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August 24, 2016 11:06 pm

Kofi Annan's role in Rakhine State welcomed

"Today's announcement is a sign that Myanmar's authorities are taking the situation in Rakhine state seriously. But it will only have been a worthwhile exercise if it paves the way for the..

August 24, 2016 9:05 pm

At least three dead in Myanmar quake

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit near the town of Chauk, southwest of Mandalay. Tremors were felt asfar away as Thailand, where witnesses reported high rise buildings swaying in..

August 24, 2016 6:57 pm

AirAsia gives free flights for life to Asean Olympic gold..

AirAsia is giving free flights for life to all Asean athletes who won gold medals in the recently-concluded Rio Olympics 2016 "for making us dream and believe". Its chief executive..

August 24, 2016 6:51 pm

Senate barred from proposing PM candidates, empowered to..

Candidates would be nominated by MPs and picked from the lists proposed by political parties, said Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) spokesman Udom Rathamarit. In the case of deadlock, in..

August 24, 2016 6:44 pm

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China..

The admonition came in a meeting between Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The two countries are locked in a dispute over uninhabited islands..

August 24, 2016 5:56 pm

Suu Kyi picks ex-UN head Annan to lead Rakhine State team

More than 100 people were killed in violence in the northwestern state in 2012, and some 125,000 Rohingya Muslims, who are stateless, took refuge in camps where their movements are severely..

August 24, 2016 5:54 pm

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes central Myanmar - USGS

The quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila, the agency said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake was also felt in Chiang Mai and..

August 24, 2016 5:32 pm

Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Media said that Tuesday’s incident marked Japan’s first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app. Keiji Gooh, a 39-year-old farmer, allegedly struck two women on Tuesday..

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August 24, 2016 5:28 pm

Use of ambulance in bombing ‘shameful’, says minister

The injuries included shrapnel in one victim's brain, another patient having an object in an eyeball and two other patients sustained torn intestines. "I beg you, please don't use an ambulance..

August 24, 2016 5:26 pm

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

An international tribunal ruled last month that China’s claims to most of the strategically vital waters had no legal basis, in what was seen as a sweeping victory for the Philippines, which..

August 24, 2016 5:00 pm

38 dead in Italy quake: first official toll

"There are still so many people under masonry, so many missing," said Immacolata Postiglione, the head of the unit’s emergency department. She had earlier announced a toll of 37 but..

August 24, 2016 4:41 pm

Italy's deadliest quakes of the last 30 years

Here are the country’s most deadly quakes over the past 30 years: - August 24, 2016: A 6.2 magnitude quake hits mountain villages in a remote area straddling the regions of Umbria,..