China has denied a request for a U.S. carrier strike group led by the USS John C. Stennis to visit to Hong Kong, the U.S. Defense Department said on Friday, amid heightened tensions over China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
30 Apr 2016 01:00
A U.S. military investigation has concluded that a deadly air strike in Afghanistan last year that destroyed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders did not amount to a war crime but was caused by a number of factors, including human errors.
29 Apr 2016 17:45
A military court in Thailand on Friday jailed eight activists who posted comments critical of the ruling junta and a military-backed draft constitution, the latest opponents of the government penalised for airing dissent.
29 Apr 2016 15:20
Vietnam has told owners of a Taiwanese-built steel plant to dig up a controversial waste pipe, even after it found no evidence tying its discharge to mass fish deaths that have triggered health fears and public anger.
29 Apr 2016 17:31
Some 20 activists, including former defectors from North Korea, launched around 300,000 leaflets in packages tied to gas-filled balloons from a spot near the heavily-militarised frontier.
29 Apr 2016 16:34
The closure of Papua New Guinea's Manus Island detention centre - which holds asylum seekers fleeing violence in the Middle East, Afghanistan and South Asia - has the two South Pacific neighbours at loggerheads at a politically sensitive time for Australia.
29 Apr 2016 13:59
The legend boxer hit the campaign trail this week in a bid to secure a seat in the Senate when Filipinos go to the polls on May 9.
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