Korean crisis | When Moon meets Kim: Can roads pave way to denuclearization?

Reunification Highway runs all the way from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to the Demilitarized Zone that divides the North from South Korea, 170 kilometers

Thailand | New party leaders report to police over online charge

Leaders of a new Thai political party that strongly opposes military rule appeared before police yesterday to hear charges over a Facebook video broadcast that authorities allege

Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia, New Zealand

Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand as growers turn to metal detectors and the Australian government launches

Mangkhut lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Nearly half a million people had been evacuated from seven cities in China's Guangdong province, the gambling enclave of Macau closed casinos for the first time and

Philippines | Authorities start massive evacuations as huge typhoon nears

Philippine authorities began evacuating thousands of people yesterday from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing

New Zealand | Dairy giant posts loss after China stake sours

New Zealand’s largest company, which sells dairy products, said yesterdayit will completely review its business investments after a disastrous financial year saw it post its first-ever loss.

Hawaii | Tropical storm drops light rain as it nears Maui, Big Island

Tropical Storm Olivia began dropping light rain yesterday on Maui and the Big Island as it approached the state and prompted warnings for residents to store

Singapore | DJ mounts challenge of colonial-era anti-gay law

A Singaporean disc jockey is challenging a law that bans sex between men, a holdover from British colonial days that conservatives insist on keeping but authorities have promised

Afghanistan | Taliban say they’re ready for second round of talks with US

The Taliban are ready for a second round of talks with the U.S., possibly this month, which is likely to focus on prisoner exchanges, confidence building

India | Bus accident near Hyderabad kills at least 55 people

A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road yesterday, killing at least 55 people including four children, officials said.

Afghanistan | Suicide bomber kills 32 in Nangarhar

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled vest among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing 32 and wounding about 130, a

Vietnam | Hanoi urges residents to stop eating dog meat

Authorities in Vietnam’s capital are urging residents to stop eating dog meat because it hurts the city’s image and improper raising and slaughtering of the animals

North Korea | Mass rally wraps up 70th anniversary events

Tens of thousands of North Korean students rallied in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square in the final major event of the country’s 70th anniversary, an elaborate

Cambodia | Ex-opposition leader freed awaiting treason trial

The leader of Cambodia’s now dissolved opposition party was freed on highly restrictive bail yesterday after being jailed for a year on a treason charge, the latest

Singapore | Court recovers USD11m linked to 1MDB Malaysia Fund

A Singaporean court has ordered the return of 15.3 million Singapore dollars (USD11.1 million) linked to the indebted 1MDB Malaysian state investment fund. Law firm Tan

Philippines | Lawyers alarmed by Duterte moves to jail senator

The largest lawyers’ group in the Philippines asked the country’s courts yesterday to resist “creeping incursions” on their independence and warned of judicial chaos after the

Unwanted by Australia, refugees on Nauru have few options

Surrounded by the shelves and furniture her older brother made, 13-year- old Parnian sits in the small, neat living room where she spends much of her time,

N. Korea stages huge parade, holds back on advanced missiles

North Korea rolled out some of its latest tanks and marched its best-trained goose-stepping units through Kim Il Sung Square in a major military parade yesterday to

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