World / Asia-Pacific

Indians, Chinese lead record New Zealand immigration numbers

[2014-10-21 14:00]

Indians and Chinese led a record annual net gain of 45,500 migrants in New Zealand in the year to the end of September, the government statistics agency announced Tuesday.

Former Australian PM Gough Whitlam dies at 98

[2014-10-21 10:08]

Former Australian Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam died at the age of 98 and current Australian political leaders immediately offered condolences to his family.

23 Chinese injured, 2 S. Koreans missing in Thai boat collision

[2014-10-21 08:00]

A total of 23 Chinese tourists were injured and two South Koreans were missing after a speedboat and a fishing boat collided off Phuket Island in Thailand on Sunday, China's consular office in Phuket said Monday.

Aquino rejects call to annul US-Philippines forces agreement over murder case

[2014-10-20 20:47]

Philippine President Benigno Aquino rejected on Monday calls to tear up the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States after an American serviceman was charged with the murder of a transgender Filipino outside a former US Navy base.

Bus accident kills 20 in Bangladesh, leaves 30 injured

[2014-10-20 18:57]

At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured when two buses collided head-on in northern Bangladesh on Monday, police said.

DPRK may heighten tension in border area

[2014-10-20 16:31]

Possibilities cannot be ruled out that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has recently heightened tensions near the inter-Korean border area to protest against South Korean civic groups flying anti-DPRK leaflets across the border, Seoul's defense ministry said Monday.

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesian president

[2014-10-20 16:06]

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, locally known as Jokowi, was sworn in as the seventh Indonesian president at the parliament building on Monday, replacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Abe accepts justice minister's resignation

[2014-10-20 15:33]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday accepted resignation of Justice Minister Midori Matsushima who tendered the quit letter earlier in the day due to alleged election law violation.

Yingluck attends Red Shirt leader's cremation

[2014-10-20 13:58]

Yingluck attends Red Shirt leader's cremation

Australia to deploy special forces troops in Iraq

[2014-10-20 13:38]

Australia will send around 200 of its Special Forces to Baghdad to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalized legal arrangements for their deployment on Monday.

Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm

[2014-10-20 11:57]

Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week's snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards on the same deadly trails.

Abe accepts trade minister Obuchi's resignation

[2014-10-20 10:57]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday accepted Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi's resignation filed early Monday at Abe's official residence.

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