Asia Pacific
Aussie grazier under investigation for clearing protected forest near Great Barrier Reef2017-11-24
A proprietor of a cattle station in Australia's Queensland State has been accused of logging 60 hectares of protected forest near the Great Barrier Reef (GBR).
Indian PM calls on nations to ensure digital space not open for terrorism2017-11-23
Terming cyber attacks as a significant threat, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday called on nations to ensure that digital space is not in any way allowed to be used for terrorism.
Cambodia's opposition parliamentary seats reallocated to minor parties2017-11-23
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's (CNRP) 55 parliamentary seats have been redistributed to five minor political parties after the opposition party was disbanded in a treason case last week, an election committee official said on Thursday.
Australians of the Year condemn government's handling of refugee center closure2017-11-23
Twelve former Australians of the Year have condemned the federal government's handling of the closure of the refugee processing center on Manus Island.
Trump designates DPRK as state sponsor of terror2017-11-21
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was designating the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a state sponsor of terror.
Aussie gov't cancels parliamentary sitting week after losing majority2017-11-20
The Australian government has cancelled the penultimate parliamentary sitting week of 2017 as it confronts the reality of losing its majority.
Australian charities accused of spending donations on themselves2017-11-20
Australian charity organisations have been accused of spending the great bulk of donations on administration rather than the causes they represent.
Central Vietnam braces for floods, landslides2017-11-20
Vietnam's central region is making preparations for coping with potential floods and landslides caused by a recent tropical depression and a cold spell.
Death of Aussie diplomat in New York "a shocking tragedy": PM Turnbull2017-11-16
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described the death of a diplomat in New York as "a tragedy."
S. Korea's senior presidential secretary offers to resign on graft scandal2017-11-16
South Korea's senior presidential secretary for political affairs offered Thursday to resign ahead of the expected questioning by prosecutors over a graft scandal involving his former aides.
S. Korea hit by 2nd biggest ever quake of 5.4-magnitude2017-11-15
South Koreawas hit by the country's second biggest ever earthquake of 5.4- magnitude, with no serious casualty being reported yet, the weather service said Wednesday.
Trump, Duterte rebuilding ties, but challenges remain2017-11-14
After a period of animosity between Washington and Manila, the leaders of theUnited Statesand thePhilippinesimproved ties on Sunday and Monday. But experts said challenges remain.
Commentary: A future shared by Asia-Pacific economies needs all parties' efforts2017-11-10
The 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting is held here on Friday and Saturday, focusing on the development in the Asia Pacific region.
Commentary: Asia-Pacific plays important role in mapping out free, open trade regime2017-11-10
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to continue driving world economic growth and protect free trade at a time when nations are grappling with how to manage economic globalization.
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