Chief of Australian broadcaster ABC to step down

2015-09-14 16:01:17

Mark Scott, the managing director of Australia's national broadcaster announced on Monday he will leave his position in Mid-2016.

Over 350 inmates escape after prison break in Afghanistan

2015-09-14 13:07:00

More than 350 inmates escaped at early hours of Monday after Taliban militants attacked a prison in eastern Afghanistan's province of Ghazni.

Malaysian police arrests three suspects over Bangkok blast

2015-09-14 13:06:41

The Malaysian police arrested three suspects in connection with the investigation into a bomb attack in Bangkok.

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts, no reports of injuries

2015-09-14 11:26:19

Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted on Monday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, blasting a plume of black smoke 2 km (1.2 miles) high, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Okinawa to nullify landfill work for new US base

2015-09-14 09:49:45

The governor of Japan's Okinawa prefecture said Monday his prefecture will nullify an order approved to carry out landfill projects for a new US base.

PM looks at cabinet after landslide victory

2015-09-14 07:59:14

After a landslide victory in the general election by his party, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said late on Saturday that he will form his cabinet over the next two weeks.

India police hunt for owner of explosives after blast

2015-09-13 16:52:28

Indian police said on Sunday they were hunting for the owner of illegally stored explosives which accidentally detonated in the centre of a crowded town, killing at least 88 people.

Consensus reached at Thailand-China railway cooperation talks

2015-09-13 14:13:01

Thailand and China have reached broad consensus during their seventh meeting of Joint Committee on Railway Cooperation.

100 militants killed in Afghanistan within day

2015-09-13 14:09:52

A total of 100 militants have been killed in Afghanistan amid operations carried out by the Afghan National Army (ANA) throughout the country since early Saturday.

35 killed, 80 injured in India's gas cylinder explosion

2015-09-12 15:22:16

At least 35 people were killed and 80 others injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Saturday, a senior police official said.

Singapore's ruling party PAP wins general election with a landslide victory

2015-09-12 11:19:32

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) won 83 of the 89 parliamentary seats in general election on Saturday with a landslide victory, while the opposition Workers' Party (WP) retained 6 seats, according to the Elections Department (ELD).

Singapore's ruling party PAP to form gov't: vote sample

2015-09-12 00:42:29

Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) have crossed the 45-seat mark and will form government, according to results of sample count by the Elections Department on Friday.