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More pulled out alive after Taiwan quake
Rescuers continue searching for about 120 people still missing beneath rubble a day after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan.


West condemns NKorea missile launch
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says North Korea's launch of a long-range ballistic missile is 'absolutely unacceptable'.


N Korea brings forward rocket launch
Tensions rise as North Korea prepares to launch a rocket it claims will carry a satellite into space, compounding fears it's a long-range missile test.


Taiwan quake affects TSMC manufacturing
Silicon wafers have been damaged during an earthquake in Taiwan, according to Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd.


Bhutan welcomes new crown prince
The kingdom of Bhutan is celebrating after the birth of a new crown prince to King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.


Afghan peace talks continue in Pakistan
The latest effort to end 15 years of war in Afghanistan has brought to the table delegates from key countries hoping to formalise a plan for peace.


Nepal-India border traffic resumes
Road traffic between India and Nepal has resumed after a protest camp against Nepal's new consitution was dismantled.


Australian developer arrested in Bali
An Australian man has been arrested in Bali over allegations he defrauded a couple during the sale of a luxury villa.


US, allies aim to track N Korean rocket
The US and its allies say they will track the North Korean rocket, when the launch window starts on Monday.


IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia
Furniture giant IKEA has lost a trademark dispute in Indonesia after the country's highest court agreed the name was owned by a local company.


Organiser of Indon 'cash' boat faces court
Indonesian prosecutors are pushing for the "mastermind" of the people-smuggling boat at the centre of a Senate inquiry to be jailed for 13 years.


Retirees at Thai resort busted for bridge
Over 30 European retirees holidaying in Thailand were busted for playing bridge as part of a government crackdown on gambling.


Chinese stocks rise as US dollar weakens
Global jitters about oil prices have affected Asia-Pacific markets, which closed down, although China rose two per cent.


Australian to face trial over Bali assault
An Australian man is being held in Bali's notorious Kerobokan prison while he awaits trial over an alleged assault at a nightclub in 2013, police say.


N Korea's mobile missile launcher 'moving'
Japan has put its military on alert to shoot down any North Korean rocket that threatens its territory.


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