Police chief says Bangkok bombing carried out by 'a network'

2015-08-19 15:22:22

Investigators focused on a man seen in a grainy security video leaving a backpack behind just 20 minutes before the explosion.

El Nino to be followed by extreme La Nina: scientists

2015-08-19 09:31:32

Australian scientists are predicting the current El Nino event will be closely followed by a reverse La Nina weather system, changing climate conditions from drought to flooding rains.

Sri Lanka's ruling UNF party wins parliamentary polls

2015-08-19 08:48:58

Sri Lanka's ruling United National Front (UNF) secured a clean win over the opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the parliamentary polls held in the island nation on Monday.

No drop seen in planned Thailand visits

2015-08-19 07:45:28

China's major tour operators are reporting no major cancellations of planned group trips to Thailand after explosions rattled Bangkok on Monday and Tuesday.

6 Chinese confirmed killed in Bangkok

2015-08-19 07:44:48

The number of Chinese nationals killed in Monday night's explosion in Bangkok rose to six on Tuesday, four from the mainland and two from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, according to the Chinese embassy in Thailand.

Giant Panda gives birth in Malaysia

2015-08-18 22:47:54

A giant panda from China gave birth to a cub in Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday.

Another bomb hurled toward Bangkokians but missed

2015-08-18 20:58:29

An explosive device was hurled toward a crowd at a riverside pier in the heart of the Thai capital but apparently missed its target on Tuesday, police said.

Indonesia recovers black box from crashed plane in Papua

2015-08-18 20:58:29

Indonesian authorities announced Tuesday that it has recovered bodies and black box of the crashed ATR 42-300 Trigana Air Services' plane in easternmost province of Papua.

Police: Man in yellow shirt is Bangkok bomber

2015-08-18 19:10:54

Thai police said Tuesday investigators believe a man seen in security video wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack set off the explosion at a central Bangkok shrine that killed 22 people and injured more than 100.

Shanghai women lured, sold to work as "comfort women": archives

2015-08-18 18:42:12

Historical documents released Tuesday showed people in service of the Japanese army in Shanghai city abducted and sold Chinese woman to serve as sexual slaves during World War II.

Small explosive thrown from bridge over river in Bangkok

2015-08-18 17:03:24

A man threw a small explosive from a bridge in central Bangkok on Tuesday, police said, but it caused no injuries, a day after a bomb at a city shrine killed 22 people, including nine foreigners.

Malaysia says two nationals killed in Bangkok blast

2015-08-18 15:42:31

Malaysian government said Tuesday that two of its citizens were killed in what Prime Minister Najib Razak called a "heinous act" in Bangkok, when a powerful blast rocked the downtown district of the Thai capital.