Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds stage sit-in at city tax offices

This is the start of the third week of protests across Hong Kong. The proposed law has been shelved but many fear it could be revived.

Hong Kong protests: Hundreds stage sit-in at city tax offices

Asia Pacific

Vietnam jails US man for 12 years for trying to overthrow state

Michael Phuong Minh Nguyen family says he has never been involved in any type of activism.

Vietnam jails US man for 12 years for trying to overthrow state

Asia Pacific

Official sacked over Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 28

No survivors expected under the debris of the Chinese-owned construction site in Sihanoukville town, officials said.

Official sacked over Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 28

Asia Pacific

The Philippines's problem with plastic that won't go away

Filipino activists engage schoolchildren in the battle against single-use plastic that is choking the environment.

Australia

Australia's ABC takes police to court over Afghan files

The ABC is asking for an injunction to prevent police from accessing the 'Afghan files', says raid was unconstitutional.

Australia's national broadcaster takes police to court over raid

Football

Asean nations to 'launch joint bid' to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

Experts say the 10 Asean nations - home to more than 640 million people - have yet to work out the details.

Asean nations to 'launch joint bid' to host 2034 FIFA World Cup

AJ Impact

Beijing says US and China should make compromises in trade talks

Talks to reach a trade deal broke down last month after US officials accused China of backing away from commitments.

Beijing says US and China should make compromises in trade talks

Asia Pacific

ASEAN leaders promise closer ties, wrap up Bangkok summit

But there is no clear voice from the collective on any of the key topics.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protests: Religious leaders stand with protesters

Religious leaders join the fight for Hong Kong's liberties, trying to promote peace and prevent escalation of the crisis.

Asia Pacific

North Korean leader receives letter from President Trump

North Korea's state media reported that Trump sent letter to Kim Jong Un who was satisfied with its 'excellent content'.

North Korean leader receives letter from President Trump

Asia Pacific

ASEAN Bangkok Summit: Declining Democracy?

Many say the 10-nation ASEAN, the Association of South East Asian Nations, has seen a weakening of democracy in recent years.

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters lay siege to police HQ

Thousands surround police headquarters amid battle for China extradition bill withdrawal and city leader's resignation.

Thousands of protesters again hit Hong Kong's streets

Asia Pacific

Rocket to the gods: Buddhist blast off for good luck

At this time of year parts of northeastern Thailand and neighbouring Laos are declared no-fly zones for aircraft because of rockets being launched from farms below.

Indonesia

Children among 30 dead in Indonesia matchstick factory blaze

Women working in the matchstick factory in the town of Binjai often brought their children to work, a relative said.

Children among 30 dead in Indonesia matchstick factory blaze

AJ Impact

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

UN body urges Asian states to tackle what's being described as the largest animal disease outbreak in history.

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia