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Deadly gas explosion in Bangladesh
A gas pipeline has exploded in the city of Chittagong, in Bangladesh, killing at least seven people.


Fmr wartime chief leads Sri Lanka election
Millions of Sri Lankans have voted to elect a new president to lead the country out of its deepest economic slump in over 15 years.


Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs
Protesters occupying a Hong Kong university campus have thrown petrol bombs and riot police fired have tear gas following overnight clashes.


Muslim voters attacked in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankans are voting in the country's presidential election after weeks of campaigning focused on national security and religious extremism.


Roadside bomb kills 3 troops in Pakistan
Three paramilitary troops have been killed and five wounded by a roadside blast in the southwest of Pakistan, a provincial government minister says.


Tourist dies taking selfie on Thai island
A Frenchman has fallen to his death at a waterfall on the Thai island of Samui while trying to take a selfie, months after a Spanish tourist died there.


HK uni orders non-students out amid chaos
Non-student protesters who are barricaded in a Hong Kong university have been told to leave as demonstrations paralysed parts of the city for a fifth day.


Vietnam jails teacher over Facebook posts
A Vietnamese music teacher has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars for posting "anti-state" messages on Facebook.


US presses S.Korea to pay more for troops
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says South Korea is wealthy enough to pay a bigger share of the cost of having American troops on its soil.


Indonesia quake damages homes, churches
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck off eastern Indonesia, prompting panic, injuring two people and damaging homes and churches.


N.Korea snarls at 'rabid dog' Biden
Former US vice-president Joe Biden is a "rabid dog" that deserves "merciless punishment" for insulting North Korea's leadership, the country's state media says.


N.Korea snarls at 'rabid dog' Biden
Former US vice-president Joe Biden is a "rabid dog" that deserves "merciless punishment" for insulting North Korea's leadership, the country's state media says.


Cambodia opposition leader probe ended
The daughter of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha is demanding treason charges against her father be dropped after a judge closed the investigation.


North Korea ultimatum to South over resort
A resort on North Korean land, that has South Korean-built facilities and services has become a symbol of the North's growing displeasure with the South


N.Korea rebuffs US offer of December talks
North Korea's nuclear negotiator Kim Myong Gil says he turned down an offer from his US counterpart Stephen Biegun to meet again, according to state media.


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