Schoolgirl faces charge of financing IS

2016-03-23 08:28:22

Australian police said on Tuesday they had arrested two people, including a 16-year-old girl, on suspicion of raising funds to support operations of the Islamic State militant group.

Suu Kyi nominated to govt post

2016-03-23 08:28:22

Aung San Suu Kyi was nominated as a Cabinet minister in Myanmar's civilian government on Tuesday, giving her a formal position despite being blocked from the presidency in a nation ruled for decades by the military.

Shortages threaten jobs, growth worldwide

2016-03-23 08:28:22

An estimated three out of four jobs globally are dependent on water, meaning that shortages and lack of access are likely to limit economic growth in the coming decades, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Taxi drivers stage violent anti-Uber protest

2016-03-23 08:28:22

Thousands of taxi drivers caused traffic chaos in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday in a violent protest against what they say is unfair competition from ride-hailing apps such as Uber.

Anxiety about epidemic emerges after first case of Zika virus in country

2016-03-23 08:28:22

Anxiety about a Zika epidemic emerged in South Korea on Tuesday as the first case of the mosquito-borne disease was reported in a country still reeling from the trauma of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome last year.

Pyongyang threatens to strike South Korean presidential office

2016-03-23 14:49:38

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday threatened to launch retaliatory strikes at the Republic of Korea's presidential office.

Leaders of Lancang-Mekong countries convene

2016-03-23 14:32:12

Leaders from six countries along the Lancang-Mekong River convened in China's Sanya on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation.

Premier Li quotes Southeast Asian proverb for Lancang-Mekong co-op

2016-03-23 12:54:19

Lancang-Mekong cooperation is a new practice for South-South cooperation, Premier Li Keqiang said at the first Lancang-Mekong cooperation leaders' meeting in Sanya, Hainan province, on Wednesday.

Premier Li mourns victims of Brussels attacks

2016-03-23 12:13:37

Premier Li Keqiang paid his respects to the victims of the deadly bomb attacks in Brussels and expressed heartfelt condolences to their families, when attending the first Lancang-Mekong leaders' meeting on Wednesday, in Sanya, South China's Hainan province.

Leaders from Lancang-Mekong countries take 'family photos' in Sanya

2016-03-23 11:54:55

Premier Li Keqiang welcomed leaders from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to the first Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders' Meeting in Sanya, and took "family photos" with them on Wednesday.

Pakistan's women-only rickshaw service struggles after just a year

2016-03-23 09:57:03

Pakistan's first women-only rickshaw service was meant to provide its staff with a new way of gaining financial independence and its passengers with the chance of a ride without being groped and harassed by male drivers.

Drug gang leader launched fatal attacks

2016-03-23 08:26:03

In 2011, two Chinese cargo ships refused to pay protection money to a drug-trafficking gang on the Mekong River.