13 North Korean workers at foreign restaurant defect – Seoul accused of enticing North...

SEOUL: Thirteen North Koreans working at the same restaurant in a foreign country have defected to South Korea, Seoul officials said yesterday. People working...

Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima spotlights the G-7 meeting – ‘Golden opportunity to show ...

TOKYO: Next week, Secretary of State John Kerry will become the highest-ranking American government official to visit Hiroshima, where 140,000 Japanese died from the...

Indonesia resumes executions as it steps up ‘war on drugs’

JAKARTA: Indonesia is preparing to execute more foreigners convicted of drug offenses as it maintains a contentious policy of imposing capital punishment for drug...

Animal activists target China dog meat festival

BEIJING: Animal rights activists are seeking to shut down an annual summer dog meat festival in southern China blamed for blackening the country's international...

US-Philippine war games begin as China warns ‘outsiders’

MANILA: US and Philippine troops began major exercises on Monday as China’s state media warned “outsiders” against interfering in tense South China Sea territorial...

Historic dengue vaccine program launched in Philippines

MANILA: The world’s first public dengue vaccination program was launched in the Philippines yesterday as nurses began injecting the first batch of a million...

Decapitation of 3-year-old sparks anger in Taiwan ‘I can’t accept this’

TAIPEI: The apparently random decapitation of a 3-year-old girl in front of her mother in low-crime Taipei this week has sparked outrage, calls to...

Philippines recovers sums stolen from Bangladesh

MANILA: More than $4.5 million of tens of millions recently stolen from Bangladesh and funneled into Philippine casinos was recovered yesterday, as a lawmaker...

Philippines puts Marcos jewel images online to teach about graft

Philippine authorities are staging an online exhibition of jewelry owned by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family to try to educate a new...

Taiwan beheading suspect beaten by an angry mob

TAIPEI: A Taiwanese man suspected of decapitating a four-year-old girl was beaten by an angry mob, as the case sparked fresh debate yesterday about...

China official says Dalai Lama ‘making a fool’ of Buddhism

BEIJING: Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is “making a fool” of Tibetan Buddhism with suggestions he may not reincarnate, or reincarnate as...

China launders cash of foreign criminals – Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs find...

ASHDOD, Israel: Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world have found a new haven for laundering money: China. The country's well-developed...

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14th August