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    Dhaka bank sent 3 urgent messages

    Three messages sent by the Bangladeshi central bank to the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) on the morning of February 9, alerting the Yuchengco-controlled financial institution to the dubious provenance of the $81 million that was later revealed to be the largest money laundering caper in Philippine history.

  • Rescuers hunt for Taiwan quake missing

    Rescuers are searching the rubble of a high-rise apartment block in southern Taiwan, after an earthquake that kills at least 14 people.

  • Participants compete in a dragon boat race in Hong Kong, June 20, 2015.

    Hong Kong: Dragon boat race

    The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the favourites among a variety of Chinese festivals celebrated in the Hong Kong SAR.

  • Kidnapped and sold!

    An illegal market in children has developed in China, in which babies are being openly sold online. Police say many of the victims are from the estimated 20,000 children abducted each year.