March 07, 2014 4:21 PM
MOVE aside, Dustin Moskovitz. The youngest billionaire on the planet, according to Forbes, is now 24-year-old Perenna Kei from Hong Kong.
March 07, 2014 3:18 PM
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Birmingham City Football Club boss Carson Yeung was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday for laundering US$93 million (S$118 million) following a high-profile trial that cast a spotlight on how the barber-turned-businessman made his fortune.
March 07, 2014 2:51 PM
TOKYO (REUTERS) - A composer once known as the"Beethoven of Japan" said on Friday that tests had shown he was not legally deaf and apologised to people throughout the country for lying by using a ghost writer for his popular symphonies and other music.
March 07, 2014 2:45 PM
NEW DELHI (AFP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has become a father again at the age of 56 after his wife gave birth to their third child in India, according to an embassy statement sent to AFP on Friday.
March 07, 2014 2:33 PM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Beijing police have told prominent users of the microblogging site Weibo to cease comments deemed hurtful, including suggestions that authorities misled the public with accounts of a deadly train station attack blamed on militants from Xinjiang.
March 06, 2014 11:34 PM
The media's question-and-answer segment of the meeting had ended, said the moderator, but the journalists weren't quite done yet.
March 06, 2014 10:24 PM
HONG KONG (AFP) - A Chinese official warned on Thursday of possible "disastrous results" if Hong Kong adopts a foreign electoral system as it mulls political reform, according to a report.
March 06, 2014 9:56 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - China's health ministry on Thursday dampened speculation that the country could dump its one-child policy and allow families to have two.
March 06, 2014 9:32 PM
SHAH ALAM - A Malaysian couple was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here on Thursday for murdering their Indonesian maid, Bernama news agency reported.
March 06, 2014 8:12 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - A top official from China's restive Xinjiang region said on Thursday the evidence against a prominent Uighur academic whose detention has been condemned by Washington was "irrefutable".
March 06, 2014 7:48 PM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - The leader of China's scandal-plagued south-western province of Sichuan said on Thursday that a few "bad apple" corrupt officials should not negate the hard work of the vast majority of party members, despite spiralling graft allegations.
March 06, 2014 7:36 PM
SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - As China embarks on a new wave of opening up state-dominated industries to private capital, foreign firms will largely be kept out and authorities are likely to look to institutions like domestic pension funds and insurers.
March 06, 2014 7:23 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - Lawyers representing former Chinese labourers forced to work in Japanese factories during World War II filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Japanese government and two companies, one of them said.
March 06, 2014 6:59 PM
TOKYO (AFP) - The number of people belonging to Japan's notorious yakuza crime groups fell to an all-time low in 2013, slipping below the 60,000-member mark for the first time on record, police said on Thursday.
March 06, 2014 6:36 PM
LUCKNOW, India (AFP) - Some 60 students from Indian-administered Kashmir may face sedition charges for cheering Pakistan's victory over India in a recent cricket match, police said Thursday.
March 06, 2014 6:03 PM
HONG KONG (REUTERS) - The head of China's parliament warned on Thursday that importing western-style democracy for a planned direct election in Hong Kong in 2017 could lead to "disastrous" results, a delegate who attended the closed-door meeting said.
March 06, 2014 5:20 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - The latest double-digit increase to China's defence budget serves world peace and is no threat to anyone, state media argued on Thursday after the 12.2 per cent spending hike raised alarms in Japan.
March 06, 2014 5:16 PM
BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing expressed concern on Thursday after North Korea fired a rocket into the flight path of a Chinese airliner during weapons tests.
March 06, 2014 5:11 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean police on Thursday arrested two men for allegedly stealing the personal data of 12 million people from a top South Korean telecoms company and selling it for telemarketing.