5:03 pm September 23, 2014 | No Comment
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dropped plans to host Russian President Vladimir Putin in Japan this year due to friction after Tokyo imposed sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, reports said Tuesday.
4:50 pm September 23, 2014 | No Comment
A court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent scholar from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority to life in prison for "separatism," an unusually harsh sentence for a long-time yet moderate critic of Beijing's policies in the restive Xinjiang region.
1:50 pm September 23, 2014 | No Comment
Hong Kong students took their anti-Beijing strike to the government headquarters on Tuesday, with hundreds gathering at the harbourside complex to protest against China's refusal to grant full democracy to the city.
1:07 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Sydney. Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremist groups in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home. “My unambiguous message to all Australians who fight with terrorist groups is that you will be arrested, prosecuted and jailed for a very long time,” Abbott told parliament in […]
10:25 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Shanghai. Two people were killed and several more injured in at least three explosions in China’s troubled far western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported, but gave few details. The blasts came as China punished 17 regional officials and police “for being accountable” for a July 28 attack by masked militants that led to almost 100 […]
10:00 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment
The president of the Pacific island state of Kiribati favors buying more land abroad after a purchase in Fiji, to secure both food supplies and perhaps a future home if rising sea levels swamp low-lying atolls.
3:33 pm September 21, 2014 | No Comment
Hong Kong students are preparing for a showdown with Beijing over democratic reforms by boycotting classes on Monday, as a restive younger generation challenges the Chinese Communist Party’s tightening grip on the city.
10:20 pm September 20, 2014 | No Comment
An American recently sentenced to six years hard labor by a North Korean court pretended to have secret US information and was deliberately arrested in a bid to become famous and meet US missionary Kenneth Bae in a North Korean prison, state media said on Saturday.
8:40 pm September 19, 2014 | No Comment
Pronouncing foreign leaders’ names is a headache for newsreaders the world over but on Friday it proved the downfall of one Indian newscaster, who mistook the visiting Chinese president’s name for the Roman numeral XI, calling him “Eleven Jinping” on air.