Bats or snakes are possible culprits in China virus outbreak

Scientists say they need to conduct more tests to confirm the theory

Scramble for protective masks in China matches spread of virus

Chinese cities are experiencing a shortage of sanitary goods as infections of new Sars-like virus rise

Fast-spreading virus stretches Beijing

The state is reacting quickly to the pandemic as millions set out to travel for the Lunar New Year

North Korea says US sanctions to blame for dumped nuclear agreement

The country says it is no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing because the US failed to meet a talks deadline

Minority Myanmar rebels free MP held for two months

The Arakan Army released Hawi Tin, saying it did so to improve relations between ethnic groups in the region

China to tighten virus containment measures as death toll rises

The National Health Commission says there is evidence that the virus is being spread through ‘respiratory transmission’

2019-nCov virus shows China is ground zero for some dangerous new infections

With the number of new Chinese cases and infections in Thailand, Japan and South Korea, fears are growing that spread will intensify as hundreds of millions of ...

Myanmar state probe finds ‘no genocide’ against Rohingya

Investigation acknowledges that war crimes took place but blames militants for provoking military crackdown

China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus

WHO convenes an emergency meeting as number of cases more than triples and outbreak spreads to South Korea

China to ban plastic bags by end of 2020

Country sets target of 30% reduction of plastic waste in a move that will force the food and e-commerce industries to makes changes

Moody’s rating downgrade a major blow to Hong Kong

Moody's Investors Agency described China's response to demands for greater political freedoms — and high living costs — as ‘notably slow, tentative and ...

Japan’s Abe strikes conciliatory tone over South Korea

President proposes co-operation to resolve the issue of wartime forced labourers

Philippines’ Taal volcano at high risk of erupting again

Authorities have created a 14km exclusion zone around the volcano, and experts say an eruption could unleash a tsunami in the lake around it

Action figures of Hong Kong protesters become coveted collectables

The figures include white-collar workers who hold lunchtime rallies, elderly protesters and a demonstrator wearing a Pepe the Frog mask

From huge bushfires to huge hailstones, Australia is being battered

Fire-ravaged parts of Victoria state received heavy rainfall overnight, prompting new extreme-weather alerts

SARS-like virus claims third victim and spreads around China

Coronavirus strain raises spectre of epidemic that killed nearly 650 people in 2002-’03

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