Crime

Methamphetamine seizures lead surge in Thai drug busts

Apr 3, 2018

Police in Thailand have announced that they confiscated an estimated $54 million worth of methamphetamine in one of their biggest-ever drug seizures, and arrested 11 people in recent days as illegal drug cases surge in the country

Thai magazine editor in trouble over anti-pollution posting

Apr 3, 2018

A magazine editor has apologized to a governor in northern Thailand after he threatened her with criminal charges for posting on Facebook a painting of ancient kings wearing pollution masks

South Korea searches for workers missing in waters off Ghana

Mar 31, 2018

South Korea says it's trying to track down presumed kidnappers who may have abducted three South Korean nationals who had been working on a fishing boat in waters off Ghana

Taiwan suspect in US school attack plot had 'unusual ideas'

Mar 30, 2018

People who knew the 18-year-old Taiwanese exchange student charged in the U.S. with threatening to shoot up his school say he liked guns and wanted to join the police

Kin of Japanese abducted to N. Korea want Trump's help

Mar 30, 2018

Families of Japanese abducted to North Korea decades ago have urged Japan's leader to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to help win the abductees' release during his summit with Kim Jong Un

Vietnam jails ex-Politburo member over oil giant's losses

Mar 29, 2018

A Vietnamese court has sentenced a former Communist Party Politburo member to 18 years in prison after finding him guilty of mismanagement at a state oil giant that cost millions of dollars

Prosecutors demand 16 years prison for Indonesian politician

Mar 29, 2018

Prosecutors are demanding 16 years in prison for a senior Indonesian politician accused of playing a key role in the theft by officials of $170 million of public money

Chinese state TV shows insurance tycoon admitting guilt

Mar 29, 2018

Chinese state TV has shown the founder of the insurance company that owns New York City's Waldorf Hotel confession his guilt at a trial on fraud and other charges

Thai court sentences 6 to death for massacre of family

Mar 29, 2018

A court in southern Thailand has sentenced six men to death for carrying out the execution-style killings of eight members of one family, including three children, in a conflict over an unpaid loan

Chinese insurance tycoon on trial on financial charges

Mar 28, 2018

The founder of the Chinese insurer that owns New York City's Waldorf Hotel is on trial on charges he fraudulently raised $10 billion from investors and abused his position to enrich himself