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Mosquito-borne Zika virus detected in second Indian state

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 06:06
India’s Zika outbreak is spreading, with officials saying Sunday that the mosquito-borne virus has been detected in the western state of Gujarat after nearly 150 ...

Launch of first private Chinese rocket fails

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 02:42
The first attempt by a private Chinese company to send a rocket into space has failed.Beijing-based Landspace said late Saturday that the first and second ...

Chinese state media claims Pittsburgh mass shooting highlights need for ‘anti-extremism education’ similar to that of Xinjiang camps

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 00:16
Chinese state-run media has pointed to the mass shooting Saturday at a synagogue in Pittsburgh as highlighting the need for “anti-extremism education” measures similar to ...

Turmoil in Sri Lanka could lead to closer China ties

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 22:27
The suspension of Parliament by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena deepens a power struggle that has led to the return of former strong-man President Mahinda ...

Indonesia’s quake and tsunami hit city of Palu faces health crisis a month after disaster

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 22:04
Indonesia’s quake and tsunami battered city of Palu is facing a public health crisis as torrential rains threaten to spread malaria and dengue fever to ...

North Korean hospital director says Otto Warmbier torture allegations ‘total distortion’ of truth

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 21:49
The director of the Pyongyang Friendship Hospital, which treated American student Otto Warmbier, who died last year after being detained for months in the country, ...

China still poring over little-noticed Pence speech weeks later

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 21:02
In Washington, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s Oct. 4 speech ripping China was largely lost amid the uproar over the midterms and Supreme Court Justice ...

Senior North Korean diplomat arrives in Russia as possibility of Putin-Kim summit looms

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 20:03
A North Korean delegation led by a deputy foreign minister has arrived in Russia, possibly to prepare for a summit between the two countries.Vice Foreign ...

Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality in Taiwan amid referendum debate

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 04:32
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to press the government to deliver on its promise of marriage equality amid an ...

After sacking prime minister, Sri Lankan president suspends parliament as political rift deepens

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 02:56
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended parliament until Nov. 16, a day after removing Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister and replacing him with ...

Malaysia to phase out imports of plastic waste from developing countries

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 20:28
Malaysia is taking steps to limit imports of plastic waste, which has flooded the country since China stopped taking in foreign scrap for recycling, housing ...

China to expel former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from advisory body, doesn’t say where bribery suspect is being held

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 19:55
China will expel former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei from a high-profile though largely ceremonial advisory body to parliament, state media reported, after the Chinese government ...

Amnesty India says raid and frozen accounts aimed at silencing government critics

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 06:36
Indian authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Amnesty International after a raid on its country office, the human rights watchdog said on Friday, accusing ...

Singapore hangings spur fresh calls by rights groups to scrap death penalty

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 06:26
Singapore on Friday hanged a Malaysian convicted of drug trafficking, the latest in what rights groups said was a series of executions prompting them to ...

China will prosecute graft and terror suspects even if they flee

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 05:41
China changed its law on Friday to allow judgments to be delivered in corruption and terror cases even when the suspects do not appear in ...

Two Koreas to destroy 22 front-line guard posts by November

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 05:34
The North and South Korean militaries agreed Friday to completely destroy 22 front-line guard posts by the end of November as they discussed their next ...

North Korea mass games a hit, get extended run in Pyongyang

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 00:48
North Korea has extended the run of its iconic mass games, which it revived last month to mark the country’s 70th birthday.Despite a travel ban ...

South Korea to conduct military drills amid stalled exercises with U.S.

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 23:09
South Korea will stage two military drills next week amid a thaw in relations with North Korea, which have prompted Seoul and Washington to suspend ...

Illegal factories cash in on Malaysia’s plastics recycling plan

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 23:06
Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in ...

South Korean war on ‘fake news’ raises concern of censorship

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 21:56
While governments around the world ponder how to deal with the explosion of “fake news,” South Korea has come out swinging, vowing to use its ...

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