Violence brings Hong Kong to ‘brink of total breakdown’, says HK police

Hong Kong, November 12, 2019 - Hong Kong police fired tear gas on Tuesday in the Central financial district, over the harbor in Mong...

‘Bin Laden’ elephant which killed 5 people, caught in India

Guwahati, November 11, 2019 -- An elephant named after the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden that killed five Indian villagers has been caught...

Hong Kong violence prompts reminder that China troops close at hand

Hong Kong, November 11, 2019 - Hong Kong police shot and critically wounded a protester and a man was set on fire on Monday...

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales hit $30 billion, on track for record

Hangzhou, China, November 10, 2019 - Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday that sales for its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz...

Lights, camera … cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

Tokyo, November 7, 2019 - Withdrawn endorsements for films and art exhibitions are re-igniting a debate in Japan over self-censorship, exposing a struggle to...

Japan, South Korea reject report of WWII forced labor economic plan

Seoul/Tokyo, October 29, 2019 - Japan and South Korea on Tuesday rejected a media report that the two governments were studying plans for a...

New Mekong dam in Laos opens to protests, dry downstream

Ban Namprai, Oct 29, 2019 -- The first hydropower dam on the lower Mekong River began commercial operations in Laos on Tuesday amid protests...

Thai king fires staff again, this time royal guards for ‘adultery’

Bangkok, October 29, 2019 -- Thailand’s king has sacked four royal guards, two of them for “adultery”, in a fresh wave of palace purges...

Hong Kong enters recession as protests again erupt in flames

Hong Kong, October 27, 2019 - Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by five months of anti-government protests that erupted in flames at...

Japan’s Abe renews call on South Korea to keep promises to mend ties

Tokyo, October 25, 2019 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the importance of...