Asia Pacific

Hong Kong to host Asia’s first Gay Games

Hong Kong To Host Asia’s First Gay Games

31 October 2017 – Hong Kong has beaten out two North American cities for the rights to host the Gay Games in 2022. It will be the first time the...

Tokyo welcomes 30th International Film Festival

Tokyo Welcomes International Film Festival

26 October 2017 – The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival opened last night, with award-winning U.S. actor and filmmaker Tommy Lee Jones among a host of celebrities taking a stroll...

China’s Xi Jinping given second 5-year term as leader

China's Xi Jinping Given Second 5-Year Term As Leader

25 October 2017 – Chinese President Xi Jinping today unveiled the new lineup of the ruling Communist Party highest body, whose members will rule alongside him as he embarks on...

New Zealanders await new Prime Minister

New Zealanders Await New Prime Minister

19 October 2017 – New Zealanders expect to learn later today if their next prime minister will be 37-year-old liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern or 55-year-old conservative incumbent Bill English. The...

North Korea says nuclear war may break out any moment

North Korea Accuses US Of Provoking Nuclear War

17 October 2017 – North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned today that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any...

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...