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Japan approves world-first trial using iPS stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries

News from Japan - 2 hours 40 min ago
The health ministry approved Monday the world’s first clinical test in which artificially derived stem cells will be used to treat patients with spinal cord ...

Pakistani court indicts opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif in housing scam

Asia/Pacific - 2 hours 53 min ago
A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal has indicted the country’s opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif over his alleged links to a multimillion-dollar housing scam in the eastern city ...

Driver arrested after man fell from truck, having clung on for 6 km, in Miyagi road rage incident

News from Japan - 3 hours 2 min ago
Police on Monday arrested a truck driver for allegedly driving off with a man clinging to the side of his vehicle following a road rage ...

Police reportedly probing rare murder case in Macau after man found stabbed in bed at Sands resort

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 23:49
Police in the world’s biggest gambling hub of Macau are investigating what they suspect is a rare murder in a five-star casino resort after a ...

‘I believe Putin’: Trump dismissed U.S. intelligence on North Korean missile threat, ex-top FBI official claims

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 23:42
As North Korea ramped up its nuclear program, building missiles that most experts agree could hit the continental United States, U.S. President Donald Trump told ...

With every incident, fear grows that China is giving New Zealand the cold shoulder over Huawei ban

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 23:10
When an Air New Zealand jet to Shanghai was forced to turn around earlier this month, it seemed a relatively innocuous event put down to ...

Jail for former engineer who stole computer items worth S$62,000 from IMDA

Singapore: Today - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:41
2 hours 22 min agoSINGAPORE — A former engineer who stole S$62,000 worth of laptops and other computer

Organs of brain-dead boy under 6 to be donated, in only 10th such case for Japan

News from Japan - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:27
The family of a boy under 6 judged brain dead under the Organ Transplant Law has agreed to donate his organs, according to the Japan ...

North Korea faces ‘historic turning point,’ state media says ahead of Kim-Trump summit

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:15
North Korea is facing a “significant, historic turning point,” state media said on Monday, ahead of a highly-anticipated second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump ...

Re-enactment of Korematsu case that upheld Japanese internment fuels debate on Trump immigration policy

News from Japan - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 21:50
A re-enactment in New York of Korematsu v. United States, a 1944 Supreme Court case that upheld the wartime incarceration of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans, was ...

In a land where half of all pregnancies are unplanned, Pakistani women resort to abortions as birth control

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 21:25
Pregnant, desperate, and poor, Pakistani mother Zameena faced a stark choice: Risk her life by having a secret abortion, or risk her life bearing her ...

South Korea’s National Assembly Moon Hee-sang compares Japan to ‘brazen thief’

News from Japan - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 21:13
The speaker of South Korea’s National Assembly has added fuel to a simmering controversy over his call for the Emperor to apologize to Korean women ...

Australia says foreign government was behind cyberattack on lawmakers

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 21:12
A cyberattack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison ...

U.S. prevents North Korea working with U.N. aviation body to establish safe airspace before Trump-Kim summit

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 21:11
The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to ...

China’s leaders want more babies, but local officials don’t seem to have got the memo

Asia/Pacific - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 20:55
Facing a future demographic crisis and a graying society, China’s leaders are desperately trying to persuade couples to have more children.But bureaucrats don’t seem to ...

NTU Japanese cultural event on Sook Ching anniversary raises eyebrows

Singapore: Today - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 20:54
2 hours 7 min agoSINGAPORE — The choice of date for a Japanese cultural event organised by Nanyang Tec

In message to Kim, families say they won’t oppose normalization of Japan-North Korea ties if abductees returned

News from Japan - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 20:40
Families of Japanese abducted to North Korea decades ago said Sunday that they do not oppose Japan normalizing diplomatic relations with the country if the ...

Donald Trump may be first state guest to meet Japan’s new Emperor, with invite planned for May 26

News from Japan - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 20:21
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to be invited to Japan for around three days from May 26, possibly making him the first foreign state ...