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Preserving skiing’s horsehide origins in China’s remote west

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 01:50
On the western edge of China, Sulita straps on his skis and heads out into a winter morning. The temperature is minus 30 degrees Celsius ...

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:49
A golden Labrador retriever on his first rescue mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search teams find two people trapped in a building severely ...

North Korean delegation led by Kim Jong Un’s sister arrives for Olympics

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:58
The sister of the North Korean leader on Friday became the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War ...

U.S. and China reaffirm commitment to pressure North Korea

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:59
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to exert pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons ...

In small interactions before Olympics, Korean unity emerges

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:44
A lot can be contained in a single selfie. The possibilities for peace between two entire nations, even.A selfie taken by smiling North and South ...

Rohingya say military cut off food in Myanmar

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:41
Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to ...

Officials look to stem norovirus outbreak at Olympic Games

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:20
Olympic officials are discussing measures to combat the spread of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea after 42 new cases were confirmed at the ...

Canada starts first Western Pacific sub patrols in 50 years amid North Korea threat

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:10
A Canadian submarine is patrolling the Western Pacific for the first time in nearly 50 years, the navy said Thursday, amid heightened tensions over North ...

Gravediggers say Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers executed Rohingya after torching their homes

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:00
Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave. Soon afterward, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. ...

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee named as suspect in $7.5 million tax evasion case

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:00
Samsung Electronics’ ailing chairman, Lee Kun-hee, was named by South Korean police on Thursday as a suspect in an 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) tax ...

In apparent first, Chinese air force deploys advanced fighter jets to South China Sea

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:55
The Chinese air force has made public for the first time a deployment of advanced fighter jets for a “joint combat patrol” over the disputed ...

U.N. allows North Korean under sanctions to travel to Olympics

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:54
The U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea granted an exemption Wednesday for a senior official from Pyongyang to attend the Winter Olympics in South ...

Olympic diplomacy: VIP seating plan a headache for Pyeongchang’s opening party

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:47
The neighbors don’t get along but you are still obliged to invite them all to the party. So where do they all sit?That is the ...

North Korea says it has no plans to meet U.S. officials at Olympics

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:35
North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S officials during the Winter Olympics that start on Friday in the South, the KCNA news agency reported, ...

Rescuers brave aftershocks as Taiwan quake toll rises to 10

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:26
Taiwanese rescuers continued the terrifying task Thursday of searching for survivors in a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a quake, despite ...

Recent Rohingya refugee arrivals say Myanmar starving holdouts, forcing them to flee or die

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:36
Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time.First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to ...

Pakistan court hands out death sentence over brutal blasphemy lynching that shocked nation

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:05
A Pakistani court sentenced one person to death and five others to life imprisonment on Wednesday for lynching a student accused of blasphemy, a crime ...

Fake doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV arrested

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:54
Indian police Wednesday arrested an unlicensed doctor accused of infecting at least 46 people with HIV by re-using a syringe, the latest case to expose ...

Chinese police don high-tech glasses to nab suspects

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 03:31
The newest use of facial recognition technology has drawn concerns among human rights groups, with some Chinese police sporting high-tech sunglasses that can spot suspects ...

Kim Jong Un sister to visit South Korea as part of Olympic delegation

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 01:58
In a stunning move, North Korea will dispatch the powerful younger sister of leader Kim Jong Un as part of a high-level delegation to the ...

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