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Singaporean dies while on diving trip in Bintan

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 25, 2019

Singaporean dies while on diving trip in Bintan

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 25, 2019

BINTAN: A 36-year-old Singaporean man died on Saturday (Mar 23) while diving in waters off Bintan...

Thai election leaves country deeply divided, Prayut set to remain PM

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

BANGKOK: A national election billed as a referendum on Thailand’s acceptance of military rule has...

Singaporean dies while diving near Bintan Island

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

BINTAN: A 36-year-old Singaporean man died on Saturday (Mar 23) while diving in waters off Bintan...

Sri Lanka opens work on US$3.85b refinery near strategic port

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly US$4 billion oil refinery it hopes will...

Timeline: Thailand’s turbulent political history

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

Violent demonstrations, multiple coups and a cryptic election eve message from the king....

Singaporean charged for involvement in Pasir Gudang chemical dumping: Report

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

JOHOR BARU: A Singaporean and two Malaysians were charged on Sunday (Mar 24) over the illegal...

Commentary: Rahul Gandhi’s reluctant bid to rival India’s Modi

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

India’s main opposition party may have just told its followers and the world at large...

Thailand election: Face-off between coup leader and ‘democratic front’

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

BANGKOK: Thai voters head to the polls on Sunday (Mar 24) in a long-delayed election...

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

JAKARTA: A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sunday (Mar 24), the US Geological...

Thailand votes in first election since 2014 coup, marking end to military rule

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

BANGKOK: Thailand heads to the polls on Sunday (Mar 24) in its first general election...

Traffic-choked Jakarta to inaugurate mass rapid transit system

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 24, 2019

Indonesia’s capital will inaugurate its first mass rapid transit system on Sunday, a $1.1 billion...

Pakistan call for peace with India as it shows off its military might

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani...

Hand of God? Bangladeshi’s drawing of Messi comes alive

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

A young Bangladeshi architect has earned fame after his digital drawing of footballer Lionel Messi...

Indonesia detains Russian suspected of drugging, smuggling orangutan

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

DENPASAR, Indonesia: A Russian tourist attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia in...

Australian PM boosted by re-election of ruling party in largest state

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s re-election prospects got a lift on Saturday when Australia’s most populous...

Election observers say face limitations in Thai poll

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

An international observer group said it would face limitations in judging to what extent Thailand’s...

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to island

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to...

Italy becomes first G7 country to join China’s ‘Silk Road’ plan

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

Italy on Saturday signed a “non-binding” protocol with China to take part in Beijing’s new...

DPM Tharman renews call for cooperative international order at Beijing forum

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

BEIJING: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has reiterated a call for the world to develop...

Water shortage in six Malaysian states expected, rationing may be needed

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Water shortage is expected in six Malaysian states due to the extreme hot weather,...

Indonesia detains Russian suspected of drugging, smuggling orang-utan

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

A Russian man was detained at Indonesia’s Ngurah Rai airport in Bali as he was...

Japan shelves deportation for Taiwanese man in same-sex relationship

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

Japan has shelved plans to deport a gay Taiwanese man in a long-term relationship, his...

Fight the power: Thai rap stars savage military ‘bootlickers’ before vote

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

BANGKOK: A golden statue of Thai leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha with the word “cheat” behind him looms...

Twin cyclones batter Australia

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

A “very destructive” category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia’s remote northern coast on Saturday, while...

Malaysia studying ways to lower cancer treatment costs in private hospitals

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is studying ways to reduce the cost of cancer treatment in private hospitals,...

China factory blast death toll jumps to 64, man rescued after 40 hours

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

BEIJING: The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday...

Giant floating KAWS:HOLIDAY sculpture arrives in Hong Kong harbour

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

The sculpture is about the size of three double-decker buses and will remain floating –...

Trump drops new North Korea sanctions because he ‘likes’ Kim: White House

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Friday (Mar 22) said he was cancelling sanctions imposed by...

From protests to polls: Power in the hands of Thailand’s youth ahead of Sunday...

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

BANGKOK: It was the lineup of speakers at the Future Forward Party’s final pre-election rally...

Commentary: Calm before storm or hope for a new future? What Thai elections may ...

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

The threat of violence remains as Thais go to the polls on Sunday (Mar 24),...

