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  • Dog meat festival

    Home of China's dog meat festival defiant amid outcry

    Residents of China's southern city of Yulin defends eating dog meat to celebrate the summer solstice yesterday, as animal rights activists seek new ways to pressure organizers to cancel the annual festival.

  • China ready to boost cooperation with Nepal

    China is ready to bolster its ties with landlocked Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, trade and investment under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, President Xi Jinping on Wednesday assured Nepal's Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.

  • Nepal's Oli meets Chinese PM Li Keqiang

    Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a six-day official visit to China, meets his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

  • 3 killed in Indonesia ferry capsize

    The captain and two crew of an overloaded Indonesian ferry that sank into the depths of a volcanic lake is detained for questioning over the deadly disaster, police say.

  • N Korea, China discuss 'true peace': KCNA

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping came to an understanding on issues discussed at a summit of the two

  • International Yoga Day 2018

    Asia prepares to roll out mat for ‘International Yoga Day’

    Millions of people around the world will roll out their yoga mats on June 21 to mark the fourth edition of International Yoga Day.

  • BJP pulls out of Kashmir alliance

    India's ruling party yesterday withdrew from an alliance government in the disputed Kashmir region in what analysts described as an

  • Najib to face multiple charges: Mahathir

    Embezzlement and bribery with government money are among the charges that Malaysia is looking to bring against former prime

  • Xi praises visiting Kim for Trump summit

    Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yesterday, lauding the "positive" outcome of

  • US President Donald Trump

    Trump threatens more tariffs on China

    US President Donald Trump threatens to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies quickly escalated.

  • Google to invest $550m in JD

    Chinese e-commerce giant JD and US tech giant Google Inc announces that Google will invest $550 million in cash in JD, as part of a strategic partnership.

  • Asia's trafficking survivors dial in for justice

    When Neha Maldar testifies against the traffickers who enslaved her as a sex worker in India, she spoke about the safety of her own country, Bangladesh, via video conferencing, a technology that could revolutionise the pursuit of justice in such cases.

  • Pakistan blocks LeT linked party from election

    A Pakistani group linked to the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks was denied permission yesterday to register as a political party just

  • S Korea ruling party sweeps local polls

    South Korea's ruling Democratic Party (DP) won a landslide victory yesterday in local elections held the day after a historic summit

  • Journos mark six months in detention

    A Myanmar police investigator failed to show up at court on Tuesday to testify as a prosecution witness against two Reuters reporters

  • Top Malaysian officials quit as new govt cleans house

    Malaysia's top two judges and its election chief are resigning, officials said yesterday, the latest senior public servants to leave their

  • 13 killed as boat sinks in Indonesia

    At least 13 people died when a passenger boat overloaded with holidaymakers celebrating Eid capsized off the Indonesian island of

  • Bend it like Modi

    Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning

  • Lanka moves to compensate war victims after years of delay

    Sri Lanka yesterday announced the first steps in a long-delayed process to compensate victims of the civil war, nearly a decade after

  • Rahul Gandhi vows to fight RSS in court

    India's opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pleaded not guilty yesterday to defaming a powerful Hindu supremacist group closely linked to the ruling party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • We have heard this before

    Two key words were conspicuous by their absence from the joint statement signed by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their high-profile, soundbite-rich summit in Singapore.

  • Trump, Kim agree on denuclearisation

    US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledge to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.

  • Prawns and Haagen-Dazs on menu as Trump-Kim meet

    The main course may be hard-to-swallow denuclearisation, but Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un also had a heady mix of Yangzhou fried rice and a dark chocolate tartlet ganache on their plates during their historic summit.

  • Xi backs nuclear deal in talks with Rouhani

    Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for the Iran nuclear deal to be "earnestly" implemented as he met the country's president following the US withdrawal from the pact, state media said yesterday.

  • Cyber addiction: We can do more to help our children

    It is said too much of a good thing is bad thing. And the internet and technology are most certainly good things.

  • Two-year stint only a suggestion: Mahathir

    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said that his stint at the premiership could be extended beyond the two years

  • Xi rejects 'selfish' trade policies

    Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is locked in a high-stakes trade dispute with the United States, yesterday said China

  • Trump, Kim arrive for US-N Korea summit

    ​North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump arrive in Singapore for an unprecedented summit, with Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal at the top of the agenda and the US president calling it a "one-time shot" at peace.

  • Tokyo hopes ‘solar road’ will lead to greener power

    The Tokyo metropolitan government intends to take the initiative in introducing the new technologies of “solar roads” that collect energy from the sun via solar panels installed beneath the surface of roads and “power-generating floors” that generate electricity by utilizing the vibrations created by people walking, according to sources.

  • Knife attack on Japan bullet train leaves 1 dead

    A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo left one passenger dead and two others injured, police say, as they arrested a suspect who was on top of a man lying unconscious.