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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 ...

China’s Hui Muslims fear Lunar New Year education ban a sign of further restrictions to come

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 19:00
For some in China’s ethnic Hui Muslim minority here, a recent ban on young people engaging in religious education in mosques is an unwelcome interference ...

John Kelly and Secret Service agent scuffled with Chinese officials over nuclear ‘football’ in Beijing, report claims

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:12
White House chief of staff John Kelly, a U.S. Secret Service agent and the U.S. military aide in charge of the so-called nuclear football were ...

Fire hits Jokhang monastery, one of Tibet’s most sacred

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:10
A fire broke out Saturday at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, Lhasa’s revered Jokhang temple, state media said, but no casualties ...

‘Too early’ for inter-Korean summit, Moon says, urging talks between Washington and Pyongyang

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:17
Ending the suspense, South Korean President Moon Jae-in uses an old proverb to signal that the idea of rushing into a summit with nemesis North ...

Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:45
Twenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just ...

South Korean songs allowed to be played in public at Pyongyang event

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:32
North Korea has allowed songs from the South to be played in public for the first time in years, state media said Saturday, as a ...

Moon’s chief of staff takes center stage in inter-Korean detente

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:19
In 1989, a 22-year-old South Korean student caused an uproar when she sneaked into North Korea and was filmed advocating for unification and meeting then ...

‘U.S. presence matters’ says admiral on carrier in the South China Sea

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:02
With a deafening roar the fighter jets catapulted off the U.S. aircraft carrier and soared above the disputed South China Sea, as its admiral vowed ...

Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 19:06
A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television’s Lunar New Year ...

Fatal rampage at Florida school lasted just six minutes

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:03
Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag ...

Thailand’s former top cop grilled over loan from brothel owner linked to human trafficking

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:29
Thailand’s former national police chief, who currently heads the Thai Football Association, met with investigators Thursday to explain his financial links with a fugitive massage ...

Mumbai’s far-reaching revival plan targets historic dockland area

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:22
It was a trip few Mumbai residents had made before — to a smelly dock on murky waters in the city’s southern tip, to see ...

The push for solar power lights up options for India’s rural women

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:41
In her village of Komalia, the fog swirls so thick at 7 a.m. that Akansha Singh can see no more than 15 meters ahead. But ...

Tea, haircuts and fish bones: Letting the light into Pakistan

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:26
Reclining comfortably on a bed outside his mud home, 75-year-old farmer Mohammad Khoso watches life go by. His family is now the center of everyone’s ...

Like predecessors, Myanmar regime under Suu Kyi also seen suppressing journalists

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:12
When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decade-long prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few ...

Borneo’s orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999: study

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 15:11
The most comprehensive study of Borneo’s orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries ...

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