Crime

Thai construction magnate arrested for hunting in sanctuary

Feb 6, 2018

Officials say the head of one of Thailand's largest construction companies has been arrested for hunting protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary and was caught with the skin of a black panther and other animals

Seoul recommends probe of abuses at vagrants' facility

Feb 6, 2018

The South Korean government wants prosecutors to look into the enslavement and mistreatment of thousands of people at a vagrants' facility in the 1970s and 1980s

Ship manager: Indian tanker's crew retakes ship from pirates

Feb 6, 2018

Crew of missing oil tanker regained control after attack, seizure by pirates off Benin's coast

Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

Feb 5, 2018

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong freed after South Korean appeals court hands down a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption

Indonesia police kill Papua woman, clash claim disputed

Feb 5, 2018

Indonesian paramilitary police fatally shot a 61-year-old woman in what they say was a clash between security forces and stone-throwing villagers in the troubled Papua region, but a relative of the victim has disputed their account of events

Vietnam gives life term to oil exec after alleged abduction

Feb 5, 2018

A court in Hanoi has handed a life prison term to a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year

Indonesia police probe Aceh abuse of transgender women

Feb 3, 2018

Muslims in Indonesia's conservative and semiautonomous Aceh province are protesting an investigation into local police who rounded up and publicly humiliated transgender women

Van carrying gas canisters injures 18 in Shanghai crash

Feb 2, 2018

Officials in Shanghai say the driver of a minivan hauling gas canisters set fire to his vehicle while smoking a cigarette and plowed into pedestrians, leaving 18 people injured in the heart of the Chinese financial hub

Vietnam jails blogger for anti-state propaganda

Feb 2, 2018

A doctor in Vietnam is sentenced to 4 years in prison for writings on social media that the court says tarnished the image of the country's leaders

Morality push may outlaw sex outside marriage in Indonesia

Feb 2, 2018

Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would outlaw sex outside marriage and could weaken checks and balances in Indonesia's young democracy