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All eyes on ‘new way’ in Kim Jong Un’s New Year speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for "offensive measures" to strengthen security ahead of a New Year speech that could flesh out the nuclear-armed nation’s threat to seek a "new way" forward after the expiration of its year-end deadline for US sanctions relief.

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Posted: 30 December 2019 | 10:12 am

China jails Protestant pastor for 9 years for ‘inciting’ subversion

China on Monday jailed the leader of an unofficial Protestant church for nine years for "incitement to subvert state power".

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Posted: 30 December 2019 | 1:57 am

Nepalese worker dies in Malaysia meat machine accident

A Nepalese worker was killed Monday after he fell into a meat-mincing machine in Malaysia's Malacca state, an official confirmed.

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Posted: 30 December 2019 | 1:57 am

Russia, Japan meet to try to end WWII islands dispute

Russia and Japan's foreign ministers met on Thursday to try and find a solution to a territorial dispute that has prevented them from signing a formal WWII peace treaty.

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Posted: 20 December 2019 | 1:57 am

Xi to lead Macau handover party as Hong Kong seethes

Macau on Friday marks 20 years since the former colony was returned to China with a celebration led by President Xi Jinping touting the success of the pliant gambling hub while Hong Kong boils.

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Posted: 20 December 2019 | 1:47 am

North Korea envoy confirmed as Pompeo’s number two

The US Senate on Thursday confirmed North Korea negotiator Stephen Biegun to be the State Department's number two, raising the possibility that the veteran Republican will become the acting top US diplomat next year.

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Posted: 20 December 2019 | 1:41 am

The region’s best celebrate and share HR excellence with Top Employers Institute

As the world of work changes, finding your niche among the host of employment options in the APAC is very challenging. Looking for the next challenge means considering more than bottom-line salaries and benefits. Joining like-minded talented, bright and ambitious people is of high importance, alongside career and skills development. To get the best talent,... Read more »

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Posted: 19 December 2019 | 12:11 pm

Malaysia to host major summit of Muslim leaders

Malaysia will this week host a summit of Muslim leaders billed as a forum to look at the Islamic world's problems, but it will be closely watched for Middle East power plays and their stance on China's Uighur minority.

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Posted: 17 December 2019 | 12:31 pm

Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death

Exiled former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death Tuesday after being found guilty of treason, an unprecedented move in a country where the armed forces are often considered immune from prosecution.

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Posted: 17 December 2019 | 1:30 am

China’s second aircraft carrier enters service: CCTV

China's second aircraft carrier entered service on Tuesday, adding major firepower to its military ambitions as it faces tensions with self-ruled Taiwan as well as the US and regional neighbours around the disputed South China Sea.

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Posted: 17 December 2019 | 1:00 am