Tokyo elects first female governor
Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor.
Bangladeshi boy murdered by fellow textile workers
A 10 year old Bangladeshi boy was murdered by his fellow textile workers.
Leaning House of Jakarta
Budi Pradono builds The Leaning House of Jakarta.
Joshua Wong guilty
Joshua Wong found guilty of unlawful assembly in Hong Kong.
Xi Jinping should resign
Loyal Party Members Urge Xi Jinping to Resign in Open Letter.
Philippines' war on crime
Philippines' top lawyer urges police to embrace Rodrigo Duterte's calls and kill more criminals.
12 die in Indonesian traffic jam
Twelve people have died during a massive three-day traffic jam in Indonesia that stretched more than 20 kilometres and brought thousands of holidaymakers to a complete standstill, reports the ABC.
China's trawlers empty Guinea's oceans
Chinese fishing vessels operate illegally off the coast of Guinea, depleting its fish population and destroying marine life. Despite the economic and social consequences of illegal fishing, the Guinean government has failed to police its waters because it doesn't have money to operate surveillance equipment, as the BBC's Tamasin Ford reports.
Mongolia's "Unbreakable Flower"
Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg, whose name translates to “unbreakable flower,” is determined to win gold in Rio. The female wrestler won bronze in London in 2012 and is training twice a day—with both men and women—to prepare for next month’s Olympics. “From ancient times we have been a wrestling country,” her coach, Sukhbataar, said to Reuters. “Mongolian women are like warriors.”
China floods leave 120 dead
China floods leave more than 120 dead, scores missing, state media says.
Chinese Activist Chen Yunfei Is to Stand Trial
A longtime political activist and artist who has been detained for more than a year in China after visiting the grave site of a victim of the violent Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 is expected to stand trial on Thursday, according to his lawyer.
China Suspends Diplomatic Contact With Taiwan
In a sign of growing friction between China and Taiwan, mainland diplomats said Saturday that they had suspended contact with their Taiwanese counterparts because the island’s new leader would not endorse the idea of a single Chinese nation.
Sharing economy and services in Asia
PECC-ABAC Policy Dialogue 2016: Sharing economy, services trade & global production value chain.
Japan's first female warship captain
Meet Japan's first female warship captain.
Images of Ramadan 2016
Images of Ramadan 2016.
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