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  World   Asia  17 May 2019

World, Asia, 17 May 2019

Japan bans drones over Olympic, military sites

Current law already bans the flying of drones over key facilities such as the Prime Minister's Office and the Imperial Palace.

17 May 2019 2:55 PM

In a first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage

Bill which offers same-sex couples similar legal protections for marriage as heterosexuals, will take effect after Tsai signs it into law.

17 May 2019 12:24 PM

'No possibility' of talks with US: Iran Foreign Minister after meeting Shinzo Abe

Washington withdrew a year ago from a nuclear deal with Tehran and re-imposed sanctions, prompting a deterioration in relations.

17 May 2019 12:02 PM

Chinese authorities confirm 17 people trapped in flooded mine

The incidents underscore continuing problems with occupational safety despite a government drive to improve standards.

17 May 2019 11:46 AM

Nearly 500 people test positive for HIV in Pakistani district

A local physician who has AIDS has since been arrested and is being investigated for possibly intentionally infecting patients.

17 May 2019 9:09 AM

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