CNBC - Asia News New Zealand PM set to be only the second world leader to give birth while in office 2018-01-19T10:11:00.000000000+00:00 Jacinda Ardern discovered she was pregnant just 6 days before becoming leader. Most Asian markets carve out moderate gains as US yields edge up 2018-01-19T07:45:00.000000000+00:00 Major indexes in Asia closed mostly higher, with the Australian benchmark underperforming regional markets. Indonesian leader's third cabinet reshuffle could have elections implications 2018-01-19T06:38:00.000000000+00:00 Joko Widodo oversaw a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday. The move may have an effect on presidential elections in 2019. China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel 2018-01-19T05:33:00.000000000+00:00 Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday. South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown 2018-01-19T05:23:00.000000000+00:00 A South Korean consumer group filed a criminal complaint against Apple CEO Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices. What happens during a US government shutdown 2018-01-19T01:54:00.000000000+00:00 President Trump and GOP leaders are racing to meet the deadline prevent a government shutdown. India successfully test-fires a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile 2018-01-18T12:03:00.000000000+00:00 India successfully launched a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday. Asian shares close mixed; Nikkei gives up early gains 2018-01-18T07:34:00.000000000+00:00 Stock indexes in Asia closed mixed after the Nikkei 225 gave up early gains late in the session. Nintendo is betting on cardboard to boost its newest console 2018-01-18T07:31:00.000000000+00:00 Nintendo announced a new interactive line of cardboard accessories called Nintendo Labo for its Switch gaming consoles. China's economy grew 6.9% in 2017, topping both the official target and 2016's growth 2018-01-18T07:03:00.000000000+00:00 China reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 GDP figures on Thursday.