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Tech 'unicorn' baffles Indonesia candidate
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has slipped up on a debate question from incumbent leader Joko Widodo about tech "unicorns".


India plugs pollution-reducing incentives
India has proposed incentives to encourage the curbing of greenhouse gas emissions and to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles.


US blocks North Korean air traffic revival
The United States has reportedly blocked a UN agency's efforts to improve civil aviation in North Korea ahead of denuclearisation talks in Vietnam this month.


Loud noise at Indon debate causes panic
A loud noise and smoke near an electoral debate in the Indonesian capital caused panic, with people fleeing, but police later said it was caused by fireworks.


Bangladesh slum fire kills at least eight
At least eight people have been killed in a fire in a crowded slum in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong.


Iran warns Pakistan over bombing attack
Iran says Pakistan will "pay a high price" over an attack that killed 27 members of its Revolutionary Guards, saying its neighbour was harbouring militants.


Lion Air plane skids off Indonesian runway
A Lion Air plane has skidded off a runway in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province during bad weather but no one was injured, with all 189 people on board safe.


Kim to be in Hanoi early for Trump summit
Kim Jong-un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25, two days ahead of the North Korean leader's second summit with US President Donald Trump, sources say.


Puneet extradition case drags on in India
The lawyer for a hit-run driver fighting extradition to Melbourne from India says Australia wants him back for "political reasons".


India PM warns of strong response to blast
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed a "befitting reply" to Pakistan after a car bomb attack in Kashmir killed 44 paramilitary policemen.


Man abducted to NKorea in 1978 is alive
North Korea has always denied that a restaurant worker who Japan believes was kidnapped in or around 1978 after he set off for Europe, ever entered the country.


US is campaigning against us: Huawei exec
A Huawei chairman has criticised the US, accusing Washington of carrying out a 'coordinated, tactical geopolitical campaign' against the Chinese company.


Thai party fields transgender PM candidate
'I will not be a prime minister. But it doesn't matter,' says Pauline Ngarmpring, who is pursuing a bid to become Thailand's first transgender prime minister.


Killers of Suu Kyi aide sentenced to death
A Myanmar court has found two men who shot and killed an aide to the nation's leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of murder, and has sentenced them to death.


China trade meetings 'productive': Mnuchin
Neither China nor the US have as yet offered details on how the two sides might de-escalate a tariff war that has roiled financial markets.


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