Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:05:30 GMTWest African leaders were due in Banjul on Friday morning to offer Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh a last chance to step down peacefully before regional forces, which have already entered the country, oust him.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:05:23 GMTThe search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, though fruitless in terms of finding the aircraft, should provide fishermen in the Indian Ocean with detailed sea-floor maps, and help them land huge catches.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:19 GMTFarmers locked in a land dispute with Myanmar's armed forces pledged to renew their fight after being released from jail on Friday, in a case testing leader Aung San Suu Kyi's resolve to challenge the military's economic interests.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:55:35 GMTThailand's junta is setting up a reconciliation panel of generals and experts to find common ground between political factions ahead of elections, the general named to lead the body said on Friday.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:45:59 GMTMyanmar has said that Malaysia's decision to call for an Extraordinary Meeting to discuss the plight of the Rohingya at the OIC will add more complexity to an already complicated issue.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:35:40 GMTJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaking in parliament hours before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office, said on Friday he wanted to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:35:23 GMTA man deliberately drove into pedestrians, killing three and injuring more than 15 in the centre of Australia's second largest city Melbourne on Friday, but police said the lunch-time incident was not terrorism-related.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:40:29 GMTJapanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday objected to mention on the Pyeongchang Olympics website of islands disputed by his country and South Korea, saying it was "unacceptable" and went against the spirit of the international competition.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:40:14 GMTChina asked foreign diplomats in Beijing to help "weave a cooperative network against corruption," state media reported on Friday, as Beijing seeks greater international cooperation in Chinese President Xi Jinping's four-year war on graft.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:07:08 GMTPolice say the incident has been contained and there is no further threat to the public.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:07:26 GMTThe world's second-largest economy expanded 6.7 per cent in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:25:33 GMTChina has merged five state media companies in a bid to improve the quality and influence of the country's economic and financial news services, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:19:11 GMTA 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:50:19 GMTAlejandro Guillier, an independent Chilean senator who has shot up in the opinion polls to go from relative unknown to serious presidential hopeful in just weeks, said on Thursday that Chile was going through profound social change and needed "more substantial" reforms.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:45:32 GMTThe United States has seen indications that North Korea may be preparing for a new missile test-launch in the coming days or weeks, U.S. officials said on Thursday, in what could be an early test of President-elect Donald Trump's administration.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:40:56 GMTHardline religious protesters threw stones at supporters of five missing Pakistani activists on Thursday and demanded that police charge the missing men under a blasphemy law that carries a mandatory death sentence.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:40:29 GMTThe Afghan Taliban has sought to reassure the United Arab Emirates that it was not behind an attack in the southern city of Kandahar that killed five UAE diplomats and injured the ambassador, senior Taliban officials said on Thursday.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:10:41 GMTA Japanese hotelier's denial of a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanjing has prompted Chinese social media calls for a boycott of travel to Japan, threatening tourist arrivals days before the Lunar New Year holidays.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:50:26 GMTA court in the eastern Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Thursday sentenced a British man to five years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage boy, the man's lawyer said.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:35:32 GMTAn Islamic State-linked kidnap gang in the Philippines freed two Filipinos held captive for nearly three months, the military said on Thursday, the second release in less than a week by a group notorious for beheading foreigners.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:35:02 GMTMalaysia said on Thursday it would pay a reward to any private company that found the fuselage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, days after a fruitless, three-year hunt was suspended.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:50:28 GMTChinese officials must become used to routinely "blushing red and sweating" in the country's fight against corruption, China's top graft buster said in comments published on Thursday.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:05:28 GMTHong Kong's respected former financial secretary John Tsang on Thursday confirmed his intention to run for the Asian financial hub's top job in March, at a time of growing political tension and anti-China sentiment.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:40:38 GMTIn a tumultuous four years in power, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been criticised for her handling of a ferry disaster and the running of the economy, and also for bizarre episodes involving beauty treatments and bulk buying of Viagra.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:55:27 GMTA Czech fugitive wanted in his homeland for knowingly spreading HIV to multiple victims has been arrested on a Thai resort island after living in the country for more than a year.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:25:32 GMTPolice in Vietnam's capital stopped an anti-China protest within minutes on Thursday at a ceremony to commemorate a clash between the two countries in the South China Sea more than four decades ago.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:13:51 GMTMalaysian militant Zainuri Kamaruddin was involved in a series of incidents in his own country before going to fight in Syria, according to police.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:20:45 GMTAt least 15 children were killed and dozens more injured when a school bus collided with a truck in northern India.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:15:38 GMTProtests by thousands of people demanding the resumption of a traditional Indian bull-taming festival have disrupted daily life across the southern state of Tamil Nadu, forcing its leader to urge intervention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:10:23 GMTA Chinese court has jailed Liao Yongyuan, the former general manager of China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), for 15 years for graft, a local court said on Thursday.