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U.S. envoy to North Korea warns of ‘Asia-Pacific nuclear weapons challenge’ but softens demand for list of arsenal

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:55
The top U.S. diplomat on North Korea has warned that not solving the issue of weapons of mass destruction on the Korean Peninsula today could ...

Philippines ready and able to create its own space agency, minister says

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:50
The Philippines is ripe to establish its own space agency, the country’s science and technology minister said Thursday.Citing a sufficient pool of manpower and facilities, ...

January was Australia’s hottest month on record, with fires and drought in south and flooding in north

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:51
Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January, and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in ...

Xi Jinping’s tough talk on Taiwan backfires as Tsai Ing-wen’s support surges

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:47
Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks.That hasn’t panned out. Instead, his ...

In federal crackdown, U.S. charges 20 in Chinese birth tourism business

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:36
Dongyuan Li’s business was called You Win USA, and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to ...

Indian police arrest founder of Love Commandos, group that helps couples who defy families

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:33
The head of Love Commandos, an organization that offers shelter to runaway lovers, has been arrested in Delhi for extortion and abuse of desperate couples, ...

Australia’s river agency pilloried for ‘gross negligence’ and ignoring climate science after mass fish die-off

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:31
The authority that oversees Australia’s largest river system was accused of “maladministration,” “gross negligence” and ignoring climate science Thursday, when its waterways were carpeted with ...

Bangkok deploys drones, planes and trucks in battle against dirty air

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:30
A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes sprayed water to try to reduce dust around Bangkok on Thursday while the governor invited critics to ...

Tired of army rule, Thai youth are a rising force ahead of March election

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:20
Standing atop the stairs outside his university auditorium, 20-year-old activist Parit Chiwarak led a protest of hundreds of people calling for an end to Thailand’s ...

Malaysia enthrones king after predecessor’s abdication and reported marriage to ex-Miss Moscow

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:46
Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage ...

Feng shui masters say Trump’s secrets could be sniffed out in Year of Pig

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:28
As the Chinese zodiac turns into the Year of the Pig next week, feng shui masters are predicting turbulence and division for world leaders at ...

U.N. panel to accuse South Korea of violating sanctions with petroleum shipments to North, sources say

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:52
A report by a U.N. panel will accuse South Korea of failing to notify the Security Council of its shipments of petroleum products to North ...

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81 million cyber heist

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:04
Bangladesh was to file a lawsuit Wednesday in New York against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the ...

Former Vietnam spy and property magnate handed third jail sentence

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 06:55
A property magnate turned fugitive spy was jailed for the third time in Vietnam on Wednesday after a court convicted him of corruption over murky ...

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 06:34
More than 400 schools in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, were shut for the rest of the week Wednesday due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air ...

Contradicting colleague, minister says Malaysia still talking with China about $20 billion rail project

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:06
Malaysia is in talks with China over a $20-billion rail project, the finance minister said on Wednesday, just days after another cabinet minister said Kuala ...

Ally of South Korean President Moon Jae-in jailed over opinion-rigging scandal

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:46
A political ally of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday received a two-year prison term for his involvement in an online opinion-rigging scandal.The conviction ...

In a slum built in Cambodian cemetery, the living far outnumber the dead

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 23:19
When floodwaters swept a chunk of riverbank into the Mekong just south of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Sun Ramaly managed to save her clothes ...

Amid trade and military tensions, U.S. sends B-52s over East China Sea on ‘routine training’ exercise

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 22:17
The U.S. Air Force has sent two B-52 bombers over the East China Sea for “routine training” near Okinawa Prefecture, the military has said, the ...

Grenade attack kills two at mosque in southern Philippines, days after cathedral bombing and self-rule vote

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 21:46
A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral ...

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