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Asia

17 Feb
The United States, South Korea and Japan issued a joint statement on Thursday condemning North Korea's test firing of a ballistic missile. They said Pyongyang should face an "even stronger"...
17 Feb
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday in corruption investigation. Mr Lee and the Samsung Group deny any wrongdoing. The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geung-...
15 Feb
South Korea's spy agency suspects two female North Korean agents assassinated the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia. U.S. government sources also believed that Kim Jong Nam had been...
15 Feb
Hong Kong's former Chief Executive Donald Tsang, 72, arrived at Hong Kong's High Court on Wednesday. His bribery trial is the highest-ranking official ever to be charged in the city's history. He...
15 Feb
Sri Lankan PM says failed asylum seekers safe to return from Australia’s detention centres.    SRI LANKAN PRIME MINISTER, RANIL WICKREMESINGHE       "They left...
15 Feb
Residents in Jakarta began voting on Wednesday. The election is one of the local elections held across the country. But the biggest focus is on Jakarta, where three candidates are competing for the job of...
14 Feb
Residents of Lahore were shocked on Tuesday after an explosion near the Pun-jab provincial assembly, killing at least 13 people and wounded 83 others a day earlier. The Punjab government declared a day of...
14 Feb
At least 32 people were killed and 12 others injured after a tour bus overturned in Taiwan. According to Taiwan police, there were 44 people on the bus. Many of the victims on the tour bus were middle aged and...
14 Feb
Samsung’s chief was questioned by South Korea's special prosecutor for more than 15 hours. This was part of an investigation into a graft scandal that threatens to topple President Park Geun-hye....
12 Feb
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's test launch of a ballistic missile was "absolutely unacceptable". North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast early...

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