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Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing as a reminder of the costs of China’s rapid economic development

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 21:37
At first glance, it may seem like just a black truck filled with bottles of water, but a closer look reveals a darker — or ...

Pentagon says Chinese spy ship is watching massive U.S.-led military exercises

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 21:10
A Chinese surveillance ship is currently operating off the coast of Hawaii, keeping tabs on the U.S.-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that it ...

China’s imports from North Korea down nearly 90 percent in first half of year: customs office

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:55
China’s imports from North Korea plunged 88.7 percent from a year earlier in the first half of 2018 against the backdrop of U.N. sanctions aimed ...

China stifles memorials of Nobel laureate dissident Liu Xiaobo

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:15
China warned supporters of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo not to mark Friday’s anniversary of his death, while rights activists in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong ...

At least 132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:14
The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former ...

Bomb targeting convoy of Pakistani politician Akram Khan Durrani, running against Imran Khan, kills four

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 01:48
At least four people were killed and 39 injured after a bomb hidden inside a motorcycle detonated as a Pakistani politician’s convoy passed by Friday, ...

Ruling from your home: Inside Australia’s micronations boom

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:46
Lounging on a sofa in his flowing robes, a gold crown resting on his snowy hair and a stuffed white toy tiger at his feet, ...

Taliban defeated by quiet strength of Pakistani valley’s Buddha statue

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 22:29
The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, ...

Chinese chemical plant blast kills 19, injures 12

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 21:18
An explosion at a chemical plant in China has killed 19 people and injured 12, authorities said on Friday, the latest deadly industrial incident in ...

Trump tweets note from Kim boasts ‘epochal progress’ in U.S.-North Korea relations despite signs of problems

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:15
President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted a letter to him from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heralding “epochal progress” in U.S.-North Korea relations, despite ...

Grit, daring and terror — how Thailand’s cave boys were rescued, protected ‘like eggs’

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:14
Two days after 12 boys and their soccer coach disappeared inside a cave complex in Thailand’s mountainous north, a team of Thai Royal Navy SEALs ...

U.N. readies to send teams to Myanmar’s Rakhine after Rohingya return deal: official

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:22
The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar’s Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled ...

North Koreans fail to show up for talks on U.S. war dead: media reports

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 07:18
North Korean officials didn’t show up Thursday for a planned meeting with U.S. counterparts to discuss returning the remains of American war dead, South Korean ...

Worried about China, Australia bans foreigners from Parliament internships

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 00:29
Foreigners have been banned from working as interns for Australian members of Parliament, a spokesman for the Senate said on Thursday, in a reform apparently ...

Thai cave rescue site to become a museum

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 00:28
Rescuers who pulled a young Thai soccer team from deep inside a flooded cave were dismantling their work site Thursday as plans emerged to turn ...

Chinese hackers infiltrated Cambodia sites ahead of polls, U.S. security-research firm says

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 21:02
Last month, the daughter of a jailed Cambodian opposition party leader received an email from an apparent well-meaning activist at a reputed Cambodian nonprofit. For ...

NATO leaders urge continuation of ‘decisive pressure’ on North Korea

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 20:57
NATO leaders on Wednesday called on all nations to maintain “decisive pressure” on North Korea, including by fully implementing United Nations sanctions, to persuade it ...

Tools 2.1 million years old at China dig suggest human relatives left Africa earlier

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:57
Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought.Until now, the oldest evidence ...

After heroic Thai rescue, cave-diving Australian doctor mourns father’s death

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 03:14
The father of a cave-diving Australian doctor died on Wednesday, shortly after his son played a key role in rescuing a boys’ soccer team trapped ...

Malaysia says mastermind behind 1MDB looting fled Macau

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 01:07
Malaysian police said Wednesday that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, a suspect in the looting of state investment fund 1MDB, has fled Macau to an ...

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