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Typhoon Yutu wreaks havoc as it passes over Northern Mariana Islands

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 21:39
The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in ...

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, turns paleontologist into a star

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 16:54
At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape ...

Koreas to take guns out of Cold War truce village

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 22:31
The two Koreas will remove all firearms and guard posts from a Cold War era truce village where armed soldiers have stared each other down ...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak and ally charged in $1.6 billion graft case

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:07
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and an ally were Thursday charged with allegedly looting $1.6 billion of public money, the latest accusations against figures ...

India removes head of investigative agency, Alok Verma, amid bribery probe of deputy

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 21:07
The government of India placed the director of the federal investigative agency and his deputy on leave on Wednesday days after the agency filed a ...

Super Typhoon Yutu hits Northern Marianas with 180 mph winds, threatens 12-meter waves

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 17:27
Super Typhoon Yutu was crossing over the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands producing damaging winds, flooding and high surf.Maximum sustained winds of 180 ...

Super Typhoon Yutu hits Northern Marianas with 180 mph winds, threatens 12-meter waves

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:15
Super Typhoon Yutu was crossing over the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands producing damaging winds, flooding and high surf.Maximum sustained winds of 180 ...

Inside China’s Xinjiang internment camps: Tear gas, Tasers and textbooks

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 00:07
On state television, the vocational education center in China’s far west looked like a modern school where happy students studied Mandarin, brushed up their job ...

Human rights situation in North Korea ‘has not changed’ despite Pyongyang’s warming ties with Seoul and Washington, U.N. investigator says

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:45
The ongoing detente between North Korea and the United States has done little, if anything, to improve Pyongyang’s abysmal rights record, the U.N. independent investigator ...

Meghan takes spotlight in Fiji to back female education

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 18:24
British royal Meghan Markle recounted her own struggles to afford university as she passionately promoted female education to Fijian students in her first speech of ...

South Korea approves deals with North amid conservative opposition

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 02:51
The government of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday formally approved the rapprochement deals he made with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last ...

Vietnam elects communist party leader as new president

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 02:08
Vietnam’s National Assembly on Tuesday elected ruling Communist Party General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the architect of an ongoing crackdown on corruption, as the country’s new ...

South Korea joins Japan in warning citizens over smoking pot in Canada

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 01:44
South Korea has followed Japan in warning its citizens against smoking marijuana in Canada, telling them that even though the country legalized weed last week, ...

Harry and Meghan arrive in Fiji in British royals’ first visit since 2006 coup

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 01:24
Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, touched down in Fiji on Tuesday for the first royal visit to the South ...

Australia issues sanctions against five Myanmar generals

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 23:52
Australia’s government on Tuesday unveiled sanctions against five officers in Myanmar’s powerful military who are accused of overseeing barbaric violence against members of the Rohingya ...

‘Himalayan Viagra’ under threat from climate change: researchers

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 23:41
A prized caterpillar fungus that is more valuable than gold and is nicknamed “Himalayan Viagra” in Asia, where it is seen as a wonder drug, ...

Excessive speed named as cause of deadly Taiwan train derailment

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 23:02
The driver of a train that derailed in northeastern Taiwan, killing 18 people and injuring 187 others, has told a court he disengaged an anti-speeding ...

In sign of warming ties, Chinese vice president kicks off visit to Israel

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:26
China’s vice president on Monday kicked off a trip to Israel that illustrated the warming ties between the two countries.Wang Qishan is in the region ...

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry says U.S. sent two warships through Taiwan Strait, in move likely to anger China

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:07
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said late Monday that the United States had sent two naval vessels through the Taiwan Strait, in a move likely to stoke ...

Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 04:14
A Philippine court has rejected a petition by President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration to have his fiercest critic in the Senate arrested, in a legal setback ...

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