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Nancy Pelosi kicked out of US Capitol office so ousted speaker Kevin McCarthy can have it
In Australia s Outback, Indigenous Voice proposal struggles to inspire
In Japan, more students ‘tired of being in school’ are playing truant. Are bullying and burnout to blame?
Five killed by India glacial lake burst flood, 23 soldiers missing
Residents in rural Australia evacuate homes as floods follow fires
Joe Biden to give ‘major speech’ on Ukraine aid, suggests he has way around Republican roadblock
Actress Julia Ormond sues Harvey Weinstein for sex assault, says Miramax and Disney enabled him
China’s economic malaise boils down to ‘a failure to reform’ the system, Pathfinder report warns
ST Picks: Siam Paragon shooting - Shops reopen but shoppers stay away
Why JPEX scandal won’t derail Hong Kong’s cryptocurrency ambitions
US House paralysed as Republicans seek new leader after Kevin McCarthy booted
IMF likely overestimating China’s economic growth prospects, US analyst says
Russia says it foiled major Ukraine drone attack, as concerns grow over Kyiv’s arms supplies
Saudi Arabia and Russia extend oil supply cuts
Russian oil exports jump 24% in just a week – Bloomberg
Asean must remain united in face of competition among great powers: NTU don
Efforts to stabilise US-China ties will continue amid small window of opportunity: Panellists
Earth’s amphibians ‘are sliding towards extinction’; Chinese populations remain threatened, major study finds
Azerbaijan s Aliyev to skip EU talks with Armenia, angry with France - state media
Tightening gun control in Thailand requires dealing with entrenched interests
7 Chinese among 33 arrested by Italian police in multimillion dollar mafia money laundering case
India finds more toxic syrups months after poisoning deaths
Cross-strait tensions: China, when pushed into a corner, could ‘tip the world over in a heartbeat’
Drag queen in Philippines arrested for reciting Catholic prayer during show
Armenia s Pashinyan says he s ready to resign if it helps situation in country - RIA
US to plunge East Asia into growth reduction – FT
Refreshed China-Germany deal helps Beijing keep economic foothold in West amid US-led decoupling
Armenia s Pashinyan to attend EU talks despite Azerbaijani refusal
UK PM Rishi Sunak axes costly HS2 high-speed rail line, vows to raise smoking age during Conservative Party meeting
Diverse workforce ‘massively important’ for companies in Hong Kong, EU business panel hears
Climate change: scientists say strong typhoons are arriving earlier, overlapping with extreme summer rain
Turkey says Ankara bomb attackers came from Syria
Pakistan’s ‘unacceptable’ crackdown on illegal migrants may force 1.7 million Afghans out of the country
Germany faces grim long-term economic future – expert
Hong Kong’s Greater Bay Airlines aims to land staff from mainland China, tap affiliated carrier to ensure expansion plans fly
Tensions deepen at University of Hong Kong as president slams handling of bombshell claims against him
China’s property crisis has regional knock-on effects, Asean body says
Hong Kong government to sell only 1 plot this quarter, putting revenue target of US$10.8 billion from land sale out of reach
Thai police target online gun sales after deadly mall shooting
Conveyor belt sushi in Japan goes digital for hygiene, gamifies the dining experience
China bites back as EU launches probe into electric vehicle industry
Anti-China rhetoric in US campaign could hurt ‘new window of opportunity’ to improve ties: analysts
Hong Kong scientists warn steroid drug increases risk of major heart problems among rheumatoid arthritis patients
Vice-Premier He Lifeng shown to be China’s point man on economic ties, reaching trade agreement with Germany
Russia says it held talks with U.S. and EU on Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of crisis
Spirit of Hong Kong Awards: charity on nutrition mission with meals programme for people in need
Climate change: sustainability-linked funding can help hard-to-abate sectors access transitional green finance, Hong Kong forums hear
Nobel Chemistry Prize 2023: Bawendi, Brus and Ekimov win for quantum dot tech used in LED TVs after winners names leaked
Watch out for bears, Japan issues safety warning to those visiting mountains
IMF warns China at risk if commodity markets see further fragmentation
Former school chief sees toddler wandering on street, follows child before taking him to police, warming hearts on Chinese social media
Thai mall shooting: PM Srettha Thavisin reassures tourists about safety amid calls for tougher gun laws
30 companies pledge to invest HK$30 billion in Hong Kong, helping ‘spur city’s rise’ as I T hub
Indian police arrest NewsClick employees after raids linked to spread of ‘Chinese propaganda’
Canada elects first indigenous provincial leader, as Wab Kinew voted new premier of Manitoba
Shops in Siam Paragon reopen, but shoppers stay away a day after shooting rampage
Singapore saddened by loss of innocent lives in Bangkok shooting
Membership for Ukraine would cost EU $200 billion – FT
Singaporeans mock junior minister’s ‘nonsense’ advice on how to throw away drink packet with Lee Kuan Yew’s image
Hong Kong Observatory to issue T1 warning between Wednesday night and Thursday morning as Typhoon Koinu looms on horizon
Russian reporter who protested Ukraine war on live TV handed ‘absurd’ 8-year jail term in absentia
AI advances ‘supercharge’ online disinformation, censorship and surveillance in growing threat to human rights, report warns
Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shooting: Chinese victim and family were hiding in toilet, says niece
As China fights Japanification, Tokyo should look in the mirror
Foreign troops must leave Maldives, president-elect Muizzu says
Flash flood washes away 23 Indian soldiers in mountainous Sikkim
India, Japan launch $824 million fund for low carbon emission projects
Thailand vows measures to restore tourist confidence after mall shooting
Taiwan says China has very diverse ways of interfering in election
Kevin McCarthy’s historic ouster as House speaker stuns US lawmakers, frays relationships and roils Washington
Can Asia prioritise going green over development as energy experts urge faster emissions reductions?
Southern states in India fight over river water in drought year
Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shooting: Shots started in female toilet, says niece of Chinese victim
Thailand vows safety for tourists after Siam Paragon mall shooting kills 2
Elderly Singapore man pays US$51,000 for imaginary Peking duck as scammers steal his life savings
Hong Kong teenager arrested for allegedly attacking 2 security guards with knife at government headquarters
Choppy waters as Europe navigates China-US rivalry
Fukushima waste water: no room for Hong Kong to ease ban on Japanese seafood, environment chief says before second round of discharge
Russia to make it harder for foreign companies to leave – Izvestia
Russia not complying with Western oil price cap – deputy PM 
Thai mall shooting: Malaysia’s Johor crown prince gives eyewitness account of deadly attack on shopping centre
China exhibition shows latest advances in drone technology, especially for military use
Malaysia Edition: Lowest-earners voted for opposition | Changes to education system draw flak
India s spies infiltrated West long before Canada s murder claim
Spirit of Hong Kong Awards: deaf rugby team stands together on and off the pitch to foster inclusion
Hong Kong JPEX crypto scandal: dividends plan by defiant platform prevents users from withdrawing assets
Bedbug ‘scourge’ becomes a political issue in France ahead of Paris Olympics
Facebook owner Meta to lay off employees in chip unit of metaverse-focused Reality Labs on Wednesday
Johor Bahru mayor fumes as traffic woes reach boiling point
3 Philippine fishermen dead after South China Sea ramming by unidentified boat, says coastguard
US, China should ‘keep the pipeline open’ for academic exchanges despite rivalry, MIT chief says
How BOCHK empowers entrepreneurs with customised business banking solutions
‘Worst experience’: Johor Crown Prince recounts Bangkok’s Siam Paragon shooting, thanks S’pore for help
Taiwan shuts offices, cancels flights as Typhoon Koinu nears
Malaysia has no plans to carry out cloud seeding operation to tackle haze
Hong Kong’s Anna Fisher rows her way to 5 gold medals at world masters regatta in South Africa
China’s exporters navigate bumpy road back overseas amid turbulent economic recovery
Guatemala to keep Taipei ties while seeking better Beijing relations: Arévalo
Joe Biden tries to reassure Ukraine allies as turmoil in US mounts
Suspected gunman in mall shooting modified handgun designed to fire blanks - police
2 injured in Hong Kong light rail train collision at Yuen Long station, MTR Corp diverts routes
South China Sea: 3 Filipino fishermen die after ramming by foreign vessel
Indonesian villagers from Rempang Island vow to resist Chinese-funded project, fearing ‘cultural genocide’
Activists say Indonesian state weapons makers supplying Myanmar
Any Hong Kong housing solution must also serve ethnic minorities
Twitter executives win US$1.1 million in legal fees from Musk’s X
Hong Kong areas still reeling from last big storm and record rainfall brace for Typhoon Koinu
North Korea criticises new US strategy on weapons of mass destruction
China couple who found spy camera pointing at Malaysia honeymoon bed accused of ‘smearing’ Airbnb host online
Australia Indigenous referendum opposition led by older, rural voters -poll
Are China’s state-owned giants about to get even bigger? Party journal flags ‘a matter of survival’
With Kevin McCarthy out, who will be the next speaker of the US House?
Australia state swings from bush fires to flash flooding in 24 hours
Japan’s Miyajima island imposes ‘fair’ tourist tax after G7 leaders’ visit sparks travel rush
FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried shows up for trial leaner, and with his famous curls cut
China, the US and the dangers of a war of words over national decline
Indonesia voted at the UN not to sell arms to Myanmar. So why are its state-owned firms suspected of selling to the junta?
At least 21 killed after bus falls from Venice bridge and catches fire
What’s next after the Korean Wave?
