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Asia

19 Jan
A giant panda cub was born in a Malaysian zoo on Wednesday. It was the second cub to be born from a pair of giant pandas on loan from China. Giant pandas arrived in Malaysia from China in 2014, as part of China...
18 Jan
Japan's space agency has successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-3 today. This marks the third of its type in observation satellite with a compact but high-performing radar, Japan Aerospace...
18 Jan
The two Koreas will compete as a unified team in the Olympics for the first time. The announcement followed a new round of talks between two Koreas. They will field a combined women's ice hockey team and...
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....

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