Trump drops new North Korea sanctions because he ‘likes’ Kim: White House

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

President Donald Trump on Friday said he was cancelling sanctions imposed by his own Treasury...

Indonesian airline cancels Boeing 737 MAX order, American pilots to test softwar...

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

JAKARTA/CHICAGO: Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a US$6 billion (£4.5 billion) order for Boeing...

Trump says he is withdrawing earlier North Korea-related sanctions

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering the withdrawal of recently announced...

Giant floating KAWS sculpture arrives in Hong Kong harbour

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 23, 2019

A massive inflatable floating sculpture reminiscent of Mickey Mouse was towed into Hong Kong’s Victoria...

Thai princess who stood for PM attends Shinawatra Hong Kong wedding

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

The princess whose shock candidacy in Thailand’s general election sent jitters through the country attended...

Calls for change reverberate in Thailand’s restive south ahead of election

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

For decades, Thailand’s southern border has seen clashes between separatists and Thai authorities, resulting in...

Bangladesh cricketers marry after surviving New Zealand mosque shooting

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

Two Bangladeshi cricketers who narrowly escaped last week’s deadly mosque attacks in New Zealand have...

Pakistani waiter finds fame as Tyrion Lannister doppelganger, but has never hear...

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never heard of the Game of Thrones or its hugely...

Bali police shoot dead Russian after violent robbery

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

Bali police have shot dead a Russian man after a violent robbery at a money...

All schools in Pasir Gudang to reopen Mar 31 after chemical waste incident

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

All 111 schools in the Pasir Gudang area closed following the Sungai Kim Kim chemical...

China says US hyping threat to justify own rising defence spending

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

China’s Defence Ministry on Friday accused its United States counterpart of deliberately seeking to hype...

Three rescued alive after more than 60 hours under collapsed Indian building

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

NEW DELHI: Indian emergency workers on Friday (Mar 22) rescued three people trapped under the debris...

Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

Sri Lanka’s main minority Tamil party demanded Friday that foreign judges be included in a...

Thai parties head into final battle ahead of Sunday vote

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

Thai political parties geared up on Friday for their largest rallies yet, two days ahead...

Broken rib bones pierced lung of Malaysia firefighter who died after Selangor ri...

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

SHAH ALAM: The firefighter who died after getting injured in the Selangor temple riots had two broken...

North Korea pulls out of liaison office with South

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

SEOUL: North Korea on Friday (Mar 22) pulled out of a liaison office with South...

Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan ‘friendship bus’

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

NEW DELHI: One Friday morning before dawn, a half-empty Volvo coach slipped out of New...

‘Made by war criminals’: Plan for Japanese labels in South Korea

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

South Korea’s foreign minister has intervened over a provincial proposal to apply stickers to some...

Axe falls on Japan’s Sunwolves, months before World Cup

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

Japan’s Sunwolves will be axed from Super Rugby from 2021, the governing body said on...

Traffic-choked Jakarta battles epic gridlock with new MRT

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

JAKARTA: Jakarta commuter Irnawati can spend up to four hours daily in her car, but...

Muslim former detainee tells of China camp trauma

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

ISTANBUL: For Muslims in China’s re-education camps, indoctrination starts with early morning patriotic songs and...

Car ploughs into crowd in China killing 6, police shoot driver

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

BEIJING: Chinese police shot dead a man on Friday (Mar 22) after he ploughed his car...

Death toll in China chemical plant blast jumps to 47

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

YANCHENG, Jiangsu: The death toll from a massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China...

Turkey treads tricky path with China’s Muslim minorities

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

When Abdulweli Ayup, a Chinese ethnic Uyghur, fled his home in 2015 after he was...

Bangkok food sellers eye return to the streets as military government faces elec...

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

BANGKOK: When Thailand’s military took over the country in a bloodless coup in May 2014,...

Vietnam protests to China over South China Sea boat sinking

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

HANOI: Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese...

UN official welcomes Rohingya relocation plan

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

A senior UN official has welcomed Bangladesh’s plan to move Rohingya refugees out of the...

China birth rates fall in several regions in 2018

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

SHANGHAI: China’s birth rate in several regions, including the capital Beijing, fell again in 2018,...

New Zealand prays, falls silent, a week after mosque massacres

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH: The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday (Mar 22) followed...

Death toll from east China factory blast jumps to 44: Report

Channel News Asia Pacific - March 22, 2019

The death toll from a huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China rose...

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