Indonesia's Aceh considers beheading as penalty for murder

Mar 15, 2018

The conservative Indonesian province of Aceh known for publicly caning gays, adulterers and gamblers is considering the introduction of beheading as a punishment for murder

Another SKorean ex-leader questioned over alleged corruption

Mar 14, 2018

Another conservative former South Korean president is being questioned by prosecutors over a range of corruption allegations

Thai construction tycoon charged with poaching

Mar 14, 2018

Thai police have filed more charges against a billionaire construction tycoon accused of hunting endangered animals in a wildlife sanctuary, in a case that has sparked public criticism of privileges enjoyed by the country's rich and well-connected

Vietnamese recruited 2 months before Kim Jong Nam's murder

Mar 14, 2018

The lawyer for a Vietnamese woman accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says she was recruited by a North Korean suspect at a Hanoi bar two months before the killing

Duterte withdrawing Philippines from Int'l Criminal Court

Mar 14, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of a treaty that created the International Criminal Court, where he is facing a possible complaint over thousands of suspects killed in his anti-drug crackdown

Chinese stock regulators levy $870M fine in scandal

Mar 14, 2018

Chinese regulators have fined a company a record $870 million for manipulating stock prices in the latest scandal to roil the country's financial markets

China's new anti-graft body set to boost Xi's extended rule

Mar 13, 2018

China is set to give President Xi Jinping a powerful new weapon as he prepares to rule indefinitely _ a Communist Party-led anti-graft agency to police not only its cadres but also doctors, teachers, entertainers and other state employees

Vietnam says ex-top police official organized gambling ring

Mar 12, 2018

Vietnamese police have arrested the former head of a police department specialized in fighting hi-tech crimes on suspicion of involvement in an international gambling ring

Philippine police say Arab militant suspect won't be freed

Mar 9, 2018

Philippine police say an alleged former commander of the Islamic State group in Syria who was arrested in Manila will not be freed even after a prosecutor dropped criminal complaints of illegal possession of explosives against him

South Korean actor under sexual abuse probe found dead

Mar 9, 2018

A veteran South Korean actor who was under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of his students has been found dead