The uproar surrounding the issue has put the topic of religion, which can be highly contentious in India, squarely on the political agenda months before May’s general.
As space becomes more scarce in the city state with a population expected to rise to 6.9 million by 2030, Singapore continues to clear dozens of cemeteries for development.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen has rejected Xi’s calls for reunification and urged China to embrace democracy.
The demonstrations come after a year of incidents said to have undermined confidence in Hong Kong's freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, has been serving since shortly after his father died in 2016 following a 70-year reign.
Resentment against Modi wells as steep drops in price of staple foods and the weakening rupee cause rural economies to suffer.
The leader of Peking University Marxist Society was detained and questioned for 24 hours on suspicion of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” which is a crime in China.
The government hopes to bolster its online presence to help reach tech-savvy young people who get their information from smartphones.
A previous government allocated the land in 2005 to Tata Steel, one of the world’s top steel producers, for the construction of a factory.
A government news portal said Schellenberg would have an appeal hearing on Saturday after an earlier ruling that he had smuggled "an enormous amount of drugs" into China.
The killings come a month after an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi allegedly carried out by the Baloch Liberation Army which opposes China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases of complaints of police torture and defended practitioners of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, went missing in August 2015.
Controversy surrounds the patent requests of foreign firms which could dominate the market, making it harder for Thai patients and researchers to access marijuana for medical use.
Singapore plans to move storage, utility, transport and industrial facilities underground in a bid to free up surface space and enhance the city-state’s livability.
According to the Imperial Household Agency, the crowd was the largest birthday attendance during Akihito's three-decade reign.