Asia Pacific

Hong Kong Police find drugs in abandoned car

Police Find Drugs In Car Abandoned By Driver

26 May 2017 – Police found drugs under the carpet of a Lexus IS300 after the car crashed into a police motorcycle and a light goods vehicle in Sham Shui...

Taiwan first in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

Taiwan First In Asia To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

25 May 2017 – In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage last night, punctuating a years-long campaign by advocates for gay rights in...

Bomb At Bangkok Hospital Wounds More Than 20

Bomb At Thai Hospital Wounds More Than 20

22 May 2017 – A bomb exploded at an army-run hospital in Bangkok today, the third anniversary of a military coup, and authorities said more than 20 people were wounded....

North Korea accuses US of provoking nuclear war

North Korea Accuses US Of Provoking Nuclear War

18 April 2017 – North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States yesterday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in...

Indonesian corruption investigator attacked with chemical

Indonesian Corruption Investigator Attacked With Chemical

11 April 2017 – Police said an anti-corruption commission investigator leading a probe into a scandal that threatens to implicate high-profile Indonesian politicians was attacked earlier today with a chemical...

Japanese population projected to shrink 30% by 2065

Japan's Population Projected To Shrink 30 By 2065

10 April 2017 – Japan’s population is expected to shrink by roughly 30 percent from the level in 2015 to 88.08 million by 2065, with a continuing increase in the...

Samsung ordered to pay US$11.6m to Huawei over patent case

Samsung ordered to pay US$11.6m to Huawei over patent case

06 April 2017 – A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics’s mainland subsidiaries to pay US$11.60m to Huawei Technologies for patent infringement, the China firm’s first victory against Samsung on...

Bali suffers minor earthquake

Earthquake Shakes Bali But No Casualties

22 March 2017 – An earthquake has hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, causing some panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The United...

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

08 March 2017 – Australia’s consumer watchdog today launched court action against Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi over an emissions cheating scandal, claiming they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct. The...

Pakistan Air Force receives 16 new fighter jets

Pakistan Air Force receives 16 new fighter jets

16 February 2017 – The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) today inducted 16 new JF-17 Thunder fighter jets, officials and local media reported. The new aircraft are part of Pakistan’s modernization...