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Shinzo Abe's cabinet resigns ahead of Suga becoming Japan's new PM

Yoshihide Suga, the new leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, is set to take office as Japan's Prime Minister today

16 Sep 2020 11:32 AM

Japan ruling party elects Yoshihide Suga as PM successor

Given the LDP's legislative majority, Suga is expected to handily win a parliamentary vote Wednesday and become Japan's next prime minister

14 Sep 2020 12:37 PM

China calls Hong Kong people arrested at sea 'separatists'

The Shenzhen city police said the 12 Hongkongers were under criminal detention on suspicion of illegally crossing the border

14 Sep 2020 9:51 AM

South Korea eases virus curbs in Seoul region

Chuseok is one of the South Korea's biggest holidays with millions travelling to visit family in nation's largest annual migration.

13 Sep 2020 4:34 PM

With travel limited, plane cafes take off in Thailand

Hungry diners appear even to have missed plane food as they gobble up spaghetti carbonara and beef served on plastic trays by cabin crew

13 Sep 2020 3:52 PM


Philippines deports US Marine who killed transgender woman

Presidential spokesman Roque said the pardon may have stemmed from the desire to get access to COVID vaccines being developed in US

13 Sep 2020 1:38 PM

North Korea issues shoot-to-kill orders to prevent virus: US

The impoverished country has not confirmed even a single case of coronavirus till now since it first emerged in China, North's key ally

11 Sep 2020 12:04 PM

China says Indian troops crossed border, opened fire

Beijing's defence ministry accused India of "severe military provocation" after soldiers crossed LAC in the western border region

08 Sep 2020 10:43 AM

Wary Hong Kongers shun China-backed mass virus testing

Both Beijing and city leader Carrie Lam have accused those opposed to the testing as being politically motivated and 'anti-China'

07 Sep 2020 3:28 PM

Hong Kong police fire pepper balls at protesters opposed to election delay, new law

Police said they arrested 298 people, mainly for illegal gatherings, in a notice on their Facebook page

07 Sep 2020 8:42 AM


Hong Kong opposition activist arrested for 'seditious words' before rally

The arrest of Tam Tak-chi came on the morning Hongkongers had been due to vote in a general election delayed because of the coronavirus

06 Sep 2020 12:51 PM

Typhoon Haishen unleashes rain, strong winds in south Japan

Haishen is not only powerful equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane but also large in its reach in areas affected

06 Sep 2020 9:37 AM

Typhoon Haishen hampers search for ship survivors near Japan

The Japan coastguard found a second survivor after the Gulf Livestock 1 issued a distress call as Typhoon Maysak passed through the area

05 Sep 2020 1:36 PM

'Severe' punishment for North Korea officials after typhoon casualties

Natural disasters tend to have a greater impact in North Korea due to its creaking infrastructure

05 Sep 2020 11:58 AM

North Korea preparing for launch of submarine missile: US think tank

North Korea said last October it had successfully test-fired a Pukguksong-3, a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)

05 Sep 2020 8:41 AM


Thai students turn agitators for educational reform

Thailand's ministry has issued statement saying schools must respect freedom of speech, allowing protests as long as they aren't disruptive

04 Sep 2020 3:24 PM

More than 40 crew missing after cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan

A lone crew member from the Gulf Livestock 1 had been rescued so far

04 Sep 2020 9:15 AM

New COVID clusters detected in Singapore’s migrant worker dormitories

The vast majority of Singapore’s nearly 57,000 cases are from cramped dormitories that house more than 300,000 South Asian workers

03 Sep 2020 3:15 PM

Typhoon pummels South Korea, ship missing in rough waters

North Korea’s state TV showed widespread flooding in the eastern coastal cities, but the country didn’t immediately report any casualties

03 Sep 2020 9:48 AM

Japan's Yoshihide Suga announces PM bid with strong party backing

A parliamentary vote will follow two days later, with lawmakers expected to endorse the new LDP leader as prime minister

02 Sep 2020 3:20 PM