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AseanPlus News 01 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Hugging for India’s security

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged US President Barack Obama in New Delhi, it marked what could be the distant opening bell of a great geopolitical game.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

China moves to improve English translations to avoid humorous mistakes

BEIJING: China has had enough of bad English signs and the jokes that come with them.

Community 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ministry takes Syrian kids on Raya shopping trip

A GROUP of Syrian children were treated to a Raya shopping trip at Aeon Quill City Mall in Kuala Lumpur by the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Man held for passing off lizard penises as roots

NEW DELHI: An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mongolian elections muddied by graft scandals

ULAN BATOR: Mongolians will pick a new president after a campaign marred by corruption scandals plaguing all three candidates, from jobs for cash to offshore accounts and donations from an alleged cult.

Community 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Deaf badminton squad targeting more silverware

MALAYSIA’S deaf badminton squad has contributed six silver medals to the country’s total medal tally at the Deaflympics, along with one gold and one bronze from athletics as well as two bronze medals from bowling and swimming.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

‘Dog poop’ jellies a Bangkok hit

Bangkok: A dessert-maker in Thailand has been flooded with orders ever since she started crafting gelatinous sweets into the shape – and colour – of dog poop.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Female Japan politician quits after attack on male aide

TOKYO: A female Japanese politician has resigned after an audio tape emerged of her violently attacking a male secretary, and reportedly threatening to crush his head with a lead pipe.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Xi coming for HK handover anniversary

HONG KONG: President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sentence in loan-shark killing case slashed

BEIJING: A Chinese court rescinded a life sentence handed to a man who killed a loan shark who had sexually taunted his mother, in a case that has made national headlines and ignited heated online debate.