Model fearing military junta heads to asylum in Canada

A fashion model from Myanmar who feared being arrested by the country’s military government if she was forced back home from exile has arrived in Canada, which

Xi, Kishida exchange congrats on 50th anniversary of China-Japan diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida yesterday exchanged congratulatory messages over the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations. In his message, Xi

US seeks united front in Asia despite Korea, Japan tensions

Standing on the deck of an American destroyer at a naval base here yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris directly challenged China by accusing it of “disturbing behavior”

Japanese leader’s trip to China in ‘72 was diplomatic gamble

The Japanese leader who normalized relations with China 50 years ago feared for his life when he flew to Beijing for the high-stakes negotiations at the

Australia demands Optus pay for new customer IDs after breach

Australia’s federal and state governments yesterday called for Optus to pay for replacing identification documents including passports and driver’s licenses to avoid identity fraud after 9.8 million

Former leader Abe honored at divisive state funeral

Japan's assassinated hawkish former leader, Shinzo Abe, was given a rare state funeral yesterday that was full of military pomp and surrounded by throngs of mourners as well

Kishida opens diplomacy rush as country preps divisive funeral

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries yesterday in what he’s called “funeral diplomacy” the day before he hosts a controversial

Powerful typhoon leaves six rescuers dead in Bulacan province

Typhoon Noru blew out of the northern Philippines yesterday, leaving six people dead, knocking down power in two entire provinces, trapping villagers in floods and forcing

Powerful typhoon hits north Philippines, thousands evacuated

A powerful typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines yesterday and was barreling across the main Luzon island toward the capital in a densely populated path where

South Korea says North Korea test-fired missile toward sea

North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile yesterday toward its eastern seas, extending a provocative streak in weapons testing as a U.S. aircraft carrier visits South

Kim denies sending arms to Putin amid Ukraine war

North Korea says it hasn’t exported any weapons to Russia during the war in Ukraine and has no plans to do so, and said U.S. intelligence

Manila court rejects bid to declare rebels as terrorists

A Philippine court has dismissed a government petition to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed guerrilla wing as a terrorist organization in a decision that

Dad pleads help for scam victims after son died

The parents of a Malaysian man who died after falling prey to a human trafficking scheme appealed yesterday to the government to rescue other scam victims trapped

S. Korea requests Interpol’s help in Terraform Labs probe

South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol to issue a fugitive alert for the founder of Terraform Labs as they investigate a $40 billion crash of the firm’s

Miner Fortescue reveals USD6.2 billion carbon plan

Australian iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group announced on yesterday a $6.2 billion plan to eliminate fossil fuels and carbon emissions from its operations by the

In hopeful sign, Pakistan says no new flood deaths in three days

Pakistan said yesterday there have been no fatalities for the past three days from the deadly floods that engulfed the country since mid-June, a hopeful sign that

US aircraft carrier to visit S. Korea amid N. Korean threats

A U.S. aircraft carrier is to visit South Korea this week for its first joint training with South Korean warships in five years, officials said yesterday,

Top China official wants high-tech cooperation with S. Korea

The head of China’s legislature called for cooperation with South Korea in advanced technology and supply chains, as he met South Korean leaders Friday amid concerns that

Powerful typhoon pounds southern Japan; thousands evacuated

A powerful typhoon slammed ashore in southern Japan yesterday as it pounded the region with strong winds and heavy rain, causing blackouts, paralyzing ground and air

Samsung sets goal to attain 100% clean energy by 2050

Samsung Electronics is shifting away from fossil fuels and aiming to entirely power its global operations with clean electricity by 2050, a challenging goal that

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