Crime

North Korea expels Japanese man who had been detained

Aug 27, 2018

North Korea says it has expelled a Japanese man who was detained for questioning about an alleged crime

Catholic priest says life in danger for criticizing Duterte

Aug 27, 2018

A Roman Catholic priest who was one of the earliest critics of the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on drugs has gone into hiding due to what he says were signs he's being targeted by motorcycle-riding hitmen

Chilean tourists plead not guilty in Malaysia slaying

Aug 27, 2018

Lawyers for two Chilean tourists who could face death sentences if convicted of killing a man in Malaysia say the duo acted in self-defense and should be acquitted

China's Didi suspends 1 carpooling service after killing

Aug 26, 2018

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing says it has fired two executives and will suspend one of its carpooling services nationwide from Monday after a woman was allegedly raped and killed by a driver

Doctor accused of killing family with gas-filled yoga ball

Aug 24, 2018

An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car

S. Korea court extends ex-leader Park's lengthy prison term

Aug 24, 2018

A South Korean high court has extended the lengthy prison sentence of former President Park Geun-hye for corruption in office

Thai police charge leaders of new party with online offenses

Aug 23, 2018

Police acting on a complaint by Thailand's ruling junta have charged the leaders of a new political party that strongly opposes military rule with violating the computer crime law, which could result in five-year prison terms

Police probe sexual misconduct claims against Chinese monk

Aug 23, 2018

Chinese police have opened an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against a well-known Buddhist monk accused of harassing nuns

Vietnamese court sentences 2 US citizens to 14 years in jail

Aug 22, 2018

A court in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has sentenced two Americans of Vietnamese descent to 14 years in jail after finding them guilty of attempting to overthrow the government

Ex-US head coach Schubert now working with China's swimmers

Aug 22, 2018

Ex-US swim team head coach Mark Schubert is now working with China's swimmers