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Rohingya refugee women take on new roles as workers and learners amid ‘forced societal change’

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 22:47
On a blue mat in their mud-and-bamboo home in the middle of the world’s largest refugee settlement, Mohammad Selim is pacing his 9-year-old daughter Nasima ...

Trump says second summit with North Korea’s Kim set for Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:28
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their second summit in Vietnam on Feb. 27 and 28, the American ...

Russian activists raise alarm about 100 captured whales kept in Far East ‘prison’

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:27
Activists are expressing alarm about more than 100 whales that are being kept in small, crowded pools in what environmentalists are calling a “whale prison,” ...

Radio Free Asia says Vietnamese blogger has vanished in Thailand after associate saw him get ‘arrested’

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:24
A Vietnamese blogger for Radio Free Asia has vanished after fleeing to Thailand, the news organization said Tuesday, as rights activists voiced fear that he ...

U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:19
Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of ...

Reunified Germany is in no rush to help reconcile Korea

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:27
Politicians and campaigners are urging Germany to use the lessons of its own reunification to help bring North and South Korea together, but Berlin is ...

Women in South Korea start to question society’s unreasonable expectations of beauty

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 23:23
Veering for years between extreme dieting and overeating as she pursued her dream of becoming a fashion model, Park I-seul realized she had a problem.She ...

Learning to talk again: Two-week blackout gives Tonga taste of life without internet

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:59
A two-week cyber blackout caused financial headache and social heartache in remote Tonga, but it also forced residents of the Pacific island kingdom to rediscover ...

U.S. envoy to hold talks in North Korea in preparation for upcoming Trump-Kim summit

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:00
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will meet with his North Korean counterpart on Wednesday in Pyongyang to prepare for a summit later this ...

U.S. and South Korea agree ‘in principle’ on sharing troop costs, State Department says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:49
The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement “in principle” on sharing the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the Asian country, the ...

Acid attack survivors say Cambodia is illegally denying them care

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:01
For Moung Sreymom, survival comes down to accessing doctors that will treat her wounds for free.As the target of an acid attack in Cambodia, the ...

North Korea trying to protect nuclear and missile capabilities from military strikes, confidential U.N. report says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:42
North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs remain intact and the country is working to make sure those capabilities cannot be destroyed by any military ...

Rights groups urge U.N. to probe China crackdown in Xinjiang

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:28
Rights groups urged the United Nations Monday to send investigators to China’s northwestern Xinjiang province to probe the mass detainment of ethnic Uighur and other ...

Culture of impunity for Pakistan police in ‘encounter killings’ faces trial by social media

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:29
Five policemen raise their guns and fire dozens of times into a parked car at point-blank range in Pakistan. Then they reach inside, around the ...

In Year of the Pig, Hong Kong faces dilemma with abundance of wild boars

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 23:20
One of the world’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong, is facing a proliferation of wild boars as the large mammals stray increasingly into built-up ...

Taiwan casts shade on China’s lack of democracy in New Year message

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:15
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took aim at China’s lack of freedom in a recent message for the coming Lunar New Year, which starts Tuesday, saying ...

Ahead of Lunar New Year, Chinese advised to stop pigging out to help save the planet

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 20:54
As Chinese people celebrate the new Year of the Pig this week, environmental campaigners are urging them to eat less pork and help save the ...

Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at Hong Kong church, joined by Kim lookalike

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 14:47
A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparked frenzy and confusion during Sunday Mass when he walked into a Hong Kong church popular with the city’s Filipino community.Accompanied ...

Northeast Australia braces for ‘unprecedented flooding’ as system threatens to dump year’s worth of rain

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 12:06
Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect “unprecedented flooding,” authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday.Once-in-a-century ...

India monitoring detention of students in fake U.S. university case

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 05:59
India said it is closely monitoring the detention of several Indian students in the U.S. and has urged authorities there to not deport them against ...

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