Asia Pacific

Malaysians, Indonesians with suspected links to ISIL arrested

One of the Malaysian suspects is accused of threatening to kill the Malaysian king as well as Prime Minister Mahathir.

Malaysians, Indonesians with suspected links to ISIL arrested

Asia Pacific

Australia refugee policy: Five years of deterring migrants

For the fifth year, Australia continues its policy of mandatory detention and offshore processing for what they term ‘unauthorised’ boat arrivals.

South Korea

S Korea government liable for botched MV Sewol rescue: court

A court orders the South Korean government to pay $177,000 for families of deceased passengers of ill-fated ferry.

S Korea government liable for botched MV Sewol rescue: court

Asia Pacific

South Korea: North Korean films publicly screened at BIFAN 2018

North Korean films are publicly shown for the first time at a South Korean film festival amid the thaw in inter-Korean relations.

Thailand

No food, no water: Thai boys describe 'miracle' rescue

The boys and their coach are discharged from hospital after they were extracted from a cave in a daring operation.

Asia Pacific

Probe urged into deadly Indonesia crackdown before Asia Games

Rights groups are calling for an independent investigation into the recent extrajudicial killings of 11 suspected criminals in an intensified crackdown on drug dealers.

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong: Pro-independence party faces possible ban

Police in Hong Kong have sought to ban the political party, citing it as a potential national security threat.

European Union

Japan, EU sign free trade deal amid worry about US protectionism

The pact sends a clear message against protectionist moves led by US President Donald Trump.

Japan, EU sign free trade deal amid worry about US protectionism

Press Freedom

Journalist tried for reporting on Rohingya deaths testifies

Reuters journalist Wa Lone, arrested with colleague Kyaw Soe Oo, denies breaking any laws in court.

European Union

US trade tariffs take the spotlight in EU-China summit

European Council warns against world powers starting a trade war as EU leaders met with Chinese counterparts in Beijing.

Asia Pacific

Malaysia: New government sworn in after 61-year party rule

Almost half of all parliament members are new faces, including PM Mahathir Mohamad, whose surprise campaign brought down his predecessor charged with corruption.

Asia Pacific

Indonesia mob kills nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

The death of a man at a breeding farm by a crocodile prompts a slaughter of hundreds of protected reptiles by villagers.

Indonesia mob kills nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack

Asia Pacific

Trade expected to dominate EU-China summit agenda

The summit in Beijing will cover a range of issues including climate change, security and expanding their strategic relationship, but trade will certainly be at the top of the agenda.

Myanmar

Reuters journalists investigating Rohingya deaths to face trial

The charges and trial of the journalists are seen as a test for press freedom in Myanmar.

Sport

'I'm back': Pacquiao scores first knockout win in years

Filipino boxer knocks out Argentine Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round, clinching his 12th championship title.

Manny Pacquiao clinches his first knockout victory in 9 years