US House votes to remove Kevin McCarthy as speaker
US, asked about Sikh separatist groups, says it respects free speech
India police raid media office, journalists homes in illegal funding probe
US sanctions China-based drug network over fentanyl
China’s consul general in New York pitches a positive economic outlook
WHO says no new cases of Nipah virus detected since Sept 15
US senators probe TikTok hiring of executives from Chinese parent ByteDance
Ukraine designates China’s biggest oil firms as ‘sponsors of war’ for Russian joint ventures
Dalio says China-US relations are on the brink of red lines
Crowds run out of Siam Paragon, hide, as the shooting starts
Beer giant terminates license agreements in Russia
US calls for release of Uygur scholar Rahile Dawut, given reported life sentence by China
Biden speaks with US allies about Ukraine support, White House says
Ruble exchange rate to dollar doesn’t matter – Kremlin
Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to gun charges, faces possible trial as father president Joe Biden’s 2024 re-election bid
Little hope of Chinese President Xi Jinping meeting US senators in Beijing, analysts say
12 infants die in a day at Indian hospital, opposition alleges negligence
Indonesian presidential candidates turn to largest Islamic organisation NU to find running mates
EU’s China ‘de-risking’ plan puts AI, semiconductors, quantum tech and biotech in cross hairs
India-Canada killing row: New Delhi tells Ottawa to remove 41 diplomats amid row over Sikh separatist’s death
Indonesian city closes schools over peatland fire haze
Kremlin says Russia has not abandoned moratorium on nuclear testing
EU prepared to give in to Hungarian demands – FT
9-year-old who vanished from New York park found ‘safe’, man linked to ransom note arrested
Pakistan orders all illegal immigrants to leave after suicide bombings
Veteran professor at Hong Kong University ‘poised to become next medical school head’ after serving as interim dean for over a year
EU could review Azerbaijan ties if crisis worsens - document
Indonesia hunting foreigner who meditated naked at shrine
Chinese-owned TikTok to stop sales in Indonesia after social media transaction ban
Singapore money-laundering probe not done ‘at the behest of China’: minister
Taiwan urges US to speed up weapons systems deliveries, boost defence supply chain
Ruble returns to landmark US dollar rate
Hong Kong floating temple to sea goddess Tin Hau gets new lease of life with onshore home for deity
China promises to make business, life in Shanghai easier for foreign companies
Suspected gunman arrested after shots fired at mall in Thailand s capital - media
Floods hit 4,000 homes in central Thailand
Japan car industry losing billions over Russia export ban – Reuters
Haze crisis in Southeast Asia sparks fresh blame game, as green groups urge laws to deter ‘bad apples’
Nobel Physics Prize 2023: Pierre Agostin, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier honoured for work on electrons, molecules
Hundreds flee from ‘active shooter’ at Siam Paragon Mall in Bangkok
Speaking of Asia Podcast: Behind the murder in Canada of an anti-India Sikh
ICRC combs streets of deserted Karabakh capital for stranded residents
Thai police responding to shots fired in Bangkok shopping centre
Hong Kong to host LIV Golf League event next year, sports club says, calling for park patrons to have chance to play on site taken back by authorities
China needs ‘wholistic approach’ to meet military modernisation goals
‘Downfall of prodigy’: China’s youngest graduate student and PhD candidate at 16 still financially dependent on parents at 28, says ‘they owe me’
Filipinos call for supplies to spread Christmas cheer for troops stationed in South China Sea
Apple enforces new check on apps in China as Beijing tightens oversight
China’s ‘extraordinary’ Chang’e 5 lunar mission wins award for its team
Russia says moon shot failed due to control unit malfunction
Typhoon Koinu on track to hit Taiwan, approach Hong Kong
Indian police launch ‘shocking’ raids on journalists, activists prompting ‘deep concern’ over media freedom
Hong Kong police ‘arrest suspected triad member’ hours after officer drew gun in bungled attempt to stop hit-and-run driver
Countries pledge to raise $16b billion to fund coral reef protection
India must rapidly scale solar to reach renewable targets: Study
French minister heads to Armenia to boost bilateral support
Giant pandas in zoos beyond natural latitude frustrated by being out of sync with their environment, find researchers
India-Canada ties fray in row over Sikh separatist killing
Malaysia PM Anwar threatens action against rice hoarders as prices soar
Families endure grief s open wound a year after Thai nursery massacre
In boost for semiconductor ambitions, Japan approves US$1.3 billion in subsidies for US chip firm Micron’s plant in Hiroshima
Maldives new pro-China president-elect vows to kick out Indian military
Japan slams MP s surprise visit to Russia
How Russia uses Storm-Z squads on Ukraine front line: ‘They’re just meat’
Detention of Evergrande founder Hui Ka-yan ‘a signal Chinese authorities won’t let super-rich off the hook’
Malaysian police arrest three men in road rage assault case
Dunked in paint, whacked with concrete slab: Animal lovers outraged by cat abuse in Malaysia
Former Hong Kong policeman jailed for unlawfully borrowing money from juniors and bid to destroy evidence of act
Japan just had its hottest September in 125 years – and so did a lot of places
Hong Kong woman rescued from car after 15km police chase, 6 suspected triad members arrested over abduction case
UN Security Council approves Haiti force to combat gangs
China offers to collaborate on lunar mission as deadlines loom
Hong Kong to issue T1 alert on Wednesday night as Typhoon Koinu nears
Hong Kong’s John Lee says city has to ‘face trend’ of resident outflow during holidays, shore up tourism strengths
Race issues emerge in New Zealand s election
Kingmakers rise ahead of close-run New Zealand election
Italian factories ‘trapped in recession’ – S P
Russian gas production forecast to soar
Japan’s first red sweet corn becomes social media ‘jewel’
Malaysia and Indonesia’s oil palms are getting old – and that’s becoming a multibillion dollar problem
Actor Tom Hanks warns of dental ad with an AI clone
TikTok owner ByteDance’s valuation down 26 per cent to US$223.5 billion in stock buy-back from US employees, report says
Ukrainian officials hit back at Elon Musk for mocking Volodymyr Zelensky
Japan sees hottest September since records began
University of Hong Kong president requests legal representation in special meeting with governing council over ‘extremely serious allegations’
Rio’s latest rock shelter damage highlights need for Aboriginal Voice, advocates say
Appeal of wedding ceremonies declining in China
Japan’s sex abuse scandal-tainted Johnny Associates rebrands to ‘Smile-Up’: ‘the Johnny’s name will have to go’
Nobel Medicine Prize 2023: how Katalin Kariko helped pave way for Covid-19 vaccine discoveries
Smart Tips for Buying Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme
Malaysians urged to keep calm as rice prices spike, avoid hoarding: ‘don’t panic buy’
Changes to Malaysia’s education system raise fears that students are not prepared for future
Avoid outdoor activities, wear masks when going out on hazy days, says senior Malaysian health official
For Chinese chip-making, lack of advanced lithography systems becomes a focal point in wake of Huawei’s breakthrough
Japan banks on ‘golden week’ spending boost as China’s extended national holiday fuels tourism
Shares of Evergrande and its property unit jump in Hong Kong as they resume trading after confirming chairman is under police control
New Zealand starts new tourism campaign as post-Covid-19 visits lag
Haze worsens in Malaysia, with 13 locations recording unhealthy air quality
Johor Bahru shop draws customers with 17 cents buns
‘People are scared of Japanese seafood’: Hong Kong restaurants bear brunt of imports ban following Fukushima waste water row
China kindergarten teacher trio fired for ‘repeated abuse’ after boy tells mother of relief at ‘not being hit all day’, social media in shock
Bushfires in parts of south-east Australia amid spring heatwave
China flexes green thumb as it pursues agricultural self-reliance
Matt Gaetz files resolution to oust Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker
Support for Australia Indigenous referendum gaining slightly, poll shows
EU to assess risks of critical technologies being weaponised
China’s ‘opening up’ policy risks becoming an empty promise without going beyond simple business deals
Latest US-China talks seen as ‘progression’ of plans for leaders’ summit
US Congress debates Ukraine aid as Pentagon warns money running low
A more humane approach to prison life offers lessons for Hong Kong
US senators to seek Xi Jinping meeting, discuss Micron on China visit next week
US deal with Marshall Islands lapses without renewal, but talks continue
‘No one better’: Egyptians rally in Cairo in support of third term for President al-Sisi
Slovakia accuses Russia of election interference, summons Russian embassy official
WHO recommends malaria vaccine for children, to be rolled out next year
White House has been in touch with allies over potential delays in new Ukraine funding
Germany sticks with China’s Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank
Adolf Hitler’s birthplace in Austria being converted into police station to discourage glorifying Nazi dictator
