HONG KONG (AFP) - Hong Kong authorities have shut down the city's largest prostitution website and dozens of people including sex workers have been arrested, officials said on Thursday.
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Beijing is the second-most expensive city in Asia for expatriates, jumping up the ranking from fifth place last year, while Tokyo still tops the list despite a sharply weaker yen, a survey showed on Thursday.
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia, a relative of leader Kim Jong Un, has been recalled just days after the young supremo's uncle was apparently ousted in a leadership purge, according to a report.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AFP) - India on Thursday faced mounting pressure to compromise in a global impasse over food security that has cast the future of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) into doubt.
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's parliament appeared set on Thursday to pass a controversial law protecting state secrets, despite widening criticism that it represents a power grab by an already-opaque government.