Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Christians join Tamil mothers who have been protesting for 500 days over their missing...

Two protests refocus attention on children and husbands who went missing during the civil war. Protesters present a petition requesting the release of...

One in ten North Koreans is enslaved

North Korea has 2.6 million slaves, this according to the Global Slavery Index. The fight against slavery is more difficult because the authorities...

Hybrid, a collection of targeted news sites in Asia, embraces growing slowly and knowing...

Which comes first, the readers or the content? The sites in the portfolio of the modest media company Hybrid have been exacting about...

Russia and China Will Retaliate Against US Missile Systems in Asia, Ambassador Warns

Russia and China plan to take retaliatory measures against the deployment of U.S. missile defense systems in Japan and South Korea, Moscow’s ambassador...

Asia rocks Batavia Downs

Defective vaccines for newborns: another Chinese health scandal

The government suspended the spread of the diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccine produced by Changchun Changsheng Biotech. Some parents in the province said...

Why wild weather is battering South-East Asia

Extreme weather has hammered parts of Asia with deadly flash-flooding and landslides hitting Vietnam, a powerful monsoon battering the Philippines and Japan braving a...

War on drugs most important achievement of Duterte – Pulse Asia

(UPDATED) Polling firm Pulse Asia says the Duterte administration's efforts to eradicate illegal drugs are recognized by a sizeable majority of Filipinos nationwide...

Nikkei drops 1.1% as dollar extends losses; rest of Asia trades lower

The dollar extended its losses after Trump doubled down on his criticism of global monetary policy and the Federal Reserve, tweeting that "China,...

Fast Asia Open: Singapore inflation, Taiwan employment

Edward White July 22, 2018 Print this page The schism in global trade relations was laid bare at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central...

Net neutrality rules in India 'strongest' in the world

It is often described as one of the biggest public campaigns in independent India. More than a million e-mails were sent by ordinary...

Asia Stocks Face Mixed Start; Dollar Holds Loss: Markets Wrap

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Asia Briefs: Thai cave boys to be ordained

Thai cave boys to be ordained MAE SAI (Thailand) • Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will...

Flooding and landslides hit Vietnam and Philippines

HANOI • Heavy rain brought about by tropical storms have claimed more than 20 lives in Vietnam and the Philippines, while India and...

Typhoon Ampil hits Shanghai, disrupting transport, shipping

BEIJING • Typhoon Ampil hit Chinese financial hub Shanghai around midday yesterday, bringing heavy rainfall and disrupting transport and shipping. More than 600 flights...

China censors posts, articles on vaccine scandal amid outcry

BEIJING • Chinese censors yesterday deleted articles and postings about the vaccine industry as an online outcry over the country's latest vaccine scandal...

Sharma hails Asia's increasing presence

CARNOUSTIE • India's promising young golfer Shubhankar Sharma said making the cut at his first British Open was the best possible birthday present...

Scorching heatwave continues to grip Japan and South Korea

TOKYO • Temperatures neared 40 deg C in many Japanese cities yesterday as a scorching heatwave continued to grip Japan, as well as...

Floods and a heatwave kill dozens across Asia

It is blowing hot and cold literally in Asia as heavy rain, powerful winds and a heatwave struck parts of the continent and...

Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait race sees swimmers battle all the way from Asia to Europe

Swimming between continents sounds an epic challenge, but these open water swimmers all achieved it in Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait race. More than...

Russia's disinformation game in Southeast Asia

In December, two Russian strategic bombers made an unusual flight to the Indonesian airbase on Biak in the province of Papua, where they...

World Bank official drowns at Bali beach

BALI (THE JAKARTA POST/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - World Bank senior economist Aakanksha Pande, 37, died after being swept away by strong waves...

India's monumental task to clean Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is easily India's most recognisable monument, rising above the crowded urban landscape of the city of Agra .But the 17th-century...

Asia a hot spot for state-sponsored cyber attacks

They have funny names like EmissaryPanda and IronHusky, but the damage inflicted by these hacker groups is no laughing matter.Predictions by IT security...

3-way fight in key Selangor by-election

SHAH ALAM • Three candidates will contest a key by-election next month in Selangor, in a battle that analysts say will indicate whether...