Asia Pacific

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...

8 dead after knife attack in China’s Xinjiang

8 dead after knife attack in China's Xinjiang

15 February 2017 – Eight people were killed in China’s far western Xinjiang region, including three knife-wielding assailants, in the latest outbreak of violence in the volatile territory, authorities said...

Indian anti-terror police seize Daesh kill list

Indian anti-terror police seize Daesh kill list

10 February 2017 – Counter-terrorism officers in India have discovered a “kill list” of information technology experts who have helped track down Daesh terrorists, a security official said yesterday. The...

8 soldiers killed in clash with NPA rebels in Philippines

8 soldiers killed in clash with NPA rebels in Philippines

25 January 2017 – At least eight soldiers and a rebel were killed in a clash in North Cotabato, amid peace talks between the government and communist leaders in Rome,...

Philippines takes ASEAN helm at summit

Philippines takes ASEAN helm at summit

16 January 2017 – Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in the Philippines yesterday for the launch of the nation’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, as chairman of...

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...

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...

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...