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  • Don't dictate to us

    President Xi Jinping yesterday warned that no one can "dictate" China's economic development path as the Communist Party marked 40 years of its historic "reform and opening up" policy amid a stern challenge from the United States.

  • Pacifist Japan eyes aircraft carriers

    Japan will get its first aircraft carriers since World War II and buy dozens of fighter jets under a new defence plan approved yesterday that

  • Suu Kyi stripped of S Korean honour

    One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 Gwangju prize because of her "indifference" to the atrocities

  • Miss Universe 2018 winner Catriona Gray

    Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

    Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe yesterday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.

  • Denuclearisation at risk

    Nuclear-armed North Korea condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning Washington's approach could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever".

  • Blast at Japan restaurant injures 42

    A powerful blast that ripped through a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people and caused serious damage to neighbouring buildings, forcing some residents into shelters, officials say.

  • Maldives seize $6.5m from ex-president

    Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen is under investigation for corruption, police said yesterday, after a court ordered accounts

  • High ranking universities in Asia 2018

    Most of Asian high ranked universities in China

    China has the most number of high ranked universities followed by Japan and South Korea in Asia. However, the Asian countries with no high ranked universities are Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia and Mongolia.

  • 'Toxic' meal kills 11 at Indian temple

    Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health

  • 11 killed as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir

    Seven civilians were killed as Indian troops fired on protesters yesterday after a gunfight left three armed rebels and a soldier dead in

  • 'Auspicious' yr for Rakhine!

    Myanmar's president said Saturday it had been an "auspicious" year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of

  • MNF president sworn in as Mizoram CM

    Former top insurgent leader and Mizo National Front (MNF) president Zoramthanga , who won the recent assembly poll on the promise

  • China to suspend extra tariffs on US cars, parts

    China yesterday announced it will suspend extra tariffs added to US-made cars and auto parts for three months starting on January 1 as

  • N Korea food production down in 2018: FAO

    Food production has fallen this year in isolated, nuclear-armed North Korea, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

  • High court hammer sign

    No room for graft

    Two forklift drivers were charged in Singapore yesterday with accepting Sg$1 (72 US cent) bribes and are facing fines of up to Sg$100,000 and jail time, highlighting the city-state's tough anti-corruption stance.

  • Najib arrested for tampering 1MDB report

    Najib Tun Razak has been arrested by graft investigators over the “tampering” of the 1MDB final audit report.

  • Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    It’s okay to make u-turns: Dr Mahathir

    It is okay for leaders to backtrack from their initial promises because even angels make mistakes some times, says the Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad amidst criticisms over several “u-turns” in government policies lately.

  • Mexican model Miss World

    A Mexican model and volunteer was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan yesterday.

  • Myanmar activists jailed over anti-war protests

    A court in Myanmar's restive Kachin state has jailed three activists for defaming the military, their lawyer said yesterday, as campaigners

  • Kashmir bus plunges into gorge; 13 killed

    Thirteen people were killed yesterday when a passenger bus fell 70 metres down a gorge in southern Indian-administered Kashmir,

  • Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters appeal this month

    A Myanmar court will hear the appeal later this month of two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, a

  • Huawei CFO faces US fraud charges linked to Iran

    Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with

  • US accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up

    Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer faces US accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor says.

  • A 'despicable rogue' action

    Chinese state-run media yesterday condemned the arrest in Canada of a top executive of telecoms giant Huawei on a US extradition request as a "despicable rogue's approach" to contain Chinese high-tech ambitions.

  • India on track to achieve 2030 goal

    India is firmly on track to meet its target on power generation from non-fossil sources and reduce greenhouse gases well ahead of the deadline, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday at a climate summit in Poland.

  • 4,122 criminal cases pending against MPs

    A total of 4,122 criminal cases are pending against the present and former members of parliament and state legislatures across India,

  • New Delhi's govt fined over smog

    India's environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi's government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog

  • Don't act like Hitler

    Sri Lanka's toppled premier yesterday likened the president to Hitler as he demanded to be reinstated, almost six weeks into a

  • Trump asks Pak PM for help: ministry

    Pakistan's foreign ministry said yesterday that US President Donald Trump has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking

  • Cop among 2 killed in Indian state

    At least two persons -- a police inspector and a youth -- were killed yesterday as violence broke out in a town on northern Indian state