460,000 mainland Chinese visitors arrive in Hong Kong over holiday weekend – but 1 million residents head elsewhere
Hong Kong’s fresh graduates ‘earning 9.8% more than peers did 5 years ago’, with economist pointing to race to secure talent amid brain drain
Russian beer giant taking Carlsberg to court – Kommersant
Donald Trump arrives for New York civil fraud trial that could deal major blow to ex-president’s real estate legacy
China Evergrande applies for trading to resume in Hong Kong on Tuesday
A ‘thaw’ in Germany’s ties with China? Berlin and Beijing commit to closer financial cooperation
Ukraine war: Zelenksy say victory ‘depends on cooperation’ from allies during Kyiv meeting as signs of strain show
Armenia urges EU to sanction Azerbaijan, warns of further attack
Largest foreign companies operating in Russia revealed
Zelenskiy says cooperation with EU vital for victory, Kyiv needs defence support
Conservatives challenge pope on women, same-sex couples before Vatican meeting
Crypto trading in mainland China and Hong Kong drops along with East Asia activity, but adoption continues: report
A US hell-bent on destroying China is only hurting itself
Panda diplomacy: future of Chinese loans in doubt as US prepares to farewell Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and Xiao Qi Ji
Russian industrial production falls for fourth straight month
In Mexico, 3 children among 10 killed in church roof collapse during a baptism
Philippines, allies kick off naval drills amid Asia-Pacific tension
Taiwan’s ex-leader Ma Ying-jeou vows to boycott Double Tenth event over ‘pro-independence’ logo
China hopes US will do more things conducive to dialogue
Indonesia denies smog from forest fires drifted to Malaysia
Nobel Medicine Prize awarded to Katalin Kariko, Drew Weissman for development of mRNA vaccines used to fight Covid-19
Death by drinking: man in China dies after speed-downing litre of strong liquor at office party in bid to win US$2,700 contest prize
Singapore jails man who repeatedly asked teen son’s best friend for sex, nude photos
Pakistan doctor and mechanic arrested for illegal transplant operations
Indonesia’s rice dilemma persists even with eased import curbs amid high prices
Thousands return home to Hong Kong after enjoying good deals in ‘no-brainer’ Shenzhen over National Day long break
Hong Kong must act before ‘deep correction’ in property market, Midland analyst says after 2023 forecast points to record lows for new, secondary markets
Pope Francis challenged by conservative cardinals, including Hong Kong’s Joseph Zen, to affirm teaching on gays and women
Japan s top talent agency to dissolve after sex abuse s over 300 seek damages
China uses underwater explorer with 8km cables to create first 3,000m deep-sea map in hunt for oil and gas
Philippines Marcos suffers significant drop in approval rating
Taiwan investigating accusation submarine program details leaked
Hong Kong police officer draws gun in attempt to stop car over suspected traffic violation, before vehicle rams into vehicles, injuring 2 people
Typhoon Koinu likely to intensify as storm encroaches on Taiwan, reach within 400km of Hong Kong by Friday
Two elves and a scroll: China military releases animation on Taiwan reunification
Bangladesh dengue deaths top 1,000 in worst outbreak on record
Thai Airways flights from China almost full after visa waiver
‘Anita Mui is still here’: loyal fans of late Hong Kong star hold exhibition to keep singer’s legacy alive 20 years on
Crisis? What crisis? China’s domestic tourism is booming
Falling solar power costs give hope for power-deprived Bangladesh
In election year, Taiwan s national day becomes polarising celebration
Indonesia gets its China-backed ‘Whoosh’ high-speed railway rolling
Incentives are prompting wealthy families from Middle East, Europe to eye Hong Kong for managing their wealth, industry players say
Flights from China to Thailand almost full amid visa waivers, Thai Airways says
Chinese-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank seeks to boost Ivory Coast’s trade links to Asia with road upgrade scheme
Hong Kong’s judicial system has autonomy thanks to ‘strong, independent’ legal profession, Bar Association head says at opening of UK legal year
Japan start-up develops $4.1m Gundam-like robot with hopes of aiding disaster relief
Russia’s national debt reaches 16.7% of GDP
Chinese payment service aiming to enter Russian market – RBK
Malaysia cabinet reshuffle a possibility - deputy PM
Hydrogen has way to go before it emerges as a truly green fuel for powering Hong Kong’s public transport, expert says
Pakistan plans prison time for parents who fail to vaccinate children against polio
Malaysian housewife bitten by ‘monitor lizard’ discovers it was actually a baby crocodile
Indonesia’s China-built railway, Gen Z woes add up in Singapore, Hong Kong celebrates National Day: 5 weekend reads you missed
Philippines braces for flash floods as Typhoon Koinu hovers
Chinese-led research team finds evidence of spinning black hole
Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in Iraq after suicide bombing in Ankara
Ex-SoftBank executive sets up UAE stablecoin, teams up with Hong Kong firm to target high-net-worth users
Beijing craft brewers add Chinese flavours as Great Leap, other microbreweries grapple with expat exodus
Indonesia launches China-backed Whoosh high-speed railway
‘Trumpiest congressman’ Matt Gaetz is taking aim at US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy
Young Chinese vacationers opt for fitness over feasting
Myanmar’s well-known hot air balloon festival to resume after three-year halt
Japan slams brakes on sending used cars to Russia, axing lucrative trade
Fukushima food event debuts in London and Bangkok, similar festivity to come in Singapore
Australia PM rallies support for Indigenous referendum as early voting starts
Are Hong Kong government agencies giving Gay Games the cold shoulder? Authorities stay quiet about coming event
Chinese households opt for domestic goods as budgets tighten, national pride swells
From Vietnam to Indonesia and Singapore, delivery riders struggle as ‘supply and demand not matching’
Good vibes or bad, Hong Kong must first get the basics right
Hong Kong airport’s 11 Skies complex to get ‘deep-sea adventure experience’ as shopping mall landlords beef up entertainment offerings
Malaysian parents taking precautions to limit children’s exposure to haze
Japanese city Nagoya bans walking on escalators
‘Treat ignorance as fashion’: China new media firm accused of ‘unforgivable disrespect’ over photos of models perched on altars
Southern Malaysian states brace for haze from Sumatra
Malaria makes a scary comeback in Malaysia
French connection: business links between Hong Kong and country fostered at conference in Paris
North Korea slams UN nuclear agency as US mouthpiece
SenseTime says a former IP rights employee is under police investigation in China
North Korea slams UN nuclear agency as US mouthpiece
New Zealanders start voting in Oct 14 general election
Afghanistan’s embassy in India suspends operations
Myanmar begins pilot census in 20 townships
Could fear of embarrassment and China’s domestic woes keep Xi Jinping away from Apec summit?
Hong Kong’s shoebox housing are a disgrace John Lee must end
Nato boosts presence in Kosovo with 600 UK troops to deal with resurgence of tension in region
I will be back to haunt them, says progressive activist banned from Thai politics
Thailand’s Move Forward Party back on the opposition bench, but wiser, more experienced
One million people join opposition protest two weeks before Polish election
BAE Systems awarded £4 billion UK contract for Aukus attack submarine programme
Ukraine left out in cold by last-gasp deal to avoid a US government shutdown
One year after deadly fan crush at Indonesia football stadium, families still seek justice
US Speaker McCarthy vows to survive ouster threat for avoiding shutdown: ‘This is personal’, he says
Indonesians pay tribute to victims of stadium crush one year on
Indonesia to launch China-funded high-speed rail, first in South-east Asia
Italy’s working population set to dramatically shrink – data
Xi Jinping highlights importance of innovation on path to ‘Chinese-style modernisation’
North Korea blames US for ‘grave terrorist’ act against Cuban embassy
UN mission arrives in Nagorno-Karabakh as ethnic Armenian exodus continues
Most royal of UK boroughs declares it s nearly broke
As more Chinese tourists stay home, Hong Kong must embrace them even more
Egypt ramping up Russian grain imports – Bloomberg 
Deadly nightclub blaze kills at least 11 in southeastern Spain, rescue continues
Pope says Nagorno-Karabakh experiencing a humanitarian crisis
Open up to Chinese EVs and 5G tech, Beijing’s envoy urges Berlin and Brussels
Thailand revenue up US$4 billion from China tourism after visa waivers
Hong Kong braces for severe typhoon later in week, as tropical storm approaches
Woman stabbed with scissors at laundromat in Malaysia
Hongkongers and tourists line Victoria Harbour hours before National Day fireworks display to bag best seats
Russia can’t keep up with inflow of Chinese imports – Bloomberg
North Korea blames US for grave terrorist act against Cuban embassy
‘Disgusting’: China beauty school intern, 17, forced to bathe, massage male customers’ genitals at salon alerts police
China’s film industry rides a summer wave of pandemic-delayed movies but will it last?
