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US Defence Secretary says he favours placing intermediate-range missiles in Asia

US Defence Secretary says he favours placing intermediate-range missiles in Asia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favour of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a ‘dumping ground’, officials said Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return imported waste.

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash dumped in the Southeast Asian nation.

Vietnam beat Malaysia at home to claim Suzuki Cup

Vietnam beat Malaysia at home to claim Suzuki Cup

An early goal by Nguyen Anh Duc proved decisive as Vietnam beat Malaysia 1-0 at My Dinh National Stadium on Saturday to lift the AFF Suzuki Cup for the second time.

Unilever buys GSK Asian health drinks arm for 3.3 bn euros

Unilever buys GSK Asian health drinks arm for 3.3 bn euros

Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever said Monday it is buying GlaxoSmithKline's health drinks portfolio in Asia for a total of 3.3 billion euros ($3.7 billion), including iconic night-time hot drink Horlicks.

Indian rupee touches record low as Asia markets tumble

Indian rupee touches record low as Asia markets tumble

Emerging market currencies sank in Asia on Friday, with the Indian rupee at a record low as dealers fear contagion from financial crises in Argentina and Turkey.

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO

An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation warned on Tuesday.

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

US will be 'good ally' to Philippines in disputed sea: official

The United States will be ‘a good ally’ to the Philippines in responding to territorial conflicts in the South China Sea, a US defence official said Thursday.

He's back: Neymar rejoins PSG on China tour

He's back: Neymar rejoins PSG on China tour

Dozens of screaming fans welcomed Brazil star Neymar on Thursday as he flew in to China to rejoin Paris Saint-Germain after his disappointing World Cup.

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

The ‘skyrocketing’ costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warned Monday.

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts ...

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte set the tone of cordiality ahead of the two days of summit meetings he will host, suggesting that despite their differences over claims to the South China Sea, the leaders should not discuss the issue.