Phnom Penh: An Australian filmmaker who received a royal pardon from Cambodia will be deported, immigration officials said, a day after he was released from a six-year sentence in a case Human Rights Watch has called “a ludicrous charade”.
Jakarta: Dozens of Indonesians who served jail time for corruption are set to run for public office, the country’s electoral agency said, as the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation kicks off campaigning at the weekend.
SEOUL: The value of two tonnes of pine mushrooms that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent to the South as a gift is believed to be 1.5 billion won (RM5.45mil).
Taipei: A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old was arrested in Taiwan, Taiwanese authorities said.
SHANGHAI: China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against “harmful” online information, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing the country’s illegal publication watchdog.
NANCHANG: Forty-one self-service terminals with Alipay’s face recognition technology were put into use at the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Hospital, China’s first hospital to offer facial recognition services to patients for medical bill payment, according to Alipay.
HONG KONG: Hong Kong opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing’s creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region.
KUALA LUMPUR: Population growth, rapid urbanisation and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said.
IN the late 1970s, Japanese actor Ken Takakura’s tough guy persona in the movie Manhunt won him numerous female fans in China.
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa.
HANOI: Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang died yesterday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported.
BEIJING: The head of China’s energy administration has been placed under investigation by the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, the latest top official ensnared in the Communist Party’s campaign against graft.
BEIJING: China called on the United States to withdraw sanctions it imposed on a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian weapons or “bear the consequences”.
MANILA: The death toll from a monsoon landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 22, officials said, as rescuers dug through the night in a frantic search for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation.
BEIJING: China’s domestic security chief has called for strengthened “reform through education” for prisoners in the far western region of Xinjiang, state media said, amid international criticism over a security clampdown.
SHANGHAI: A Chinese nanny was executed for setting a fire that killed her employer’s wife and three children, a crime that shocked the country and raised questions over official handling of the blaze.
Beijing: Wang Ke, a professor from Southeast University in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, won applause online for keeping his promise to students by travelling 737km by taxi in heavy rain brought by Super Typhoon Mangkhut to make it to class on time.
Naga: Six people were killed and dozens are missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation.
Bangkok: A bus passenger in Chiang Mai’s Chiang Dao district was shocked when he realised that he had been talking to a dead man for more than an hour in a bus shelter.