Crime

Hong Kong protesters toss Chinese flag, clash with police

Aug 3, 2019

Hong Kong protesters have removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into the city's iconic Victoria Harbour, and police later fired tear gas at demonstrators after some of them vandalized a police station

Thai PM orders investigation of Bangkok bomb explosions

Aug 2, 2019

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has ordered an investigation into several small bombings in Bangkok; 2 people reported injured

Australia launches $55M anti-trafficking effort for ASEAN

Aug 1, 2019

Australia has launched a 10-year, $55 million program to help Southeast Asian nations combat human trafficking in the region

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, clear protesters by force

Jul 27, 2019

Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas at protesters who defied authorities' warnings not to march in a neighborhood where six days earlier a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train station

2 Australian men arrested in drug cases in Bali

Jul 23, 2019

Indonesian police say two Australian men have been arrested with cocaine on Bali

Hong Kong crisis escalates after mob attack on protesters

Jul 22, 2019

China has harshly criticized a demonstration in which eggs were thrown at its office in Hong Kong and messages spray-painted on the walls

Pirates rob S. Korea ship crew members near Singapore Strait

Jul 22, 2019

Pirates have boarded a South Korean-flagged cargo ship near the Singapore Strait and robbed its crew of their money, clothes and cellphones

The Latest: Attackers beat Hong Kong protesters in subway

Jul 21, 2019

Hong Kong media have released video footage showing masked assailants attacking commuters in a subway station

Japan vows action if S. Korea hurts companies in trade row

Jul 20, 2019

Japan's foreign minister says Tokyo will take "necessary measures" against South Korea if interests of Japanese companies are harmed in an escalating dispute over World War II forced labor

The Latest: Kyoto animation boss says company got threats

Jul 18, 2019

Boss of Kyoto animation company gutted in fire says it got death threats