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Poland exhumes president killed in 2010 plane crash

Poland exhumes president killed in 2010 plane crash

15 November 2016 – The bodies of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife were being removed from their tomb in Krakow last night, the first of more than...

Cambodia resettlement deal still stands

Cambodia resettlement deal still stands

14 November 2016 – The nascent refugee resettlement agreement between Australia and the United States will not affect Cambodia’s own voluntary transfer deal for refugees detained on the Pacific island...

No change to foreign policy during transition

No change to foreign policy during transition

10 November 2016 – The State Department today said the U.S. stance regarding sanctions against Russia will not change following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. “Our stance...

Laos sanctions 50 provincial officials for corruption

Laos sanctions 50 provincial officials for corruption

09 November 2016 – Laos has sanctioned 50 provincial authorities in southern Salavan province for receiving bribes over the past five years, local media reported today. The inspection authorities estimate...

Pollution-hit China grabs global green bond lead

Pollution-hit China grabs global green bond lead

03 November 2016 – China is extending its dominance of the global market for green bonds, just as the Paris Agreement on climate change takes effect this week. The world’s...

Harry Redknapp runs over wife in freak accident

Harry Redknapp runs over wife in freak accident

20 October 2016 – Harry Redknapp’s wife has been seriously injured in a freak car accident near the couple’s home. Sandra Redknapp trapped her foot in her husband’s Range Rover...

Chinese couple steal a toilet seat from a Japanese hotel

Chinese couple steal a toilet seat from a Japanese hotel

19 October 2016 – A couple from China have been forced to post back a toilet seat they stole from a Japanese hotel. The couple were on a trip...

World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

World’s oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

18 October 2016 – The world’s oldest ever giant panda in captivity died on Sunday aged 38 at a Hong Kong theme park, officials said. Jia Jia was put down...

Mourning Thais dye clothes as prices for black apparel surge

Mourning Thais dye clothes as prices for black apparel surge

17 October 2016 – Pop-up clothes dyeing centers are a new phenomenon in the Thai capital as black apparel becomes too expensive for many following the death of King Bhumibol...

Japanese man killed by iron pipe from Tokyo building

Japanese man killed by iron pipe from Tokyo building

14 October 2016 – An iron pipe that fell from near the 10th story of a building under construction in Tokyo’s Roppongi district struck a pedestrian on the head and...