Australia fires force evacuations as country swelters in ‘scorching’ heat amid record temperatures
Worshippers split over Chinese flag displayed at Hong Kong’s oldest church building on National Day for first time, as chaplain shrugs off criticisms
What are Hongkongers doing in Shenzhen for National Day break? Turning away from regular staples and hunting for bargains
BJP woos women voters with greater political representation and other perks
EU launches world’s first carbon border tax
Seoul’s subsidy programme for egg-freezing gets ‘overwhelming’ response from unmarried women
Terrorist ‘blows himself up’ in Turkey’s capital Ankara near parliament
Hong Kong JPEX crypto scandal is a chance for residents to ‘learn more about fintech, improve vigilance’ over unlicensed platforms
Woman who jumped out of moving car not kidnapped, driver has hearing loss, say cops
Chinese chemists take ‘Holy Grail’ leap to make low-carbon methanol
Haze: Unhealthy air levels recorded in several Malaysian states
Brazilian love bite: poisonous banana spiders may help treat erectile dysfunction in ‘few minutes’
Slow start for Hong Kong restaurants with National Day deals as residents lament they were unaware of discounts
Hong Kong sustainable battery start-up GRST seeks funding for joint ventures after making finals of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize
Slovakia party opposed to Ukraine aid wins election, pro-Russia ex-PM needs partners to form government
Critically endangered baby Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia
Russia boosts cross-border settlements in yuan
Return of National Day fireworks stirs painful memories of 2012 Lamma ferry disaster for Hong Kong families of victims, as long-awaited inquest looms
On the roof of the world, a Chinese team tests the extremes of environmental science
Indonesia races to extinguish wildfires as dry season hits peak
Vietnam confirms arrest of energy think tank chief
South American country boasts world’s fastest-growing economy
How Malaysia and China can deepen ties amid South China Sea disputes and US-China rivalry
Johnny Kitagawa sexual assault scandal: J-pop agency to set up separate talent management unit
Malaysia blames Indonesia for haze, prompting ‘don’t talk carelessly’ rebuttal from Jakarta
Aging trees show a crisis looms for the world’s everything oil
American Ballet Theatre ‘excited’ about return to China in November
Hong Kong green group slams revellers for leaving tree covered in plastic glowsticks during Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations
Growth slows in China’s factory, services sectors as economy struggles to find footing: Caixin PMI
India-Canada killing fallout: Sikh diaspora fear for their safety as Khalistan gets ‘disproportionate’ attention
England bans certain single-use plastics to curb ‘harmful’ waste
Heads continue to roll as China’s anti-corruption drive enters second decade
National Day: Hongkongers are ‘full of ideas’ and can turn crises into opportunities, John Lee says, urging residents to fuel country’s development
For Singapore’s Gen Z, ‘Girl Math’ offers a path to ‘finding joy’ – and spending recklessly
New Zealand PM tests positive for COVID-19, to work via zoom
Australia swelters through scorching heat lifting bushfire risk
How my family and I are preserving a slice of Chinese-American history
China Evergrande’s Hui Ka-yan, once China’s richest man, has seen his wealth dwindle as developer’s prospects sour
Australia swelters through scorching heat lifting bushfire risk
New CEO of Hong Kong’s Octopus says payment service must shift ‘from plastic to phone’, and vows to put more readers in taxis
‘Tastes like milk’: boss of Chinese firm eats bar of soap in live-stream promotion video to prove product is safe and natural shocking social media
Chipotle sued in US after manager allegedly rips off employee’s hijab
As coups threaten African stability, China struggles to make headway with belt and road interests
Indian diplomat’s Glasgow visit disrupted by protesters over Canadian Sikh’s murder
Spike in demand for self-defence items, classes after random subway stabbings in S. Korea
India s monsoon rains hit five-year low due to El Nino
Kevin McCarthy’s last-gasp bid to avoid US shutdown passes key vote with Democrat help
Pro-China front runner set to win Maldives presidency, local media says
Almost all ethnic Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh
China says US empire of lies , rejects State disinformation report
More than 100,000 refugees arrive in Armenia as exodus swells
Opposition candidate Muizzu projected to win Maldives presidency - local media
Death toll from Pakistan blast rises to 59 as minister blames India
Paris battles infestation of bloodsucking bugs as France prepares for 2024 Olympics
Hong Kong’s top Catholic priest Stephen Chow made a cardinal by Pope Francis, calling role important bridge between ‘China and universal church’
Hong Kong police arrest 2 men in connection with JPEX crypto scandal after they are returned by Macau authorities
German companies may still receive LNG from Russia – Uniper
‘Dog at the wheel’: Slovakia police fine car owner after speed camera captures image
China says US is an ‘empire of lies’ as it hits back at report into information manipulation
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific seals cut-price deal on 32 new Airbus jets worth HK$36 billion
London office vacancies hit 30-year high
Over 100,000 Nagorno-Karabakh refugees arrive in Armenia, says UN
Oil prices score major third-quarter rise
Armenia seeks EU aid for refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh, Italy says
De-risk? Decouple? A Chinese official says it’s just the West disrupting supply chains
Putin marks anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian regions
Hong Kong’s Anglican cathedral will display the Chinese flag on National Day for first time but some aren’t happy
Prof. Schlevogt’s Compass № 5: How telework impedes leaders and their organizations
Maldives vote gets under way in shadow of China-India power play
Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers cross border to mainland China for Mid-Autumn Festival long weekend, eyeing deals and diverse attractions
‘Vulgar farce’: terrified bridesmaids cower on street in China screaming for help as men spray fire extinguishers at them in wedding prank
Paw patrol: Philippine security guards adopt stray cats
Russian bank tops European finance brand ratings
Leading Emirati property developer eyes Russian market
Pope Francis cements legacy, stamps Church future with new cardinals
US Secretary of State Blinken congratulates China on 74th National Day, pledges cooperation on ‘shared challenges’
Thai court denies bail for lawyer who called for monarchy reforms
‘Thousands of hate messages’: Chinese artist behind London’s Brick Lane street art scandal reveals his work’s true meaning and his frustration over the response
China plans second megaconstellation, G60 Starlink with 12,000 satellites, to rival American SpaceX programme
China’s economy stabilises, factory activity returns to expansion
Singapore jails man for stepping on wife’s back till her ‘bones cracked’ during argument
Russian oil cap not working – Washington
Mainland Chinese tourists hit Hong Kong for holiday period, but many plan to make it a one-day trip
China’s plan to boost tourism promises easier visas, payment methods and travel bookings for foreigners
As Hong Kong’s old buildings rain concrete, it’s time for urgent action
Russian who put girlfriend’s body through meat grinder pardoned for fighting in Ukraine
Maldives presidential run-off pits pro-India, pro-China figures
Hong Kong court denies bail to manager accused of manslaughter after 2 workers died in underground tube at construction site
Russian energy revenues set to rise – Finance Ministry
In Nepal, a new book memorialises women of nation’s feminist movement: ‘to know is to understand’
Alarm in Taiwan as online map appears to show PLA ‘Trojan horse’ flight
‘No chance to meet new people’: Daughter’s plight inspires South Korean mayor to be matchmaker
700 mainland tour groups to arrive in Hong Kong over National Day break, such tourists typically account for only 5% of visitors from across the border: minister
Haze at unhealthy levels in several areas in Malaysia
Man dies after boat overturned by whale in Australia
China changes position on key Russian meat export
Chuseok food cost in South Korea hits all-time high
Covid-19 anti-vaxxers attack Taylor Swift’s rumoured boyfriend Travis Kelce for starring in Pfizer ad
‘I cried for days’: Chinese home buyers left in the lurch by China’s real estate slump
China’s manufacturing expands for first time in 6 months in latest sign of stabilising economy
Hong Kong Muslim faith leader calls for schools to be more sensitive after pupils told to shave beards adopted as way to observe faith
Phuket, Phang Nga to have new airports as Thailand looks to boost tourism
Indonesia’s China-backed high-speed railway: a ‘burden to carry’ for years to come?
Minister says Indian diplomats face ‘atmosphere of intimidation’ in Canada
Top US military general Mark Milley retires with ‘dictator’ swipe at Donald Trump
Huawei’s 5G smartphone comeback, with advanced chip wrapped in secrecy, releases chokehold of US sanctions on China tech
Philippines gives rice farmers $306m in aid amid El Nino
Luxury home in Redhill Peninsula, where landslide exposed illegal structures, sells for just over half its 2017 price, agents say
China’s indebted local governments splash out billions to save struggling small banks
More than a game: single mother uses passion for touch rugby to help Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers beat mental, physical health issues and build community
Amid US-China rivalry, ‘big winner’ Vietnam walks a diplomatic tightrope to avoid getting ‘caught in the crossfire’
India s Jaishankar says Canada has climate of violence for Indian diplomats
Boy taken to ICU in China with life-threatening condition after teacher’s punishment of 200 deep squats for talking in class
National Day long weekend expected to put HK$1.2 billion sparkle back into Hong Kong restaurants
Malaysian government helping people cope with rising cost of living, says PM Anwar
India s Jaishankar says Canada has climate of violence for Indian diplomats
Internal Revenue Service contractor charged with leaking Donald Trump’s tax returns
US names veteran diplomat Mark Lambert as top China policy official
US government shutdown imminent, as Republicans reject own funding bill
China’s next multi-nation space mission is set to reveal secrets from the far side of the moon
Armenia asks World Court to order Azerbaijan to withdraw troops from Nagorno-Karabakh
Second man arrested over felling UK’s beloved ‘Robin Hood Tree’
Young Taiwanese tap, swipe, scroll for love but not spouse
Matchmaking corners in city parks in China are hot spots for anxious parents
From nasi padang to Vietnamese rice rolls: Taiwan’s vibrant enclaves give homesick migrants taste of home
ST Picks: Taiwan’s enclaves give homesick migrants a taste of home
How a US government shutdown would affect foreign policy
Fourth Bahraini serviceman dies after Houthi drone attack close to Saudi border
US condemns China s reported life sentence for Uyghur activist Rahile Dewat
Duane ‘Keffe D’ Davis arrested in Tupac Shakur’s 1996 killing, officials say
Antony Blinken urged India to cooperate in Canada’s Sikh murder probe, US official says
US trying to counter Chinese overtures to Paraguay, document suggests
In taking Karabakh, Azerbaijan s president avenged his father
In taking Karabakh, Azerbaijan s president avenged his father
Putin calls for global economic change
New York under state of emergency after storms flood subways and strand drivers
Blinken urged Indian cooperation in Canada s Sikh murder probe -spokesperson
Nagorno-Karabakh blast toll soars to 170, hundreds in hospital, as exodus continues
Drivers using Hong Kong’s Tai Lam Tunnel face 7% toll rise on average as operator bumps up prices for third straight year
Nagorno-Karabakh exodus amounts to a war crime, legal experts say
Major attacks in Pakistan during 2023
Asian Games a chance for China to break the ice with sports diplomacy
US Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, gun control advocate, dead at 90
Time to ‘kill’ SWIFT, Russian banker suggests
