Category Archives: Asia

Barack Obama's $6 dinner table preserved for posterity in Vietnam A table where former US President Barack Obama ate with chef Anthony Bourdain on an official trip to Vietnam two years ago has gone on display. The table, complete with...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Japan plans to lower age of adulthood to 18 Children in Japan will be considered adults when they are 18 as opposed to 20, under a new proposal that is supported by the government. If the change is approved, 18-year-olds will be able to get...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Eye rolls and tame questions at China's Congress China’s National People’s Congress is in full swing with dozens of choreographed press conferences on the sidelines. From screening questions to blocking posts, Communist Party...

By on Mar 14th, 2018

Xi Jinping: 'Not my president' posters emerge outside China China may have cleared the way for President Xi Jinping to effectively remain in power for life, but it has not transpired without protest. In recent days, anti-Xi posters...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

Thousands of Indian farmers end protest after talks with government Farmers in the western Indian state of Maharashtra have ended their protest over loan waivers, prices and land rights after meeting state ministers. Ministers said disputes...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

Kathmandu airport crash: 49 dead as US-Bangla plane veers off runway Media playback is unsupported on your device A plane carrying 71 passengers and crew has crashed on landing at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport, killing 49 people, according...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

Myanmar 'militarising' Rohingya villages in Rakhine, says Amnesty Myanmar is conducting a “military land grab” on land in Rakhine state where Rohingya once lived, a new report from Amnesty International alleges. Citing...

By on Mar 12th, 2018

Trump-North Korea meeting: US 'knows the risks', says spy chief Media playback is unsupported on your device CIA director Mike Pompeo has defended Donald Trump’s decision to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying the...

By on Mar 11th, 2018

China's 'president for life': Congress to vote on abolishing term limits Media playback is unsupported on your device China is set to approve the removal of term limits for its leader, in a move that will effectively allow...

By on Mar 11th, 2018

Taliban attacks Afghan soldiers in Farah, killing at least 24 At least 24 members of the Afghan security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack in the western province of Farah, officials said. Militants reportedly attacked soldiers who...

By on Mar 10th, 2018