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Asia

17 Jan
The Japanese broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm yesterday. The alarm said North Korea appeared to have launched a missile. But it was corrected within five minutes of being sent. The warning was only sent...
16 Jan
The Philippines ordered yesterday the forced evacuation of people from two more municipalities near a restive volcano, Mayon. It is expected to erupt within weeks or even within days, said the Philippine chief...
16 Jan
A floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange collapsed yesterday. The accident caused a total of 73 people injured. It occurred when a hallway between the two buildings suddenly gave way and spilled people onto the...
15 Jan
An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said today. After colliding with a freighter, the accident left a large amount of spilled oil burning...
15 Jan
India launched its 100th satellite on Friday. The government hopes the latest launches will improve its prospects of winning a larger share of the more than $300 billion global space industry.  India's...
15 Jan
A speedboat carrying 27 Chinese tourists exploded on southern Thailand's Andaman Sea yesterday. The accident left five tourists severely injured.  Officials from the Phuket Consular Office soon arrived...
15 Jan
A South Korean delegation departed to hold working-level talks with North Korean counterparts today. The two sides will discuss the North's participation in the Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang....
14 Jan
In western India, at least three schoolgirls killed when a boat, packed full of students, capsized in waters yesterday. The vessel reportedly overturned when they crowded onto one side to take selfies....
14 Jan
Northern India celebrated the harvest festival of 'Lohri' yesterday with bonfires, music and dancing.  The festival marks the harvesting of winter crops. It also marks the beginning of the Sikh New...
12 Jan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that Japan's denouncement of South Korea's additional demands regarding the two nations' agreement on the "comfort women" issue. He described the...

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