Asia Pacific

Vietnam imposes curfew, mass evacuations ahead of Typhoon Noru

Authorities have urged 400,000 people to leave their homes as the typhoon is set to…

World Bank slashes economic outlook for Asia over China slowdown

The Washington-based lender expects the region to grow 3.2 percent in 2022, down from a…

Malaysian defence contractor ‘Fat Leonard’ seeks Venezuela asylum

Local media reported that Leonard Glenn Francis had requested to remain in Venezuela on health…

The church linked to Abe’s killing, Japan’s political turmoil

Shinzo Abe was not his assassin’s preferred target. Investigators say Tetsuya Yamagami, who fatally shot…

New Pacific island rises after underwater volcanic blast

The tiny island came into existence 11 hours after a volcanic eruption and grew to…

Cardinal Zen, activists face Hong Kong court over legal aid fund

90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong charged with improperly registering a support fund for those…

Japan warns against speculative yen moves amid sharp declines

Finance minister says government and Bank of Japan are on same page in sharing concerns…

Five killed as Typhoon Noru powers across northern Philippines

The Philippines has begun cleaning up after Typhoon Noru swept across the northern part of…

Russia’s Lavrov vows ‘full protection’ for any annexed territory

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says regions of Ukraine where widely-criticised referendums are being held…

N Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US-S Korea drills

Japan condemns ‘unprecedented pace’ of North Korean missile launches, lodges official protest through Beijing embassy.…