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Iran says it thwarted drone strike on military site

A loud explosion at a military plant in Iran's central city of Isfahan was caused...

Holiday trips within China surge after lifting of COVID-19 curbs

The number of people making trips inside China over the week-long Chinese New Year holiday...

Malaysia floods: Johor sees more than 5,500 evacuees; Sabah almost 6,500

More than 5,500 and close to 6,500 flood evacuees have had to flee their homes...

Japan whaling firm pins hopes on vending machines to revive sales

A Japanese whaling firm unveiled vending machines offering whale sashimi, whale steak and whale bacon...

With rising bank interest rates, South Koreans can only wait to buy dream homes in Seoul

Some South Koreans are waiting for the right opportunity to buy their dream homes in...

Pakistan suffers major power outage after grid failure

Pakistan suffered country-wide power cuts early on Monday (Jan 23) due to a major breakdown...

Deputy UN chief pushes women's rights during visit to Taliban heartland

UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed expressed alarm to Taliban officials in Kandahar over violations...

China says COVID-19 has peaked as holiday rush gets into full swing

China said the worst was over in its battle against COVID-19 ahead of what is...

Indian diamond heiress, 8, enters monkhood and loses fortune

An eight-year-old girl in India who stood to inherit a multi-million-dollar diamond fortune has instead...

Imported eggs help alleviate local shortage in Malaysia, says agriculture minister

The shortage of eggs in Malaysia was reduced to one million in December last year,...

Giant legs of Vietnam's 'dragon chicken' a Lunar New Year delicacy

On a farm close to Hanoi, Le Van Hien picks out the best bird among...

Nepal mourns victims of deadliest plane crash in decades

Soldiers used ropes and stretchers to retrieve bodies from the 300m-deep ravine late into the...

Puma expands footprint

International footwear and apparel brand Puma has expanded its footprint in Bangladesh by launching a...

Biden, Kishida tout more muscular Japanese military role

President Joe Biden and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida touted Tokyo's beefed-up military posture during...

Myanmar junta chief family assets found in Thai drug raid: Document

Thai officials found assets belonging to adult children of Myanmar's junta leader during a raid...

Indonesia president says 'strongly regrets' past rights violations in country

Indonesian President Joko Widodo acknowledged on Wednesday (Jan 11) a series of incidents amounting to...