Asia Pacific Topics

Jan 4, 2017

Suspected rebels storm Philippine jail, 158 inmates escape

Nearly 160 inmates escaped after suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, and at least six people were shot dead as pursuing government forces traded fire with gunmen, officials said. Acting Provincial Jail Warden Supt. Peter John Bongngat ...

Chinese middle class in uproar over alleged police brutality

Dec 29, 2016

Chinese middle class in uproar over alleged police brutality

The relatives of a Chinese man who died in a high-profile case involving alleged police brutality have decided not to sue, citing immense pressure, their lawyer said Thursday. The move comes despite thousands of middle-class Chinese signing online petitions to protest the dropping of ...

Dec 27, 2016

Indian police arrest four men on charges of raping American tourist

Indian police arrested four men, including a bell boy of a five-star hotel in the national capital, on Monday for allegedly raping an American tourist in April, police said, highlighting the dangers faced by women in the country from violent sex attacks. The 25-year-old ...

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says he personally killed people

Dec 14, 2016

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte says he personally killed people

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of a southern city to set an example for police. Duterte made the comments in a speech to businessmen on Monday night as he discussed his campaign to eradicate ...