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Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

Apr 5, 2019

For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to top Japanese in sports, entertainment, and culture

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Apr 3, 2019

Brunei invokes Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning, triggering international outcry

Singapore carrier grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 jets after checks

Apr 2, 2019

Singapore Airlines grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 jets with engine issues

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

Apr 2, 2019

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the prime minister to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis

China defends Tibet policies, bashes exile government

Mar 27, 2019

Chinese officials responsible for Tibet are praising development in the Himalayan region in the 60 years since the suppression of an uprising against Beijing's rule

Cathay buys HK Express, will operate it as low-cost carrier

Mar 27, 2019

Cathay Pacific Airways acquiring budget regional carrier HK Express, plans to operate it as separate brand

Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia

Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash

Mar 23, 2019

Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after its passengers lost confidence with the model

Correction: Ethiopia Plane Crash Story

Mar 11, 2019

Correction: Ethiopia Plane Crash Story

Asian shares mixed as China-US trade talks drag on

Mar 11, 2019

Asian shares mixed as China-US trade talks drag on, reports say progress snagged on enforcement issues