Australia | Prosecutors: Cardinal’s convictions should stand

Australian prosecutors argued in court yesterday that child sex convictions against a Roman Catholic cardinal should not be overturned and said his accuser had been a

New Zealand | Judge allows images of man charged in mosque shootings

A New Zealand judge ruled yesterday that media outlets can now show the face of the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques.

Thailand | Prime minister has little to say about staying in power

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha isn’t feeling chatty about being elected to stay on as premier. Prayuth stayed out of the spotlight yesterday, a

Thailand | Parliament convenes for vote likely to keep Prayuth PM

Thailand’s Parliament convened yesterday for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power in a military

Australia | Police raid public broadcaster over Afghan leak

Australia’s Federal Police raided the offices of the national public broadcaster yesterday in connection to a 2017 story based on leaked military documents that indicated the

Travel agencies say N. Korea planning to suspend mass games

North Korea will temporarily suspend the latest edition of its famous mass games, which involve thousands of performers working in precise synchronization, after the premiere

India | Authorities continue search for air force plane lost near China

Indian authorities are continuing to search for an air force plane that went missing on Monday near the border with China. The navy tweeted yesterday

Philippines | US to launch new program to fight extremism

U.S. and Philippine officials yesterday were discussing a new program to thwart efforts by Muslim extremists to recruit and mobilize followers in the country’s south after a

India Officials looking to recover bodies on Himalayan mountain

Indian officials were working on a plan yesterday to retrieve five bodies believed to be mountaineers from a team of international climbers that went missing on a notoriously dangerous

North Korea | Kim’s sister back in public eye at mass games

The powerful younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended a public event in Pyongyang for the first time in more than 50 days,

Australia | Cardinal set to appeal child sex convictions

The most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse will ask an Australian appeals court today to reverse convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys

North Korea | Top official reappears days after purge report

A senior North Korean official who had been reported as being purged over the failed nuclear summit with Washington was shown in state media yesterday enjoying

Samsung vows to keep up investment as trade war raises risks

Samsung Electronics’ Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong has vowed to keep up robust investments in key businesses as South Korea’s leading company weathers slowing demand and the

Troubled waters | China vows military action if Taiwan, South China Sea claims opposed

China’s defense minister warned yesterday that its military will “resolutely take action” to defend Beijing’s claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters.

Koreas | US acting defense chief says major drills with South still on hold

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said yesterday that so far he sees no need to restore large-scale military exercises with South Korea that have been curtailed

Seven dead, 21 missing after South Korean tour boat sinks in Hungary

Rescue workers scoured the Danube River in downtown Budapest yesterday for 21 people missing after a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists sank in a matter

Thailand | Junta chief gives thumbs-up to Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’

The late British writer and social critic George Orwell appears to be back in the good graces of Thailand’s military ruler after a spell in the doghouse five

Elections Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

The court challenge to Indonesia’s presidential election from the losing candidate claims that the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor

Australia | Man jailed to 10 years over British backpacker rape

An Australian man who kidnapped and repeatedly raped a British backpacker during a monthlong ordeal in the country’s Outback has been jailed for 10 years.

Myanmar | Court issues arrest warrant for nationalist Buddhist monk

A court in Myanmar has issued an arrest warrant for a Buddhist monk known for incendiary comments about the country’s Muslim minority and for criticism of the

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