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Fire in sacred Tibetan monastery was not arson

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:57
Chinese authorities have ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that damaged a 1,300-year-old monastery that is considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan ...

Bangladesh preparing barren islet to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, denies it’s a concentration camp

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:54
Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown ...

Ex-U.N. chief Ban says Koreas dialogue must be kept alive, U.S. must join in

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:32
Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday the dialogue between the two Koreas that began during the Winter Olympics must be kept alive so it ...

Thai junta says ‘not concerned’ about ousted Thaksins’ Asia tour

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:18
Thailand is not concerned about the movement of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, also an ousted former leader, after recent visits ...

U.S. Navy rescues three fishermen adrift in Pacific for eight days

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 01:11
The U.S. Navy said it rescued three fishermen Tuesday who were adrift on a boat in the Pacific Ocean for eight days.The men were reported ...

Philippines ‘concerned’ as U.S. intelligence tags Duterte a threat to democracy

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:11
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking seriously the U.S. Intelligence Community’s report tagging the firebrand leader a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman ...

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:38
Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island ...

Kin of ‘world’s ugliest animal’ hauled from Australia abyss

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:52
Over 100 rarely seen species of fish were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, ...

North Koreans backed out of chance to have meeting with Pence at Olympics

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:03
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was prepared to meet with a top North Korean delegation during his visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South ...

U.S. Secret Service disputes report regarding China nuclear football ‘skirmish’

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:12
The U.S. Secret Service disputed Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials ...

China angered by theft of terra-cotta warrior’s thumb from U.S. museum

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:10
The theft of a thumb from a displayed ancient terra-cotta warrior statue in the U.S. incited a wave of criticism on Chinese social media Tuesday, ...

Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:05
The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain’s summit.Before and after images ...

Malaysian court jails and fines artist for clown caricature of prime minister

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 03:50
A Malaysian artist and prominent opposition activist was jailed for a month on Tuesday for publishing a clown-like caricature of Prime Minister Najib Razak, a ...

South Korea to announce plan for joint military exercises before April

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 01:35
In a move that is likely to enrage nuclear-armed North Korea, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday that by the end of next month ...

Philippines’ Duterte plays down Beijing’s military facilities in disputed South China Sea

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:34
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to allay fears about China’s construction of military bases on man-made islands in the South China Sea, saying these ...

North Korea ‘fully ready for both dialogue and war,’ state media says

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:04
North Korea is “fully ready for both dialogue and war” and prepared to respond to any U.S. “provocation by prompt counterstrike,” state-run media said Monday ...

Philippine envoy to China says risks rising with Beijing challenging U.S. at sea

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:51
The risks of a “miscalculation” and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge ...

Malaysia police investigate rapper over Lunar New Year dog video

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:02
A rapper is under police investigation in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly insulting Islam with a Lunar New Year video that features dancers wearing dog masks ...

Conservative Australian politician blasted for Facebook gun photo

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 01:01
A conservative Australian politician who posted a photo of himself on Facebook holding a gun in a jibe at environmentalists was reported to police and ...

Kim Jong Un dreams of Olympic glory — despite North Korean athletes struggles

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 23:42
Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power — think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean ...

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