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Pakistan accuses India of planning new attack

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:28
Pakistan's foreign minister says the government has "reliable intelligence" that India was planning an attack next week -- claims its nuclear neighbor immediately dismissed as "irresponsible and preposterous.".

Russian warships arrive in the Philippines amid rising South China Sea tensions

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:27
Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea.

Will Brunei's anti-LGBT Sharia law spread across Southeast Asia?

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 12:27
Brunei's new law punishing homosexual sex with death by stoning has sent a wave of fear across the LGBT population in neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia.

UK lawmakers warn journalists and activists could be extradited to China under new law

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 08:25
The UK government has expressed concern over a new extradition law between Hong Kong and China, as British lawmakers warned the move could see pro-democracy activists, journalists, and foreign business owners surrendered to Chinese authorities.

Maldives President who promised to investigate China headed for landslide election win

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 07:25
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's political party looks to have scored a landslide victory in parliamentary elections Sunday.

Thai party leader charged with sedition

Sat, 04/06/2019 - 21:12
The leader of a popular new party that has positioned itself as a progressive opponent to Thailand's military government was charged with sedition on Saturday, the latest legal action lodged against the billionaire since contested elections in March.

More companies boycott Brunei over anti-gay laws

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 22:01
A British TV awards show and a Swiss-owned travel agency have joined a growing boycott of businesses owned by the kingdom of Brunei, after the country implemented new laws making gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death.

Hayabusa mission: Japanese space probe attempts to 'bomb' asteroid

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:57
Japan's space agency has attempted to detonate an explosive charge on an asteroid some 195 million miles from Earth, in hopes of creating a crater and collecting samples to shed light on the origin of the solar system.

Duterte threatens 'suicide mission' if Beijing oversteps in South China Sea

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:57
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to send his troops on a "suicide mission" if Beijing doesn't "lay off" a Manila-occupied island in the South China Sea.

China's becoming an election issue in Asia

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 07:21
Two years ago, Indonesian President Joko Widodo -- also known as Jokowi -- stood shoulder to shoulder with Xi Jinping for a group photo to celebrate the Chinese leader's Belt and Road project.

New Zealand shooting suspect charged with 50 counts of murder ahead of court appearance

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:16
The Australian man accused of carrying out the worst mass shooting in modern New Zealand history is due to face a total of 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in Christchurch High Court on Friday, police said.

Hotels hide social media pages amid Brunei anti-gay law outcry

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 01:16
A growing call to boycott luxury hotels owned by the kingdom of Brunei has led the hotels to hide their social media accounts.

Ellen DeGeneres and Billie Jean King join call for hotel boycott over Brunei's gay sex stoning law

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 18:11
More celebrities are calling for a boycott of hotels owned by the kingdom of Brunei after it enacted new Islamic laws that make gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death.

Former top US generals issue 'grave' warning to ban Chinese tech

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 13:06
Six retired US military leaders have issued a statement calling on America's allies to ban Chinese technology giants from outfitting their 5G networks, citing "grave concerns" over security.

Air pollution to shorten children's lives by 20 months, report says

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 19:49
Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children by 20 months on average, with kids in South Asian countries such as India and Pakistan most vulnerable, a new report says.

'Barbaric to the core': Brunei brings in gay sex stoning law

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:46
Brunei is enacting strict new Islamic laws that make gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death, despite fierce global condemnation.

Malaysia finds buyer for $250M 1MDB superyacht as disgraced ex-PM due in court

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:45
Malaysia will sell a luxury superyacht belonging to the alleged mastermind of the 1MDB financial scandal for about half its estimated value, officials said Wednesday.

Singapore's 'fake news' bill is bad news for Facebook

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:43
A new bill in Singapore would give the government sweeping powers to crack down on so-called "fake news" and hit Facebook and other social media companies with big fines if they don't comply with censorship orders.

Singapore gets its first 'zero energy' new building

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 18:04
An inventive new building designed to consume only as much energy as it produces has opened its doors in Singapore.

New Zealand firearm buyback cost could exceed $300 million NZD

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:34
New Zealand's proposed buyback of semi-automatic firearms could cost more than $300 million NZD ($200 million), the country's deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters said Tuesday.