Misc Asia

Interpol elects South Korean as president, Russia condemns Western pressure

Dubai, November 21, 2018 - International police organization Interpol on Wednesday elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president, beating a Russian whose candidacy...

China building on new reef in South China Sea, think tank says

Beijing, November 21, 2018 - China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China...

American killed by an isolated tribe on remote Indian island

Port Blair, November 21, 2018 - A young American adventurer and evangelist visiting one of the islands in India’s remote cluster of Andaman and...

Twitter CEO kicks up storm in India, offending some Hindus

New Delhi, November 20, 2018 - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him...

Oprah backs Stacey Abrams in historic Georgia governor’s race

Atlanta, November 2, 2018 - Media mogul Oprah Winfrey lent her star power on Thursday to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is vying to...

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

Taipei, October 21, 2018 - Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in...

Japan quake shock absorber maker: products may have been used nationwide

Tokyo, October 20, 2018 - A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may...

Indonesia quake kids traumatized as rescuers race against clock

Palu, Oct 4 — Many children have been separated from their families and are “in shock and traumatized” following Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, aid workers...

White House test alert sets American phones buzzing

Washington DC, Oct 4 — Millions of American cell phones buzzed and beeped yesterday during the first test of a presidential alert system that...

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Ottawa, Oct 3 — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship yesterday over her...