Trail of child brides, sexual abuse, drug trafficking leads to Philippine cult’s ‘baby Jesus’
Bulgaria to stop imports of Russian oil
Streets packed as Hong Kong heads into long Mid-Autumn Festival weekend, with crowds drawn to fire dragon dance, night markets
Indonesia to seek fresh bids for Labuan Bajo airport refurbishment project
Leading Chinese car engineer given provincial leadership role in Hubei
Chinese President Xi Jinping tells children of fallen policemen to follow ‘heroic fathers’
‘We did it’: Taiwan’s new sea monster of a submarine sends deterrence message to China
Three quarters of Karabakh population already out in swift exodus
7 US lawmakers to watch in government shutdown talks
Flu outbreaks spike at Hong Kong schools with doctors warning winter will bring more serious cases
China pushes ‘pivot to South and Southeast Asia’ with Yunnan province as gateway to vast market
Sikh group protests outside Golden Temple over killing in Canada
Azerbaijan will allow UN experts to visit Karabakh in matter of days - presidential office
South China Sea: Philippines doesn’t want war but will stand up to China’s ‘bullying’, defence chief says
Billionaire issues dire warning for US economy
Hong Kong’s public primary, secondary schools add 11 classes for academic year, with uptick ‘linked to arrival of mainland Chinese talent’
New World boss Adrian Cheng joins chorus asking Hong Kong officials to aid stagnant sector by easing cooling measures
TikTok sends team to Jakarta in scramble to respond to Indonesia’s ban on social media e-commerce
Myanmar resistance leader claims majority control over territory
How Chinese EVs’ rapid growth put them in European crosshairs
EU to unveil technologies targeted in China ‘de-risking’ agenda, but plan remains divisive within bloc
Russia has left ‘sick part’ of global economy – minister
Bad Samaritan: China waiter who stopped mother hitting girl with chair forced into US$1,400 payout for posting ‘mentally damaging’ video online
Myanmar junta angry at China over crime blockbuster No More Bets
Hong Kong raising minimum wage for domestic helpers by 3% to HK$4,870 a month
Pakistan suicide blast on religious procession kills at least 52, injures dozens
South China Sea: US-China confrontation looms large
Suicide blast in south-west Pakistan kills at least 52, more than 50 injured
UN refugee agency readying for up to 120,000 refugees in Armenia
German jobs market ‘showing first cracks’ – Bloomberg  
Beijing wants more openness and less China bashing from Europe: envoy
India police say mob did not storm home of Manipur chief minister
Hong Kong, Macau police arrest 4 people ‘relatively close to core’ of JPEX crypto scandal, with 1 trying to destroy evidence in dramatic bust
Hong Kong customs officers put the bite on shark fin smugglers in HK$12.8 raids on cargo ships
No current talks with Taliban, Afghanistan s Massoud says, promising guerrilla warfare
Tech war: FCC says reinstating ‘net neutrality’ rules could boost agency’s authority to remove Huawei, ZTE equipment from US networks
Chinese AI-developed drug offers hope to sufferers of obesity and diabetes
Nobel Peace Prize could honour Indigenous, women or green activists
Previous winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
Drought-hit Indian farmers protest against sharing of river water
Indonesia plans Bali light rail to ease congestion: Minister
China’s Yunnan to limit Myanmar border crossings to counter telecom fraudsters
Death toll from fuel depot blast in Karabakh rises to 170 - media
Bangkok airport gets new terminal as Thailand braces for visa-free Chinese tourist rush
Russia’s Putin discusses Ukraine war with top Wagner commander Andrei Troshev
South China Morning Post wins Gerald Loeb Award for visual storytelling for piece illustrating Hong Kong’s notorious subdivided flats
New Zealand declares El Nino, warns of high winds and temperature changes
Bangkok readies new airport terminal to deal with tourist rush
Why Rupert Murdoch stepping down can only be good news
China-US ties: Beijing and Washington diplomats overseeing Asian affairs meet in sign of more open communication
No plans for Hong Kong’s National Day long weekend? Don’t worry, the Post has got you covered
Putin met top Wagner commander Troshev - Kremlin
Elon Musk wades into US immigration debate at Texas-Mexico border
Australian lawmakers’ Taiwan visits could cool warming ties with Beijing
Share of dollar in global payments rising – SWIFT  
Malaysian PM Anwar sees no urgency to revamp Cabinet, says still mulling
Philippines leader says defending territory, not looking for trouble over S. China Sea
Sweden’s leader seeks military help amid unprecedented wave of deadly gang violence
Thai PM Srettha to donate salary to charities
Over 84,700 people cross into Armenia from Karabakh - RIA
China s gateway to North Korea waits in vain for border opening
Vietnamese and Iraqi women rescued from cold truck in France after distress call to BBC reporter
Hong Kong court denies bail to subcontractor charged with manslaughter over deaths of 2 workers in gas-filled underground tube
German climate envoy given cold shoulder on trip to Beijing after ‘dictator’ remarks
China explores chip innovation, tennis star’s violent outburst at the Asian Games, dispute over India’s moon landing: SCMP’s 7 highlights
Singaporean woman, daughter arrested at Manila airport with 14kg of cocaine
Pacific Island summit at White House collaborative : US official
Thailand s new PM says committed to attracting major foreign investors
Second round of Fukushima wastewater release to start next week
Social media and private partnership: inside the changes at India s space agency
Bangkok’s fine dining scene lures tourists to Thailand
Russia unveils huge spending hike to battle ‘hybrid war’
Memorials to be installed at South Korea’s Halloween crowd crush site
Timor-Leste president says China military cooperation ‘never discussed’
East Timor says not seeking military ties with China, Australia and Indonesia can ‘sleep at peace’
Can China’s high-speed railways get its economy back on track?
Seoul wary as North Korea seeks to arm Russia in exchange for military tech secrets
Hong Kong should lead the crackdown on wildlife smuggling and exotic pets
Senior US, China diplomats meet in Washington in latest dialogue
Australia to retire Taipan helicopter fleet early after crash
South China Sea: US says Philippines removing Chinese barrier from Scarborough Shoal ‘a bold step’
‘Golden week’ tourism in Hong Kong: 1 million mainland Chinese visitors expected for National Day break, but how long will they stay?
‘Ignorant and disrespectful’: top China star Fan Bingbing slammed for snapping movie image at Spain film festival, posting ‘pirated’ photo online
Australia retires Taipan helicopters after crash
Hong Kong’s new waste charging scheme has loopholes, environmentalists and cleaning industry warns
Republicans open Joe Biden impeachment inquiry with focus on son Hunter’s business dealings
Japan officials stunned by demand as singles vie to mingle with fellow Studio Ghibli lovers
Hong Kong developers set to delay launch of new flats as sector counts on easing of property cooling measures: agents
US intensifies scrutiny of China’s bid to hold sway over domestic policy in ‘threat of our lifetime’
First made-in-Taiwan submarine unveiled as island seeks to strengthen naval defences
Joe Biden warns that ‘extremist’ Donald Trump is putting US democracy in peril
Global investors’ love affair with India is about to be tested
US accuses China of global media manipulation
Lil Tay accuses dad of death hoax, makes first public appearance in 5 years
Indian protesters try to storm home of Manipur chief minister
Student gunman kills two in Rotterdam twin shootings, Dutch police say
UK teen arrested after famous ‘Robin Hood Tree’ cut down at Hadrian’s Wall
Fallout from killing of Canadian Sikh activist may pose predicament for US with ally India
‘External pressure’ strengthening Russian economy – Putin   
Fire dragon dance lights up Tai Hang providing ‘real night vibes Hong Kong has long missed’
‘I hear you’: Biden reiterates US commitment to Pacific Islands amid China’s overtures
Russia ‘making a fortune’ – Trump
China’s property woes, deepened by Evergrande, test Beijing’s bottom line of no systemic risks
Flu claims Hong Kong’s first child victim of 2023 after girl, 5, develops complications and dies
Ukraine war: Zelensky meets Nato’s Stoltenberg to discuss military needs, says Kyiv’s inclusion a ‘matter of time’
Austrians urged to save rubles
China’s vows to further open up appear to show how political motivations are changing in Beijing
Hong Kong watchdog decides against guidelines for community care team staff taking part in district council poll, despite conflict of interest concerns
US soldier Travis King arrives in Texas after release from North Korea
US to announce disaster response team for South Caucasus amid Karabakh crisis
China s Xi, not premier, delivers National Day speech in break with convention
China s Xi, not premier, delivers National Day speech in break with convention
Fleeing Karabakh, elderly couple fear for the future with their disabled son
Why India and Vietnam won’t be joining US’ China containment
Nagorno-Karabakh to dissolve breakaway government in surrender to Azerbaijan, ending ethnic Armenians independence dream
Hong Kong Housing Society deficit balloons to HK$1.8 billion as ‘challenging operating and investment environment’ takes toll
Michael Gambon, actor who played Dumbledore in 6 Harry Potter films has died aged 82
Russia resumes gas supplies to China
UK band The 1975, barred from Malaysia after Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend Matt Healy’s same-sex kiss, on ‘indefinite hiatus’
Asian Insider: Walking the tightrope on regional security | Stargazing takes off in Thailand
Asian Insider: Walking the tightrope on regional security | Stargazing takes off in Thailand
Putin meets Chechen leader Kadyrov after storm over prisoner beating comments
US soldier Travis King arrives in Texas after release from North Korea
Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall chief Dai steps away from roles at subsidiaries to focus on core e-commerce business: reports
Beijing keeps focus on security, corruption and ‘worst-case scenarios’
Scrapping Hong Kong property curbs would be welcomed, but not sufficient to fix what ails the flagging sector: analysts
Hong Kong’s leader accuses ‘anti-China’ forces of threatening national security under cover of media
China will host Xiangshan Forum, but no word on missing defence chief
A picture and its story: Fleeing from Nagorno-Karabakh on the mountain road west
China liked pope s recent overture, Beijing bishop to visit Hong Kong
HKEX creates ‘short cut’ for secondary listings by likes of Aramco, adds Saudi Exchange to list of recognised bourses
‘Night Vibes Hong Kong’ carnival on Wan Chai waterfront to close for National Day fireworks show
China’s ‘golden week’ spending and travel surge seen as economic boon
Thai police seize drugs worth $11m in one of nation’s largest drug hauls
Thai police seizes $8.15 million worth methamphetamine pills and other drugs
Oil prices jump to highest in over a year
For first time, China sends security chief to Germany for key talks as Beijing eyes closer cooperation with Berlin
US soldier who crossed into North Korea arrives in Texas after China’s help
Hong Kong medical social workers were in contact with 2 mentally disabled brothers before they died, health minister says
Hong Kong protests: student who was shot by police pleads guilty to attacking officer and trying to flee to Taiwan
Hong Kong’s semi-private schools get go-ahead to raise fees by 4% on average, highest in 4 years, after ‘tough time under inflation, pandemic’
German cartel office clears Rheinmetall, Ukrainian defence firm JV in Kyiv
Hongkongers to be given chance to view 52 world-renowned paintings with collection from London’s National Gallery to go on display
Heartbreaking: China boy, 8, ties himself to little sister with toy string as anxious pair wait for abused mother to undergo hospital check-up
5 dead, 15 injured in China expressway car crash ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival holidays
Foreign domestic helpers must get fairer media treatment in Hong Kong’s new normal
Malaysia has made some big foreign investment pledges, but can it walk the talk?
