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Painful past unearthed as French prime minister Edouard Philippe visits Dien Bien Phu battle site

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 05:53
Standing at the site of the epic battle of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam, French colonel Jacques Allaire wept at the memory of his ...

Vietnam could give tech companies such as Facebook one year to obey cyberlaw

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 03:40
Vietnam may give internet companies such as Google and Facebook one year to comply with a controversial cybersecurity law, according to a draft decree that ...

North Korea warns it could restart nuclear weapons development if sanctions aren’t lifted

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 23:28
North Korea has warned that it could revive its scrapped policy of building up its nuclear arsenal if the U.S. does not remove harsh economic ...

Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 20:49
Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the “father of the Taliban,” was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison ...

Dissident cartoonist Badiucao cancels Hong Kong show after China ‘threats’

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:25
Hong Kong organizers of an exhibition by a dissident Chinese-Australian cartoonist, a persistent thorn in the side of leaders in Beijing, cancelled the event in ...

Sri Lanka’s strongman is back, and he’s brought his family too

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 22:46
In a compound secured by the Sri Lankan elite special task force that protects the island nation’s top leaders, beneath framed photos of himself in ...

Asian nations eye upcoming U.S. midterm elections with a mixture of anxiety, hope

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 21:47
Hope and anxiety hang over Asia — and North Asia in particular — ahead of Tuesday’s U.S. midterm election.U.S. President Donald Trump has shaken up ...

Top Australia defense firm Austral hacked in extortion attempt

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:38
A top Australian defense firm with major U.S. Navy contracts has admitted its personnel files were breached and that it was the subject of an ...

U.N. agencies’ report says hundreds of millions of adults, children in Asia’s booming cities are undernourished

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:31
Hundreds of millions of children and adults in Asia’s rapidly expanding cities are undernourished, and will remain so without “inclusive, sustainable and nutrition-sensitive” urban planning, ...

Part of landing gear, flight data recorder recovered from crashed Indonesia jetliner

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 14:59
Divers have found a piece of landing gear from a crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesian authorities said Thursday, following the discovery of a critical black ...

Chinese-style ‘digital authoritarianism’ grows globally: study

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 22:01
Governments worldwide are stepping up the use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China’s model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip on ...

South Korea’s top court allows conscientious objection to military service

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 21:45
South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that moral and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse the country’s mandatory military service, in a case that ...

Australia aims to remove all children of asylum-seekers on Nauru

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 21:45
Australia aims to remove all asylum-seeker children from Nauru within two months as concerns escalate about their deteriorating health after languishing on the tiny Pacific ...

Towering statue of Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel inaugurated by Narendra Modi

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 21:15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a key independence leader being promoted as a national icon ...

Sexual abuse of women rife in North Korea, Human Rights Watch says

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 21:11
North Korean police and other officials prey on women with near-total impunity, a rights group said Thursday, in a rare report on sex abuse in ...

Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Seoul ‘soon’

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:49
President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul as part of a flurry of high-profile diplomacy aimed ...

U.S. reassures Taiwan on security as China increases threats

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 20:40
Any attempt to determine Taiwan’s future by “other than peaceful means” is a threat to regional security and a matter of “grave concern” to the ...

Doomed Lion Air jet’s airspeed failure on earlier flight may point to pitot tube issues

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 18:46
The Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia earlier this week had experienced problems with the sensors used to calculate altitude ...

Woman digs herself out after New Zealand avalanche fatal to two German climbing partners

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:47
A New Zealand woman who was buried alive in an avalanche has told how she dug her way out of the snow after her two ...

Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for blasphemy

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 02:11
Pakistan’s top court on Wednesday acquitted a Christian woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 on blasphemy charges, a landmark ruling that could ignite ...

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