China busts child trafficking ring, recovers 15 infants

SHANGHAI: Police in China have broken a child trafficking ring that they say had been selling childrenfrom the remote southwest to buyers near the...

18 girls killed in fire at school dorm in northern Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) - A nighttime fire at a dormitory of a primary school in northern Thailand killed 18 girls, many of whom had been...

‘Justice will come,’ says jailed critic of Philippines’ Duterte

'She is a symbol of the coming signs of the times' MANILA: A year after being jailed on charges she insists were concocted to silence...

Cambodian on trial for infecting 200 with HIV

PHNOM PENH: An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 200 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial...

Duterte threatens to end US defense treaties

Philippine leader calls Japan 'long-standing friend and ally' TOKYO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan yesterday that his high-profile visit to China last...

Death toll from storm in Philippines climbs to 39

CABANATUAN: The death toll from a storm that battered the Philippines' main island over the weekend has climbed to at least 39, officials said...

‘Silent emergency’ as heat risks rise in Hong Kong – and globally

HONG KONG: People clad in Santa hats (foreground) look on as the city skyline is seen along Hong Kong's Victoria...

Want to join China’s army? Then stop masturbating

SHANGHAI: The Chinese military is fretting about the growing number of would-be recruits failing its stringent fitness test, but says it has the answer:...

How does one solve a problem like N Korea? – Another nuclear test draws...

BEIJING: North Korea's fifth nuclear test is yet more evidence of how ineffective sanctions are in deterring Pyongyang while China is unwilling or unable...

China criticizes Taiwan for releasing fraud suspects

BEIJING: A Chinese spokesman criticized Taiwan after the self-ruled island released 20 fraud suspects just one day after they were deported from Malaysia, citing...

Power outages hit central Philippines

TACLOBAN: Large parts of the central Philippines remained without power days after a 6.5-magnitude quake shook the region and killed two people, authorities said...

US declares N Korea ‘sponsor of terror’

Washington ramps up pressure on the reclusive regime   SEOUL: South Korea and Japan yesterday welcomed US President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back...

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