Indonesian police arrest hundreds linked to forest fires

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested 230 people suspected of starting fires that are spreading health-damaging haze across a large part of Southeast Asia. ...

Asian shares mixed following Fed's decision to cut rates

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing g...

Asian shares mixed following Fed’s decision to cut rates

Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing slowing global economic ...

General who brought East Timor peace returns 20 years later

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian army general who led an international peacekeeping mission that ended a bloody rampage following East Timor's vote for independence has returned to the nation...

Taiwan textile maker plans US$170 million investment in Indonesia

Eclat Textile Co., one of the leading garment and fabric suppliers in Taiwan, is planning to invest US$170 million in Indonesia, a move that is expected to expand the manufacturer's global product...

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Indonesia sending back 547 containers of waste from West

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is sending 547 containers of waste back to Western nations after finding they were contaminated with used plastic and hazardous materials. Customs...

Comparing streaks of sub-70 rounds for Hovland, Estes

Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched the mark set by Bob Estes in the fall of 2...

RIGHT AT HOME: The look of hand-drawn art is hot in decor

Hand-crafted is popular these days, and many home decorators are looking for unique textiles and other furnishings that feature the look of hand-drawn art. Items like the eclectic, p...

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Indonesia sends more people, aircraft to battle forest fires

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have deployed more personnel and aircraft to battle forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia. Pres...

Asian shares mixed, Hong Kong skids after Moody's downgrade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, led by declines in Chinese benchmarks after the credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded Hong Kong, citing the city's recent political turmoil. ...

South Korean visitors to face heavy fine for importing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls on visitors from South Korea starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 17), as the Northeast Asian country has confirmed its first ca...