Crowds hold last ditch rally as Japan set to pass security bills – Troops...

TOKYO: Swelling crowds gathered outside Japan's parliament yesterday as lawmakers looked close to passing security bills that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for...

Two arrested over Bangkok attack unlikely the bomber – Authorities refuse to confirm men’s...

BANGKOK: Thai police yesterday said neither of the two men detained over the deadly Bangkok attack last month were believed to be the main...

Confirmed MH370 wing part won’t change search: Australia – Flaperon has not yielded any...

SYDNEY: Confirmation that a plane part that washed up on a remote island was from missing jet MH370 was useful but would not alter...

Thai police chief hails bomber hunt ‘progress’ – Reward for information tripled to three...

BANGKOK: Thailand's police chief yesterday insisted his officers were making "a lot of progress" in the hunt for the Bangkok shrine bomber despite the...

Kim puts troops on war footing with S Korea

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un put his frontline troops on a war footing yesterday to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to...

Japan emperor expresses ‘deep remorse’ over WWII – South Korea wants Japan to resolve...

TOKYO: Japanese Emperor Akihito marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two with an expression of "deep remorse" over the conflict...

China’s silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens’ fears

BEIJING: China's stone-walling after a huge industrial explosion in Tianjin has generated fear and suspicion among citizens shocked by the apocalyptic images and skeptical...

Oceanic junk ranges from toys to suspected debris – 8.8m tons of plastic dumped...

NEW DELHI: For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya,...

China battles fires, contamination at blast site

TIANJIN: Chinese authorities struggled yesterday to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens...

Japan ends nuclear shutdown sparked by Fukushima crisis – Anti-nuclear sentiment still runs high

TOKYO: Japan yesterday restarted its nuclear power programme after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to...

Japan to restart first reactor under new rules since crisis – Japan’s 43 operable...

TOKYO: A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan today, the first restart under new safety requirements following the...

Typhoon heads to China after killing four in Taiwan

SHANGHAI: Typhoon Soudelor moved towards China yesterday, weaker but still packing a punch, after killing at least four people and leaving a trail of...

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