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  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM mourns death of Asma Jahangir

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expresses profound shock at the death of noted human rights lawyer and social activist of Pakistan Asma Jahangir.

  • Search for Taiwan quake victims ends

    Rescuers yesterday ended their search of a Taiwan building partially toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake as the last trapped pair

  • US, South united despite inter-Korea talks: Pence

    The US and South Korea stand united against North Korea's nuclear program, even as the two Koreas hold talks in conjunction with the

  • Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    Dr Mahathir admitted to hospital

    Pakatan Harapan Chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Malaysia for a chest infection.

  • Samsung chairman named as suspect

    Samsung Electronics' ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was yesterday named by South Korean police as a suspect in an 8.2 billion won ($7.5

  • Lee Kun-hee

    Samsung Chairman suspected of tax evasion

    South Korean police say Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee was suspected of evading tax for 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million), and of using bank accounts held by employees that held 400 billion won, Yonhap News Agency says.

  • Pak man to hang for blasphemy murder

    A Pakistani court yesterday sentenced one person to death and five others to life imprisonment for lynching a student accused of


    When North Korea's chef de mission at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South visited an athletes' village fitness centre he made a


    Chinese police are sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects in a crowded train station, the newest use of facial recognition

  • Tainted syringe infects 33 with HIV in Uttar Pradesh

    At least 33 people have tested positive for HIV in Bangarmau town of Uttar Pradesh after an unqualified medical practitioner injected some of them with an infected syringe, a government official says.

  • 4 killed, 145 missing in Taiwan quake

    Rescuers comb through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for about 145 people missing after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight.

  • China activity has eroded trust: Asean

    China's continued reclamation in the South China Sea has eroded trust among claimants and could raise regional tensions, Southeast Asian foreign ministers said yesterday.

  • US, N Korea clash again

    North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit US territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a US envoy said yesterday, dismissing Pyonyang's diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a "charm offensive" that fooled no one.

  • Hotel collapses in Taiwan earthquake

    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck just to the northeast of the city of Hualien in Taiwan tonight, the US Geological Survey says, causing a hotel to collapse and forcing the closure of a nearby highway, the government says.

  • Chinese men shot in southern Pakistan

    Unidentified gunmen yesterday fired multiple shots at two Chinese nationals and injured one of them critically in a targeted attack in a

  • Hopes for Korea talks grow

    North Korea's ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week, officials said yesterday, as hopes grow for

  • Pakistan actress killed by gunmen

    A Pashto theatre actress was shot dead by three gunmen after she refused to go with them for a private event in Pakistan's Khyber

  • It's when, not if

    Armed officers patrol a train station where television screens and giant posters warn of the threat from militants. Nearby, fake gunmen

  • 'Cold War mentality'

    China has criticised suggestions by the US government that it could be a potential nuclear adversary, accusing the Trump

  • N Korea flouting sanctions

    North Korea violated United Nations sanctions to earn nearly $200 million in 2017 from banned commodity exports, according to a

  • Maldives defies pressure

    Maldivian authorities yesterday announced an indefinite postponement of parliament as President Abdulla Yameen's regime resisted

  • India-Asean trade on the rise

    India-Asean trade on the rise

    India-Asean trade relations have been growing steadily, with Asean being India’s fourth largest trading partner. Both sides have set a target of at least US$200 billion in two-way trade by 2022 compared to US$ 71 billion in 2016-17.

  • Myanmar mass grave

    Myanmar govt denies AP report of Rohingya mass graves

    Myanmar’s government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only “terrorists” were killed and they were “carefully buried.”

  • China in talks over military base in remote Afghanistan

    Worried about militants sneaking into a restive Chinese region from war-torn Afghanistan, Beijing is in talks with Kabul over the

  • Van carrying gas tanks hits 18 pedestrians in Shanghai

    A minivan ploughed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending 18 people to hospitals.

  • Japan fire kills 11 at home for the elderly

    Eleven people were killed in northern Japan after fire broke out at a home for elderly people with financial difficulties, police said

  • Military option not close

    A US special envoy said yesterday all options remain on the table for solving the nuclear standoff with North Korea but that he did not

  • Xi wants 'new level' of ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday told British Prime Minister Theresa May that their countries should take trade ties to "a new

  • 11countries agree to help UNRWA

    Almost a dozen countries have agreed to advance their annual contributions to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees

  • India boosts maritime reach

    India has signed a 20-year pact with the Seychelles to build an airstrip and a jetty for its navy in the island chain, the