Hong Kong head Carrie Lam defends arrests of Apple Daily editors

Lam has said the arrests targeted alleged breaches of the national security law, not media companies doing ‘ordinary journalism’

Record-setting Everest climber stranded in Nepal due to Covid-19

Forty-four year old Tsang Yin-hung climbed Mount Everest in 25 hours and 50 minutes in May, but now cannot get home to Hong Kong

US ‘wrong’ about return to talks with North Korea

Washington’s interpretation could lead to disappointment, says Kim's sister

Australia not happy with UN move to list Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’

Canberra defends its efforts to protect the world’s biggest coral reef system

Tokyo to allow 10,000 Olympic spectators

Decision goes against advice of medical experts who have warned of risks

Apple Daily to shut ‘in days’ after assets frozen, says Jimmy Lai adviser

Board of Next Digital, publisher of the top-selling 26-year-old newspaper, will meet on Monday to discuss future

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, winner of Iran’s election, linked to human rights abuses

Raisi, who is under US sanctions, will strengthen Khamenei’s hand in Iran and critics fear his win could harm nuclear talks and usher in more repression

The athletes’ road to the Tokyo Olympics is uncertain and arduous

Athletes have never experienced anything like the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics

Covid-19 batters India’s rural economy beyond repair

Some farmers have been hit so badly that they do not have money to buy seeds and fertilisers to plant summer-sown crops

Phuket’s plans to open in July to vaccinated visitors, but response is slow

If the Sandbox scheme goes smoothly, authorities plan to replicate it in destinations like Krabi and Koh Samui

Fears for press freedom in Hong Kong's as Apple Daily executives are charged

The arrests have raised further alarm over media freedom in Hong Kong and have been criticised by Western governments, international rights groups and press ...

India should brace for third wave, experts warn

A third wave of coronavirus infections is likely to hit India by October, but a significant pickup in vaccinations will likely provide some cover to a fresh ...

Vietnam’s social media guidelines encourage positive content

Users urged to avoid posting content which violates the law, contains bad language or advertises illegal services

China tells billionaire to lie low after posting controversial poem

Food delivery mogul Wang Xing posted a millennium-old poem regarded by many as criticism of the government

Indian tycoon Gautam Adani loses $9bn after Mauritius report rattles investors

Media report raising questions about some offshore investors triggered this week’s rout

Rodrigo Duterte may run for vice-president, possibly to stay out of jail

Duterte’s daughter, Sara Duterte, who is mayor of Davao City, is also thinking of running, but her father says the presidency is not for women

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