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I don't want to lie: Gay pioneer stands in Myanmar election

Same-sex relations are still illegal in Myanmar - even if space is opening up for the LGBT+ community in the conservative country

05 Oct 2020 11:01 AM

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif mulling political comeback after year-long gap

Sharif has been living in London since last November after the Lahore HC granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for treatment

19 Sep 2020 2:55 PM

China lab leak infects thousands with bacterial disease

Brucellosis, a disease often caused by contact with infected animals or animal products, can bring about fevers, joint pain and headaches

18 Sep 2020 3:23 PM

Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid lawsuits

Lawsuits are abruptly rejected, while many face pressure from authorities not to file, and lawyers are being warned against helping them

17 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

In coronavirus vaccine race, China inoculates thousands before trials are completed

Vaccine safety came into sharp focus last week when AstraZeneca Plc paused late-stage clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine

16 Sep 2020 10:05 AM


US special envoy for Afghan talks Zalmay Khalilzad in India today

The visit takes place at a time when the Afghanistan government and Taliban have formally sat on the negotiating table for talks

15 Sep 2020 3:31 PM

Sri Lanka's proposed replacement of 19th Amendment faces resistance within ruling party

PM Rajapaksa will be the hardest-hit by the amendment, while his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa will gain full legal immunity as President

13 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

Sri Lanka navy fixes fuel leak on fire-stricken oil tanker

Sri Lanka's authorities fear a marine disaster if the tanker is allowed to transfer its oil to another ship in the country's waters

12 Sep 2020 2:30 PM

UN council members urge halt to Myanmar-Arakan Army fighting

UN called on Myanmar to address the long-term causes of the crisis that led more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh

12 Sep 2020 9:43 AM

Salvage team working to stop fuel leak from fire-hit supertanker

Authorities want to avoid damage to the coast line like that suffered by Mauritius after a bulk carrier struck a coral reef off the island

11 Sep 2020 4:02 PM


EU Parliament suspends Suu Kyi from Sakharov Prize community over Rohingya genocide

A long-time political prisoner before coming to power, Suu Kyi was once admired for her non-violent struggle against Myanmar’s military rule

11 Sep 2020 9:18 AM

China approves first nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine for trials

The nasal spray vaccination could generate double protection for vaccine recipients - influenza and the novel coronavirus

11 Sep 2020 8:48 AM

Australian journalists flown out of China fearing arrest

Several reporters for US media residing in China have had their visas revoked and been forced to leave the country

09 Sep 2020 2:11 PM

Kilometre-long oil slick left by burning oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Firefighters are battling a new blaze that broke out two days after an earlier fire was extinguished, the navy said

09 Sep 2020 10:21 AM

Sri Lankan politician, sentenced to death, takes oath as lawmaker

Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) lawmaker Premalal Jayasekera was convicted in a murder case on July 31

08 Sep 2020 5:17 PM


China shows off homegrown COVID-19 vaccines for first time

The potential vaccines on display are among nearly 10 worldwide to enter phase 3 trials, the last step ahead of regulatory approval

07 Sep 2020 4:06 PM

Nothing to see: COVID origins off-limits as China's Wuhan touts recovery

Huanan seafood market, believed to be the origin of the virus, is sealed and a large team of security staff chases away anyone who lingers

06 Sep 2020 3:17 PM

Experts join efforts to salvage burning tanker off Sri Lanka

With engines shut down, the tanker carrying nearly 2 million barrels of crude oil drifted about 20 nautical miles from the Sri Lankan coast

06 Sep 2020 9:58 AM

Gas pipeline blast kills 11 praying at Bangladesh mosque

At least 37 people with up to 90% of burns on their bodies admitted to burn unit of a state-run hospital

05 Sep 2020 11:21 AM

Fire-stricken oil tanker pushed away from Sri Lankan coast

The vessel is larger than the Japanese ship which crashed into a reef in Mauritius, leaking more than 1,000 tonnes of oil into the waters

05 Sep 2020 10:02 AM