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  World   Asia  15 Dec 2017

World, Asia, 15 Dec 2017

US special envoy hopes N Korea will accept Rex Tillerson's 'unconditional' talks

Joseph Yun told reporters in Bangkok on Friday that the talks could take place without preconditions.

15 Dec 2017 3:18 PM

South Korea angered over China betaing up journalist

The photographer was thrown to the floor and kicked, reportedly suffering fractured facial bones and ruptured vessels in an eye.

15 Dec 2017 3:12 PM

8 Indonesian men involved in gay sauna, club, jailed for 2 yrs

Verdicts for two defendants who allegedly performed oral sex were adjourned until next week.

15 Dec 2017 2:06 PM

Important to avoid miscalculations with N Korea: UN chief

Guterres, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, said the UN's objective is to avoid a conflict.

15 Dec 2017 12:30 PM

Japan extends assets-freeze sanctions on North Korea

Japan has already imposed strict sanctions on North Korea, including a blanket ban on trade and port calls.

15 Dec 2017 12:15 PM


Singapore: Indian man gets 3 weeks in prison for molesting woman

Prabu Natarajan admitted to rubbing his thigh, several times against a 23-year-old woman, who works as a part-time tutor.

15 Dec 2017 10:59 AM

Meddling row: China summons Oz envoy

China lodged an official protest with Canberra last week.

15 Dec 2017 6:44 AM

Moon tries K-Pop, TV to charm China

On his maiden visit, S. Korea Prez seeks solution to North Korea row.

15 Dec 2017 1:08 AM

Don’t sleepwalk into war with North: UN chief

The secretary-general’s trip comes after Jeffrey Feltman, the UN’s political affairs chief, visited North Korea earlier this month.

15 Dec 2017 1:07 AM

6,700 Rohingyas killed in 1 month: MSF

Figure is highest estimated death toll yet of violence in Myanmar.

15 Dec 2017 1:07 AM


India has pushed region into arms race: Pakistan

Faisal said that ungoverned areas in Afghanistan not only pose threat to stability of Afghanistan but security of the whole region.

15 Dec 2017 1:06 AM

Thailand: A Ramakien for King’s Day

The 20th century was a disaster for Buddhism, as millions in Asia were slaughtered by communist regimes.

15 Dec 2017 12:33 AM