Crime

Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegation

Oct 16, 2018

Police in Thailand say they have dismissed a British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence

Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

Oct 16, 2018

Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will resolve trade dispute

Thai authorities to deport 70 Pakistani asylum seekers

Oct 11, 2018

Thai authorities have convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand despite their protestations that they face persecution if they are sent home

Malaysia says it will end death penalty for all crimes

Oct 11, 2018

Malaysia's government says it will abolish the death penalty and halt all executions, in a rare move against capital punishment in Asia hailed by human rights groups

China says accusations against alleged spy 'out of thin air'

Oct 11, 2018

China says accusations against an alleged spy of attempting to steal trade secrets from several American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air"

Son of former Thai PM indicted on money laundering charge

Oct 10, 2018

The son of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been indicted on charges of money laundering, as pressure mounts on the ousted leader's political allies

China says unaware ex-Interpol president's wife threatened

Oct 10, 2018

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says he is "not aware of the situation" surrounding reports that the wife of the detained Chinese former president of Interpol has been threatened

Japan urges Myanmar to conduct credible Rohingya probe

Oct 9, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar's leader that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country's Rakhine state

Apparent white tiger attack kills keeper at Japan zoo

Oct 9, 2018

Japanese police investigate the death of a zookeeper in an apparent attack by a white tiger

China says detained former Interpol chief accused of bribery

Oct 8, 2018

Chinese authorities are scrambling to contain a public relations mess over the disappearance of the former Interpol president during a trip home to China