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Here’s why Singapore was chosen for the Trump-Kim Summit
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 00:20

ON JUNE 12, 2018, Singapore will play host to one of the most historic events of our lifetime – the Trump-Kim summit. The news was confirmed by ...

Australian breaks world record for scaling world’s tallest summits  
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 23:09

AUSTRALIAN man, Steve Plain, has broken mountaineering records by becoming the fastest person on the planet to scale all seven of the highest mountain...

India deaths after West Bengal election clashes
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 22:11

Police say five people have died, but reports indicate the toll could be much higher. BBC News - Asia

Funding that drove China’s tech rise now available to Hong Kong scientists, as Xi Jinping pledges to make city global innovation hub
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 21:26

In a potential game changer for Hong Kong’s hi-tech industry, local scientists will have greater access to national-level funding once only avai...

China condemns Burmese violence near its borders
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 20:12

CHINA on Sunday condemned fighting Burma involving government troops and ethnic militants near the Chinese border that killed 19 and caused people to ...

JAD: the extremist group that recruits families to spread terror in Indonesia
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 19:09

A wave of deadly suicide bombings that have rocked Indonesia’s second biggest city Surabaya are linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharu...

Indonesia: Fifth bomb blast in two days in Surabaya
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 16:15

A BOMB attack on a police headquarters in Surabaya has injured four police officers and six civilians, authorities said on Monday, a day after Islamis...

Insurance companies in Asia set to leverage big data in push for smarter, cheaper products
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 14:20

Insurance companies in Asia including the biggest players in Hong Kong have been adapting new technology to cut costs and better manage risks related ...

Hillary Clinton’s warning to Australia: beware Chinese ‘influence peddling’
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 12:24

Hillary Clinton warned Australia and other democracies Monday to be on guard against growing interference in their domestic politics by China and Russ...

Malaysia’s new PM assures press freedom, but with limits
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 10:09

THE newly-elected Malaysian government says it would not restrict press freedom or take action against any inaccurate news reports unless it is a thre...

China’s economic growth story will be cut short under Xi Jinping, research firm predicts
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 09:10

China’s growth will slow to 2 per cent by the end of the next decade from 6.9 per cent last year, a London-based research firm has predicted, pa...

Oil is up, dollar is up, interest rates are up. So Asia is heading down?
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 07:14

Something highly unusual has been happening lately. The three most important prices in the world economy have been going up at the same time. Over the...

23 killed as powerful dust storm, heavy rain slam India
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 06:10

At least 23 people were killed in as a powerful dust storm, heavy rain and lightning struck parts of India on Sunday, also injuring more than 40 and t...

Donald Trump ‘working together’ with President Xi Jinping to help restart China's ZTE
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 05:12

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has asked the Commerce Department to help Chinese technology company ZTE Corp “get back into bu...

Censorship of 'Taiwan' at U.S. University Sparks Concern Over Chinese Influence
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 04:25

The recent removal by a Beijing-backed language school embedded on a university campus in the United States of a reference to the democratic island of...

Pompeo: US will need to give North Korea security assurances
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 02:21

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the US will need to “provide security assurances” to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un if...

Control of Malaysia’s parliament changes for the first time
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 00:13

“IT IS beautiful!” shrieks one opposition supporter at a rally celebrating Malaysia’s change of government. The gold teeth revealed by his huge ...

Iran’s top diplomat hopeful of forging ‘clear future’ for nuclear deal after talks in China
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 22:14

Iran’s foreign minister on Sunday said he was hopeful of forging a “clear future design” for the nuclear deal facing collapse after ...

China’s running craze could spawn sportswear unicorn, says Kappa’s owner
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 20:11

The pastime of running is growing rapidly in China as a burgeoning middle class with higher disposable incomes takes up exercise as part of a healthie...

Malaysia's Ex-Leader Najib Razak Quits Party Post After Election Loss
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 19:20

Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak resigned as leader of his political party and promised to abide by a travel ban, as successor Mahathir Moh...

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