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Australia News

Australia’s opposition party announces solar-wind revolution

By Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Australia’s opposition block has come up with a defiant act against Tony Abbott’s government on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) by committing to an ambitious target of 50 percent by...

Burma News

Shwe Mann ousted as head of Burma’s ruling party in ‘internal coup’

By Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Security forces seized control of the headquarters of Burma's ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) Wednesday night, confining ministers to the compound during a party meeting and escalating...

Cambodia News

Court chief’s arrest exposes Cambodia’s selective justice

By Wed, Aug 19, 2015

The former head of the Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Ang Maltey, was arrested and charged with embezzlement at the weekend after Cambodia's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) accused him of confiscating...

China News

China detains 11 over deadly Tianjin port blast

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people....

Hong Kong News

HK journalist held in Thailand for carrying bulletproof vest in luggage

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015

A Hong Kong news photographer has been detained in Thailand for attempting to board a plane while carrying a bullet-proof vest and helmet in his hand luggage....

India News

India, Pakistan blame each other for cancellation of talks

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Pakistan are blaming each other for the cancellation of talks between their national security advisers, with the rivals squabbling over the meeting's agenda....

Indonesia News

Bangkok blast: Thai authorities hunt male ‘suspect’

By Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday that police that a male suspect has been identified on CCTV footage following Monday evening's deadly blast that killed at least 22 people...

Japan News

Asian markets rebound after early losses

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Asian stock markets showed signs of recovery Tuesday morning after most markets opened lower....

Malaysia News

Malaysia finds 24 more bodies of human trafficking victims

By Sun, Aug 23, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say they have found another 24 bodies of suspected human trafficking victims in jungles bordering Thailand....

Pakistan News

Death toll in bombing that killed Pakistan official now 18

By Mon, Aug 17, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police say the death toll in the twin suicide bombings that killed a provincial official who opposed the Taliban in eastern Pakistan has risen to 18....

Philippines News

Typhoon leaves 15 dead, several missing in north Philippines

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say a powerful typhoon has blown out of the northern Philippines, leaving at least 15 people dead and several others missing, including in a...

Singapore News

Has Thailand’s treatment of displaced Muslims made it a target for extremists?

By Thu, Aug 20, 2015

The bombing in the centre of Bangkok which killed 20 and injured 125 people on Monday evening shook the country and took Thai authorities completely unawares. The following day, and...

South Korea News

Asian shares tumble after Wall St declines fuel more sell-offs

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in early trading in Asia as investors shaken by the sell-off Friday on Wall Street unloaded shares in many sectors....

Taiwan News

At least 14 dead as Typhoon Soudelor batters eastern China

By Mon, Aug 10, 2015

At least 14 people have died and five more are missing after Typhoon Soudelor, the strongest tropical storm so far this year, made landfall in eastern China at the weekend....

Thailand News

Ex-US Marine murder suspect dies in Philippines jail

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police say a former U.S. Marine facing double murder charges in the Philippines has died of a heart attack in a northern city jail....

Vietnam News

John Kerry urges peaceful resolution to South China Sea disputes

By Wed, Aug 05, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he's hopeful that China and its smaller neighbors can come to an effective resolution to territorial disputes in...

Other Countries News

NATO says 3 foreigners among 10 killed by Afghan car bomb

By Sun, Aug 23, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says three foreign contractors have been killed in a suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Afghan officials say the blast killed at least...

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