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Friday July 10, 2015
Chinese shares up 4.5% as momentum spreads
Chinese shares continued to rally on Friday, gaining momentum from Thursday's dramatic rebound as drastic government measures to support the volatile market started to have an impact.
Friday July 10, 2015
India's Narendra Modi accepts Pakistan visit invite
Indian PM Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation from his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend a regional summit in Islamabad next year.
Friday July 10, 2015
Thai embassy in Turkey closes after pro-Uighur protests
Thailand has closed its embassy in Turkey following protests over Thailand's deportation of about 100 Uighurs to China.
Wednesday February 11, 2015
TransAsia pilots fail safety tests after fatal crash
Some 29 pilots working for Taiwanese airline TransAsia have been suspended after failing or missing safety tests, a week after a fatal crash.
Wednesday February 11, 2015
South Korea coast guard captain jailed over Sewol ferry rescue bid
A former coast guard captain has been jailed for four years for negligence in connection with the rescue operation for a stricken South Korean ferry.
Wednesday February 11, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal invites all of Delhi to swearing-in
Indian anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal, who won a landslide victory in the Delhi state elections, has invited all of Delhi to his swearing in ceremony on Saturday.
Tuesday September 16, 2014
China Bans Use of Coal With High Ash to Fight Smog
China, the world’s largest consumer of coal, is restricting the dirtiest grades to fight pollution. It will encourage imports of higher-quality supplies after smog worsened in Shanghai and Beijing and sparked social unrest in Maoming and Hangzhou.
Friday September 12, 2014
Philippines proposes autonomous Muslim zone
The president proposed to give Muslims in the south the ability to run their own government under their own flag, part of a peace plan aimed at ending a four-decade rebellion.
Thursday September 11, 2014
Xi’s war on corruption spreads to China’s EMBAs
Chinese officials are rushing to pull out of executive MBAs after Xi Jinping’s government banned them from accepting scholarships as part of a widening anti-corruption campaign.
Sunday September 7, 2014
Kei Nishikori Makes History at US Open
Nishikori emerges from his first Grand Slam semifinal to Monday's US Open final after a 6-4, 1-6, 6-6 (4), 6-3 win over Djokovic, becoming the first Asian-born man to reach a Grand Slam final.
Friday September 5, 2014
Alibaba Seeks $21bn in Highly Awaited I.P.O.
The Chinese e-commerce giant disclosed on Friday that it hoped to raise up to $21.1 billion in its long-awaited IPO, setting up expectations for the biggest stock market debut in US history.
Tuesday May 13, 2014
Beijing sees significant increase of armed police presence on streets
Beijing police have significantly stepped up security measures in China's capital, in what the country's state media described as "an escalation of anti-terror efforts" following a string of attacks.
Tuesday May 13, 2014
Custom-built robot to probe Fukushima leaks
The push to plug the plumbing problem from hell at Fukushima Daiichi is about to get some help from a U.S.-built robot designed to search for leaks from one of the Japanese nuclear plant's crippled reactors.
Tuesday May 13, 2014
South Korea ferry: three crew members named 'martyrs'
Three crew members who died saving passengers as a South Korean ferry sank last month have been honoured by the government.
Tuesday May 13, 2014
India shares at record high on exit polls
Indian stock markets have risen to a record high after exit polls suggested the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are on course to win the general election.
Tuesday May 13, 2014
Vietnamese protesters target Chinese embassy
Hundreds of protestors took to the streets in Vietnam Sunday as territorial disputes escalated tensions between the communist state and its neighbor China.
Friday November 15, 2013
Philippines typhoon response defended by officials, who say all hard-hit areas should get aid Friday
The Philippine government on Friday defended its efforts to deliver assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have received little or no assistance since the monster storm struck one week ago.
Friday November 15, 2013
China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says
After months of hints, China announced Friday it will relax its decades-long one-child policy and abolish labor camps in an effort to improve human rights, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Friday November 15, 2013
Japan slashes climate reduction target amid nuclear shutdown
Japan is to significantly slash its greenhouse gas reduction target in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Friday November 15, 2013
Burma announces release of 69 political prisoners
Burmese officials have said they are releasing 69 political prisoners, including the grandchildren of a former leader of the country.
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