8:45 am April 25, 2015 | No Comment
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country's western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.
11:53 am April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
A waitress who shamed New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for repeatedly pulling her ponytail said Thursday she spoke out because of a “moral” obligation to tell the public about his bad behavior.
3:17 pm April 22, 2015 | No Comment
The South Korean government announced on Wednesday it would raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry, one year after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.
10:10 am April 21, 2015 | No Comment
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering on Tuesday to a controversial Tokyo shrine for war dead, a senior spokesman said, a day before he hopes to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of a leaders' summit in Jakarta.
3:42 pm April 19, 2015 | 5 Comments
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.
3:32 pm April 19, 2015 | No Comment
Beleaguered opposition leader Rahul Gandhi is set Sunday to lead a rally of thousands of farmers in the Indian capital against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial overhaul of laws on land-buying.
5:41 pm April 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
A North Korean propaganda unit said the US ambassador to South Koreacould face a "bigger mishap" than the knife attack to his face last month if he does not stop insulting North Korea with "laughable" accusations.
11:39 am April 18, 2015 | No Comment
Farmer Tarachand Mathur was one of millions of Indians who voted Narendra Modi into power last year, but the government’s push to make it easier for big business to forcibly acquire land means he won’t be backing the premier again.
11:31 am April 18, 2015 | No Comment
Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defense alliance as alarm bells ring over China.
11:13 am April 18, 2015 | No Comment
Way back in 1999, before he became China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the “survival of the nation”. Sixteen years later, that threat looms ever larger, casting a forbidding shadow over China’s energy and food security and demanding urgent solutions with significant regional, and even global, consequences.
8:40 am April 18, 2015 | No Comment
Teenagers inspired by the hardline Islamic State planned a major terrorism attack in the Australian city of Melbourne to mark the centenary next week of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli during World War One, police said on Saturday.
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 | 2 Comments
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.