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Ban on sex outside marriage no risk to tourists: Bali governor

Bali's governor Wayan Koster has said that visitors to Bali will not be put at risk by Indonesia's newly ratified criminal code which includes criminalising sex outside marriage.

South Korea fires 3 missiles after North Korea launches over 10 missiles

South Korea's military said on Wednesday it had fired three precision air-to-ground missiles near the spot on the maritime border where a North Korean missile landed earlier in the day.

88TH WEDDING: Indonesia's 'Playboy King' to marry again & again

A 61-year-old Indonesian man is set to marry for the 88th time.The man known as "Playboy King" will be marrying his ex-wife.

Thai businesswoman buys Miss Universe Organization for $20 million

Thai celebrity media tycoon Jakkaphong 'Anne' Jakrajutatip has bought the Miss Universe Organization for $20 million.

India defeat Thailand, reach Women's Asia Cup T20 final for the 4th time in a row

Two-time champions India defeated first-time semi-finalists Thailand by 74 runs on Thursday to reach the Women's Asia Cup T20 final for the fourth time in a row.

South Korea breaks its own record for world's lowest fertility rate

South Korea has broken its own record for the world's lowest fertility rate. Korean women were estimated, based on 2021 data, to have an average of just 0.81 children over their lifetimes, down from 0.84 a year earlier. 

Furious China fires missiles near Taiwan in drills after Pelosi visit

China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near Taiwan on Thursday in its biggest drills in the Taiwan Strait, a day after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a solidarity trip to the self-ruled island.

Hong Kong's iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsizes at sea

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea less than a week after it was towed away from the city, its parent company said on Monday. The iconic restaurant had been a landmark in Hong Kong for over four decades, serving Cantonese cuisine to over 3 million guests, including Queen Elizabeth II and Tom Cruise

EXCLUSIVE North Korea grows nuclear, missiles programs, profits from cyberattacks -U.N. report

North Korea continued to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs during the past year and cyberattacks on cryptocurrency exchanges were an important revenue source for Pyongyang, according to an excerpt of a confidential United Nations report seen on Saturday by Reuters.

Shoot the protestors without warning: Kazakh President to forces amid protests

After protests over fuel prices turned into a countrywide wave of unrest, Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that he has asked security forces to shoot protestors without warning.

Japan and U.S. vow more defence cooperation to counter Chinese threat

The United States and Japan on Friday voiced strong concern about China's growing might in unambiguous terms and pledged to work together against attempts to destabilise the region.

North Korea Launches Hypersonic Hwasong-8 Missile in Second Test of New Glide Vehicle

North Korea has announced that a ballistic missile test launched on January 5 was its new Hwasong-8 platform, which had first been launched in September 2021 and housed a hypersonic glide vehicle.

Bangladesh-Maldives Bilateral Bond Grows

Dhaka’s extension of a $200-million loan to Maldives strengthens its image as a rising economic power.

Japan PM pledges 2022 will be year of "summit diplomacy" in New Year address

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Saturday he would refocus his efforts on foreign policy and pledged to make 2022 the year of diplomacy, in a New Year statement posted on his website.

Indonesia bans coal exports in January on domestic power worries Thailand reinstates mandatory COVID-19 quarantine over Omicron concerns Kim Jong-un attends father's memorial as N Korea bans laughing for 11 days No plan to visit Beijing Winter Olympics, says Japan PM Kishida Russia & China call US' democracy summit 'counterproductive' china prez warns of return to cold warera tensions in asiapacific China's CPC kicks off key 4-day conclave to authorise unprecedented 3rd term for President Xi Jinping Japan has zero daily COVID-19 deaths for first time in 15 months North Korea fires unidentified projectile off east coast: South Korea military Taiwan to help wax, custard apple growers after China announces import ban Tibtan writer dies after eight years for failing health following release from prison: Report China, France denounce U.S. nuclear sub pact with Britain, Australia Kamala Harris Begins Asia Trip Amid Afghan Crisis North Korea's Kim urges stronger military capabilities as party congress ends Japan to join 'Five Eyes' to check China's clampdown on Uyghurs Soft power diplomacy of China in shreds amid pandemic Singapore's happy 'glampers' pick its Changi Airport stays for year-end holidays Hong Kong Arrests Eight More. Crackdown On Opposition Continues Bangladesh ships Rohingya refugees to remote island despite outcry Asia stocks edge higher after vaccine news. Wall Street hits record highs End ties with France in 24 hours, Bangladesh Islamist group tells government Strong earthquake kills 19 people in Turkey and Greek islands Philippines orders evacuation as world's strongest 2020 typhoon approaches In Asia next week, Pompeo expected to bolster allies against China Afghans jostling for visas sparks stampede, killing at least 15 5 killed, 9 injured in bomb blasts in Afghanistan's Jalrez Japan ramping up pressure on China over South China Sea: Report Thailand protesters defy new 'selfie' rule Chinese President aspires to reshape China in the 21st century, Mao Zedong had shaped the 2oth century Prambanan Temple is the largest of Indonesia's 240 Hindu temples