Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra greets supporters after landing at an airport in Bangkok on Aug. 22.
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Feb 18, 2024
Thai tycoon Thaksin tastes freedom in homeland 15 years after fleeing
Thailand's best-known leader has loomed large over politics during the years spent mostly in self-imposed exile.
A Beijing court heard Yang Hengjun's trial in secret in May 2021 and the case against him has never been publicly disclosed. He has denied working as a spy for Australia or the United States.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2024
Beijing court gives Australian writer suspended death sentence
Yang Hengjun had been accused of spying for a country China has not identified and the details of the case against him have not been made public.
Samsung Electronics Chairman Jay Y. Lee arrives at a court in Seoul on Monday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 5, 2024
Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee cleared of charges in 2015 merger case
The sentence prevents a return to jail for Lee who was convicted in 2017 of bribing a friend of former President Park Geun-hye.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur on April 3, 2019.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Feb 3, 2024
Malaysia reduces sentence of disgraced ex-leader Najib Razak
The leniency for Najib comes after weeks of speculation in Malaysia that he might be pardoned by the reigning monarch.
A protester throws a portrait of a politician after demonstrators broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China.
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Feb 1, 2024
Hong Kong court convicts six over 2019 legislature storming
Judge found them guilty on charges including entering the legislative chamber, rioting and causing criminal damage.
A Chinese hacking group known as Volt Typhoon has alarmed intelligence officials, who say it is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
What is Volt Typhoon, the alleged China-backed hacking group?
Intelligence officials say the group is part of a larger effort to compromise Western critical infrastructure.
Myanmar's junta chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup, presides over an army parade in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on March 27, 2021.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 31, 2024
Arms dealer linked to Myanmar junta acquitted in money laundering case
Authorities had accused Tun Min Latt of engaging in a scheme to launder drug money by using it to buy electricity in Thailand and sending it to Myanmar.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves