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South-east Asia deadlocked as S. China Sea split deepens

Vientiane - Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday over how to confront sabre-rattling in the South China Sea as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region's most contentious security issue.

Samsung files case against Huawei for patent infringement

Samsung Electronics has hit back at rival Huawei, filing a patent infringement case against the Chinese electronics company in a move seen to worsen the two firms’ rivalry.

Searchers see end to two-year hunt for Malaysia Airlines MH370

Putrajaya - Countries still looking for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with little success may be getting ready to call off the search.

Cambodia blocking ASEAN consensus on S. China Sea: diplomat

Vientiane - Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing's territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said on Saturday.

MH370 pilot flew similar doomed route on home simulator: Report

New York - The pilot who flew missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which is believed to have gone off route and crashed in the Indian Ocean, conducted a simulation of a similar path just weeks prior, New York magazine reported.

Smartphones are causing a 'visual health crisis' in China

A major Chinese health research center recently published a white paper on the country's visual health. The findings weren't great.

MH370 search facing suspension as hopes 'fade'

Putrajaya - Hope of finding flight MH370's final resting place is "fading" and the massive three-nation search for the doomed jet will be suspended if nothing turns up in the suspected crash zone, Malaysia, Australia and China said Friday.

Hong Kong student leader pleads not guilty

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong student protester pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple criminal charges over a demonstration against a pro-Beijing figure, a day after the conviction of an "Umbrella Revolution" leader was blasted by rights activists.

Works by purged Chinese leader Zhao published in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A trove of newly published documents belonging to a purged Chinese leader has been launched at Hong Kong's book fair, despite fears Beijing is tightening freedom of expression in the city.

China firm fined for pollution in landmark case

Bejing - A Chinese environmental group has won a landmark public interest lawsuit against a glass manufacturer, with the firm fined more than $3 million for excessive pollution, a court said.

Hong Kong 'Umbrella Revolution' leader convicted for protests

Hong Kong - A key figure in Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' was convicted Thursday of participating in a protest that sparked mass pro-democracy rallies, in a prosecution blasted as a "chilling warning" by rights campaigners.

Air pollution up in a third of Chinese cities: Greenpeace

Bejing - Air pollution levels rose in nearly a third of Chinese cities monitored in the second quarter, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday.

China warns independence candidates in Hong Kong election

Hong Kong - China warned Wednesday against Hong Kong pro-independence parties running in the city's upcoming elections as the movement gains traction among some young campaigners.

US navy chief vows more patrols in South China Sea

Bejing - The top US navy commander vowed Wednesday to continue patrols in the South China Sea which have angered Beijing, after an international tribunal dismissed the Asian giant's vast maritime claims.

Publishers take on China at Hong Kong book fair

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's feisty publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing, despite the disappearances of five city booksellers, as a major annual book fair began Wednesday.

Seaplane hits bridge in Shanghai, killing five

Shanghai - An amphibious plane crashed into a highway bridge on the edge of the Chinese commercial hub Shanghai on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring five more, according to the city government and local media.

People in China are rioting at KFC locations, shattering iPhones

People are protesting and boycotting KFC locations across China. Following last week's ruling that Beijing had no legal claim in the South China Sea, many Chinese citizens are blaming the US.

China HIV leak violates patients' rights: WHO

Bejing - A leak of HIV carriers' identities in China was a violation of their "fundamental right", the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.

United States, Australia a 'united front' in Pacific: Biden

Sydney - US and Australian troops plan to step up training so they are "fully prepared" to answer challenges in the Pacific, US Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday amid rising tensions over Beijing's claims in the South China Sea.

Taiwan bus inferno kills 26, mainly China tourists

Taipei - A fire ripped through a bus carrying tourists from China in Taiwan Tuesday, killing all 26 on board in the worst road accident to hit mainland visitors since a holiday boom to the island.

Philippines rejects China conditions for sea row talks

Manila - Manila has rejected Beijing's demand that it "disregard" an international ruling that invalidated the Asian giant's claims to much of the South China Sea before negotiating on the issue, the Philippines' foreign secretary said Tuesday.

Xiaomi might launch a MacBook rival next week

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is rapidly expanding into new regions and product ranges. The company has scheduled a launch event for next week where it is widely expected to unveil a premium Windows laptop to rival Apple's MacBook Air.

Large wing piece in Australia to be tested for MH370 link

Sydney - A large piece of aircraft debris, believed to be a wing flap, has arrived in Australia for testing as part of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Monday.

Beijing to hold South China Sea war games after ruling

Bejing - Beijing will close off access to part of the South China Sea for military drills, officials said Monday, after an international tribunal ruled against its sweeping claims in the waters.

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Hanoi - Scores of activists were detained in Vietnam's capital on Sunday as they gathered to protest against China after it rejected a recent international ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea.

China must abide by same rules as everyone else: Biden

Sydney - China must abide by the same international rules as everyone else, US Vice President Joe Biden warned after a UN-backed tribunal ruled against Beijing's claims in the South China Sea.

EU urges 'peaceful' resolution to South China Sea row

Brussels - The EU urged China and the Philippines to settle peacefully their dispute over the South China Sea but stopped short of pushing Beijing to abide by an international tribunal's ruling against Beijing's claims.

Philippines says no concession to China in sea row

Manila - The Philippines will concede nothing to China as it seeks to implement an international tribunal ruling against Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, its top lawyer said Friday.

China 'may build nuclear plants' in South China Sea

Bejing - China may build mobile nuclear power plants in the South China Sea, state media reported on Friday, days after an international tribunal dismissed Beijing's vast claims in the strategically vital waters.

US, Chinese naval commanders to meet amid tensions

Washington - The commanders of the US and Chinese navies will meet amid mounting tensions over China's claims to much of the South China Sea, the US Navy said Thursday.
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