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Beijing (AFP) - Manchester United's showpiece pre-season derby against Manchester City was cancelled just hours before kick-off Monday after recent "extreme" rain made the Beijing pitch unsafe.

Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced Monday a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels who are waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies, and urged them to reciprocate.

New Delhi (AFP) - India has refused to renew the visas of a group of journalists from China's state-run Xinhua news agency, government sources said on Monday, after they reportedly made unauthorised …

Monrovia (AFP) - The fishermen, hustlers and market traders of West Point have survived two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, but this resilient Liberian slum cannot hold back the ocean that is …

The Indonesian undertaker who bathed the bodies of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran after their deaths has been told to prepare for further executions.

Beijing (AFP) - China has shut down several online news operations after authorities blasted them for independently reporting and publishing articles about potentially sensitive subjects, state media …

Philadelphia (AFP) - Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters descended on Philadelphia for this week's Democratic National Convention, many so irate with party flagbearer Hillary Clinton that they are …

Seoul (AFP) - China has blamed South Korea for damaging "mutual trust" with its planned deployment of an advanced US missile defence system in the face of Beijing's opposition, Yonhap news agency …

Paris (AFP) - The Bastille Day attack in Nice -- the third terrorist massacre to hit France in 18 months -- has sparked anger and racism, putting further strain on an already tense political …

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