MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A super typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines with ferocious winds early Sunday and about a million people have been evacuated in its projected path, including in the capital where the main international airport was ordered closed.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - The incumbent premier of Queensland won a third consecutive term in Australian state elections in which voters strongly endorsed her government's tough policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including closing state borders.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine officials say super typhoon has slammed into the eastern Philippines with 'catastrophic violent winds.'.
BANGKOK (AP) - For a second straight day Saturday, many university students in Bangkok boycotted a graduation ceremony attended by Thailand's king and queen, as part of an unprecedented push for reform of the monarchy.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia "as part of a shared recovery for our region from the pandemic."
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A huge and festive crowd marched in Taiwan's capital on Saturday in an annual LGBT Pride event.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Saturday strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice and comments by French President Emmanuel Macron that were deemed offensive toward Islam and the global Muslim community.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) - Shops and businesses were shut in several parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to denounce new laws that allow any Indians to buy land in the disputed region.
BEIJING (AP) - China's manufacturing activity expanded in October for the eighth straight month, though at a slightly slower rate than in September, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - The response to the coronavirus pandemic is a central theme as Australia's tourist-popular Queensland state votes for a new government Saturday in an expected close race between the incumbent premier and an opposition challenger.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad stood by his widely condemned comments on attacks by Muslim extremists in France, saying Friday that they were taken out of context and criticizing Twitter and Facebook for removing his posts.
BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's king presided over a university graduation ceremony Friday at a stronghold of a protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy's powers, after activists issued a call for students to boycott the event.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's coronavirus cases have topped 100,000, nine months after the first case was found in mid-January, the health ministry said Friday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Tens of thousands of Muslims marched in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to protest the French president's support of secular laws allowing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, burning effigies of him and calling for a boycott of French products.
TOKYO (AP) - About a dozen people protested outside Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in Tokyo on Friday, demanding Japanese companies pay compensation for their wartime abuse of Korean laborers.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan has picked Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as a main contractor to develop the country's own next generation stealth fighter for launch in the 2030s, the defense minister said Friday.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a five-nation, anti-China tour of Asia in Vietnam on Friday with a call for regional unity to counter Beijing's growing assertiveness, as the fierce American presidential election race entered its final stretch.
BEIJING (AP) - China will promote "technological self-reliance" under the ruling Communist Party's latest five-year plan but will open further to trade, officials said Friday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - In late July, volunteers from a Bangladeshi charity started getting calls seeking support from people from the country's vast coastal region that had been flooded for months during this year's monsoon.
OCT. 23-29, 2020