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China dismisses accusations that it is ‘buying up the Maldives’
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:14

China dismissed accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island state, while th...

Swire looks to founder’s scion to steer the trading, property units out of their earnings doldrums
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:11

The Swire Group has named a sixth-generation descendant of its founder to chair its Asian holding unit and property subsidiary, returning a family mem...

Top South Korean poet accused of sexual abuse – in a poem
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 22:15

A top South Korean poet regularly tipped for the Nobel Prize for literature has been accused of sexual abuse by another famed writer in the form of a ...

Duterte ready to ‘personally’ defend himself at International Criminal Court
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:13

PHILIPPINES President Rodrigo Duterte will “personally” defend himself at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his government’s deadly wa...

Woman alleges husband stole her kidney to cover 'unpaid' dowry
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:09

An Indian woman says her kidney was taken after a long-running dispute over a dowry. BBC News - Asia

Discover a world of opportunity through the Arts at Mount Royal University
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:09

First established in 1910, Mount Royal University (MRU) has been committed to quality post-secondary education for more than 100 years. Located in Cal...

Cops mull eye-in-sky drones to spy on suspects in Thailand
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:12

By Aekarach Sattaburuth Drones and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment are among new surveillance technology being considered for use in hunting...

SoftBank in Talks to Buy Nearly a Third of Swiss Re
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:14

SoftBank Group is in advanced talks to buy a stake in reinsurance giant Swiss Re that could be worth $ 10 billion or more, in the latest example of t...

White House Says Congress Must Accept Its Terms on Immigration
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:09

The White House signaled little flexibility on immigration on Tuesday, saying lawmakers must pass a bill on President Donald Trump’s terms and offer...

Wynn Macau shares surge 6 per cent as new managers replace Steve Wynn
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:22

Wynn Macau saw its shares surge on Thursday morning in Hong Kong after it appointed new senior executives to replace founder Steve Wynn who had steppe...

Mandatory Indoctrination Classes For Unemployed Uyghurs in Xinjiang
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:11

Authorities in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, are forcing unemployed Uyghur males to attend political...

China Fires Back at U.S. on Trade
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:17

Beijing shows willingness to push back against mounting trade pressure from the Trump administration, filing challenges to new U.S. tariffs on solar p...

US slaps more sanctions on ‘Pakistan-linked militants’ for ‘global terrorism’
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:10

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on three individuals linked to Pakistan-based militant networks as it pushes Islamabad to crack down on...

English at UWS – An unparalleled student experience
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:10

“Staff, both academic and support, are the reason for our superb student satisfaction results. They are utterly dedicated to the students on the pro...

Chart of the day: Shenzhen A shares slump
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 04:10

In October, the Shenzhen A-Share Index disappointed, stuck under resistance at around 2,130 points; In November, it surprised by collapsing through cl...

Second, 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan’s Hualien,  24 hours after first quake killed at least 7 and left 67 missing
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:11

Taiwan’s Hualien city has been hit by a second, 5.7 magnitude earthquake almost 24 hours after a 6.4 magnitude quake killed at least seven peopl...

Pakistan court jails 30, sentences one to death over campus lynching of student accused of blasphemy
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:09

A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentence...

H&M apologises to musician for using song 'without approval'
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 23:10

Its author criticised the retailer for claiming the track was "specifically produced for us". BBC News - Asia

Steve Wynn Steps Down
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:13

Steve Wynn, the billionaire casino visionary considered to be the architect of modern Las Vegas, resigned Tuesday as chairman and chief executive of h...

India PM Narendra Modi's wife survives fatal car crash
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:14

The vehicle Jashodaben was in collided with a truck on a national highway, killing one passenger. BBC News - Asia

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