Crime

Police say detained Polish man to face trial in Papua

Aug 31, 2018

Police say a Polish man detained in Indonesia's troubled Papua region on suspicion of links to separatists, will be tried on a charge of being involved in a treasonous plot

Prof. charged with murder after wife's body found in office

Aug 30, 2018

Media report a Hong Kong University professor was charged with murder after his wife's body was found inside a suitcase in his campus office

Indonesia detains Polish man in conflict-prone Papua region

Aug 29, 2018

Indonesian security forces have detained a Polish tourist in the troubled Papua region on suspicion of links to separatists

Japanese police probe 4 hospital deaths after air-con failed

Aug 29, 2018

Japanese police are investigating the deaths of 4 elderly patients at a hospital in heat-struck central Japan after the air conditioning failed in their rooms

Duterte faces new 'crimes against humanity' complaint

Aug 28, 2018

Relatives of several people slain in the Philippine president's anti-drug campaign have asked the International Criminal Court to prosecute him for alleged crimes against humanity, in the second such request for a ruling on deaths during the crackdown

Japanese man returns home after release by North Korea

Aug 28, 2018

A Japanese man released by North Korea after being accused of an unspecified crime has arrived back in Japan

Vietnam sentences South African man to death for drugs

Aug 28, 2018

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a South African man to death after finding him guilty of trafficking nearly 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) of cocaine

4 killed in Indonesia forest fires; police arrest suspects

Aug 28, 2018

Police in the Indonesian part of Borneo island have arrested more than a dozen people suspected of starting forest fires that have killed at least four people in the past month

Thai police extend probe into bilking of bitcoins from Finn

Aug 27, 2018

Thai authorities this week are expected to step up their investigation of a financial scam involving the alleged swindle of about $25 million worth of bitcoins from a Finnish investor who sought to invest in another cryptocurrency

Thai police to look into British tourist's rape allegation

Aug 27, 2018

Thai police say they have formed a committee to investigate a rape allegation made by a British tourist who claims that Thai police refused to file charges on her behalf when she initially reported the crime