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Asia Pacific

Sen Lam

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific brings you news and in-depth coverage of regional issues in Asia and the Pacific.

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Voters head to the polls in key Indonesian legislative elections

Updated 9 April 2014, 11:57 AEST

Polling is under way in Indonesia's general elections.

India's BJP enters national polls with image makeover

Updated 9 April 2014, 11:58 AEST

A former Indian cabinet minister says a BJP administration will rule for all faiths, and Muslims have nothing to fear.

Solomons issues flooding all clear

Updated 9 April 2014, 11:59 AEST

Solomon islands' officials have issued an 'all-clear' after severe flash-flooding.

Disease fears to push Solomons flood victims from evacuation centres

Updated 9 April 2014, 11:59 AEST

The authorities in Solomon Islands are urging people to return to their homes as the immediate danger from the flood crisis recedes.

Australian PM gears up for China visit

Updated 9 April 2014, 12:00 AEST

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces the toughest test of his three-nation tour of north Asia, when he arrives in China today.

US defence chief in talks with China's top brass

Updated 9 April 2014, 12:00 AEST

The American Defence Secretary, Chuck Hagel, has been given a rare inspection tour of China's only aircraft carrier.

Cambodia's political leaders set to meet over deadlock

Updated 9 April 2014, 12:02 AEST

Politics in Cambodia has been deadlocked since the disputed outcome of last July's general election.

Australia, Japan strike new trade, security deal

Updated 8 April 2014, 11:28 AEST

It's being hailed as the most significant trade pact between Japan and Australia in nearly 60 years.

Australia seeking to tap into Japanese weapons technology

Updated 8 April 2014, 14:13 AEST

Australia is building on its existing security arrangements with Japan.

Disease fears grow in wake of Solomons flood

Updated 8 April 2014, 11:29 AEST

Fears are growing in Solomon Islands of an outbreak of disease in the wake of the flood disaster.

Taiwanese students vow to end parliament sit-in

Updated 8 April 2014, 14:14 AEST

Student protesters in Taiwan who occupied the parliament building for nearly three weeks have agreed to end their sit-in.

Indonesian voters embrace social media as key political tool

Updated 8 April 2014, 11:30 AEST

When Indonesians go to the polls on Wednesday, social media will have played a major role in influencing the way people vote.

First stage of voting underway in Indian election

Updated 8 April 2014, 11:30 AEST

India's general election is the world's largest exercise in democracy, and over the next five weeks, more than 800 million voters will cast their ballots.

Ten thousand in Honiara flood evacuation centres

Updated 7 April 2014, 12:45 AEST

A major relief and recovery effort is under way in Solomon Islands, after last week's devastating flash floods.

Runoff expected after Afghan presidential vote

Updated 7 April 2014, 12:45 AEST

The turnout for Afghanistan's presidential has been larger than expected, despite threats of violence by the Taliban.

India's staggered election gets under way

Updated 7 April 2014, 12:48 AEST

Voting in India's five week long general election starts today and all the major parties have made big promises on the major issues.

Former allies shape up for Indonesia's national elections.

Updated 7 April 2014, 12:47 AEST

Pre-poll electioneering ban is in place in Indonesia ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary elections.

Australia, Japan trade deal in the offing: officials

Updated 7 April 2014, 12:43 AEST

Australian officials are becoming more confident a historic and lucrative free trade deal can be clinched with Japan.

World Health Day focus on mosquito-borne diseases

Updated 7 April 2014, 12:44 AEST

More than half the world's population is at risk of contracting diseases spread by insects.


Updated 4 April 2014, 17:54 AEST

This week on Asia Review - Australia hopes to achieve a 'trade trifecta' as Prime Minister Tony Abbott leads a high-level delegation to North Asia; Remembering Irene Fernandez; And Phil Kafcaloudes takes the RA team to Samoa, the Treasure island.

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