Kim fires missile after threatening ‘fiercer’ step

North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters yesterday, hours after the North threatened to launch “fiercer” military responses to the U.S. bolstering

Australian PM raises trade ‘blockages’ with President Xi

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he raised with President Xi Jinping yesterday his concerns about trade “blockages,” but did not walk away from their first face-to-face

Protest song played for HK rugby team in Incheon stadium

The South Korean organizers of a regional rugby tournament have apologized for mistakenly playing a song embraced by Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as China’s national anthem, an

Russia’s Lavrov treated at hospital, Indonesian officials say

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was taken to the hospital because of a health concern following his arrival for the Group of 20 summit in Bali, multiple Indonesian authorities said today (Monday). Russia denied that he had been hospitalized.

Southeast Asian leaders: Region no proxy for any powers

Indonesia's president vowed yesterday not to let Southeast Asia become the front lines of a new Cold War amid increasing tensions between the United States and China,

Japan minister quits over execution remark, PM delays trip

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delayed his departure for three upcoming summits in Southeast Asia on Friday to sack and replace his justice minister, who was

Japan, US hold joint arms drills amid China, N.Korea worry

Japan and the United States began a major joint military exercise yesterday in southern Japan as the allies aim to step up readiness in the face of

Myanmar tops Asian meeting’s agenda as global issues loom

Southeast Asian leaders convene in the Cambodian capital today, faced with the challenge of trying to curtail escalating violence in Myanmar while the country’s military-led government shows

Australian PM hopes for meeting with President Xi at summit

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said yesterday a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping would be a “positive thing” if one can be arranged on the

Bangladesh balances energy needs with climate, conservation

Fish, rice, mangrove trees and the lush delta wetlands where the massive Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal. It's not luxury. But for the farmers and

North Korea denies US claims it sent artillery shells to Russia

North Korea has denied American claims that it’s shipping artillery shells and ammunition to Russia for use in its war against Ukraine, and yesterday accused the United

Extortionist threatens to publish customer data

An extortionist has threatened to make Medibank customer data public within 24 hours after Australia’s largest health insurer refused to pay a ransom for the personal

Prisons chief charged in journalist’s killing

Philippine authorities filed murder complaints yesterday against the top prisons official and an aide, accusing them of masterminding the killing of a radio commentator in an elaborate

Missile tests were practice to attack South, US

North Korea’s military said yesterday its recent barrage of missile tests were practices to “mercilessly” strike key South Korean and U.S. targets such as air bases

N. Korea fires more missiles as US flies bombers over South

North Korea added to its recent barrage of weapons demonstrations by launching four ballistic missiles into the sea on Saturday, as the United States sent two supersonic

Malaysia enters tight race as long-dominant party seeks win

Campaigning for Malaysia’s general elections started Saturday in a highly competitive race that will see the world’s longest-serving coalition seeking to regain its dominance four years

Police offer $633,000 reward for Indian suspect

Australian police offered a 1 million Australian dollar ($633,000) reward yesterday for information on the whereabouts of an Indian national who is suspected of murdering a woman

South Koreans ashamed over safety failures in Halloween tragedy

“My heart is aching very much. We are among the world’s 10 largest economies, and I totally don’t understand how this can happen in our nation,” said Kim, 73, a retired environmental engineering researcher. “Our public insensitivity to safety is too severe.

S. Korea in shock, grief as 153 die in Halloween crowd surge

Concerned relatives raced to hospitals in search of their loved ones yesterday as South Korea mourned the deaths of more than 150 people, mostly in their

Philippine storm victims feared tsunami, ran toward mudslide

Victims of a huge mudslide set off by a storm in a coastal Philippine village that had once been devastated by a killer tsunami mistakenly thought

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