Crime

Hong Kong makes record seizure of pangolin scales, ivory

Feb 2, 2019

Hong Kong customs officers have intercepted a record 8.3 tons of pangolin scales and hundreds of elephant tusks worth more than $8 million

Tokyo Olympic CEO says no need for Takeda to resign

Feb 1, 2019

The chief executive of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee says there is no need for another top Japanese official to resign despite being investigated in a bribery scandal

Former South Korean governor convicted of sexual abuse

Feb 1, 2019

A South Korean appeals court has sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement

Request made in Thai court to send soccer player to Bahrain

Feb 1, 2019

Thai prosecutors have submitted a request in court for Thailand to extradite to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia

Driver who killed ride-hailing passenger gets death in China

Feb 1, 2019

A driver for a major Chinese ride-hailing service had been sentenced to death for raping and killing a young passenger

Bangkok flies drones as PM warns of costs in pollution fight

Feb 1, 2019

Drones are spraying water to try to reduce air pollution around Bangkok while the governor invited critics to brainstorm better ideas to improve air quality in the Thai capital

China appeals to US to accept its technology progress

Jan 31, 2019

China appeals to Washington to accept its industrial progress after US intelligence report says Beijing steals or copies technology

Wife of detained refugee soccer player appeals to Thai PM

Jan 31, 2019

A campaign to stop Thailand from extraditing to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia has gotten personal, with a letter from his wife delivered to the Thai prime minister

Japan's Nikkei: Ghosn says arrest due to plot within Nissan

Jan 30, 2019

Japan's Nikkei: Ghosn says arrest due to plot within Nissan by other executives

Japan's Nikkei reports Nissan's former chairman Ghosn says arrest result of 'plotting' by other executives in company

Jan 30, 2019

Japan's Nikkei reports Nissan's former chairman Ghosn says arrest result of 'plotting' by other executives in company