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Rapper Stormzy postpones Asia leg of Heavy Is The Head tour after coronavirus outbreak Stormzy was due to play in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, China and South Korea   He wrote online that he had to reschedule...

Grace Meng has remained in France since her husband Meng Hongwei disappeared in September. The wife of former Chinese Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, being held in his home country on corruption charges,...

Sudden visit to Beijing reminder that Pyongyang has other options if rapprochement with Washington fails, analysts say. Riding on a bullet-proof train, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived earlier...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s rising economic and political clout in Southeast Asia is a growing source of concern as U.S. influence wanes under President Donald Trump, according to a survey...

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday. Chung,...

President urges Tokyo not to ‘politicise’ issue of South Koreans forced to work by Japanese firms during World War II. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has said Japan should take...

Kim spoke for seven hours before members of the ruling Workers’ Party and warn of ‘protracted’ struggle ahead. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for active “diplomatic...

Some of them told Al Jazeera they have been held in Chinese internment camps as part of the country’s crackdown on Muslims. Al Jazeera has heard harrowing new testimony from people who say they...

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese police found the remains of at least five people in a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan’s outlying islands on Saturday, a...

At least three people were killed in the 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the fifth to hit the country’s south since October. Search and rescue efforts continued on Monday at a three-storey building in...

Botulism being feared behind the death of thousands of mostly migratory birds along Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan state. After an estimated 18,000 birds are found dead along an Indian saltwater lake in...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Schools in India’s capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain “very...

Former defence chief Rajapaksa’s supporters stir ethnic tensions as he takes on the ruling party’s Premadasa. Colombo, Sri Lanka – At Kesbewa, a suburb of Sri Lanka’s capital...

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Port of Los Angeles, the busiest for ocean trade with China, processed fewer containers of imported goods in September as the prolonged U.S.-China trade war whipsaws...

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March has withdrawn an application to have his trial moved away from Christchurch, the city where the attacks...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States hopes to see rapid action by India to lift restrictions it has imposed in Kashmir and the release of detainees there, the senior U.S. diplomat for South Asia...