Russia

Putin: Russia wants to resolve North Korea's nuclear standoff

Putin is the first head of state the North Korean leader is meeting after the failed Hanoi summit with Trump.

Putin: Russia wants to resolve North Korea's nuclear standoff

Business & Economy

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Ghosn's bail

However, prosecutors said the court's decision was 'extremely regrettable' and an appeal was lodged against the bail.

Tokyo court approves ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn's $4.5m bail

North Korea

What's at stake as Kim meets Putin in Russia?

North Korean leader to meet Russian president with discussions on economy, denuclearisation likely to be on the agenda.

What's at stake as Kim Jong Un meets President Putin in Russia?

Human Rights

Japan's Abe apologises to victims of forced sterilisation

Government also promises to compensate tens of thousands of people sterilised to prevent 'poor-quality descendants'.

Japan's Abe apologises to victims of forced sterilisation

Asia Pacific

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Philippine quake

Rescuers race to find survivors after the second earthquake hits the island nation.

North Korea

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia for talks with Putin

Summit is the first between Putin and the North Korean leader and will focus on nuclear issues on the Korean Peninsula.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un to meet Putin in Russia

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' activists handed prison terms

Activists sentenced to up to 16 months' jail after being convicted last month of public nuisance offences.

Hong Kong's 'Occupy Central' activists handed prison terms

Philippines

Philippines earthquake: Man loses family in deadly cataclysm

Chuzon Supermarket in Porac was the only major structure completely destroyed by the quakes that killed at least 16.

Philippines earthquake: Man loses family in deadly cataclysm

Asia Pacific

China navy celebrates 70th anniversary

Chinese officers referred to past foreign invasions, a source of ‘deep wounds’, as motivation for boosting its military.

Myanmar

More than 50 feared dead after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Dozens missing in one of the worst disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry in years.

More than 50 feared dead after landslide at Myanmar jade mine

Philippines

Search for survivors under way after Philippines quake

At least 16 killed and more than 80 injured after magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits 110km north of Manila.

Northern Philippines jolted by magnitude 6.1 earthquake

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Myanmar court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in 2017 while investigating killing of 10 Rohingya.

Thailand

Red or black? Experiencing Thailand's military draft

Lottery for military draft takes place each April. While some step forward willingly, others want it abolished.

Red or black? Experiencing Thailand's military draft

Japan

The existential crisis facing North Korean schools in Japan

Around 70 Joseon schools in Japan have funding slashed by the government and are targeted by nationalist organisations.

The existential crisis facing North Korean schools in Japan

Japan

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn hit with fresh corruption charge

Prosecutors looking into allegations that Ghosn funnelled $15m in Nissan funds to a dealership in the Middle East.

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn hit with fresh corruption charge