Category: Asia

16 killed in Sri Lankan dumpsite collapse

At least 16 people were killed and dozens of houses were damaged and destroyed in a devastating garbage dump landslide in a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, local military and healthcare officials report….

North Korea launches missile despite US tensions

North Korea launched a missile early on Sunday, but it reportedly “blew up almost immediately” on take off, according to the US military. The reported test launch came a day after North Korea held a…

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog, cat meat

Taiwan’s legislature has banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat while increasing the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature…

Pakistani court sentences Indian spy to death

A Pakistani military court sentenced an Indian, Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, accused of espionage to death on Monday, potentially escalating tension between the two nuclear-armed states. Jadhav was arrested on March 3 in the turbulent province…