China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea

China announced Saturday that it will limit energy supplies to North Korea and stop buying its textiles under U.N. sanctions imposed over its nuclear and missile development,

San Francisco unveils memorial to WWII ‘comfort women’

Now 89, former World War II “comfort woman” Yongsoo Lee clutched a microphone in one hand Friday in a park outside San Francisco’s Chinatown, thrust her other clinched fist

Malaysia | More firms see opportunities with listing in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Stock Exchange has always been considered as the bellwether for initial public offering (IPO) in the global market, as it plays a leading role as

Bangladesh | Coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh’s southern tip. Across a sliver

Singapore seen as top spot to launch global cyber attacks

Singapore has overtaken nations including the U.S., Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security firm Check Point

Bali volcano eruption fears spark exodus of more than 35,000

More than 35,000 people have fled a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing it will erupt for the first time in more than

Offbeat | Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok announces he’s a father

Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok is a dad. Kwok shared the good news with fans on his social media page on Friday. He posted a photo

North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A ‘dotard’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries today (Friday) with a dispatch

Bangladesh | Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

Massive, makeshift refugee camps are sprawling over farms and open land in southern Bangladesh as more than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violent attacks in their predominantly Buddhist

United Nations – Korean crisis | ‘Rocket Man’ calls Trump’s threat ‘sound of dog barking’

North Korea’s foreign minister has described as “the sound of a dog barking” President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy his country. The comments are the North’s

North Korea | Trump’s threat leaves Asia struggling to explain

Was it a bluff? A warning that Washington would shoot down North Korea’s next missile test? A restatement of past policy? Or simply just what it

Melania asks UN ‘to step up’ to protect children; Kerry says speech too harsh

First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to “step up” to improve the lives of children. She will deliver the remarks early today during

New Zealand – Interview | PM English wants to extend economic gains

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is fighting to keep his job when the nation votes in the general election on Saturday. He was finance minister

Bangladesh | Pelting rain, relocation add to woes in Rohingya Muslim camp

Weary and uncertain, they carried whatever they could on their backs, trudging through monsoon rains and enduring relocations and extortion attempts as they struggle to find

Myanmar | Under fire over Rohingya, Suu Kyi defends actions

With a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparking accusations of ethnic cleansing from the United Nations and others, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday said

United Nations | Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened the “total destruction’” of North Korea if it does not abandon its drive toward

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes yesterday, three days

New Zealand | Burst fuel pipe to disrupt flights through week

A rupture in the main pipeline carrying jet fuel to New Zealand’s largest airport has disrupted the travel plans of thousands of people and is expected to

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