Asia Pacific

US man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Chinese scholar

Brendt Christensen, a former graduate student, was jailed for the kidnapping and killing of Zhang Yingying in 2017.

US man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Chinese scholar

China

'Stain of the century': US denounces China's treatment of Uighurs

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is 'home to one of the worst human rights crises of our time'.

'Stain of the century': US denounces China's treatment of Uighurs

Asia

Transnational crime boom a destabilising influence in SE Asia: UN

New report on how criminal groups rake in billions of dollars via drug trade, human trafficking and other activities.

Transnational crime boom a destabilising influence in SE Asia: UN

Japan

'You die': Arsonist kills 33 at Japan anime studio

At least 36 others injured after man pours flammable liquid inside building in Kyoto and sets it ablaze.

Asia Pacific

Indonesia to send waste back to Australia

Environmentalists are concerned about the high level of plastic and household waste in wastepaper imports.

Asia Pacific

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war

New toll of 5,526 is much lower than the 6,600 police previously said had been killed in Duterte's three-year campaign.

Philippine authorities contradict own death toll in drugs war

Asia Pacific

UN investigator calls for tougher approach on Myanmar abuses

Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee says US sanctions should be tougher and international community must step up.

AJ Impact

Australia jobless rate stuck at 5.2 percent as growth slows

Policy stimulus needed to cut Australia's jobless rate to 4.5 percent mark as growth slows to decade lows, analysts say.

Australia jobless rate stuck at 5.2 percent as growth slows

AJ IMPACT

Conservation in focus as survey shows drop in Malaysia orangutans

Survey in Sabah highlights importance of wildlife corridors and commitments to sustainable palm oil and timber.

Conservation in focus as survey shows drop in Malaysia orangutans

Environment

Why is Southeast Asia the world's dumping ground?

Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines among countries battling to deal with avalanche of rubbish imported from rich nations.

Why is Southeast Asia the world's dumping ground?

AJ Impact

Bank of Korea unleashes surprise rate cut as trade risks grow

Hurt by Japan's export curbs and US-China trade war, Bank of Korea cuts interest rate to shield export-driven economy.

Bank of Korea unleashes surprise rate cut as trade risks grow

AJ Impact

Sliding Japan exports, manufacturing gloom heighten economic risk

Slowing global growth, trade wars and an export row with South Korea hit Japan's export-driven economy.

Sliding Japan exports, manufacturing gloom heighten economic risk

AJ Impact

Not made in America: Chinese drones banned by US tech supplier

With increased tension between Beijing and Washington, California-based company Cape pivots towards US manufacturers.

Not made in America: Chinese drones banned by US tech supplier

North Korea

North Korea warns US over planned war games

Military drills planned with South Korea next month could lead to nuclear-test resumption, Pyongyang says.

North Korea warns US over planned war games

MH17

Five years after MH17 tragedy a ray of hope for justice

Families, investigators urge Russia to cooperate, five years after plane shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine.

Five years after MH17 tragedy a ray of hope for justice