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Thai boys trapped in cave have high spirits, get coached on diving in event of possible extraction

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 17:22
Their skinny faces illuminated by a flashlight, the Thai soccer teammates stranded more than a week in a partly flooded cave said they were healthy ...

Vigilante-style slayings sow fear inside Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:36
Bangladesh is deploying thousands of extra police to Rohingya refugee camps in the south, officials said, after several mostly unexplained killings have sown fear among ...

U.N. experts seek urgent release of widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 07:12
U.N. human rights experts urged China on Wednesday to release Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, and allow her to ...

India asks WhatsApp to prevent misuse after mob killings

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 06:12
India’s government says it has asked WhatsApp to take “immediate action” to prevent the social media platform from being misused to spread rumors and irresponsible ...

Hong Kong court grants British lesbian right to spousal visa in landmark ruling

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 22:27
Hong Kong’s top court ruled on Wednesday that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa, upholding a lower court’s decision, in a landmark ...

China’s military reforms aimed at offshore expansion, Communist Party document says

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 20:30
China’s military reforms are aimed at expanding its military might from the traditional focus on land territories to maritime influence to protect the nation’s strategic ...

China issues U.S. travel warning amid trade tensions

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 19:53
China’s Embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tensions escalate ...

Former Malaysia leader Najib Razak charged with breach of trust and graft

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 19:15
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court Wednesday with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion dollar graft ...

Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue of 13

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:28
Heavy rains forecast for northern Thailand could worsen flooding in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by ...

Death toll in Indonesia ferry grounding rises to 24, with 41 missing: officials

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:25
At least 24 people, including children, died Tuesday after a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia, officials said, as rescuers raced to save ...

‘Murder capital of Asia’: Philippine mayor slain a day after sniper gunned down another

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:22
Another Philippine mayor was shot and killed Tuesday by an unidentified man in a road attack a day after a city mayor was gunned down ...

‘All of Asia is thrilled’: Trump takes credit for averting war with North Korea

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 05:34
U.S. President Donald Trump has personally taken credit for averting war with nuclear-armed North Korea, writing in a tweet Tuesday that talks with the regime ...

Malaysian authorities arrest former Prime Minister Najib Razak in corruption probe, sources say

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 01:54
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday, three sources familiar with the matter said, following an investigation into how billions of dollars went ...

Getting trapped Thai youth soccer team safely out of flooded caves may prove daunting task for rescuers

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 01:34
The rescuers dubbed it “mission impossible” but they defied the odds to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach deep in a cave complex in ...

China firm develops ‘laser gun’ that can set fire to protesters’ hair from kilometer away

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 00:37
A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters’ hair or banners from a range of ...

Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for cover-up

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 22:34
The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian ...

Top U.S. diplomat to visit North Korea for talks amid questions over denuclearization commitment

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:43
The White House said Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would depart for Pyongyang on Thursday for talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, ...

Thai rescuers locate missing boys and coach alive in cave

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:33
Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after ...

Two years of Rodrigo Duterte: A mixed picture of drug war and economic boom

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 02:21
President Rodrigo Duterte’s two years in office in the Philippines have been marred by controversy, but with one big success: A booming economy. The jury ...

Philippine city mayor gunned down during flag-raising event

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:44
A Philippine provincial city mayor known for parading drug suspects in public but also alleged to have drug ties himself was shot and killed Monday ...

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