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UN human rights chief to begin contentious China visit

The UN human rights chief was on Monday (May 23) due to begin a six-day...

Biden heads to Japan after warning on North Korea threat

President Joe Biden flies on Sunday (May 22) to Japan for the second leg of...

Thousands of COVID-negative Beijing residents sent to quarantine

Thousands of COVID-negative Beijing residents were forcibly relocated to quarantine hotels overnight due to a...

North Korea nuclear threat tops agenda for Biden-Yoon meeting in South Korea

US President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart will search for ways on...

Some in Shanghai allowed out to shop as city moves to ease COVID-19 lockdown

More Shanghai residents were given the freedom to go out to shop for groceries for...

N Korea reports 232,880 suspected COVID-19 cases

North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as...

Malaysian police bust international syndicate that smuggled drugs in crayons

An international drug syndicate that smuggled drugs in crayons and exported them via courier companies...

Japan to allow small group tours, including Singapore visitors, as step to full reopening

Japan said on Tuesday (May 17) it would start conducting "test tourism" in the form...

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka set for uneasy 'economic war cabinet'

Sri Lanka was set to form a new cabinet on Monday (May 16) as bitter...

21 more dead as North Korea battles COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea on Saturday (May 14) reported 21 additional deaths from "fever", two days after...

Israeli police beat pallbearers at Al Jazeera journalist's funeral

Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al...

Sri Lanka's ruling Rajapaksa family in fight for survival as crisis worsens

His beloved villa has been daubed in graffiti by protesters, and a museum dedicated to...

Mahinda flees to Navalbase as Rajapaksa houses burnt

A massive protest began in front of Trincomalee naval base in eastern Sri Lanka on...

China says it warned US warship as it transited Taiwan Strait

China's military said on Wednesday (May 11) that it had monitored and warned a US...

Curfew in Sri Lanka after day of deadly unrest

Sri Lanka deployed thousands of troops and police on Tuesday (May 10) to enforce a...

Philippines election: Marcos family eye return to power as country votes

Voting is under way in the Philippines, with millions queuing across the islands to choose...