Crime

Filipino coast guard men convicted in Taiwan fisherman death

Sep 18, 2019

A Philippine court has found eight Filipino coast guard personnel guilty of conspiring to shoot and kill a Taiwanese fisherman in a 2013 incident at sea that strained the ties of the Asian neighbors

Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won't solve divisions

Sep 16, 2019

Hong Kong's government reiterated violence isn't the solution after an unapproved march descended into chaos with police firing tear gas and water cannons after demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails, blocked traffic and set fires

Indonesian province shuts schools due to forest fire haze

Sep 11, 2019

Authorities have shut most schools in parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island to protect children from a thick, noxious haze as deliberately set fires burned through peatland forests

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

Sep 9, 2019

The arrest of a Catholic priest has deeply shaken the Philippine village where he lived and revealed how allegations of sex crimes by priests are still ignored in one of the world's most Catholic countries

The Latest: Hong Kong activists appeal for German support

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong activists are appealing to Angela Merkel for support ahead of the German chancellor's trip to China this week

Hong Kong democracy activists get bail, protest march banned

Aug 30, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group have been granted bail after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June

The Latest: Hong Kong democracy activists granted bail

Aug 30, 2019

The pro-democracy group Demosisto says Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow have been granted bail

China ban on some textbooks seen aimed at Uighur culture

Aug 27, 2019

Detained textbook editor illustrates how even Uighurs who toed the China's party line have been rebranded enemies of the state amid a sprawling system of surveillance and detention in Xinjiang

Norwegian man gets bail in Thai resort tourist killing

Aug 26, 2019

Police in Thailand's southern resort island of Phuket say a Norwegian man charged with manslaughter in the death of a British tourist has been released on 400,000 baht ($13,070) bail but is barred from leaving the country

Hong Kong's evolving protests: Voices from the front lines

Aug 20, 2019

Protesters on the front lines in Hong Kong explain how largely peaceful marches against proposed changes to the city's extradition law morphed into a summer of tear gas and rubber bullets