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Chinese reports on U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong ‘have gone from irresponsible to dangerous,’ State Department says

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 19:54
Official Chinese media reports about a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement “have gone from irresponsible to dangerous” and ...

North Korea fires two ‘projectiles’ into Sea of Japan

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:58
North Korea on Saturday fired two unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s military said, the most recent in a spate of weapons ...

Hong Kong leader rules out concessions, warns of economic fallout

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 07:31
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam warned Friday that two months of pro-democracy demonstrations were causing economic chaos in the city but ruled out making concessions ...

Mile-wide open mine in Pakistan shows why coal won’t go away

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 01:09
In the flat scrubland of Pakistan’s scorching Thar Desert, hundreds of workers have been toiling for two years in the vast open pit of the ...

U.S. calls China ‘thuggish regime’ for leaking personal info of diplomat who met Hong Kong protesters

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 23:46
The U.S. State Department’s spokeswoman called China a “thuggish regime” for releasing personal information on an American diplomat who met with opposition protesters in Hong ...

To cut smog and boost profits, stop burning fields, scientists tell Indian farmers

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 23:33
Every year, a choking smog descends on northwest India as the region’s farmers burn their fields following the rice harvest — a phenomenon that has ...

China’s child model industry booming, but experts warn regulation needed to protect minors

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 23:18
Manicured children strut down the catwalk at a Beijing fashion show, one of thousands of events driving huge demand for child models in China that ...

Modi’s vision of a Hindu India advances with move to absorb Kashmir

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 22:37
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a Hindu India has leaped forward with his government’s decision to subsume Muslim-majority Kashmir into the federal government by ...

Hong Kongers get creative with traffic cones and kitchenware to fight tear gas

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 22:17
As a tear-gas canister clatters onto a street in Hong Kong, a pro-democracy protester wearing heat-proof gloves and carrying a traffic cone sprints from the ...

Hong Kong airport restricts entry ahead of planned three-day protest targeting tourists

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 21:41
Hong Kong’s Airport Authority said on Friday only departing passengers with travel documents will be allowed to enter the terminal as anti-government activists gear up ...

Modi defends India’s powderkeg Kashmir move but Pakistan rules out military option

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 16:32
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday his powderkeg move to strip the disputed Kashmir region of its autonomy was necessary to stop “terrorism,” as ...

Trump’s no-worries stance on Kim’s missile provocations under strain

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:00
For the fourth time in two weeks, North Korea has tested an increasingly sophisticated, hard-to-track missile system that could wipe out South Korean and Japanese ...

Pentagon chief visits Mongolia to strengthen military bonds

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:59
With one hand resting on the mane of a sturdy Mongolian horse, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper invoked the name of one of America’s great ...

Guam victims say clergy sex abuse ruined their lives

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:58
One by one, they file into a darkened room to have their pictures taken, gracious while loosening their grip on long-held secrets. Each brings along ...

Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president arrested after violent clashes, posing threat of more turmoil

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:41
Police in Kyrgyzstan detained the Central Asian nation’s ex-president Thursday following violent clashes with his supporters, a day after a previous attempt to arrest him ...

U.S. urges increased caution for Americans visiting Hong Kong, says steer clear of demonstrations

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:10
The U.S. government on Thursday stepped up its warnings to travelers to Hong Kong because of increasing violence surrounding pro-democracy protests in the Chinese city.The ...

Thailand’s fugitive ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra granted Serbian citizenship

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 11:07
Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was sentenced in Thailand to five years in prison on graft-related charges, has received Serbian citizenship.State news ...

Trump’s push for South Korea to pay more for U.S. troops puts Japan on notice

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 23:44
In a move likely to have implications for Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that discussions have begun with South Korea to get the ...

Hundreds of migrant workers flee Kashmir amid security lockdown

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 23:03
Hit by a complete security lockdown in Kashmir, hundreds of poor migrant workers have begun fleeing the Himalayan region to return to their far-away villages ...

U.S., Australia boost travel warning to Hong Kong amid ongoing street protests

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 22:56
The United States has raised its travel warning for Hong Kong, urging travelers to exercise increased caution in the Chinese territory due to what it ...

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