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Unions hail deal to pay out for worker safety in Bangladesh...

An unnamed global clothing brand has agreed to pay $2.3 million (€1.95 million) to remedy workplace dangers in its 150 factories in Bangladesh, trade unions UNI...

Indian PM Narendra Modi warns of three major global threats

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi told a packed forum in Davos on Wednesday that the world in its current state looked rather unprepared to...

US ‘America First’ tariffs on washing machines and solar panels anger...

China and South Korea on Tuesday denounced steep US tariffs on solar-energy cells and washing machines. After President Donald Trump approved the new measures, the...

Volcano eruption and avalanche hit Japan ski resort

Japanese officials said that a volcano eruption and avalanche had hit a popular ski resort on Tuesday morning, killing a soldier during a training mission...

South Korean officials visit North as Seoul rejects Olympics critique

A delegation of South Korean officials visited North Korea on Tuesday to check logistics for joint Olympics-linked events ahead of next month's Winter Games....

Hong Kong bookseller ‘seized on China train in front of diplomats’

The daughter of Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai confirmed on Monday that her father has been detained by Chinese authorities for a second time. Angela...

The Kim Jong Nam murder trial: Who’s who?

It was a bizarre, brazen attack in broad day light. Two women - 25-year-old Indonesian Siti Aisyah and 29-year-old Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong - are accused of...

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh delays repatriation of refugees to Myanmar

The repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, which was slated to begin on Tuesday, has been delayed amid fears among officials that...

Japan holds first North Korea missile attack evacuation drill

Hundreds of Tokyo residents huddled together into subway stations and an amusement park basement on Monday, as the Japanese capital held its first evacuation drill for...

China: Oil slick from Iranian tanker triples in size

The oil spill around a sunken Iranian tanker in the East China Sea has tripled in size in recent days, China's State Oceanic Administration...