UK greenlights development of its biggest untapped oil field
China appoints new finance head as government debt, revenue shortfalls threaten growth prospects
Mystery Russian plane in Pyongyang stokes concerns of North Korea arms deals
Iraq wedding party fire: mourners demand accountability after burying loved ones, ‘nothing is up to standard’
Singapore unveils US$802 million package to cushion pain from cost of living crisis
India imposes curfew in strife-hit areas of Manipur state
China appoints Lan Foan as new finance ministry party chief
Chinese scientists set record in water desalination with solar power
China’s US envoy urges ‘practical’ steps to help restore ties
Top Chinese scientist claims India moon landing nowhere near South Pole
Warehouse blast near Tashkent airport causes multiple injuries
China, Germany resume high-level financial talks after COVID-19
Australia says exports of hay to China will resume
Happiness level of Hongkongers at decade low, survey finds, as concern group cites Covid ‘post-trauma’
Taiwan says China knows armed threats backfire on influencing elections
Malaysia’s poorest voted for opposition, signalling discontent with economy
Malaysia bans book that likened Indonesian domestic worker to a ‘monkey’
Indonesians dejected as Putri Ariani bows out of America’s Got Talent finale with mesmerising performance
Taiwan says China knows armed threats backfire on influencing elections
China launches first cross-sea bullet train line near Taiwan Strait
More than half of the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh have left
Japan, Petronas to discuss exporting CO2 to Malaysian storage sites
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic will cease to exist from Jan 1 2024 - Nagorno-Karabakh authorities
Can Hong Kong keep track of all construction works in confined spaces? Concern group calls for rule after underground deaths
Russia slashes food exports to ‘unfriendly’ countries – minister
Finnish housing market crashing – Bloomberg
‘I control my life’: China amputee with blinking prosthetic leg empowers others with limb loss to achieve remarkable speed in running and swimming
South China Sea: Beijing says it removed sea barrier voluntarily despite Manila’s claim ‘special operation’ cut cordon
Vietnam jails environmental activist for 3 years for tax fraud: Reports
Taiwan unveils first domestically built submarine
China launches first cross-sea bullet train line near Taiwan Strait
Former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa steps down as chairman of think tank he founded amid health concerns
Chinese immigrants in US sue over forced labour at marijuana operation
Singaporean mother, daughter arrested in the Philippines for allegedly smuggling cocaine
Trump Tower without Donald Trump? Here’s what that could look like after New York fraud ruling
China’s Defence Minister Li Shangfu skips first event since graft reports
Pakistani briyani: A spicy recipe for delectable debate
Crypto exchange Binance exits Russia amid US investigations on breach of Ukraine sanctions
China-US ties: ambassador to US calls for ‘concrete, small steps’ in relations but silent on whether Xi will attend Apec
US, Japan authorities warn of China-linked hacking group BlackTech
Girl, 3, in Hong Kong hospital after accidentally ingesting meth, police searching for mum
Holidays at home for record number of Chinese as economic slowdown bites
Hong Kong developer Wharf calls for ‘comprehensive review’ of property market curbs to stop the rot in home sales, prices
US throws weight behind new undersea internet cable to rival China in Pacific
With Donald Trump absent again, Republicans exchange insults at chaotic presidential debate
Japan’s Hokkaido fears attacks from ‘starving’ bears as warm waters delay arrival of salmon
Haiti gang violence, rape, impunity growing worse, UN chief warns in new report
Pop Mart banks on its first global theme park in Beijing for growth
Aussie fakes kidnap to spend New Year’s Eve with mistress, forced to pay $14k for wasting police work
China’s first suspended monorail line launched
Man, 93, on quest to become South Korea’s oldest PhD graduate
How Hong Kong can prepare for the next freak rainstorm
Indonesia election 2024: could rise of Jokowi’s ‘political clan’ boost Prabowo Subianto’s chances?
Solomon Islands PM Sogavare says he snubbed US-Pacific summit to avoid ‘lecture’
Solomon Islands leader says he spurned US summit ‘lecture’
Asiana Airlines mishandled mid-air door-opening, South Korean ministry rules
Hong Kong’s night scene: A tour of city’s evening hotspots reveals what’s hot and what’s not as consumers weigh in on what will get it alive and kicking again
‘Not stupid’: China girl determined to find husband who doesn’t expect her to do housework in contrast to situation at home, delights social media
New teachers’ manual bans recording devices in South Korea classrooms
TikTok clip has netizens questioning standards used to hire foreign teachers in Thailand
Hong Kong fintech unicorn WeLab targets eight-fold growth in customers, tapping digital banking demand in Southeast Asia
‘Do you know Dr Hong?’ Moms in South Korea say they wish they didn’t
Japanese scientists find microplastics are present in clouds
House, Senate stand-off raises chances of US government shutdown
North Korea parliament amends constitution to enshrine nuclear policy: KCNA
Thailand mulls ban at Unesco site Si Thep after tourists climb sacred hill, angering locals
Apple missing from China’s list of 26 registered app stores after requirement to submit information to government
China shifts attention to post-pandemic recovery
Burkina Faso junta says it foiled coup attempt
In China pull-out, more South Korean firms are heading to Japan for the first time since 1980s
Buying up American farmland not part of China’s agricultural investment strategy, US panel told
Ex-soldier in China lauded for catching woman collapsing just before half marathon finish line
Indian students fear they may be the ultimate losers as New Delhi, Ottawa bicker
US says North Korea release of soldier a one-off and not breakthrough in ties
Canada PM Justin Trudeau offers ‘unreserved’ apology for invite to ex-Nazi during visit by Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky
Nearly half of Karabakh population flees Azerbaijan s control
US Senator Bob Menendez pleads not guilty as resignation calls mount
Hong Kong police charge expatriate engineer with manslaughter in connection with 2017 accident that left 2 workers dead at mega bridge site
More gloom ahead for UK economy – study
Syrian first lady thanks China for standing by her country, preventing plans ‘still being hatched’
Hong Kong toddler in hospital after accidentally ingesting suspected meth
‘I felt ashamed and lost’: Hong Kong NGO charts emotional cost paid by family members of gambling addicts
Russia sanctions threaten US dollar – top financial institution
‘A few bad apples’: Hong Kong police record over 2,700 malpractice complaints against cabbies, surpassing pre-pandemic number
Private Travis King in US custody after North Korea expulsion
4 universities in Hong Kong fall in global ranking of top 100 institutions, reversing last year’s general upwards trend
Did India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft really land near the moon’s south pole?
Son of jailed tycoon Jimmy Lai says it s in Hong Kong s interest to free him
Pakistan receives first Russian fuel delivery
Alibaba’s Cainiao, one of founder Jack Ma’s grand projects, to heat up China’s logistics industry after US$1 billion IPO in Hong Kong, analysts say
‘Night Vibes Hong Kong’: hundreds flock to Wan Chai bazaar but power supply glitches zap event energy
Indonesia to sue UK anti-graft agency for share of $1.4b Airbus bribery case settlement
North Korea to expel US soldier Travis King over illegal border crossing
2 Russians, American return to Earth after a year at the International Space Station. Nasa’s Frank Rubio sets US record
South China Sea: Beijing hits back at Manila over Scarborough Shoal barrier ‘farce’
Ageing Asia: In Japan, it’s never too old to start a boy band
Myanmar garment workers struggle to survive – and keep up with global orders
World’s top crypto exchange leaves Russia
Don’t write off Hong Kong and mainland China despite headwinds, Post’s ‘Redefining Hong Kong’ conference hears
Can India’s Congress Party turn tables on ruling BJP in national elections if it ‘certainly wins’ state polls?
