Category Archives: Asia

Xi absent as China marks low key Nanjing Massacre anniversary

BEIJING (Reuters) – China marked in low-key fashion its second national memorial day for the Nanjing Massacre on Sunday, with President Xi Jinping skipping the main event & a relatively…

India to get Japan's bullet train, deepens defence and nuclear ties

By Nidhi Verma NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Japan will provide $12 billion of soft loans to build India's first bullet train, the two nations announced during a visit by Japanese…

Pakistan: Hundreds dressed like Santa Claus spread message of peace in Lahore ahead of Christmas

Hundreds of Christians dressed like Santa Claus have taken to streets of Pakistan to promote peace ahead of Christmas. The 'Peace Festival' in Lahore on 11 December was organised by…

India: Baby boy born in Uber cab in Delhi named after firm

A baby boy born in an Uber cab while his mother was travelling to the hospital in the Indian capital New Delhi will be named after the San Francisco-based firm….

China climate: Environmentalists wield new legal tool against despoilers

As Beijing choked on “red alert” air pollution this week, Chinese delegates pledged to curb emissions at global climate alter talks in Paris. A final accord was reached on Saturday…

Beijing and Delhi: 2 cities and 2 ways of dealing with smog

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two cities. Two very polluted cities. And two very different ways of dealing with twin public health crises. When Beijing's air was forecast to reach hazardous…

Climate Deal 'Will Limit Warming To Below 2C'

An "ambitious & balanced" deal on climate alter will limit warming to "well below" 2C, according to France's foreign minister. Laurent Fabius said the accord negotiated at United Nations talks in…

Sanfrecce Hiroshima tops Auckland City 2-0 at Club World Cup

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Yusuke Minagawa & Tsukasa Shiotani scored for Sanfrecce Hiroshima as the newly-crowned J.League champions beat Auckland City 2-0 Thursday in the opening match of the Club…

Echoing Beijing, Poles sound the alert on rampant smog

A dark, heavy cloud hangs over the city, barring the sun from shining through & obstructing the historical architecture. Some residents, all too accustomed to the foul-smelling air, reach for…

Cybersecurity experts cautiously optimistic about 2016

It's been an active year in cybersecurity. Washington & Beijing reached a historic agreement around cooperation for curtailing digital espionage, the US government suffered its largest known data breach, & there was…