Gunmen shoot Rodrigo Duterte’s bodyguards

Philippine president was not in the convoy when the attack took place, one day after insurgents called for offensives in response to the plan to extend martial ...

Chinese president calls for fewer restrictions on foreign investors

Beijing has been under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country

China’s big city property markets cool down

Home prices in Beijing fell for the first time in more than two years in June, while there were further declines in Shanghai and the Shenzhen market stalled

Philippines’ Duterte seeks extension of martial law in restive Mindanao island

‘The primary objective of the possible extension is to allow our forces to continue with their operations unhampered by deadlines’

Seoul proposes historic military talks with Pyongyang

The proposal to discuss ways to avoid hostile acts near the heavily militarised border is the first formal overture to North Korea by President Moon ...

Chinese growth picks up but few expect the momentum to last

Analysts say the second half of the year will not be as strong as the first, as the country implements measures to rein in debt

What fate awaits wife of late Chinese dissident?

US and EU urge Beijing government to free the missing wife of deceased Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

Philippines’ Duterte makes another rape joke

The Philippine president doesn’t like kids being raped but ‘you can mess with Miss Universe’ — but implies rapists will be lynched

Four Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament due to ‘tone’

Accused of being anti-Beijing, the four changed the wording, or style of delivery, of an oath to describe Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of China

Australia joins the home-grown medical marijuana market

Its recreational use is still illegal, but scientists stress they can separate the intoxicating effects from the therapeutic ones, so doctors can prescribe ...

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died from multiple organ failure having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer ...

China dissident Liu critically ill, says hospital

First Hospital of China Medical University says Liu’s family has declined to have him put on artificial ventilation

Outrage at video of ailing Chinese Nobel laureate

The health of the prominent 61-year-old democracy advocate has deteriorated since authorities revealed last month that he had been transferred from prison to a ...

South Korea says the North does not have re-entry capability for its missiles

North Korea’s claim to have a missile that can strike the US mainland, and the capacity to carry a nuclear warhead, are disputed by South Korea and the US

Live exercise a provocation — North Korea

Allies hold rare live-fire drill as tensions grow over the peninsula following the North’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test last week

China’s Xi Jinping takes swipe at US, as tricky G-20 talks get under way

Trade, climate change, North Korea and global power shifts are the key issues for global leaders meeting in Hamburg

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