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China’s coal industry is failing to curb methane emissions, Japanese satellite data shows

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 20:43
Methane emissions from coal mining in China have continued to rise despite tough legislation and ambitious government targets, a new study based on satellite data ...

‘Fight until the end’: Key ‘comfort women’ campaigner dies in Seoul at 93

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:51
At 93, Kim Bok-dong died as she had lived for many years: at the heart of the controversy over females pressed to serve in Japanese ...

Maritime rescue center opened on South China Sea islet as Beijing seeks to reinforce claims

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 06:34
China opened a maritime rescue center on one of its man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, state-run media reported, as Beijing ...

Trump’s cost-sharing spat with ally South Korea raises fears of U.S. pullback from peninsula

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 02:16
Just as President Donald Trump looks to make peace with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, his administration is putting fresh strain on the U.S.’s seven-decade ...

U.S. charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 01:16
The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin Wednesday in Washington that are ...

Followed and harassed: Foreign journalists paint ‘darkest picture of reporting conditions inside China’

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:44
Detentions, visa delays and suspected phone bugging are among the challenges faced by foreign journalists in China, who say working conditions are getting worse with ...

Rare pangolins languish in China’s wildlife rescue system as their scales trade on black market

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:53
When Chinese police found them in the trunk of a smuggler’s car, 33 of the trafficked pangolins — endangered scaly mammals from southern China — ...

Artifacts discovery halts some work at new Marine base on Guam

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:46
Construction work stopped in part of the new U.S. Marine Corps base on Guam after artifacts were discovered.A contracted archaeologist identified the artifacts last week, ...

Rodrigo Duterte visits site of fatal bombings; Abu Sayyaf suspected

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:27
President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials on Monday visited a Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants set off bombs ...

Two-day Bing outage in China was technical error, not censors’ block, says source

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 01:53
Search engine Bing’s outage in China last week was a technical error, rather than an intentional censorship block, a source familiar with the matter said, ...

Chinese state media has salty words for Canada over ‘political interference’ in Huawei case

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 01:28
Chinese state-run media on Monday decried the sacking of Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, who was fired after he suggested that it would be “great” for ...

Australian defense chief says Beijing has raised ‘anxiety’ in disputed South China Sea

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 23:55
Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne urged China on Tuesday to resolve tensions in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, in a swipe ...

Singapore actor’s death while on military exercise highlights risks of mandatory conscription

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 21:51
A memorial service was held Sunday for a Singaporean actor and soldier who died from injuries at a military exercise, a case that has renewed ...

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang jailed for ‘subversion’ in last of 2015 crackdown cases

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 21:26
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to 4½ years in prison for state subversion, a northern Chinese court said.Wang, 42, ...

Bombing at southern Philippine cathedral kills at least 19 during Sunday Mass

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 21:43
Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 19 people and wounding ...

Canadian prime minister fires his ambassador to China after Huawei remarks

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 20:21
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his country’s ambassador to China after the envoy said it would be “great” if the U.S. dropped its extradition ...

Camels, stunts and military might featured in annual parade as India marks 70th Republic Day

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 03:47
Thousands of people watched as tanks, camel-mounted forces and motorbike stunt riders paraded in New Delhi on Saturday as India marked its 70th Republic Day ...

China increases clout at United Nations as U.S. leadership wanes

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 23:53
As the United States has increasingly backed away from multilateral leadership and engagement at the United Nations, China in particular has stepped up to fill ...

Hawkish U.S. national security adviser says ‘significant’ steps by North Korea could lead to eased sanctions

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 23:42
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, known as one of the most hawkish officials in the Trump administration, has said that Washington would roll back ...

Filipino Muslims approve new autonomous region in referendum

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 21:31
Muslims in the southern Philippines overwhelmingly approved in a referendum the creation of a new autonomous region in hopes of ending nearly half a century ...

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