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 Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul  - World News
Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Afghan capital of Kabul 16 minutes ago
October 20, 2017 10:34 PMKABUL (REUTERS) - A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi’ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday (Oct 20) night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country’s S
19th Party Congress: China's global image improving, says party's publicity official -World News
19th Party Congress: China's global image improving, says party's publicity official 1 hour ago
October 20, 2017 9:52 PMBEIJING - China's global image has improved in recent years because of the "Chinese miracle" it has wrought to better its people's lives and the fulfilling of its responsibility as a major power, said an official.
Kaya croissant? S'pore Tourism Board serves up creative food items to woo South Koreans -World News
Kaya croissant? S'pore Tourism Board serves up creative food items to woo South Koreans 1 hour ago
October 20, 2017 10:07 PMSEOUL - Crab curry pasta with fishballs, or kaya croissant, anyone?
First batch of triumphant Philippine soldiers returns home from Marawi -World News
First batch of triumphant Philippine soldiers returns home from Marawi 1 hour ago
October 20, 2017 10:32 PMMANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A batch of Philippine army troops arrived to a heroes' welcome in Manila on Friday (Oct 20), becoming the first soldiers to return home after fighting one of the bloodiest and
Philippines says top Malaysian terrorist killed in Marawi, but ‘there will be more’ -World News
Philippines says top Malaysian terrorist killed in Marawi, but ‘there will be more’ 2 hours ago
A top Malaysian terrorist, who allegedly conspired with Filipino militants to create an Islamic caliphate in the southern Philippines, has been killed in a military operation in Marawi City, a military spokesman said on Friday. “He died during the a
Another coin-tossing passenger causes flight chaos in China -World News
Another coin-tossing passenger causes flight chaos in China 3 hours ago
October 20, 2017 7:43 PMSHANGHAI (AFP) - She was flying Lucky Air, but that wasn't enough for an elderly Chinese woman who tossed coins at the jet's engine to wish for a safe flight, prompting authorities to detain her and ground the flight.
India says ready for stronger US ties after Tillerson endorsement -World News
India says ready for stronger US ties after Tillerson endorsement 3 hours ago
October 20, 2017 7:58 PMNEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India stood ready to further strengthen ties with the United States, the government said on Friday (Oct 20), after US Secretary of State Tillerson vowed to dramatically expand cooperation as a way to counter C
Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: Russian media -World News
Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: Russian media 3 hours ago
October 20, 2017 8:14 PMMOSCOW (REUTERS) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear programme, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday (Oct 20), saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death
Malaysia Airlines announces company veteran Izham Ismail as new group CEO -World News
Malaysia Airlines announces company veteran Izham Ismail as new group CEO 3 hours ago
October 20, 2017 8:24 PMMalaysia Airlines announced on Friday (Oct 20) that company veteran, chief operating officer Izham Ismail, will be the group's new CEO following the departure of Irishman Peter Bellew.
China consumer loans surge nearly 30 per cent as debt worries resurface -World News
China consumer loans surge nearly 30 per cent as debt worries resurface 4 hours ago
October 20, 2017 6:43 PMBEIJING (REUTERS) - China's outstanding household consumer loans surged nearly 30 per cent by end September from a year earlier, data showed on Friday, a day after its central bank governor issued a strong warning about the risks o
Smog defies all-out efforts to deliver blue skies for China's 19th Party Congress -World News
Smog defies all-out efforts to deliver blue skies for China's 19th Party Congress 4 hours ago
October 20, 2017 6:55 PMBEIJING (AFP) - Beijingers are going without barbecue. Construction sites have halted work. Factories hundreds of kilometres away have halted production.
Solemn nation prepares to say goodbye to late Thai king -World News
Solemn nation prepares to say goodbye to late Thai king 4 hours ago
October 20, 2017 7:16 PMBANGKOK - A cloud of sobriety has descended upon Thailand as the nation prepares to bid King Bhumibol Adulyadej goodbye.
