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North Korean defector is social media star
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 14:09

Thousands of people watch this YouTuber talk about life in North Korea. BBC News - Asia

Why would Kim Jong-un trust Trump now he’s ripped up Iran’s nuclear deal?
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 13:11

An isolated “rogue regime” with a horrendous human rights record destabilises the region, supports terrorism and embarks on a dangerous nu...

Former CNRP Chief Says His Party Will Replicate Malaysia’s Opposition Victory in Cambodia
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 12:13

The former president of Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has suggested that his party will replicate the su...

Malaysia election: Why did young voters pick a 92-year-old?
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 08:18

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad scored a historic election victory. BBC News - Asia

How turbulence at Korean Air became a rallying call for equality
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 07:49

Upon entering the chat room on the instant messaging app Kakao Talk, the first thing users see is a message promising that anyone who provides evidenc...

Sichuan earthquake, 10 years on: how a tragedy changed China
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 05:35

May 12, 2008, 2.28pm. On this day a decade ago, a magnitude-8 earthquake struck southwestern China, tearing towns and cities asunder. Powerful shock w...

India rape: Third teenager attacked and burned in a week
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 04:14

The 16-year-old is the third teenage girl to be raped and burned alive in a week in India. BBC News - Asia

Xiaomi in smartphone patent dispute against rival Coolpad
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 03:19

Xiaomi, the Chinese technology start-up that has applied to list in Hong Kong, is seeking to void disputed patent rights at the heart of an intellectu...

Chinese billionaire Ng Lap-seng gets four years in US prison for bribing UN officials US$1.7m to support plans for Macau conference centre
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 02:12

A billionaire convicted of bribing United Nations officials US$ 1.7 million as part of a construction scheme that prosecutors said aimed to turn Maca...

Beijing again flexes military muscle, sending fighter jets, bombers around Taiwan
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 01:12

Beijing on Friday conducted encirclement drills around Taiwan with its new Su-35 fighter jets as it again flexed its military muscle amid tensions wit...

Taiwan Bishops Await Audience With Pope Amid Rumors of Beijing Deal
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 00:10

As Beijing and the Vatican reportedly struggle to reach an accord over the appointment of Chinese bishops, a delegation of Catholic bishops from Taiwa...

Trump Indonesia project is latest stop on China’s Belt and Road
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 23:10

A billion-dollar Indonesian property development with ties to Donald Trump has become the latest project in China’s globe-spanning Belt and Road...

Xinjiang Authorities Jail Uyghur Imam Who Took Son to Unsanctioned Religious School
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 21:14

Authorities in Hotan (in Chinese, Heitian) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have sentenced a prominent imam...

Sri Lanka’s ‘disappeared’: Torture, assault and still no justice
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 20:09

BEATINGS, sexual assault, and burning are just some of the abuses described by those who say they have survived abductions by Sri Lanka’s authoriti...

Singapore’s Trump-Kim summit: the leading venues to play host
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 19:13

When Singapore won the bid in 2002 to host the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session, the question on most people’s minds was where the ...

Myanmar Hits Back at OIC Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Accusations in Rakhine State
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 17:10

Myanmar on Thursday rebutted a declaration by the world’s top Islamic intergovernmental body condemning the Southeast Asian nation’s army for targ...

Chinese listed companies propose to pay investors record 1 trillion yuan in cash dividends 
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 16:11

Dividend payouts by Chinese publicly traded companies might have exceeded 1 trillion yuan (US$ 157.6 billion) for the first time in 2017, as regulato...

Massive wave is southern hemisphere record, scientists believe
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 15:08

The 23.8m (78ft) swell is the largest ever recorded below the equator, New Zealand scientists say. BBC News - Asia

‘Dark forces’ of intolerance spreading in Indonesia, say parliamentarians
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 14:10

PARLIAMENTARIANS from across Southeast Asia have warned of “dark forces” of intolerance in Indonesia, calling upon the government to act to counte...

Anwar Ibrahim: Jailed Malaysian politician will get royal pardon says Mahathir
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 13:11

Freeing Anwar Ibrahim was a campaign pledge of the new PM, his ally turned rival turned ally again. BBC News - Asia

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