Search for survivors resumes after Indonesia volcano erupts

Rescue official says 11 local climbers have died and 12 are still missing

Modi’s party makes strong showing in local polls ahead of Indian general election in 2024

India’s opposition faces a “Herculean task” in next year’s general elections

India uses AI to capture its little-known languages

‘For AI tools to work for everyone, they need to also cater to people who don’t speak English or French or Spanish’

Philippines identifies suspects after four killed in Sunday Mass bombings

Police vow to hunt down those behind the blast, which was claimed by Islamic State militants

China’s respiratory illness surge — why experts aren’t worried

The rise in respiratory illnesses comes as China braces for its first full winter season since it lifted strict Covid-19 restrictions in December last year

Malaysia rescues 121 suspected victims of job scams in Myanmar

Hundreds of Malaysians have been rescued from cybercrime and job scam networks across Southeast Asia in recent years

Covid-19 shrinks life expectancy in South Korea for first time since 1970

Though South Korea’s life expectancy still ranks among the world’s highest, it also suffered from Covid-19

Beijing attempts to sway Taiwan politicians before poll

Security agencies probe visits after officials are offered sponsored trips to China

China’s factory activity contracts for a second month in November

Factory managers are losing confidence in policy support, say analysts

Rescued workers tell of walks and yoga to keep up morale during ordeal

Stuck in a collapsed tunnel for 17 days, the men never gave up hope

Cambodia scraps coal power project

The country has opted to build a gas-fired plant instead

North Korea sends a Big Brother message to the world

First spy satellite in orbit claimed to have snapped US bases and Washington sites

Imran Khan to be tried in jail ‘for his own safety’

Trial of former Pakistani leader will start afresh on Friday in prison but will be open to media and public

Beijing bourse tells ‘major shareholders’ to refrain from selling, sources say

Benchmark 50 index surges 46% on back of stock exchange’s recent measures

Big Pharma turns attention from Chinese to Indian drugmakers

Rival firms see increased interest and requests from Western companies and multinationals

China offers citizens incentives to slash carbon emissions

China is mobilising the whole of society, not just industry, to transform into a carbon-neutral country by 2060

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