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Asia shares hit by tech warning, oil holds
A lower than expected demand for smartphones has hit the world's largest contract chipmaker sending Asian shares down in early trade.


Five die in ammonia tank in Sri Lanka
Five people have died during an attempt to rescue a worker who had fallen into an ammonia tank in a Sri Lankan rubber factory.


US to keep up pressure on North Korea
The US will keep up "maximum pressure" on North Korea and President Donald Trump says he may bail on the summit if he feels it won't produce results.


Myanmar army head urges troops to obey law
Myanmar's army chief has cited the sentencing of seven soldiers for a massacre of Rohingya Muslim men as he urged troops to obey the law and codes of conduct.


North Korea not attaching conditions: Moon
South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea wants "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and isn't demanding a US troop withdrawal first.


Kyrgyzstan cabinet loses confidence vote
Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has sacked his cabinet after a no-confidence vote in parliament.


Spy-accused Cambodian journos denied bail
Two journalists accused of spying in Cambodia after filing reports to a US-funded radio station have been denied bail.


Korean Air raided over heiress assault
The youngest daughter of Korean Air's chairman has been accused of assaulting an advertising agency executive during a business meeting.


Shallow quake kills three in Indonesia
Three people have died and hundreds of homes have been damaged after a 4.4 magnitude quake struck central Java province in Indonesia.


Whiskey caught up in US-China trade battle
Whiskey importers in China are concerned about the threat of tariffs, which could hit margins for sellers or lift the price for drinkers.


NKorea ruling party to hold policy meeting
North Korean state media says a plenary meeting of the ruling party's central committee will be held to discuss and decide on policy issues this week.


I ordered Aust nun investigation: Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accused an Australian nun of badmouthing his administration.


Ancient India 'invented the internet'
A minister who has claimed that the internet was invented thousands of years ago by ancient Indians is being met with ridicule.


Quake causes damage, injuries in Indonesia
A shallow earthquake in Indonesia's Central Java province has caused damage to houses and injured several people.


2000 displaced in Myanmar's northeast
More than 2000 people are in need of aid after becoming trapped in Myanmar's northeast during clashes, rights groups say.


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