Philippines | Lawmaker seeks to impeach Duterte over drug fight

A Philippine lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday because of the thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown and alleged corruption, although the

Japan | Tillerson says North Korea ‘need not fear’ United States

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on North Korea yesterday to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, saying the isolated nation “need not fear” the

The Buzz | Woman burned after headphones explode on flight to Australia

An Australian woman suffered burns to her face after her battery-operated headphones exploded during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, Australian air safety investigators said. The woman, whose name was not

Japan one-ups Scotch with whisky, coveted around the world

A dim storage room surrounded by bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. Here sleeps, for years, sometimes decades, prized Japanese whisky. The Suntory distillery

Thailand | Groups urge action against torture, disappearances

Rights groups are urging Thailand’s government to enact legislation banning torture and forced disappearances as its human rights record comes under United Nations review. The review

Tillerson heads to Asia with North Korea tensions high

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plunges this week into the increasingly volatile situation in North Asia with visits to Japan, South Korea and China, the region’s central

S. Korea women’s school movement seen as root of Park ouster 

When the Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office last week, there were waves of social media messages thanking students at one South Korean university for

Singapore tops Tokyo as Asia’s city with best quality of living

Singapore tops the ranks in Asia as the city with the best quality of living, well ahead of Tokyo and Hong Kong because of its

South China Sea | Duterte asks military to tell Beijing vast sea area ‘is ours’

President Rodrigo Duterte said yesterday he has told the military to assert Philippine ownership of a large ocean region off the country’s northeastern coast where Chinese

South Korea | Park’s advisers offer to resign after her ouster

The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign yesterday, news reports said, three days after the country’s Constitutional Court formally ended her

Saudi king visits Japan, seeks help on diversifying economy

King Salman and hundreds of business leaders from Saudi Arabia are in Japan for talks this week mainly expected to focus on economic ties. The

AP’s legendary ‘Napalm Girl’ photographer Nick Ut to retire

John Rogers, Los Angeles I t would seem all but impossible to sum up one of the most distinguished careers in photojournalism in only four words,

Indonesia | Bali court sentences Brit, Aussie to prison in cop’s death

A court on the tourist island of Bali yesterday sentenced a British man charged with attacking a traffic police officer and causing his death to six years

South Korea’s ousted leader leaves presidential palace

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye left the presidential palace yesterday evening, two days after the country’s Constitutional Court removed her from office over a

Teen blogger seeking US asylum fears return to Singapore 

A teenage blogger awaiting a Chicago immigration judge’s ruling on his asylum request to stay in the United States said Friday that he’s afraid of returning

Philippines, communist rebels agree to resume talks, truce

The Philippine government and communist rebels have agreed to resume peace talks and restore separate cease-fires after an escalation of deadly clashes, officials said yesterday. Government and rebel