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Out of prison, does China’s former video-streaming king Wang Xin have a second act?
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 18:08

Wang Xin, one of the pioneers of China’s online video-streaming market, looks to be in search of a second act as he shared his views on artifici...

Malaysian Studio Specializes in News for Stateless Rohingya
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:19

In Ampang, a high-rent district in Kuala Lumpur, a studio and newsroom of a Rohingya-run operation churn out online broadcasts about dramatic developm...

Duterte slams popular Philippine tourist island as ‘cesspool’, threatens to close it
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:15

The Philippines’ famous white-sand island destination Boracay is drowning in faeces and may need to be shut down to protect the health of millio...

Nestlé’s Milo sparks debate about nutrition in Malaysia
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 14:18

FRESH from being crowned ‘The Fattest Country in Asia’, Malaysia is now debating whether a malt chocolate drink by Nestlé is healthy or n...

ASEAN, China Plan First Joint Naval Training in 2018
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:11

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to hold maritime drills later this year in a move security analysts said could be Be...

Philippines: HIV cases balloon but discriminated workers seldom seek redress
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:26

THE number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the Philippines has ballooned to almost 50,000 in over a decade, yet most workers afflicted ...

How Burmese forces burned, looted and killed in a remote village
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:12

Reporting for this story is what led to the arrest of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. BOUND together, the 10 Rohingya Muslim captives wat...

Hoa Hao Buddhist Family, Friends Handed Prison Terms in Vietnam
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:10

Four family members belonging to an unofficial branch of Vietnam’s Hoa Hao Buddhist community were convicted on Friday in the country’s An Giang p...

Malaysia: Indonesian Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Murder Rewarded with Cambodian Trip
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:10

An Indonesian woman standing trial in Malaysia on a charge of murdering the North Korean dictator’s half-brother last year practiced a series of pra...

Malaysia’s ex-PM Mahathir Mohamad in hospital with chest infection
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:19

Malaysia’s veteran former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has been picked to lead an opposition bid for election victory, has been admitted...

Alibaba brings cloud computing, to Olympic Games as ‘ultimate showcase’ for tech capabilities
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 05:10

Alibaba Group, the only Chinese top-tier sponsor of the Olympic Games, will seek to help the sporting event undergo a digital transformation through t...

Koreans March Under Unified Flag. Not Everyone Is Thrilled
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 03:10

The blue-and-white flag carried by Korean athletes in the Opening Ceremony is seen by many as a symbol of cooperation between the two countries on the...

China’s long-heralded crude oil futures contract to start trading March 26
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 01:19

China’s long-heralded crude oil futures contract will begin trading on March 26 as the world’s second-largest economy starts to gain prici...

Duterte warns he’ll order navy to fire if sea resources stolen
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:08

The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract ...

China’s Haier mulls D-share issue to raise funds in Germany
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 21:09

China’s efforts to connect with German stock market look set to come to fruition after white goods maker Qingdao Haier confirmed that it is stud...

BOJ's Kuroda to Be Reappointed Governor
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:08

Japan’s government is set to reappoint Haruhiko Kuroda as Bank of Japan governor later this month, a person familiar with the matter said, a sign th...

U.S. Considers Boosting Asia Forces With Special Marine Units
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:24

The Pentagon is considering plans to send heavily armed, versatile Marine Corps task forces to East Asia, curtailing some deployments in the Middle Ea...

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:17

Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, delivered a handwritten note to the South Korean president. BBC News - Asia

New Zealand has more gangsters than soldiers
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 15:10

THE picturesque wine country of Hawkes Bay is hardly a classic gangland. Tourists come here to ogle art deco buildings or slurp merlot. But its less a...

Chinese watchdogs investigate share-backed loans to tamp down risk
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:17

Securities regulators in several provinces of China are investigating the use of shares as collateral for financing activities to curb potential risks...

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