12:40 pm July 3, 2015 | No Comment
At least three people were killed and more than 20 injured when a strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit a rural part of China's far western Xinjiang region on Friday, Chinese officials said.
11:50 am July 3, 2015 | No Comment
Chinese stocks fell again on Friday, as the securities regulator said it was investigating suspected market manipulation amid increasingly desperate attempts by Beijing to head off a full-blown crash.
11:21 am July 3, 2015 | No Comment
The death toll after a ferry capsized in the central Philippines rose to 41 on Friday when rescuers recovered three more bodies, but bad weather was hampering the search for another 12 people still missing, the coast guard and police said.
9:42 am July 3, 2015 | No Comment
A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit China's western region of Xinjiang on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
9:30 am July 3, 2015 | 1 Comment
A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel and their families plunged into a canal on Thursday, killing 12 soldiers, when a bridge collapsed in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials said.
9:19 am July 3, 2015 | No Comment
Divers will search waters in the central Philippines on Friday for 15 people still missing after a ferry carrying 187 passengers and crew sank a day earlier, killing 38 people, the coast guard said.
3:35 pm July 2, 2015 | No Comment
A ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized off the central Philippines in heavy waves on Thursday killing at least 36 people, the coast guard and police said, with at least 118 survivors.
10:00 am July 2, 2015 | No Comment
The captain of a TransAsia Airways ATR plane that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people, had switched off the working engine after the other lost power, the Aviation Safety Council confirmed on Thursday in its latest report.
5:48 pm July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
China’s Foreign Ministry denied restricting religious freedom on Wednesday in a sharp response to Turkey for voicing concern over reports that ethnic Uighur Muslims had been banned from worship and fasting during Ramadan.
1:42 pm July 1, 2015 | No Comment
China's military must bring "modern civilization" to the restive southern areas of the Xinjiang region, where Muslim ethnic Uighurs are in majority, and help develop its economy, two senior army officers wrote in an influential journal.
10:24 am July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Some seven months after Hong Kong police forcibly cleared pro-democracy street protesters from the streets, tens of thousands of people are expected to rally for free elections on Wednesday as the city marks the 18th anniversary of its return to China.
4:53 pm June 30, 2015 | No Comment
China has completed some of its land reclamation on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, raising the stakes in Beijing's territorial dispute with its Asian neighbors.
11:40 am June 30, 2015 | No Comment
A Japanese Shinkansen bullet train made an emergency stop on Tuesday and a passenger was found at the entrance of a carriage covered in flammable liquid, officials said. Media reports said a man in his 30s had set himself on fire.
9:52 am June 30, 2015 | No Comment
The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries — including Indonesia — where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.
2:34 pm June 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
China on Monday accused the Philippines of spreading misinformation and "creating the illusion of the victim" in their dispute over the South China Sea after Manila aired a three-part documentary defending its position.