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South Korea may seek change in controversial military exemption for athletes

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:33
South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption program for athletes amid calls for stricter rules after the country’s soccer and baseball teams earned ...

Top official in North Korean missile, nuclear weapons program dies

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 23:26
A veteran North Korean official who was sanctioned for his suspected role in development of the country’s nuclear and missile technology has died, the North ...

Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 21:18
The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan’s most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates the Afghan ...

Parents at Chinese kindergarten ceremony horrified by pole-dancing act

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 18:49
Parents attending a ceremony at a kindergarten in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Monday were horrified when a scantily clad pole dancer took ...

Philippines tows grounded frigate off disputed South China Sea shoal

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 18:47
The Philippine Navy extricated one of its largest warships, which ran aground in a shoal near a hotly disputed region in the South China Sea.Two ...

Seoul to check public lavatories daily as anger boils over ‘spycam porn’ targeting women

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:23
Amid anger over “spycam porn,” authorities in Seoul have pledged to conduct daily checks in public toilets, but campaigners on Monday called for stronger regulations ...

Duterte, who once likened himself to Hitler, now calls Nazi leader ‘insane’ at Israeli Holocaust memorial

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 14:13
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who once compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler, paid a solemn visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Monday, branding the ...

U.N. and U.K. urge Myanmar to free Reuters reporters ‘immediately’

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 07:17
New U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet said Monday she was “shocked” by Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists for seven years and called for their ...

Suu Kyi’s image in tatters as Myanmar imprisons Reuters pair

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 02:50
The jailing of two Reuters journalists shreds what remains of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s reputation as a rights champion, critics say, after she ...

China state TV sorry for 12 minutes of ads before education program

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 02:24
China’s state broadcaster issued an apology Sunday after parents complained that a compulsory television program targeted at millions of school children was preceded by almost ...

Philippines’ Duterte apologizes for calling Obama a ‘son of a whore’

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 01:53
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former U.S. President Barack Obama for calling him a “son of a whore” in 2016, a comment that ...

Two Malaysian women caned under Islamic law for lesbian sex

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 00:44
Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the “cruel and ...

China’s Xi says funds for Africa not for ‘vanity projects’

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 00:32
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that Chinese funds are not for “vanity projects” in Africa but are to build infrastructure that can remove bottlenecks ...

China blocks Australian state broadcaster’s website: ABC

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 21:29
China has blocked access to the website of Australia’s national broadcaster for breaching Beijing’s internet rules and regulations, the Australia Broadcasting Corp. said Monday.It comes ...

China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads, is found in five provinces

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 18:25
More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said Sunday, as the world’s largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of ...

Reuters reporters face verdict in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case, could get up to 14 years

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 17:01
Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya face a court ruling Monday that could ...

Chinese police arrest 46 after violent protest over local school system

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 01:19
Police in central China said Sunday they arrested nearly 50 people after a violent protest sparked by dissatisfaction with the local school system.More than 600 ...

South Korean president taps national security chief to head special delegation’s Wednesday visit to Pyongyang

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 00:51
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday tapped his national security chief as a special envoy to lead a delegation on a one-day trip to ...

Never-ending redevelopment in Hong Kong worries owners of popular, storied dim sum restaurant

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 00:44
Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong’s Lin Heung Tea House, one of the city’s ...

China’s ‘New Silk Road’: A dead end for some nations?

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 23:15
China’s massive and expanding “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under ...

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