Updated Saturday, December 27, 2014 0:02 am TWN
Tearful mourners lit candles on Friday to remember the 220,000 people who died a decade ago when tsunami waves devastated coastal areas along the Indian Ocean, in one of the worst natural disasters in human history.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural disasters.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside — too many patients seeking too few quality doctors.
Monday, December 22, 2014
A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
A Korean-American aid worker working in a Chinese city near North Korea has been arrested on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday, in a sign that authorities are increasingly sensitive about activities by foreigners in the border region.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is seeking stronger energy ties with Asia over the West, amid tensions with the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in the Ukraine.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
South Asian leaders signed an agreement to improve cross-border energy trade in the power-starved region Thursday, as a summit overshadowed by India and Pakistan's rivalry ended with little progress towards regional integration.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Afghanistan's new president told the Indian and Pakistani leaders Wednesday he would not let his country become the battleground for a proxy war, as the enmity between South Asia's arch-rivals cast a shadow over a regional summit.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
China's President Xi Jinping committed to greater Antarctic cooperation with Australia Tuesday, while fulfilling a long-held dream to visit the nation's smallest state in a trip that included a close encounter with a Tasmanian devil.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Australia and China sealed a landmark trade deal hailed Monday as a “game-changer,” abolishing tariffs in the lucrative resources and agricultural sectors as Canberra confronts a painful downturn in mining.
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