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Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warning

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 05:59
Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in ...

South Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for U.S. troop agreement

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:22
South Korea’s presidential Blue House pushed back Wednesday against comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more ...

Top U.S. military brass cautiously optimistic on North Korean diplomacy despite claim Kim won’t relinquish his nukes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:19
The top U.S. military commander for Asia and the head of American forces in South Korea have both expressed rare cautious optimism on diplomatic progress ...

Missing Uighurs’ kin demand ‘proof of life’ videos from China

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:02
Ethnic Uighurs have launched a global campaign to press China for video proof that their missing relatives are alive, turning the tables on Beijing’s use ...

Thai princess apologizes after shock run for prime minister was cut short by her little brother

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:45
A Thai princess has apologized after her short-lived candidacy for prime minister earned a royal rebuke from her brother — the king — and sent ...

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:37
A young couple with matching expressions stare nervously into the camera with deep brown eyes. He, a Vietnamese student, has just met the love of ...

Australia to reopen Christmas Island camp after passing bill giving refugees easier access to hospitals

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:50
The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum-seekers arriving by boat after ...

In the face of trade threat from EU over 2018 election, Cambodian leader warns against ‘interference’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:53
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned against interference in the country’s affairs Tuesday, his first comments since the European Union launched steps to cancel trade ...

Contrite Thai party leader says group acted ‘sincerely with good intentions’ after princess has PM candidacy nixed

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:40
A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked ...

Embattled Australian prime minister suffers historic defeat over refugees

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:02
Australia’s conservative minority government suffered a monumental political defeat Tuesday, becoming the first administration in nearly a century to lose a vote on major legislation ...

Vietnamese prime minister says being chosen to host second Trump-Kim summit is a positive sign

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 04:37
The choice of Vietnam as host of this month’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the Southeast ...

China defers key New Zealand tourism event amid concerns of growing diplomatic rift

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:39
China has postponed a major tourism campaign in New Zealand days before its launch and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Beijing has been further ...

Air New Zealand flight reportedly turned away from China due to reference to Taiwan

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:37
An Air New Zealand plane on its way to Shanghai was forced to return to Auckland after several hours in the air Saturday because paperwork ...

Pompeo warns allies that permitting Huawei products could hinder cooperation with U.S.

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:40
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned U.S. allies Monday against deploying equipment from Chinese telecoms gear manufacturer Huawei on their soil, saying it would make ...

AI system made in China spots childhood disease as well as or better than doctors

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:39
An artificial intelligence program developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, ...

China’s space debris cleanup may be cover story for arms against U.S. satellites: Pentagon

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:42
China is developing sophisticated space capabilities such as “satellite inspection and repair” and debris cleanup — “at least some of which could also function” as ...

Meth ‘disaster’ for region as seizures surge in Thailand

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 06:38
Seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine have surged more than tenfold in Thailand over the past two years, statistics show, a stark indicator of the growth ...

U.S. following case of missing refugee wanted by China

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:30
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return ...

Malaysia delays ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial for 1MDB-linked charges

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:23
The trial of Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak has been delayed indefinitely, after previously being set to start on Tuesday.The trial will remain on hold ...

Thailand faces escalating political risk as divisions flare

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:41
Thailand’s political divisions are erupting again with just over a month to go to the first general election since a coup almost five years ago.The ...

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