Crime

China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case

Apr 15, 2019

China has seized more than 2,700 ivory tusks in what customs authorities are calling the country's biggest smuggling case in years

US Marines commander asks for quiet mourning on Okinawa

Apr 15, 2019

A U.S. Marines commander in Japan is asking service people in the southwestern region of Okinawa to keep a low profile to show respect after a sailor allegedly stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself

Former Malaysian leader's corruption trial enters second day

Apr 15, 2019

The corruption trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has entered a second day, with a central bank investigator taking the stand in the case involving the transfer of suspicious money into Najib's bank accounts

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn's appeal on detention turned down

Apr 15, 2019

Japan's Supreme Court has turned down an appeal by the lawyers for Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn to end his detention following his arrest for the fourth time on financial misconduct allegations

Evangelical group says 3 US volunteers detained in Laos

Apr 13, 2019

A U.S.-based Christian evangelical organization says three of its American volunteers have been detained in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos

Japan Catholic Church to begin investigating sex abuse cases

Apr 11, 2019

The Catholic Church in Japan is preparing to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against minors by its priests

Indonesia asks 10 years prison for Pole charged with treason

Apr 11, 2019

Indonesian prosecutors are demanding 10-year prison sentences for a Polish globetrotter and a Papuan student who were charged with treason after meeting with independence supporters in the troubled Papua region

Wife of Nissan ex-exec Ghosn being questioned in Tokyo court

Apr 11, 2019

The wife of Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn was being questioned by prosecutors after her husband was accused of financial misconduct while leading the Japanese automaker

Chinese police seize drug shipment concealed in banana truck

Apr 11, 2019

Chinese police have seized a haul of drugs including methamphetamines and heroin concealed in a truckload of bananas

2 busts in Singapore reveal 38,000 endangered pangolins lost

Apr 11, 2019

Singapore seizes record haul of more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to 38,000 mammals, spurring calls for more protection by wildlife groups