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Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:16

Jessica Falkholt has succumbed to injuries she suffered in a car crash, a hospital confirms. BBC News - Asia

US is ‘seriously’ training for possible North Korean conflict, top brass confirm
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:08

The US military is conducting “very serious” training for a possible conflict with North Korea, a top Republican lawmaker confirmed on Tue...

U.S. Plans New Nuclear Weapons
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:09

The Pentagon is planning to develop two new sea-based nuclear weapons to respond to Russia and China’s growing military capabilities, according to a...

Chart of the day: Looking for a yuan burst
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:10

September’s daily and monthly hammer candles in the onshore yuan chart marked an important interim low, as we pointed out in this column. Over t...

China rejects Vancouver talks on North Korea crisis as illegitimate
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:13

China has dismissed a 20-nation meeting in Vancouver on the North Korea nuclear crisis as “illegitimate” because representatives from Beij...

These nine companies banned from the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund for ethical reasons
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:08

Norway’s US$ 1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, has excluded nine groups, including the UK’s military equipment...

‘The spasm of a lunatic’: North Korea takes aim at Donald Trump’s tweet about ‘nuclear button’
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:10

North Korea’s state-run media has described US President Donald Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong-un...

Is the US a bigger debt risk than Russia and Botswana? A Chinese rating agency thinks so
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:10

A Chinese credit rating agency has cut its outlook and rating for the United States to BBB+, putting the debt repayment capacity of the world’s ...

Two men arrested for beating restaurant owner for ‘slow service’ in northeast China
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:10

Two men have been arrested for beating a woman for “slow service” in her restaurant in northeast China, a local newspaper reported. Survei...

‘An era to forget’: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib hails close Singapore ties while taking aim at Mahathir Mohamad
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:09

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak praised his country’s relationship with neighbouring Singapore on Tuesday, but added a jibe for his closest...

No tail wagging this Chinese New Year in Malaysia
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:10

CHINESE New Year is approaching and I am excited! It’s the time of year when my family will get together for a reunion dinner (that’s on the e...

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy activists in court to appeal jail term
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:10

IN a last ditch attempt to overturn their prison sentences, Hong Kong’s leading democracy activists appeared in court on Tuesday in what is being se...

Tencent gets China hopping as WeChat’s ‘Jump Jump’ game goes viral
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:09

Forget Honour of Kings. China, home to more than 500 million gamers, is now seriously hooked on a simple platform-jumping mobile game on Tencent Holdi...

National Campaign to Purge ‘Non-socialist’ Elements Terrifies North Koreans
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:12

North Korean residents are terrified that leader Kim Jong Un’s recent call to eliminate remaining “non-socialist” elements in society will mean ...

Rappler’s registration revoked in the Philippines
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:09

THE Philippine government has revoked the registration of digital news organisation Rappler over allegations it has breached mass media and foreign-ow...

Milkshake duck: The Australian word that went 'universal'
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:10

A phenomenon describing a person's rise and fall is Macquarie Dictionary's term of 2017. BBC News - Asia

Rohingya children in diphtheria-riddled refugee camps vaccinated as disease returns to Bangladesh
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:12

Aid workers are ramping up efforts to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria in and around Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, the Wor...

Malaysia plans special court on human-trafficking as cases soar
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:09

Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human-trafficking cases in a move welcomed by campaigners who hope it will deliver ...

China Pours Billions in Aid and Investment Into Laos
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:09

As work progresses on a high-speed railway linking Laos with China, Beijing is pouring billions of dollars in aid and investment into its poorer neigh...

Philippine news website Rappler has licence revoked by SEC
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:09

Rappler, which has been critical of President Duterte's policies, says the move is "pure harassment". BBC News - Asia

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