

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014

The Burmese army has been condemned by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) for killing 23 Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer cadets and wounding 20 more by firing an artillery...

Comments Off

Cambodia News

Cambodia Khmer Rouge trial suspended until January

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal says it will suspend trial sessions until January, bowing to pressure from lawyers of one of the two defendants charged with...

Comments Off

China News

China’s 3rd largest lake: ‘If you jumped into this water, you’d shed a layer of skin’

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

So says Wu Lihong, the unofficial guardian of China’s Lake Tai, a polluted body of water in Jiansu province. Long stigmatized due its algae-induced green hue, Lake Tai (or Taihu),...

Comments Off

Hong Kong News

Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

At least two student protest leaders were arrested this morning as police and bailiffs clashed with demonstrators in Hong Kong this morning....

Comments Off

India News

India: State-owned bank to launch Islamic fund

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed primarily at the country's 170 million Muslims....

Comments Off

Indonesia News

Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code and computer programming as part of an international initiative called the 'Hour of Code'....

Comments Off

Japan News

Japanese journalist goes on trial for defaming SKorean president

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during...

Comments Off

Malaysia News

Malaysian censors target YouTube in Internet crackdown

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Malaysian censors are drawing up plans to block Internet content that does not adhere to guidelines set by the Film Censorship Board....

Comments Off

Pakistan News

Thousands line up to vote in Indian Kashmir

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of voters have lined up to cast their votes in state elections in Indian Kashmir amid a boycott call by Muslim separatist groups who reject...

Comments Off

Philippines News

Could Davao’s ‘Dirty Harry’ become the next Philippines president?

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Those who are still belittling Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a viable presidential contender in the Philippines should no longer second guess his political astuteness....

Comments Off

Singapore News

Bomb kills 2, wounds 23 in southern Philippines

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine mayor says a bomb exploded in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the south, killing two people and wounding 23....

Comments Off

South Korea News

NKorea holds anti-UN rally as Kim Jong-un hits out at US ‘cannibals’

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

North Koreans have staged a mass rally to protest a United Nations resolution condemning their country's human rights record, the Associated Press reported Tuesday....

Comments Off

Taiwan News

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China has defended its land reclamation in a disputed area of the South China Sea and says it is for public service use, although a London-based security...

Comments Off

Thailand News

Greek diplomat dies in fall under Thai train

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials say a diplomat from the Greek Embassy in Thailand has died after she fell under a moving train. Thailand’s state railway said the accident occurred Wednesday...

Comments Off

Vietnam News

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014

BEIJING (AP) — China has defended its land reclamation in a disputed area of the South China Sea and says it is for public service use, although a London-based security...

Comments Off

Other Countries News

Nepal to ink India power deal during Modi visit

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say Nepal's government will sign an agreement with an Indian company to build a hydroelectricity plant that will export power to India....

Comments Off
Page 2 of 2,692123...Last »