4:57 pm April 17, 2015 | No Comment
China does not plan to use either its new Asian Infrastructure Development Bank, also known as AIIB, or Silk Road fund to finance the $46 billion Pakistan-China Economic Corridor, with money to come from both countries instead, a senior diplomat said on Friday.
9:00 am April 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
Australia is struggling to convince refugees held in offshore detention to voluntarily resettle in Cambodia under a bi-lateral deal, a refugee advocate group said on Friday, despite the government insisting that the first transfers are imminent.
8:53 am April 17, 2015 | No Comment
In the Himalayan town of Lukla, excitement mingles with fear as mountaineers make their way up to Everest a year after an avalanche killed 16 guides and triggered an unprecedented shut-down of the world’s highest peak.
8:33 am April 17, 2015 | No Comment
Some 2 million US high school students tried e-cigarettes last year, a rate that tripled in just one year, US health authorities said Thursday.
8:29 am April 17, 2015 | No Comment
Authorities appealed for help among Mexico’s population on Thursday to locate stolen radioactive material, as the fourth such theft in less than two years prompted officials to mull new security measures.
8:24 am April 17, 2015 | No Comment
The emerging economies of the Group of 24 sharply criticized the United States on Thursday for holding up what they see as critical reforms of the International Monetary Fund.
8:14 am April 17, 2015 | No Comment
Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years.
7:58 am April 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands and may be planning another, moves that have been greeted with concern in the United States and Asia.
5:25 pm April 16, 2015 | No Comment
A day of mourning for the 304 victims of the Sewol ferry sinking was overtaken by acrimony on Thursday, as organisers called off a ceremony planned to mark its one-year anniversary to protest against the South Korean government's response to the disaster.
8:22 am April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seized on Israel’s annual remembrance of the Holocaust on Wednesday to compare arch-foe Iran to Hitler’s Germany.
7:42 am April 16, 2015 | No Comment
Japan’s air force said on Wednesday jet fighter scrambles had reached a level not seen since the height of the Cold War three decades ago as Russian bombers probe its northern skies and Chinese combat aircraft intrude into its southern air space.
6:26 am April 16, 2015 | No Comment
The oil palm-growing district of Gedong in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak is too tiny to get its own zip code. Even so, its 6,712 voters will soon have their own government representative.
3:45 pm April 15, 2015 | No Comment
South Korean parents mourning victims of last year's Sewol ferry disaster cried out their names at the spot where the ship went down, threw white chrysanthemums into the sea and made offerings of their loved ones' favourite snacks.
9:53 am April 15, 2015 | 6 Comments
Australia’s defense minister has been left red-faced after apparently being unable to name the head of Islamic State on the day he committed more troops to help defeat the jihadist group.
9:34 am April 15, 2015 | No Comment
Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched an unmanned Falcon 9 on a resupply mission to the International Space Station but narrowly missed a second attempt to recover the rocket’s first stage.
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