TikTok’s time is ticking, and a ban on selling in Indonesia could set it back
Europe’s top online social network returns ‘home’
North Korea to expel US soldier Travis King over illegal border crossing
Lorry driver spots tiger on Kelantan road
Hong Kong bourse operator HKEX to launch digital IPO platform FINI on November 22, eyes cutting settlement times from 5 to 2 days
Property cooling measures to be relaxed amid falling prices? Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan says government will take ‘pragmatic approach’, concedes conditions today different from before
In Mexico, a mum protects son with Down syndrome from hungry bear that devours boy’s birthday meal of tacos, enchiladas
Single mum and Singaporean friend plead guilty to abusing, neglecting boy in Malaysia
China to set up ‘restricted zone’ near Myanmar border to stop human trafficking by cybercrime gangs
‘Is your family poor?’: Chinese teacher under probe after filming pupils without required stationery and shaming them in parent chat group
Two tourists fatally hit by speedboat while swimming in sea off Pattaya
South China Sea: Philippine lawmakers back proposal to boost funding for security forces
Family offices from all corners of the globe eye Hong Kong as new incentives start to bear fruit, financial forum hears
China former deputy central bank governor Fan charged with bribery - Chinese state media
Hong Kong police arrest 6,400 people and seize HK$410 million in illicit goods, crime proceeds in cross-border crackdown
UK approves controversial North Sea oil and gas plan that activists say will ‘shatter climate commitments’
Solomon Islands joins China-backed AIIB days after PM snubs Biden invite for Pacific leaders’ summit at White House
US sanctions Boeing titanium supplier
Will Hong Kong’s Wine and Dine Festival pour life back into night economy? Event to return in October, with 140,000 visitors expected
Space capsule carrying U.S. astronaut Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts undocks from ISS
Pegatron India fire traced to workers failure to turn off switch -sources
Retiree in Malaysia cheated of life savings in $1m lottery scam
2023 is smashing global heat records. Chinese experts are even more worried about 2024
Ex-Morgan Stanley bankers win coveted role on Hong Kong IPO of Alibaba unit Cainiao
‘Beware of safety’? Beijing govt invites residents to help correct mistranslated signs
India resumes Internet ban in restive Manipur after protests
Self-exiled ex-PM Nawaz Sharif plans return to Pakistan, but can he lead party to election victory?
Hong Kong security chief vows to hunt down ringleader of cryptocurrency platform JPEX at centre of city’s largest alleged fraud case
‘Stronger than expected’ response as Hong Kong support hotline logs over 370 calls on first day, mostly for disabled
New Zealand farmers set for right-wing protest vote over climate change policies
Tens of thousands of ethnic Armenians rush to flee Nagorno-Karabakh
Chinese demand drives deals at world s largest coal conference
Singapore jails cleaner who stabbed colleague in neck over photo of dustbin
Musk s X disabled feature for reporting electoral misinformation, says Australia researcher
Winston Peters may be kingmaker in New Zealand election, poll shows
Germany s Baerbock calls on Azerbaijan to allow observers to enter Karabakh
India slows lentil imports from Canada amid Sikh separatist killing row
From AI to to data leaks, cyber dangers threaten China’s infrastructure, state security chief warns
‘Let Europe see the splendour of China’: girl dons traditional hanfu dress at London graduation, earning praise for exuding confidence and beauty
Great white sharks fled to avoid being hunted by liver-eating killer whales
Philippines urges fishermen to keep up presence at China-held shoal
Malaysia Edition: Sarawak draws returning locals | Outcry over men in women-only train coach
German economy forecast to shrink
Russian retail booming – study
Hong Kong police arrest subcontractor of underground site where 2 trapped workers died, probe finds no prior risk assessment
China vows ‘more powerful’ policy supports after August industrial profits rebound
Flood misery for much of Thailand’s Bangkok metropolitan area
Growing concerns in South Korea over women’s safety following gender-based violence
Salmon shortage leads to brown bear cubs dying in Japan
Suicide ‘everywhere’ among Afghan women, UN official tells Security Council
Filipino fishermen ‘laugh at’ Chinese coastguard’s Scarborough Shoal antics: ‘they should give it back’
Astronaut Zhai Zhigang conducts China’s first spacewalk, breaking 4 decades of US, Russian dominance — from the SCMP archive
Jokowi’s son Kaesang becomes youth party chief, laying ground for Indonesia political dynasty
Japan’s Fukushima cools on solar energy, pushing project providers to ‘give up’ to preserve environment
Thousands flee Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia, death toll rises in fuel depot blast
Elon Musk’s X, formerly Twitter, is the biggest source of fake news, primarily from Russia, EU official says
China-US relations: American businesses welcome, Chinese Vice-President Han Zheng tells Henry Paulson in Beijing
First panda college opens to protect loved species
China says aim of its drills near Taiwan is to combat ‘arrogance’ of separatists
Japan’s Komeito party leader seeks to visit China by year end
For China, bamboo ‘is where the future lies’ in shift away from polluting plastics
Giving back to an adopted home: Zambian volunteer in Hong Kong champions multiple causes, from helping the needy to beach clean-ups
Russian Admiral Viktor Sokolov shown on video call after Ukraine said it killed him in missile strike
Crocodiles ‘escort’ dog to safety in India, stunning scientists
South Korea opposition leader avoids jail after court rejects warrant
Amazon faces landmark monopoly lawsuit by top US consumer watchdog FTC
4 hurt in fire at subdivided flats in Hong Kong’s North Point, case classified as arson
Botched cosmetic surgery allegedly leaves housewife dead in Malaysia, unlicensed beautician missing
Malaysians hit back after minister says nation ‘addicted’ to dining out, making people poorer
An India seeking gains from US-China rivalry is no guru to the world
18 hurt after faulty electric bus slams into 3 cars in Bangkok
Chinese universities squeeze new students with tuition increases
‘If we win, I’ll take you home’: man tirelessly cares for wife with late-stage lung cancer, documenting everyday struggles capturing hearts in China
Fire at wedding party in Iraq kills at least 100
China, Japan and South Korea top the list of Malaysians’ year-end holidays
Malaysia PM Anwar may reshuffle Cabinet as soon as this week: Sources
South Korean court rejects arrest warrant for opposition leader
Unlicensed Malaysian beautician at large after botched breast enhancement surgery led to woman’s death
Corpses, body parts strewn across Mexico’s Monterrey in spate of violence
Cost of living stress fuels crime wave in Australia, New Zealand
US influencer Johnny Somali’s arrest in Japan shows lengths people take to be ‘famous’
SFC puts small Hong Kong crypto exchanges under glare of public scrutiny as they pursue virtual asset licences
US sounds warning to American businesses on China forced labour as shipment denials surge
Why so many sport chiefs in China have come under corruption clouds
Donald Trump defrauded banks and insurers while building real estate empire, New York judge rules
How being ‘full-time children’ is helping China’s ‘chicken babies’ grow up
At UN, South-east Asia nations push for peace in Myanmar, South China Sea, Ukraine
US urges continued humanitarian aid for Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan seeks ‘war crime’ suspects in sea of Karabakh refugees
India told Canada it is open to looking into specific information on Sikh separatist killing -Jaishankar
Canada parliament speaker Anthony Rota resigns after tribute to Nazi-linked veteran
India, not China, is best suited to lead the developing world, top diplomat tells UN
Joe Biden makes history by joining striking US car workers
Azerbaijan will not use force to create land corridor via Armenia -official
Death toll from fuel depot fire in Karabakh leaps to 125 - media
Retired teacher, now refugee, does not expect to see her Karabakh home again
UN chief Antonio Guterres deplores ‘madness’ of new nuclear arms race
If EU wants Australia’s critical minerals, ‘get moving or you will miss the boat’, minister says
China still a key market, US businesses say, but hope dims for improved prospects
Pope, condemning body shaming, uses personal example from boyhood
Russia extends restrictions on money transfers abroad
Hong Kong health workers could have done more to prevent deaths of 2 mentally disabled brothers, advocates say
Hunter Biden sues ex-Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani over ‘total annihilation’ of his digital privacy
Dozens of Karabakh children reach safety in Armenia in back of a truck
China issues white paper on global community of shared future, presses on with green BRI projects
Resumption of trilateral summit first step towards mending S. Korea and China ties
Hong Kong school facing risk of closure offers Primary One pupils HK$10,000, free books and uniforms to enrol, prompting rebuke by officials
JPMorgan Chase settles Jeffrey Epstein-linked sex trafficking lawsuits with US Virgin Islands for US$75 million
‘Driver lost control’, says Singaporean man who survived after fatal accident on Penang hill
Asian Games 2023: China wins first esports gold medal in Hangzhou playing Tencent’s Arena of Valor
Trade data reveals EU’s dependence on Russian commodities – FT
Why Beijing’s stance on Russia is a ‘path that will slowly move EU and China apart’
Sponsoring body behind Hong Kong’s Rosaryhill School ‘floats sending secondary students to fellow aided institution’
China remains uncommitted to Xi Jinping’s attendance at Apec summit as tensions persist
Pilot scheme offers Hong Kong cancer patients at public hospital subsidised Chinese acupuncture therapy to ease treatment side effects
Philippine food, toy brands jump on dollar-swallowing airport screener bandwagon to sell online
Alibaba’s Cainiao and AliExpress start ‘5-day global delivery’ service for consumers in UK, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and South Korea
Sanctions are an outdated 19th century tool – Russian tycoon
Thailand PM Srettha Thavisin orders probe on ‘Betflix’ raid at No 2 police officer’s house
Does the US really want a Biden-Xi Apec summit and better relations with China?
Spain charges Colombian pop singer Shakira with tax evasion for second time, demands US$7.1 million
Hong Kong’s Sanxingdui exhibition: Palace Museum to impose visitor quota to safeguard relics, give patrons time to explore
India s tech hub of Bengaluru braces itself for protests over water sharing with Tamil Nadu
US army chief and allies discuss Asia-Pacific in India
Nomura banker Charles Wang banned from leaving China: report
Retailers report boost in foot traffic as ‘Night Vibes Hong Kong’ campaign gathers pace
China urges countries to boycott Hong Kong media freedom event - document
Explainer-What is the risk of conflict at the disputed Scarborough Shoal?
