Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:57:08 GMTThailand's hospital-bound King Bhumibol Adulyadej is still being treated for kidney failure although an infection in his lung has eased, the palace said Saturday, in the latest update on the 88-year-old's ailing health.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:46:08 GMTTaliban fighters have advanced closer to Lashkar Gah, capital of the strategic southern province of Helmand, pushing into a farming district on the other side of the river from the town, officials said on Saturday.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:05:20 GMTThailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, is recovering after a respiratory infection, the palace said in a statement on Saturday.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:34:44 GMTSouth Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on North Koreans to abandon their country Saturday and defect, just a day after a soldier walked across the heavily fortified border into the South.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 18:20:40 GMTMalaysia pro-democracy group Bersih kicked off a nationwide roadshow to drum up flagging support and raise awareness among rural folk about its demand for institutional reform.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:29:10 GMTPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte should not be compared to Adolf Hitler, and his reference to the Holocaust was an "oblique deflection" of claims he is a mass murderer, his spokesman said on Saturday, as anger smouldered over his incendiary remarks.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:39:19 GMTAn explicit pornographic video was broadcast on a public billboard in broad daylight in Jakarta, with police and cyber crime specialists on Saturday searching for the culprit behind the gaffe.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:00:40 GMTDr Ng Eng Hen told reporters that such incidents may not necessarily involve military ships, but rather fishing boats or other civilian vessels.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:00:30 GMTPakistan and India exchanged fresh fire across the de-facto Kashmir border Saturday, the Pakistani military said, with Indian officials stating there was no damage as tensions rise between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:39:06 GMTA union representing Pakistan cinemas and film distributors has banned the screening of Indian movies across the country in the wake of rising tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours in disputed Kashmir.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:50:10 GMTAn American accused of running a passport-forgery ring in Bangkok confessed to dismembering -- but not murdering -- a man found in his freezer, Thai police said Saturday, as detectives continue to piece together details of the macabre crime.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:38:40 GMTWomen's tennis boss Steve Simon said he's considering introducing super tie-breakers and no-ad scoring for singles matches in a radical move to shorten them and make them more TV-friendly.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:35:43 GMTWorld champion Lewis Hamilton delivered a warning to Nico Rosberg in emphatic fashion ahead of qualifying with a blistering lap Saturday in final practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:25:20 GMTIndia and Pakistan exchanged fire across their de facto border in the Kashmir region on Saturday, in minor skirmishes that come at a time of heightened tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 17:49:34 GMTMore than 1,000 Southeast Asians have flocked to join Islamic State's self-declared "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen says.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:40:15 GMTConfirmation that the Zika virus had caused microcephaly in Thailand is not likely to scare off large numbers of Chinese tourists due to jet in for holidays in the next week, tourists and industry operators said.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:40:20 GMTThe first phase of Indonesia's tax amnesty, which tens of thousands joined on the final days, collected 97.2 trillion rupiah (5.74 billion pounds) in revenue to help cover the government's fiscal deficit, Finance Ministry data showed on Saturday.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:20:17 GMTThe United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:15:20 GMTAround a dozen Hong Kong universities draped large banners calling for the city's independence on China's National Day, defying authorities with demands for the Chinese controlled territory to split with mainland China.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:55:20 GMTJapan and India are likely to sign a civil nuclear cooperation pact during a visit to Japan by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in mid-November, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Saturday.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:45:29 GMTThe United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defence system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:31:41 GMTTwo Chinese navy ships have arrived in Myanmar's main city of Yangon for a five-day visit, state media said on Saturday, the latest move by Beijing to reinforce military ties with its strategically-located southern neighbour.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:10:39 GMTHere's what goes into the art of making sampuru, or sample food - and why it's still done by hand in technology-crazy Japan.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:23:22 GMTPentagon chief Ashton Carter on Friday blasted the "deeply troubling" remarks by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in which he likened his deadly war on crime to Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:13:00 GMTPentagon Chief Ashton Carter met Friday with Southeast Asian defense ministers to discuss regional security issues and reassure them America's "rebalance" to Asia will continue under the next US administration.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:19:13 GMTPakistan urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to personally intervene to help defuse rising tensions with India over disputed Kashmir.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:18:23 GMTOn the sidelines of Exercise Wallaby, Channel NewsAsia's Xabryna Kek had a first-hand look at the SAF soldiers' home away from home in the dense Australian bushland - as well as what they ate and where they slept and showered.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:50:39 GMTAs of Friday, the programme has raised 96.4 trillion rupiah (S$10.1 billion) in revenue - almost 60 per cent of the government's target of 165 trillion rupiah.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:05:13 GMTA summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said on Friday, amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:50:38 GMTDuterte, 71, won elections in May in a landslide after a campaign dominated by his pledge to eradicate drugs in society by killing tens of thousands of people.