Asia Pacific

Debris recovered from Mauritius from missing MH370

Debris recovered from Mauritius from missing MH370

7 October 2016 – Debris recovered from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to a statement by Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai...

Mini Pepper robots start new jobs in Taiwan

Mini Pepper robots start new jobs in Taiwan

6 October 2016 – A shiny new cohort joined the workforce in Taiwan this morning, a troop of mini robots all going by the name “Pepper”, enlisted to entertain customers...

ExxonMobil and Pavilion collaborate on LNG bunkering

ExxonMobil and Pavilion collaborate on LNG bunkering

3 October 2016 – ExxonMobil and Pavilion Energy are collaborating to develop solutions for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and other downstream developments in Singapore. With LNG growing in...

Thailand confirms SE Asia’s first Zika-linked birth defects

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

30 September 2016 – The World Health Organisation has called on South East Asia governments to strengthen measures against the spread of Zika virus. It comes after Thailand confirmed two...

First F-35A rolls off Japanese production line

First F-35A rolls off Japanese production line

29 September 2016 – The first F-35A for Japan was rolled out from Lockheed Martin’s production line on September 23. The aircraft had already made its maiden flight, one month...

Indian High Court allows Italian marine to stay in Italy

India's Top Court Allows Italian Marine To Stay In Italy

28 September 2016 – India’s top court has allowed an Italian marine to continue to stay in Italy while arbitration continues over the 2012 shooting deaths of two Indian...

Google launches service in India

Google launches service in India

27 September 2016 – Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, said today it launched Google Station in India, a service that aims to deepen its reach across the country, as...

Sri Lanka to host Intex sourcing South Asian show in November

Sri Lanka to host Intex sourcing South Asian show in November

26 September 2016 – Intex South Asia, an international textile sourcing show of South Asian region will be held on November 16 -18, 2016 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition &...

Rodrigo Duterte rejects criticism over killings

Rodrigo Duterte rejects criticism over killings

19 August 2016 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected criticism from the United Nations about a surge in killings of suspected drug traffickers and denied government responsibility, his spokesman said....

Shinzo Abe to not visit shrine on WW2 anniversary

Shinzo Abe to not visit shrine on WW2 anniversary

12 August 2016 – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not visit a controversial shrine for war dead in Tokyo on the anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War Two...