China, Japan, South Korea agree to revive summit at ‘earliest convenient time’
Thai supermarket chain Big C delays dual Hong Kong and Bangkok listing until 2024, when ‘economic activities will be better’, CEO says
Australian Aboriginal leader criticises Voice vote: ‘most indigenous Australians doing fine’
Russian Black Sea commander shown working after Ukraine said it killed him
China Evergrande has ‘no bullets’ left as crisis lights up mainland social media about end-game for fallen billionaire Hui Ka-yan
True Crimes of Asia Podcast: Japan: Killer prowled Twitter for the suicidal
China-backed AIIB unveils US$50 billion loan plan for climate action
University pair invited to strangers’ wedding in China to create good vibe criticised online for less than US$30 cash gift but bride happy to have duo
Alibaba’s Cainiao files for US$1 billion IPO, helping Hong Kong to land the world’s second-biggest listing of 2023
South China Sea: Philippines aims to ‘take control again’ of shoal from China amid rising tensions
Russia to reduce oil discounts – RBK
China produces world record peanut test crop amid national food security push
Yemen flare-ups jeopardise peace negotiations
China, Japan, South Korea to hold meeting of leaders at a time convenient for all
Indian telcos’ proposal sparks concern over higher user costs
Beijing should be cautious about going too far on public security, academic tells forum
Hong Kong Jockey Club’s philanthropy forum brings together global thought leaders to discuss solutions for fairer societies
South Korea s Yoon to pay state visit to Britain, Netherlands
China considers charging users to compensate utilities for building coal plants
Taiwan lobbies Australian lawmakers on supporting its bid for Pacific trade pact
Australian croc expert pleads guilty to bestiality, dog torture, possessing child abuse material
Ukrainian captain says deeply sorry about Budapest boat accident that killed 27
Australia warns of multi-billion dollar climate disaster costs
Thailand jails top protest leader Arnon Nampa for insulting monarchy: ‘a worthwhile personal sacrifice’
Congress moves into crisis mode with US government shutdown just days away
Indonesia launches carbon trading under push to tame coal
Malaysian hawker’s ‘oxygen curry puffs’ a hit with customers
Why China’s soaring youth unemployment doesn’t signal an economic apocalypse
Hong Kong’s leader John Lee says still waiting for invite to Apec summit in US
A mystery species was discovered in trafficked pangolin scales from Hong Kong and Yunnan
Vietnam protests China’s vessel ID stations in Paracel Islands
Singapore detonates unexploded WWII-era bomb found on construction site
‘Duel of strength’: China university girl cheered by classmates after defeating male opponent in arm-wrestling battle, winning online fans
Lego scraps plans to ditch oil-free bricks – FT
Lufthansa going green would use half of Germany’s electricity – Bloomberg
First US Abrams tanks arrive as Ukraine claims Russian admiral killed in missile strike
Hong Kong’s John Lee orders full-speed investigation into accident that claimed lives of 2 workers in underground gas-filled tube
Leader of Australia s Victoria state, known for COVID lockdowns, to step down
Most anti-Muslim hate speech in India linked to Modi’s ruling party: report
Hong Kong JPEX cryptocurrency scandal: new disclosure of trading platforms eyeing licence will better inform investors, John Lee says
Asia’s scam menace prompts rare China-Asean-UN unified response
India s BJP, the world s biggest party, plots election drive of epic scale
China says willing to play constructive role in APEC s success
Activist who called for Thai monarchy reforms sentenced to four years for royal insults - judge
North Korea allows foreigner entry for first time since 2020
Canadian Sikhs stage protests against Indian government over murder
Russia, US trade diplomatic blame over instability in Karabakh crisis
Is China’s ‘slow employment’ surge just another way of saying more graduates are lying flat?
Anti-Covid drug molnupiravir may have led to virus mutations, study says
New e-CNY feature in China’s digital renminbi payment services to benefit foreigners
Are we prepared for the next pandemic? Only if world breaks ‘cycle of panic and neglect’, says ex-New Zealand PM
Philippines says China has removed remnants of floating barrier in South China Sea
Hong Kong cryptocurrency firm loses US$200 million in largest theft of its kind this year
Singapore investors lead interest in ‘attractive’ Japan real estate amid weak yen, low rates
Social media inspires Japanese women to dash into rickshaw pulling
Social media inspires Japanese women to dash into rickshaw pulling
EU’s point man in Hong Kong says political situation and global tensions hamper city’s development
Why a weak yuan is spurring a retail gold rush in China
‘Haha, yiyi’: man woken at 5am daily by elderly runner’s weird exercise noises confronts noise-maker, striking a chord with many online in China
China’s ailing property market faces key test over Golden Week
South Korea hosts Japan, China as US allies try to reassure Beijing
Court in South Korea jails man for using AI to make sexual images of minors for the first time
Trump’s ex-chief of staff’s suits smelled ‘like a bonfire’ from burning papers, book claims
Anti-Muslim hate speech in India concentrated around elections, report finds
South Korea s Yoon to pay state visit to UK in November
Top Thai police officer’s home raided over ‘Betflix’ gambling ring, suggests ‘internal politics’ for probe
Joe Biden unveils Pacific nations aid, embassies at US-hosted summit as Solomon Islands PM sits out
David McCallum, star of hit TV series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and NCIS, dies at 90
Philippines removes Chinese barrier at contested South China Sea shoal
As Russia, China and the US pursue hypersonic missiles, a global non-proliferation treaty is needed
Ten dead, 24 missing in Guatemala and Mexico after heavy rains and flash floods
True Crimes of Asia: Suicidal people still baited on social media in Japan despite ‘Twitter murders’
US refuses Iran top diplomat’s request to visit Washington
Energy chief says US aims to create nuclear fusion facility within 10 years
Thousands of Armenians flee Nagorno-Karabakh as Turkery’s President Erdogan visits Azerbaijan
India reassures confidence in Aadhaar after Moody s questions its reliability
UK police open sexual offences investigation after allegations about Russell Brand
Trump argues First Amendment protects him from ‘insurrection’ cases aimed at keeping him off ballot
EU member warns against Russia sanctions
US hits Chinese and Russian firms with trade restrictions over Moscow military aid
TSMC chip fab site in Arizona, touted last year by Joe Biden, struggles with delays and scepticism
US Senator Bob Menendez vows to stay in Congress, fight bribery charges
EU’s man in Hong Kong says political situation and global tensions hamper city’s development
US National Zoo bids farewell to pandas as government shutdown looms
Hungary warns EU against ditching Russian energy
US hits Chinese, Russian firms over Moscow military aid
Ahead of Indonesia’s 2024 national polls, Jokowi’s son named youth party chair
Hong Kong police to ask judges to pass tougher sentences for narcotics cases amid surge in substance abusers
Hong Kong leader John Lee calls for three-pronged approach to support carers after death of two brothers with mental disabilities
KL pushing to get two Malaysians released from Guantanamo Bay: Home Minister
Canadian Sikh group urges followers to protest outside Indian embassies
China warns EU to show restraint when seeking to counter Beijing’s trade tactics
EU makes precedent-setting decision on frozen Russian assets – Kommersant
Russia tells Armenian PM: you are making a big mistake by flirting with West
Azerbaijani and Turkish leaders hold talks, eye forging land corridor via Armenia
US recognizes Cook Islands as sovereign nation, says Biden
PM Orban says Hungary in no rush to ratify Sweden s NATO bid
US to recognize independence of two small Pacific nations - Biden
More than 1,700 Hong Kong restaurants to cut prices to boost business around National Day holiday
Step up pace of technological breakthroughs, Chinese President Xi Jinping urges
‘Regulate them’: Hard-up Indonesia traders urge TikTok sales ban
Taiwan presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih wants to shake off KMT’s pro-Beijing image
Indonesia’s potential ban on social media transactions, including on TikTok, draws mixed reactions
Hong Kong illegal structures: officials warn they will seek court warrants to enter 3 houses at Redhill Peninsula after owners fail to respond to inspection requests
UK’s secret ‘James Bond’ tunnels may become London tourist attraction: ‘who wouldn’t come here?’
Most Russian oil exports bypassing price cap – FT
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan moved to a new jail after court order - lawyer
Thirty-four years after fleeing Azerbaijan, a Karabakh Armenian is on the move again
Head of Hong Kong’s largest journalist union sentenced to 5 days in jail for obstructing police officer after refusing to show identity card
AI sportscasters claim place in Philippine sports, but critics say they lack ‘soul’
Hong Kong’s biggest political party elects new leader Gary Chan, who vows reform to focus on city’s ‘good governance’ instead of chasing votes
For Philippine WWII rape victims of Japanese soldiers, a final bid for reparations
U.S. exploring potential space force hotline with China, U.S. commander says
More direct China-US flights on the horizon, but return to 2019 traffic far more distant
Head of Hong Kong journalists group sentenced to jail for obstructing police
Residents use rocks to smash windows to rescue trapped Singapore tourists in Penang van crash
Indonesia set to protect small traders as Widodo says social media ‘not a platform for business’
Tech war: Huawei unveils slew of new products but keeps quiet on breakthrough Mate 60 Pro and chip inside
EU faces dependence on US energy supplies – official
Ukraine: nearly 1,000 tons of grain stored in port facilities attacked by Russia overnight
Hong Kong among world’s top sources of property capital, but global investors give city’s real estate a miss: Colliers report
‘Good husband and dad’: China delivery driver shows remarkable care for depressed wife, brings her and baby son to work, earning online praise
China’s state investment arm said to be planning US$14 billion fund to support strategic new industries
Russian maritime trade forecast to grow
Germany’s housing sector slumps into crisis, with 1 in 5 developers reportedly cancelling projects in August
Malaysia boosts China palm oil exports as EU calls for ban of products from deforested land
Senior US officials traveling to Armenia as Karabakh s Armenians start to leave
‘Humans of New York’ creator slams Indian version for suing rival for financial gain
After U.N. meeting, countries brace for COP28 fossil fuel fight
Taiwanese president Tsai’s popularity hit by #MeToo and egg scandals
South China Sea: Philippines vows to remove Beijing’s 300-metre floating barrier in disputed lagoon
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