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Australia News

Thousands honor soldiers on 100th anniversary of Gallipoli battle

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015

GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the World War...

Burma News

ASEAN leaders to push for South China Sea code of conduct

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would...

Cambodia News

Activists, politicians call for protection of human rights at ASEAN forum

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Discussions about human rights and civil society's role in the ASEAN community took center stage at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/People's Forum in Kuala Lumpur this week. More than 1,000...

China News

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6 million hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in...

Hong Kong News

Banking giant HSBC apologizes for directing customers to porn site

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Banking giant HSBC has apologised after a link on its Hong Kong website directed customers to a Chinese porn site. ...

India News

Nepal quake death toll rises to 1,910

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's Home Ministry says at least 71 people have been killed in a magnitude-7.9 earthquake that hit the capital and the Kathmandu Valley....

Indonesia News

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice; UN calls for clemency

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's attorney general's office has notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days....

Japan News

Man admits landing drone on roof of Japan PM’s office

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police are investigating a man claiming responsibility for landing a drone on the roof of the Japanese Prime Minister's Office this week....

Malaysia News

ASEAN leaders to push for South China Sea code of conduct

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would...

Pakistan News

Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Pakistan to unveil $46 billion in investments

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $46 billion worth of investment projects in energy...

Philippines News

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice; UN calls for clemency

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's attorney general's office has notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days....

Singapore News

Singapore Police Force develops new pepper spray gun to shoot rioters

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has outdone itself once again. It has developed a rifle that will allow officers to fire pepper spray bullets. The P4.1 is to be used...

South Korea News

Japanese leader expresses ‘remorse’, but doesn’t apologize for WWII

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — South Korea has expressed deep regret that Japan's leader did not repeat his predecessors' apologies for the country's aggression during World War II....

Taiwan News

US backs Taiwan’s participation in Interpol

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says it supports Taiwan's participation in the international police agency, Interpol....

Thailand News

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6 million hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in...

Vietnam News

Philippines counts the cost of China build-up in disputed sea

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The Philippine government says it is bearing the brunt of US$108 million annual losses in marine life and resources as China continues occupy and build military structures in the disputed...

Other Countries News

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6 million hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in...