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Australia offers cash award for imperiled Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:17
Australia is calling on the world’s top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research ...

Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work toward securing Reuters reporters’ release

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:09
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity ...

Wallaby gets the jump on police in Sydney Harbour Bridge chase

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:38
Australians often joke that tourists expect to see kangaroos hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge but the joke was on police on Tuesday when a ...

China rights lawyer says legal license revoked after criticizing President Xi Jinping

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 21:09
A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticizing President Xi Jinping said Monday that authorities had revoked his license to practice law.Beijing-based ...

Myanmar says first camp to house returning Rohingya refugees will be ready next week

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:35
A top Myanmar official said Monday that a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its ...

China races to tackle expanding oil spill after tanker sinks, fearing major environmental catastrophe

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:40
Chinese ships scrambled Monday to clean up a massive and expanding oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank off China, raising fears of devastating damage ...

Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:40
Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine state, the country’s official media reported ...

Floor collapse at Indonesia Stock Exchange injures scores

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:22
A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs ...

Oil spill on fire off in East China Sea seen as less-damaging than Exxon Valdez

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 23:05
Authorities were trying to assess the environmental impact of oil that’s on fire in the East China Sea in Japan’s exclusive economic zone after an ...

Thai junta boss eyes staying on with little stopping him

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:54
When Prayuth Chan-ocha seized control of Thailand in a military coup, he vigorously denounced politicians as responsible for the country’s ills and positioned himself and ...

China revokes professor’s academic title over accusation of sexual harassment

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:01
China’s Education Ministry has revoked the prestigious academic title of a university professor accused of sexually harassing students, state media said, in a case that ...

China punishes local officials for tampering with smog monitoring

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:55
China has punished officials in the provinces of Jiangxi and Henan for tampering with pollution monitoring equipment in order to reduce smog readings, the environment ...

North Korea lashes out at South’s leader for pushing nuclear issue, ‘brown-nosing attitude’ as latest talks kick off

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:16
After days of touting North-South rapprochement, Pyongyang laid into South Korean President Moon Jae-in for pushing the nuclear issue and what it called a “brown-nosing ...

China absence looms over Vancouver meeting on how to pressure North Korea

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:24
Foreign ministers from around 20 nations gather on Tuesday to discuss how to curb North Korea’s nuclear ambitions through diplomatic and financial pressure, but China, ...

‘Hazardous eruption’ warned as Philippine volcano rumbles back to life, forcing thousands to evacuate

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:05
The Philippines’ most active volcano rumbled back to life Sunday with lava rising to its crater in a gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to ...

South Korean arrested after double murder at luxury Hong Kong hotel

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 05:57
A South Korean man has been arrested for the suspected murder of his wife and child on Sunday at the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel on Hong ...

Iranian oil tanker ablaze off China coast has sunk: state media

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 04:20
An Iranian oil tanker engulfed in flames has sunk eight days after a collision off the Chinese coast, state media said Sunday, with 29 crewmen ...

Pentagon chief Mattis eyes China visit in spring: official

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 02:04
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to pay his first official visit to China in the spring, a senior Pentagon official said recently, the prospective ...

Rival Koreas agree to talk on art troupe’s visit to Olympics

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 21:26
The rival Koreas agreed Saturday that their talks this week will address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the ...

China steps up policing of multinationals over sovereignty, territorial claims

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 21:28
China is stepping up its policing of international companies such as Inditex SA-owned Zara and Delta Air Lines Inc. and demanding they respect the government’s ...

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