South Korean airforce to create new surveillance unit -World News
South Korean airforce to create new surveillance unit 5 hours ago
October 20, 2017 5:47 PMSEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - South Korea's airforce on Friday (Oct 20) announced a plan to establish a new surveillance unit by the end of this year, which it said would boost the capability to detect any preparatio
Regulator probing claim personal data of millions of Malaysians stolen and sold -World News
Regulator probing claim personal data of millions of Malaysians stolen and sold 5 hours ago
October 20, 2017 6:41 PMKUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the police are investigating a report claiming that the personal data of millions of Malaysians was stolen and sold online.
China summons British official over Hong Kong remarks -World News
China summons British official over Hong Kong remarks 6 hours ago
October 20, 2017 4:54 PMBEIJING (REUTERS) - China has summoned a British official in Beijing and lodged "stern representations" about recent comments from London expressing concern about a British rights activist being denied entry to Hong Kong, it said o
Record spending expected at Thailand's annual vegetarian festival amid royal mourning period -World News
Record spending expected at Thailand's annual vegetarian festival amid royal mourning period 6 hours ago
October 20, 2017 4:54 PMBANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's annual vegetarian festival began on Friday (Oct 20) with record spending expected from Thais abstaining from meat-heavy diets to earn spiritual credit during the year-long mourning period for the late
Timor Leste govt faces uncertainty after parliamentary defeat -World News
Timor Leste govt faces uncertainty after parliamentary defeat 6 hours ago
October 20, 2017 5:22 PMDILI (AFP) - Timor Leste's new government has suffered a major setback after opposition parties vetoed its policy programme, a blow that could see the impoverished young democracy return to the polls.
South Korea has no right to talk about visits to Kaesong industrial park: North Korea -World News
South Korea has no right to talk about visits to Kaesong industrial park: North Korea 6 hours ago
October 20, 2017 5:34 PMSEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - North Korea said on Friday (Oct 20) that South Korea is not entitled to permit its nationals to visit the inter-Korean complex in the North's border city of Kaesong, amid signs of a unil
Vivo, Chinese rival of iPhone, to sell in Western markets -World News
Vivo, Chinese rival of iPhone, to sell in Western markets 7 hours ago
October 20, 2017 4:04 PMBEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - Vivo, the fast-growing smartphone brand backed by reclusive Chinese billionaire Duan Yongping, will begin selling to Western markets for the first time as it accelerates a global expansion.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan takes patrol motorcycle to City Hall due to traffic jam -World News
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan takes patrol motorcycle to City Hall due to traffic jam 7 hours ago
October 20, 2017 4:27 PMJAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan took to riding a Transportation Agency patrol motorcycle to work on Friday morning (Oct 20) due to heavy traffic.
Missing Malaysia pastor, wife often stopped by immigration, hearing told -World News
Missing Malaysia pastor, wife often stopped by immigration, hearing told 7 hours ago
October 20, 2017 4:39 PMKUALA LUMPUR - Missing Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh and his wife Susanna Liew were frequently stopped by Malaysian immigration and referred to the Special Branch when they travelled abroad, a Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) inqui
Oxford college removes Aung San Suu Kyi from common room name -World News
Oxford college removes Aung San Suu Kyi from common room name 8 hours ago
Undergraduates at the Oxford college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove the de facto leader of Myanmar’s name from the title of their junior common room because of her response to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. In a vote on Thurs
Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom -World News
Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom 8 hours ago
October 20, 2017 2:47 PMBANGKOK (REUTERS) - For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok's Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand's tourism industry.
Xi can use his power in China to be a positive force globally: US spy chief -World News
Xi can use his power in China to be a positive force globally: US spy chief 8 hours ago
October 20, 2017 2:48 PMWASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese President Xi Jinping is consolidating his power in the Communist Party congress that Is under way in Beijing and could use his commanding position as a positive force globally, according to America'
Indonesian President Jokowi's recipe for staying healthy: ginger herbal drink and coconut water -World News
Indonesian President Jokowi's recipe for staying healthy: ginger herbal drink and coconut water 8 hours ago
October 20, 2017 2:55 PMJAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has revealed his recipe for staying fit and healthy despite his busy schedule - an herbal drink made from combining Javanese ginger and turmeric and co