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Taiwan’s midterm elections, biggest ever, key test for ruling, opposition parties

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 23:08
In November, Taiwan will hold its largest election ever, with about 19 million voters, or 83 percent of the population, casting ballots for more than ...

With few blazes to fight, firefighter at north Bangkok station spends time catching snakes in people’s homes

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 22:38
A fire department in northern Bangkok has not been called out to put out a fire since June. But for trapping a slithery foe? There ...

Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends such as Japan, India as Beijing snatches allies

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 22:08
As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship ...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi at World Economic Forum defends jailing of two Reuters journalists

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:32
Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday the jailing of two Reuters journalists had nothing to do with freedom of expression and ...

South, North Korea to open joint liaison office in border area

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 21:23
North and South Korea on Friday held a ceremony to open a joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong in the North, the ...

China is ‘educating’ Muslims to avoid extremism’s spread, not mistreating them: Beijing official

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 14:16
China is not mistreating Muslims in Xinjiang province but is putting some people through training courses to avoid extremism spreading, unlike Europe, which had failed ...

Driver rams into crowd in China, killing and injuring dozens

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 20:47
A driver plowed into a crowded public square in China, killing nine and injuring 46, local officials said Wednesday.The incident occurred at 7:35 p.m., according ...

China urges U.S. to ‘abandon prejudice’ over Xinjiang

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 02:03
China urged the United States on Wednesday to abandon its “prejudice” over Xinjiang, as the Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials and companies linked ...

Melbourne’s Herald Sun reprints ‘racist’ cartoon of Serena Williams

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 21:53
An Australian newspaper republished a controversial cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams on its front-page Wednesday, dismissing as “politically correct” accusations that the drawing was ...

Obama weighed pre-emptive strike against North Korea after fifth nuclear blast and missile tests near Japan in 2016, Woodward book claims

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 21:26
Former U.S. President Barack Obama considered a pre-emptive strike on North Korea after it conducted its fifth nuclear test in September 2016, just days after ...

China’s small farmers pose huge challenge in swine fever battle

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 21:09
Even after 14 outbreaks of African swine fever across China in just over a month, pig farmer Wang Wu does not believe the threat to ...

South Korea students gain weight ‘to dodge military service’

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 19:07
Twelve inventive South Korean college students deliberately made themselves overweight to dodge mandatory military service, a branch of the armed forces in Seoul has said.The ...

Thai junta sees red-white flag T-shirts as proof of sedition

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:55
Thailand’s military government has arrested alleged sympathizers of a tiny political movement advocating the abolition of the constitutional monarchy, seizing as evidence T-shirts bearing the ...

Hanoi urges residents to stop eating dog meat, cites image and rabies risk

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:48
Hanoi officials urged residents on Tuesday to ease off eating dog meat, saying the popular dish is tarnishing the city’s image and risks spreading rabies.Roasted, ...

Russia launches biggest war games in decades, involves China

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 14:24
Russia on Tuesday launched its largest military exercise since the Cold War, war games that will also involve thousands of Chinese troops in a show ...

Supertyphoon brewing in Pacific forecast to hit Taiwan and Philippines before baring down on Hong Kong

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 02:55
A supertyphoon is intensifying in the Pacific and is forecast to barrel through the Philippines and Taiwan this week before heading to Hong Kong and ...

Second Kim-Trump summit could lay groundwork for arms control talks — and de facto nuclear state recognition

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 01:56
A second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being planned, the White House said Monday. Such a ...

China tells U.N. rights chief to respect its sovereignty after Xinjiang comments

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 01:21
China on Tuesday called for U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to respect its sovereignty, after she urged it to allow monitors into the restive ...

A rare look behind the wire in Australia’s ‘Pacific Gulag’ on Nauru

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 23:14
A cluster of prefabricated huts pokes out of Nauru’s sweltering rocky landscape to reveal refugee settlement camp No. 5, a place defined by desperation and ...

First two U.S. troops from North Korean remains will be identified soon, officials say

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 22:56
The U.S. military is close to identifying the first two American troops from the 55 boxes of human remains from the 1950-53 Korean War that ...

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