Japan approves third nuclear plant for restart

2015-05-20 11:14:20

Japan's nuclear regulator signed off on the basic safety of a reactor at a third nuclear plant on Wednesday, as the country inches toward rebooting its atomic industry.

DPRK cancels approval of UN chief's visit to Kaesong complex

2015-05-20 09:23:25

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has canceled its earlier approval of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's Thursday visit to the Kaesong Industrial Complex, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday.

Passenger plane makes emergency landing in northern India

2015-05-19 18:22:18

A passenger plane of national carrier Air India, with 169 people on board, made an emergency landing at an airport in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a senior aviation official said.

Indian Air Force's fighter jet crashes, pilots safe

2015-05-19 17:28:21

An Indian Air Force's fighter jet SU-30 MKI crashed in the northeastern Indian state of Assam Tuesday, a senior police official said.

Thai general election to take place August 2016 at the earliest

2015-05-19 16:55:23

A Thai general election planned for early 2016 will now take place in August 2016 at the earliest, a deputy prime minister said on Tuesday.

Intl Maritime Defence Exhibition kicks off

2015-05-19 16:54:01

IMDEX Asia 2015 is held from May 19 to 21 with 20 warships from 12 countries and participation of more than 180 exhibiting companies from 28 countries and regions showcasing innovations featured key trends and developments in the industry.

16 killed when bus hits garment workers' van in Cambodia

2015-05-19 14:31:05

At least 16 garment workers were killed and two dozen injured Tuesday when the van driving them to their factory in eastern Cambodia was hit by a speeding bus.

Chinese fire fighters to attend ASEAN disaster relief drill

2015-05-19 14:11:41

Chinese fire fighters have arrived in Penang, Malaysia, for the fourth disaster relief drill of the ASEAN regional forum scheduled for late May.

Yingluck denies all charges in rice scheme case

2015-05-19 14:13:57

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday denied all charges in the first hearing of a case in which she is accused of malfeasance in a controversial rice-pledging scheme.

Australian wants a fleet of military drones

2015-05-19 13:38:15

The government of the Northern Territory in Australia wants a fleet of military drones for surveillance and defense purposes.

Thai ex-PM starts trial for role in rice subsidy scheme

2015-05-19 13:28:15

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, which critics say is part of a politically motivated campaign against her family.

Ousted Thai PM Thaksin says no plans to mobilise supporters

2015-05-19 12:46:17

Thailand's fugitive former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, said he had no plans to mobilise his "Red Shirt" supporters but called the first year of the junta government which came to power in a coup "not so impressive".