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Warning system might have saved lives in Indonesian tsunami

Oct 1, 2018

An early warning system that might have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island on Friday is stalled in the testing phase

Stocks turn lower on concern about Italy's spending plans

Sep 28, 2018

Global stocks have turned lower amid concern that Italy's populist government plans to spend heavily on policies that could add to the country's heavy debt load.

93 Chinese, 6 Malaysians arrested for alleged phone swindle

Sep 28, 2018

Police say 93 Chinese citizens and six Malaysians have been detained on suspicion of being involved in swindling money from people in China through a telephone scam

Asian shares rebound on strong US economic data

Sep 28, 2018

Asian markets are mostly higher as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's recent move to raise interest rates

Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

Sep 28, 2018

A Thai businessman had been convicted of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal

Asian shares mixed after US Fed lifts interest rate

Sep 27, 2018

Asian shares mixed after US Fed lifts interest rate, Japan OK's trade talks with US

Wife of Malaysia's ex-PM grilled for 13 hours in 1MDB case

Sep 26, 2018

The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been grilled for nearly 13 hours by the anti-graft agency over the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt weigh on Asia's growth

Sep 26, 2018

Clouds on horizon as trade wars, debt disrupt industries, weigh on Asia's growth, ADB says

Asian markets rally ahead of US Fed rate hike

Sep 26, 2018

Asian shares advance in anticipation of US rate hike

Police find buried bodies of murdered Briton and Thai wife

Sep 25, 2018

Police in northern Thailand say they have discovered the buried bodies of a missing British expatriate and his Thai wife, and have arrested the woman's brother for allegedly ordering their murder