Beijing dismisses ‘hearsay’ about its internment of Muslims

Up to a million Uighurs and other minority groups have been put in what Beijing calls vocational ‘training centres’, according to UN-cited experts

China postpones lifting ban for rhino and tiger products

Animal welfare group welcomes postponement, but urges China to scrap the policy altogether

Indonesia urges more training for pilots after Lion Air crash

Investigators’ comments shed further light on the areas under scrutiny after the tragic crash of Lion Air's Boeing 737 MAX

Delhi homeless to be given ‘ineffective’ masks as smog worsens

Each winter haze can become so extreme that levels of airborne pollutants eclipse safe limits by more than 30 times

Drop in China’s reserves suggests $34bn move to protect renminbi

The drop in China’s foreign exchange reserves  is the biggest monthly decline since December 2016

Delhi air is not just dirty — it’s a death sentence

Babies born in India’s capital breathe the equivalent of 20 to 25 cigarettes on the first day of their lives

Police set-up is to blame in case of jailed Reuters reporters, lawyers say in appeal bid

In condemning Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo as spies, the court ignored the prosecution's failure to prove any of the key elements of the crime, Reuters chief ...

Indian minister turns on her own party over killing of man-eating tiger

An Indian cabinet minister vowed legal action after the man-eating animal was shot

Hong Kong cancels dissident cartoonist show after China’s ‘threats’

As Hong Kong becomes increasingly concerned about Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, Badiucao’s exhibition is cancelled over safety concerns 

Xi bids to fix ‘uncertainty’ in Chinese economy with money and lower taxes

President also proposes that provincial governments set up bailout funds to help distressed firms

Pilot made distress call on doomed Indonesian jet’s previous flight

Pilot made distress call on doomed Indonesian jet's previous flight

Sexual assault so common in North Korea its accepted part of ordinary life, report shows

Sexual abuse, including rape, is so widespread that many of the women interviewed by Human Rights Watch did not understand that coercive sex was unacceptable

Black box recovered from Indonesia’s crashed Lion Air Boeing

The box’s signals were picked up on Wednesday already, but divers were unable to get to the device immediately

China’s PMI worsens as US trade war hits home

Weaker Chinese and regional data raise the risk that the global economy is edging towards a synchronised slowdown

Forget tech, make chocolate, Indonesia tells millennials

Sliding cocoa supply from the country has forced companies, such as Mars, to open a WiFi café with pictures about cocoa farming, to attract teenagers

Indonesia orders inspection of all Boeings after crash claims 189

Rescue workers hold little hope of finding any survivors as divers and war ships scour the Java Sea where the aircraft went down

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