Asia Pacific

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

21 September 2018 – Pricier and bigger new iPhone models made their market debut in Japan today, with the country’s three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS...

Hong Kong woman loses HK$180m in online romance scam

Hong Kong woman loses HK$180m in online romance scam

07 September 2018 – A 66-year-old businesswoman lost over HK$100 million to a boyfriend she had never met in what police described as the biggest case of online romance...

Nikkei drops for fifth straight day after natural disasters

Nikkei drops for fifth straight day after natural disasters

06 September 2018 – Tokyo stocks fell today, with the Nikkei index extending its losing streak to a fifth day, following an overnight powerful earthquake in Hokkaido and a strong...

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

03 September 2018 – Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sexual relations were caned earlier today in a rare public whipping that was slammed...

Scott Morrison to be named next Australian PM

Scott Morrison to be named next Australian PM

24 August 2018 – Australian government lawmakers today elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated...

Afghanistan suicide bombing death toll hits 34

Afghanistan suicide bombing death toll hits 34

16 August 2018 – The Afghan authorities have revised the death toll from the previous day’s horrific suicide bombing in a Shite area of Kabul to 34 killed, not 48....

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 130

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Hits 130

08 August 2018 – Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed at least 131 people as rescuers intensified efforts today to find those...

Imran Khan to be elected as next Pakistani Prime Minister

Imran Khan's To Be Next Pakistani PM

06 August 2018 – Imran Khan’s party today officially nominated the cricket star-turned-politician to be Pakistan’s next prime minister. To assume office, Khan will face a vote in parliament —...

Bark Capital Partners publishes annual Alternative Investment Survey

Bark Capital Partners publishes annual Alternative Investment Survey

01 August 2018 – Bark Capital Partners today announced the results of its annual Alternative Investment Survey, which was conducted from April 2017 through to April 2018 by the...

Japanese monsoon death toll reaches over 140

Death Toll From Japan Monsoons Hits 131

10 July 2018 – Rescuers battled today to find dozens of people still missing after torrential rains devastated parts of western Japan, with flooding and landslides leaving 146 dead so...