Japan | Mystery man ‘who can move the Nikkei’ to reveal secrets in book

The man who claims he can move Japanese equity markets with a single tweet is planning to release a book on his trading philosophy. Japanese day

India | State polls to test Modi strength before national election

Key Indian states are voting in polls that may be a preview of next year’s national election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi trumpeting populist welfare schemes

South Korea | Prosecutor apologizes over vagrants’ detention, forced work

South Korea’s top public prosecutor apologized yesterday over what he described as a botched investigation into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at a

Sri Lanka | Lawmakers linked to disputed PM boycott Parliament

Sri Lankan lawmakers supporting disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa boycotted Parliament for a second day yesterday, accusing the speaker of bias during a political crisis that has

Rights group urges India to abandon plans to recover body of American

A rights group that works to protect tribal people has urged Indian authorities to abandon efforts to recover the body of an American who was killed by inhabitants

The Buzz | Sleeping pilot overflies Australian island destination

Airline officials say a pilot is under investigation after falling asleep in the cockpit of a freight plane and overflying his Australian island destination by 46 kilometers.

Six whales refloated after stranding on New Zealand beach

Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand managed to refloat six surviving stranded whales yesterday and were hoping the animals would soon swim away into deeper water.

New Zealand | 145 pilot whales die in stranding on beach

All of the 145 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote New Zealand beach have died. However, conservation workers are hoping to save some

India | Officials cautious as they look to recover American body

“They are a treasure,” Dependera Pathak, director-general of police on the Andaman and Nicobar island groups, said of the Sentinelese people. “We cannot go and force

India | Police map area of island where US man was killed

Police said they have mapped the area of a remote Indian island where tribespeople were seen burying the body of an American adventurer and Christian missionary after

Malaysia | Jho Low’s presence at 1MDB meeting was erased from audit report

Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho’s appearance at a 1MDB board meeting was scrubbed from a government’s audit report on the troubled state firm, the auditor general said. The removal

Japan | Osaka to host 2025 World Expo, beating Russian city

The Japanese city of Osaka will host the World Expo in 2025, after beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan in the race to host an

Analysis | Rising US, China rivalry deepening rifts in Asia

All the usual rituals of international summits were there: the group photos, the gala dinners, the noticeably vibrant shirts leaders force themselves into. But eclipsing

UN atomic watchdog | IAEA calls on North Korea to re-admit nuclear inspectors

The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog has called on North Korea to allow inspectors back in to monitor its nuclear program. Speaking at a

South Korea | Seoul says it will close Japan funded sex slavery foundation

South Korea said yesterday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan’s World War II

Koreas | Pompeo sounds word of caution on expansion of South-North ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. has “made clear” to South Korea that progress on disarming North Korea should not lag behind the expansion of

Kim Jong Yang | South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

South Korea’s Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol’s president yesterday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia’s security services who was strongly opposed by the

Papua New Guinea | Police storm Parliament for APEC summit pay

Disgruntled police, military and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea’s Parliament yesterday in a violent pay dispute stemming from an international summit hosted by the impoverished

Thailand | Court sentences three to prison over smuggling of rhino horns

A Thai court yesterday sentenced three people to prison over the smuggling of nearly two dozen rhinoceros horns from Ethiopia worth USD1.5 million. The bags carrying the 21

Korean War | Remains of US soldier killed in action identified

“Nope, he’s going in the plot with his mom,” Tamaris Martin Dolton said yesterday y, when the Pentagon announced Martin’s remains were identified nearly seven decades

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