Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:10:40 GMTIndian Vice-President Hamid Ansari said on Saturday universities must uphold liberal values and respect dissent, a month after violent protests erupted at a university in the capital Delhi over a speech by a student accused of sedition.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:10:38 GMTCommunity teams are trying to ease the loneliness of the elderly poor, both in life and in death, in a country with the world's highest elderly suicide rate.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:47:59 GMTSydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour, as global landmarks began dimming their lights to draw attention to climate change.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:10:38 GMTAt least three people, including a policeman, were killed and scores wounded in two separate bomb blasts on Saturday near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos in northeastern Bangladesh, police said.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:20:38 GMT'It is impossible that a country with many water resources faces water shortage ... this means that we are weak in managing water,' Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:22:21 GMTThe accident at Langham Place in Mong Kok injured at least 14 women and four men.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:08:09 GMTEleven wild elephants, including a baby, were rescued from a mud-filled bomb crater in Cambodia on Saturday after languishing in the swampy waters for four days, an environmental official said.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:53:07 GMTChina has captured 2,566 fugitives who had fled to more than 90 countries and regions and recovered 8.6 billion yuan (US$1.25 billion) of illicit funds from 2014 to 2016, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:50:22 GMTThe Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said on Saturday that its armed units will declare a unilateral ceasefire no later than March 31, ahead of the resumption of peace talks with the government of President Rodrigo Duterte next month.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:41:35 GMTA Chinese real estate investment firm has announced it has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld and intends to import the US company's controversial theme parks into China.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:35:19 GMTAn operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring two, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:23:42 GMTAn operation platform collapsed at a power plant in China on Saturday, killing nine people and injuring two, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:55:31 GMTPhilippine soldiers on Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive just two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:47:56 GMTMyanmar on Saturday rejected the UN rights council's decision to investigate allegations that security officers have murdered, raped and tortured Rohingya Muslims, saying the probe would only "inflame" the conflict.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:00:00 GMTThe Jakarta governor's race has turned into a fight between moderate and radical Muslims in the world's most populous Muslim nation, warn moderate Muslim leaders.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMTAs Manila’s roads become increasingly congested, more innovative solutions are being sought to loosen the gridlock. And while taking to the sky is an option for a few, more mass-market solutions are also being developed.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:00:08 GMTA suicide bomber blew himself up near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, police said, the second such incident in a week.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:54 GMTA suicide bomber blew himself up near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, police said, the second such incident in a week.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:10:40 GMTThe two Malaysian seamen who were rescued on Thursday (Mar 23) after being held hostage by Filipino militants will be flown to Manila and returned to Malaysia soon, Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:40:43 GMTAn Indonesian militant on death row for the 2004 Australian Embassy bombing directed the procurement of 17 M16 assault weapons from behind the walls of a maximum security prison, a senior counter-terrorism source told Channel NewsAsia.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:40 GMTSeveral Indian airlines, including the country's biggest carrier IndiGo, on Friday proposed creating a no-fly list to ban unruly passengers, a day after a lawmaker admitted assaulting an official from state-owned carrier Air India.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:45:32 GMTDAP members have lodged police reports against Annuar Musa's competition, saying it incites hatred and threatens the safety of Lim Kit Siang.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:40 GMTThe city, which is the biggest market for Brazilian beef, already issued a ban on all meat imports from the country earlier this week.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:45:19 GMTChina confirmed an outbreak of H7N9 bird flu at a poultry farm in Hunan province in the southern part of the country, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:35:20 GMTChina said on Friday it was in touch with the Philippines about the possible visit of a Chinese naval ship to the country.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:09:27 GMTChina's air quality was markedly worse in the first two months of the year than the same period of 2016 following a series of smog outbreaks in northern China, official data published on Friday showed.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:03:24 GMTAt the end of his visit to Vietnam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong also encouraged Vietnam to take a forward-leaning approach on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade deal involving the 10 ASEAN countries and six others, including Japan, Australia, India and China.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:30:31 GMTAs visitors sip champagne at Hong Kong's Art Basel event this week and take selfies with replicas of deceased leaders Fidel Castro and Mao Zedong, a more urgent issue is rumbling through dealers exhibiting – how big an impact China's capital controls will be in the coming year.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:33:49 GMTJapan deployed hundreds of soldiers to help cull more than 280,000 chickens on Friday, officials said as they try to contain further outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:52:00 GMTThe nine Malaysian men arrested include a school teacher, a security guard and an owner of a veterinary clinic.