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Myanmar activists urge release of ‘Person of Year’ journalists who reported on Rohingya crackdown

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:57
Several dozen journalists and activists held a rally Wednesday in Myanmar’s biggest city to mark the anniversary of the arrest of two reporters for the ...

U.S. downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:53
The Trump administration on Tuesday placed Pakistan on its annual list of worst offenders for nations that it says infringe on religious freedom.Secretary of State ...

Kim Jong Un’s step-grandmother dies: South Korea

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:58
The second wife of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sung — the step-grandmother of Pyongyang’s current leader Kim Jong Un — has died, the South’s ...

Kim Jong Un unlikely to visit South Korea before end of the year, Moon’s office says

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:13
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not expected to visit the South before the end of the year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office ...

After 117 years, U.S. returns war trophy bells to Philippines

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:35
Church bells seized from the Philippines by U.S. troops as war trophies over a century ago were returned on Tuesday, in a bid to turn ...

Majority of Australian women sexually harassed at work: survey

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 05:20
Two in three Australian women have been sexually harassed at work, with the majority of cases unreported, according to a survey released on Tuesday that ...

U.S. levels sanctions at three North Korean officials over human rights abuses

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:36
The United States said Monday it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to ...

China gene-editing scientist’s project rejected for WHO database

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:23
The global medical community is distancing itself further from the researcher whose controversial gene-editing work has been condemned by scientists and the Chinese government.A Chinese ...

South Korea charges four with illegally importing North Korean coal

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 03:42
South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they have charged four people with illegally importing North Korean coal via Russia in violation of U.N. sanctions.The indictments, ...

Bug business: Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 02:18
In the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them — millions of cockroaches scuttling and fluttering across stacks of wooden boards as ...

Chinese police detain prominent Protestant ‘house’ church leaders and attendees in Chengdu

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:19
Police have detained dozens of churchgoers and leaders of one of China’s most prominent Protestant “house” churches, congregation members and activists said, in the latest ...

New Zealand leader apologizes for death of British tourist

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 01:11
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an emotional apology Monday to the family of a 22-year-old British tourist who police say was murdered.Ardern spoke ...

China charges 10 over riot at a military veterans’ protest

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:50
China state media say 10 people have been charged with various offenses over rioting at a gathering of military veterans protesting for better benefits.It wasn’t ...

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei survived a famine. Can he weather Trump?

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:18
At the sprawling Huawei Technologies Co. campus in Shenzhen, the food court’s walls are emblazoned with quotes from the company’s billionaire founder and CEO Ren ...

Canada’s arrest of top Huawei official stokes fears of Chinese reprisals among American executives

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:43
At a closed-door security meeting of U.S. companies in Singapore on Thursday, one topic was high on the agenda: the arrest of a top executive ...

Top U.S. envoy to North Korea can’t get face time with counterparts

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 20:17
More than three months after Secretary of State Michael Pompeo picked Stephen Biegun to lead negotiations with North Korea, the former Ford Motor Co. executive ...

Man accused of killing British tourist appears before New Zealand court

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 16:51
A man accused of killing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane made his first appearance in a New Zealand court Monday.Media reports say the 26-year-old man ...

Oldest wild seabird lays another egg on Midway Atoll

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 12:04
The world’s oldest known wild seabird has laid another egg.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Laysan albatross named Wisdom appeared at her nest site ...

Body found by police near Auckland believed to be that of missing British tourist Grace Millane

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 23:24
New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane.Police said the body was ...

Netizens blast Singapore Miss Universe’s Trump-Kim summit gown

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 16:40
Singapore’s representative to the upcoming Miss Universe pageant plans to wear a dress depicting a key moment of the U.S.-North Korea summit that Singapore hosted ...

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