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From ‘cardboard nannies’ to ‘fruit money’: fast-paced Hong Kong slow to adapt to its elderly

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 23:27
At the Tanner Hill apartments in Hong Kong, the residents — all aged 60-plus — are enjoying the ancient Chinese tile game of mahjong along ...

North Korea preparing nuclear test site for international inspectors: report

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 21:25
North Korea may be preparing for a visit by international inspectors to its shuttered Punggye-ri nuclear test site, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday, ...

Indonesia military chief ‘strongly believes’ fuselage of crashed jetliner found

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:44
The smashed fuselage of a crashed Indonesian jetliner may have been found, the country’s military chief said Wednesday, two days after the deadly accident feared ...

U.S.-South Korea alliance strained as Trump keeps suspending ‘war games’

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 18:46
The U.S. and South Korea have spent almost seven decades honing their preparedness for war. Now fears are growing among the alliance’s proponents that extended ...

Typhoon leaves six dead, 20 more feared trapped in Philippines

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:13
A strong typhoon blew across the northern Philippines on Tuesday, setting off landslides that left at least six people dead and forcing thousands to flee ...

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree to start returning Rohingya in November

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 05:56
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed Tuesday to start returning Rohingya refugees in November, less than a week after U.N. investigators warned that a genocide against the ...

Following Japan and South Korea’s lead, China warns citizens against using marijuana in Canada

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 04:09
China has become the latest Asian country to warn its citizens in Canada about marijuana after it was legalized for recreational use there.A statement posted ...

Top U.S. diplomat expected to meet Kim’s right-hand man next week, report says

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 01:19
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with a top North Korean official next week as they seek to arrange a second ...

Australian intelligence agency launches new public-facing strategy with tweets and a warning on China

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 23:28
Australia’s highly secretive signals intelligence agency — tasked with eavesdropping and decrypting adversaries’ communications — has made a tongue-in-cheek Twitter debut, while issuing a serious ...

Thousands feel 6.1 magnitude quake in New Zealand

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 20:22
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck New Zealand’s north island on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, a tremor felt by thousands of people ...

Lion Air crash renews safety concerns about Indonesia airlines

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 16:35
The deadly crash of a Lion Air jet in the Java Sea has renewed questions about the safety of Indonesian airlines soon after U.S. and ...

Lion Air jet made erratic altitude changes before final fatal plunge topped 300 mph: transmitted data

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 14:00
The Indonesian airliner that crashed Monday in waters near Jakarta was plunging at hundreds of miles an hour in its final seconds, according to preliminary ...

North Korea envisions transforming itself into a regional hub, economist says

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 06:14
North Korea is exploring a grand plan to become a regional transportation hub, inspired in part by the successes of Singapore and Switzerland, and would ...

U.S. to press patrols in disputed sea as China warns ‘meddlers’

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 06:03
The U.S. Navy will continue patrolling the disputed South China Sea, a top navy official said Monday, after a Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to ...

Sri Lanka official warns of violence from political crisis

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 05:42
The speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament warned Monday of a possible bloodbath if the body is not summoned immediately to resolve a deepening political crisis ...

Hunt to trace origins drives many Chinese to turn to DNA testing

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 22:57
Chinese executive Miao Qing spits into a specially designed container, destined for a lab where her saliva will be analyzed and sequenced, offering an insight ...

Military service is a hard sell for Taiwan’s youth, despite tensions with China

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 22:15
Taiwan Air Force Staff Sgt. Jiang Pin-shiuan’s pitch to freshmen at Taipei’s Tamkang University seemed compelling: join the island’s armed forces and get a state-sponsored ...

Villagers lose their homes, farmland to feed India’s booming power sector

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 21:45
Siyaram Saket refuses to give up his 1½ acres of farmland in central India — no matter how much the coal mining company offers him.Whatever ...

Indonesian Lion Air passenger plane goes missing shortly after takeoff

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 20:09
An Indonesian Lion Air passenger plane went missing Monday shortly after taking off from the capital Jakarta, an aviation authority official said, adding that a ...

Pheu Thai, a key political party in Thailand, eyes elections with new leadership lineup

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 06:29
The main political party that will oppose Thailand’s ruling military government voted in new leadership Sunday as it prepares for elections scheduled for early next ...

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