Crime

Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting

Oct 5, 2019

All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell

Hong Kong teen protester shot by police to be charged

Oct 3, 2019

Police say criminal charges will be filed against the 18-year-old Hong Kong student who was the first victim of police gunfire in the pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong readies for more protests after night of clashes

Sep 22, 2019

Hong Kong braces for another day of protest after a night of violent clashes in which the police used tear gas and 40mm rubber rounds against protesters who threw gasoline bombs toward them and set fires in streets

Indonesia's president delays vote on new criminal code

Sep 20, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked lawmakers to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code because of public opposition

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