Asia Pacific

Japanese man killed by iron pipe from Tokyo building

Japanese man killed by iron pipe from Tokyo building

14 October 2016 – An iron pipe that fell from near the 10th story of a building under construction in Tokyo’s Roppongi district struck a pedestrian on the head and...

Tributes pour in for Thailand’s King Bhumibol

Tributes pour in for Thailand's King Bhumibol

13 October 2016 – Tributes and messages of condolences are pouring in for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej following his death this afternoon. King Bhumibol, 88, had been the world’s...

Toyota recalls 340,000 Priuses globally to fix parking brake issue

Toyota recalls 340,000 Priuses globally to fix parking brake issue

12 October 2016 – Toyota Motor Corp today said it was recalling around 340,000 of its latest Prius gasoline hybrid model in Japan and overseas to fix a parking brake...

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...