Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures. The normally quiet park in Beitou, just outside the capital Taipei, has been thronged in recent days by enthusiasts of the
North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometres (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts described as a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions. The flight distance, which was tracked by South Korea's military Joint Chiefs of Staff
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, Turkey's prime minister's office said.
BEIJING (AP) — On a seaside field south of Shanghai, workers are constructing a nuclear reactor that is the flagship for Beijing's ambition to compete with the United States, France and Russia as an exporter of atomic power technology.
At least two people died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported.
A car bomb exploded in a nightlife district in Thailand's deep south, killing one and wounding more than 30, in a nation already on edge after a bombing spree that targeted tourist towns. The latest blast struck late Tuesday outside a hotel in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority southern provinces
The burkini, a body-concealing women's swimsuit that fits a conservative Islamic dress code, has stirred controversy in France, but on the beaches of North Africa, it has made few waves. On the coast of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, women are already wearing increasingly modest outfits -- but few
By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. CLINTON FOUNDATION DONORS GOT FACE TIME WITH HER AT STATE More than half the people from outside ...
By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone. While robust demand could help
TOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea criticized North Korea's latest submarine missile test on Wednesday during their annual talks that were held amid lingering frictions over territorial disputes and wartime history.
With the acquisition of NOSE, iFashion marks their initial expansion into the Malaysia market iFashion Group, a Southeast Asian online fashion and lifestyle group, has recently acquired NOSE, Malaysia’s fashion brand specialising in female shoes and handbag for US$3.7 million, in a cash and shares deal
A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of ...
By Elzio Barreto HONG KONG (Reuters) - When U.S. private equity heavyweight Warburg Pincus [WP.UL] started looking at China's logistics sector in late 2009, there were more modern warehouses in Boston than in the whole of the world's most populous country. Deep-pocket investors including Carlyle
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 24 ― The Mount Erskine branch of DAP filed a police report today after spotting banners made in its name touting Seremban MP Anthony Loke as the next Penang chief minister....
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 25-year-old man who was considered a family friend was charged Tuesday with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota — leaving her body submerged in a swamp and covered with debris.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister's office said the Turkish military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 ― Lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun today confirmed that he has been appointed to represent Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a lawsuit by ex-minister Datuk Zaid...
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Lions, tigers and poodles?
Most Asian markets slipped on Wednesday as traders trod water ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen this week, while oil suffered fresh losses on persistent glut worries. With speculation growing that US interest rates could rise by the end of the year, Yellen's comments at
Japan will begin training soldiers to conduct rescue and military escort missions during UN peacekeeping operations, the government said, potentially embroiling its troops in overseas military actions for the first time since World War Two. The training will begin this month for Self Defence Force units
By Jeremy Wagstaff and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is working on how to implement a policy to cut off web access for public servants as a defense against potential cyber attack - a move closely watched by critics who say it marks a retreat for a technologically advanced city-state
As e-commerce continues to spread across Southeast Asia, brick-and-mortar still has distinct advantages Crisis, crisis, crisis. The press love to tell us that retail is dying and that online stores are the future. There is no doubt that the online environment has had an impact on brick and mortar shops
BOGOTA/HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels will announce on Wednesday that they have reached a final peace agreement, three officials connected with the government negotiating team said. A deal would aim to bring an end to a half century of conflict with the Revolutionary
Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it. ...