Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:20:41 GMTAround a thousand protesters rallied in Hong Kong on Saturday (Dec 10) against a crackdown on pro-democracy lawmakers and an electoral system skewed towards Beijing ahead of elections for a new city leader.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:05:30 GMTGambia's President-elect Adama Barrow said on Saturday the country's outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no authority to reject the results of Dec.1. polls, while the United Nations and African Union piled pressure on Jammeh to step aside.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:40:34 GMTGambia's President-elect Adama Barrow said that the country's outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no constitutional authority to reject the results of December 1. polls and call fresh elections.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:09:36 GMTMalaysia’s stand-up comedy king Harith Iskander, 50, has been judged as the world's funniest person in a contest held in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday (Dec 10).
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:03:54 GMTIndonesian police on Saturday (Dec 10) arrested four people suspected to be plotting a bomb attack on the capital.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:20:40 GMTMalaysian security forces have killed a key member of a Philippine Islamist militant group in a shootout in waters off Sabah in Borneo, the Philippine military said Saturday (Dec 10).
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:10:27 GMTProtestors demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:30:20 GMTTens of thousands of people have been displaced after a devastating earthquake in Indonesia killed more than 100 people, an official said Saturday, leaving communities in ruins as aid trickled into the disaster-stricken province.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:00:26 GMTThe Solomon Islands plans to dispatch emergency supplies to areas affected by a 6.9 magnitude aftershock on Saturday, a day after a much larger tremor triggered a tsunami warning that send hundreds of coastal people fleeing into the hills.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:59:18 GMTChinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between Taiwan's leader and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump irked China.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:20:41 GMTThe seven-storey building where labourers and their families lived in the basement came crashing down late Thursday in Hyderabad, the state capital of Telangana.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:15:18 GMTSouth Korea's prime minister sought to calm anxiety over national security and to reassure financial markets on Saturday, a day after parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye, making him acting leader.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:59:19 GMTRussia appears to have snubbed a Japanese attempt at puppy-love diplomacy by declining a gift of a dog for President Vladimir Putin at a summit next week with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:16:43 GMTChannel NewsAsia's Aya Lowe looks at what could happen next after relations soured between Philippines President Duterte and Vice-President Leni Robredo.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:28:15 GMTFor the seventh straight week, protesters gathered en masse in the streets of the capital, but the mood was generally festive, after lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach the deeply unpopular Park over a corruption scandal.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:12:32 GMTAustralia's biggest theme park re-opened quietly Saturday without the water ride that killed four people and faces demolition.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:48:00 GMTWhile many developed countries wrestle with fast-ageing populations, Timor-Leste is blessed with one of the world’s youngest demographics. But that blessing could become a nightmare if youth unemployment continues to rise.
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:40:27 GMTGambian President Yahya Jammeh said on Friday he rejects the outcome of last week's election that he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow and called for fresh elections.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:30:54 GMTThe epicentre of the quake was located 90 kilometres west of Kirakira, a provincial capital in the Solomons, at a depth of 10 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:11:55 GMTIt was the third time Beijing has failed to stop the annual discussion at the Security Council since a UN commission of inquiry in 2014 accused Pyongyang of committing atrocities unparalleled in the modern world.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:30:39 GMTPolice spokesman Ajith Rohana said 800 kilos (1,760 pounds) of cocaine was detected aboard a ship that arrived in the capital Colombo from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah port.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:10:40 GMTHwang Kyo-ahn, a former prosecutor who has never held elected office, found himself elevated to de-facto leader of South Korea on Friday (Dec 9), and supreme commander of a military under constant threat from nuclear-armed North Korea.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:40:40 GMTThe European Union (EU) is "extremely troubled" by the human rights situation in China and has called for the immediate release of wrongly detained individuals, it said on Friday.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:30:33 GMTTen people were detained in China on Friday in connection with a coal mine disaster that killed 32 people last week, state media reported.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:11:15 GMTThe footage, which emerged earlier this week, shows a two-year-old screaming and crying as a man prods different parts of his body with the stun gun.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:45 GMTSouth Korean lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be expelled from office in disgrace.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:40:30 GMTSouth Korea will step up cooperation with allies to respond to North Korea's nuclear threat, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said on Friday in his first speech after parliament impeached President Park Geun-hye.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:06:27 GMTChina's difficulties in bringing home graft suspects who fled abroad have prompted tighter measures against illegal moves of capital and people beyond its borders, the government said on Friday.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:22:01 GMTDuterte will visit Cambodia on Dec 13 and 14 at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni, and then head to Singapore on Dec 15 and 16 at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:37:16 GMTJapan will launch a cargo ship on Friday (Dec 9) bound for the International Space Station, carrying a 'space junk' collector that was made with the help of a fishnet company.