Seven Indonesians drowned after an overloaded boat capsized because of tourists attempting a selfie in a reservoir on Java island, police said Sunday.
Hong Kong authorities on Friday announced they had frozen the assets of billionaire pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai, including shares in his media publications, for breaching the city’s national security law.
The Titanic is being brought back from the deep, more than a century after its ill-fated maiden voyage, at a landlocked Chinese theme park where tourists can soon splash out for a night on a fullscale replica.
Taiwan’s capital on Friday announced an indefinite closure of entertainment venues in the wake of a widening outbreak of local coronavirus infections.
China on Friday accused the United States of “ignoring the suffering” of muslims, after Washington blocked a scheduled UN Security Council meeting aimed at addressing an intensifying conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Indian authorities launched a probe Friday into the deaths of at least 18 elephants, as a leading conservationist raised doubts that the animals were killed by lightning.
A team of Japanese scientists has shown it is possible for mammals to absorb oxygen via the anus.
Thailand reported its largest ever spike in coronavirus infections Thursday, with more than half coming from two Bangkok prisons where prominent democracy activists have been detained.
A climber from the United States and another from Switzerland have died on Mount Everest, the first fatalities of this year’s season, expedition organizers in Nepal said Thursday.
Taiwan’s lucrative fishing industry has come under fire for subjecting its migrant workforce to forced labor and other abuses, contrasting with the government’s promotion of the democratic island as a regional human rights beacon.
The tiny Pacific nation of Nauru has congratulated itself on a “world record” Covid-19 vaccination drive which resulted in all its adult population receiving their first shot.
More than 40 percent of a top US business group’s members in Hong Kong said they plan to leave the city in a survey released Wednesday, highlighting growing concerns over Beijing’s sweeping national security law.
A former Myanmar beauty queen has joined ethnic rebels to take up arms against the country’s military junta, posting photos of herself with an assault rifle.
Exquisitely garbed in a traditional cheongsam dress, 76-year-old Sang Xiuzhu is one of an unlikely vanguard of elderly influencers storming Chinese social media with videos of glamor in the golden years.
A Singaporean couple have been arrested over the death of a newborn baby found dumped in the trash in Taiwan two years ago, police in the city-state said.