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North Korea says Kim supervised weapons tests, slams Seoul

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:40
North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are ...

Hundreds chant anti-India slogans in seething Kashmir on eve of Eid

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 15:00
Hundreds of people protested in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar on Sunday against India’s decision to curb its autonomy, despite new restrictions on travel and ...

Search for London teen who vanished from Malaysia forest resort enters second week

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 13:36
The search for a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously vanished from a Malaysian forest resort entered a second week on Sunday, with no letup despite ...

Myanmar battles rising flood waters after landslide kills at least 52

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 11:03
Myanmar troops and emergency responders scrambled to provide aid in flood-hit parts of the country Sunday after rising waters forced residents to flee by boat ...

Death toll in southern India floods rises to 147, and another 17 reported killed in Pakistan

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 07:01
The death toll from floods in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 147, state authorities said Sunday, as rescue teams raced ...

Death toll from floods, mudslides in south India rises to 93

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 02:32
At least 93 people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced in floods and mudslides following days of torrential rains in southern India.The worst-hit ...

Via language, song and nature, young Taiwanese reconnecting with indigenous roots

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 00:31
The Truku elders of Taiwan still dream about their mountain home four decades after bulldozers tore it down — a classic symptom of trauma as ...

Chinese startup LinkSpace revs up for boom in reusable rockets

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 00:28
Chinese startup LinkSpace on Saturday completed its third test of a reusable rocket in five months, stepping up the pace in China’s race to develop ...

India promises easing of restrictions, food for Kashmir during Islamic Eid al-Adha festival

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 00:11
Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir promised easing of restrictions on Sunday and essential supplies for an Islamic festival, but the divided Himalayan ...

Myanmar politicians take advantage of China’s junket tours

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 23:55
The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under Myanmar’s military junta. But since ...

China demands Britain stop ‘meddling’ in Hong Kong affairs after call from Dominic Raab

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 23:52
China warned Britain to stop “meddling” in Hong Kong, after a top British official called the international financial hub’s leader to voice concern about protests ...

Sonia Gandhi replaces son as leader of India’s opposition Congress party

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 22:00
India’s Sonia Gandhi on Saturday once again took the reins of the main opposition Congress party, replacing her son Rahul, who stepped down after a ...

Typhoon Lekima death toll in eastern China rises to 28

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 22:00
The death toll from a major typhoon in eastern China rose to 28 on Sunday, with 20 people missing, state media reported, after torrential rains ...

Kim’s further consolidation of powers could mean a change in his diplomatic strategy on the world stage

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 21:17
There is no question that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in full control of his nation. But a recent change to the way ...

Conjoined Bangladeshi twins in stable condition after 30-hour-long operation

Sat, 08/10/2019 - 04:40
Conjoined Bangladeshi twins who were separated last week are in a stable condition, the team of Hungarian and Bangladeshi doctors who carried out the marathon ...

From Pocari Sweat to Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong pro-democracy ‘sins’ fuel boycott calls in China

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 22:55
Companies are getting caught in the crossfire of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy unrest, with Chinese state-run media inciting boycott campaigns against firms seen to be backing ...

China waiting out Hong Kong protests, but backlash may come

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 21:41
China’s central government has dismissed Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters as clowns and criminals while bemoaning growing violence surrounding the monthslong demonstrations.That’s partly out of concern ...

China paid for positive news coverage, using Taiwan media to win hearts and minds on island

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 21:34
The articles on the website of the leading Taiwan newspaper were gushing about a new Chinese government program to lure Taiwanese entrepreneurs to the mainland.China ...

Typhoon Lekima knocks out power, forces 1 million from their homes in southeast China

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 21:34
Typhoon Lekima slammed into southeastern China early Saturday, bringing torrential rain and heavy winds that knocked out power, downed thousands of trees and forced more ...

Southern Indian floods kill at least 28, displace tens of thousands

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 20:21
At least 28 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some ...

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