Category Archives: Asia

Islamic extremists ignored contact attempts by wife in California shooting -sources

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Islamic militant groups ignored contact attempts from Pakistan-born Tashfeen Malik in the months before she & her husband killed 14 people at a California…

Thailand's top human trafficking cop requests asylum

A high-ranking member of Thailand’s police force charged with investigating human trafficking has fled to Australia & requested asylum. Major General Paween Pongsirin said he made the decision to seek…

China, Russia fail to stop U.N. meeting on rights in North Korea

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China, Russia, Venezuela & Angola failed on Thursday to stop the United Nations Security Council from holding its second meeting on human rights…

Bangladesh asylum seeker deported after working for years in Japan

By Serajul Quadir & Thomas Wilson DHAKA/TOKYO (Reuters) – Abu Said Shekh was awakened in his cell at a Japanese immigration detention centre one recent morning & told he was…

Chinese-backed electric carmaker picks Nevada for $1B plant

CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) — Chinese-backed electric carmaker Faraday Future plans to build a $1 billion manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, according to a letter the company sent Nevada…

Former ally of jailed China official in good health shortly before death – report

BEIJING (Reuters) – A 44-year-old former business ally of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai was in satisfactory health in jail shortly before he died of a heart attack, a Chinese…

In smog-choked China, drivers check out electric cars

By Jake Spring BEIJING (Reuters) – The heavy smog shrouding Beijing is proving to be a boon for China's nascent electric car market, with some dealers saying inquiries approximately all-electric…

China: Smog measures cut Beijing's pollution by 30 percent

BEIJING (AP) — China's environment ministry says pollutants were reduced by a third in Beijing during this week's temporary restrictions to reduce heavy smog, which included taking half the city's…

Top Asian News 3:55 a.m. GMT

BEIJING (AP) — China's environment ministry says pollutants were reduced by a third in Beijing during this week's temporary restrictions to reduce heavy smog, which included taking half the city's…

Surviving Beijing's first ever red alert for air pollution

Well, I have survived Beijing’s first ever pollution “red alert” day, & frankly, after several years of inhaling noxious smog, I am wondering what all the fuss is about.  The fuss,…