Asia Pacific Topics

Jun 24, 2015

Decades-old meat seized in China raids

Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat — some of it rotting and more than 40 years old — has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday. More than 100,000 tons of chicken wings, beef and pork worth up to 3 ...

Australian fishermen snag rare 'monster shark'

Jun 24, 2015

Australian fishermen snag rare 'monster shark'

Fishermen off Australia who accidentally caught a whopping 6.3-meter basking shark have provided scientists with a rare opportunity to study the second-biggest fish on the planet. Little is known about the species — smaller only than the whale shark — because it does not ...

Jun 19, 2015

Thailand took four days to confirm its first MERS case

Thai authorities took nearly four days to confirm the country’s first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the health ministry said on Friday, a time lag likely to raise fears of a further spread of the deadly virus in Asia. Thailand confirmed its ...