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Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

Feb 20, 2018

A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father

Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plants

Feb 20, 2018

Thailand's energy minister has told protesters that the health and environmental impacts of two planned coal-fired power plants in the south will be reassessed impartially, an announcement the group termed a victory

HSBC annual profit rises as Asian growth drives earnings

Feb 20, 2018

HSBC annual profit grows on strong earnings from Asia, in payoff from restructuring

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

Feb 19, 2018

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

Feb 16, 2018

Body of Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait is flown home to her grieving family, as attention focuses on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Feb 15, 2018

The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow

Asian shares track Wall St gains as inflation fears subside

Feb 15, 2018

Asian shares have posted solid gains that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investor worries about inflation receded

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's Lunar New Year

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HSBC annual profit rises as Asian growth drives earnings

HSBC annual profit grows on strong earnings from Asia, in payoff from restructuring

Feb 20, 2018

Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

Body of Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait is flown...

Feb 16, 2018

Asian shares track Wall St gains as inflation fears subside

Asian shares have posted solid gains that mirrored Wall Street's advance as investor worries about...

Feb 15, 2018

China imposes anti-dumping measure amid trade tensions

China is requiring importers of a U.S. industrial chemical to post deposits in preparation for...

Feb 13, 2018

Global stocks rise, Wall Street expected to open higher

Global stock markets are up strongly and Wall Street is forecast to open higher after gains at the...

Feb 12, 2018

Asian markets mostly higher after Wall Street gains

Asian stock markets are mostly higher after Wall Street gained following a turbulent week

Feb 12, 2018