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January was hottest month ever in New Zealand

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 23:59
January was the hottest month ever recorded in New Zealand according to figures released Friday, and experts say climate change is one factor.The heat has ...

China’s #MeToo movement in colleges initially encouraged by authorities, then frustrated

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 23:19
After declaring they were ready to fight sexual harassment on university campuses, the Chinese authorities now appear to be seeking to contain a nascent #MeToo ...

Top envoy says U.S. not close to taking military action against North Korea

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 07:55
The United States’ special envoy for North Korea said Thursday that while Washington was keeping all options on the table, he did not believe the ...

Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:20
A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years ...

Seoul downplays speculation over U.S. ambassadorship

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:54
South Korea on Thursday downplayed media reports that the U.S. might have reconsidered its choice to be ambassador to Seoul because the prominent Washington-based scholar ...

Australian secret service secures mislaid classified papers

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:24
Australian secret service officers on Thursday secured thousands of classified documents that were sold with two secondhand filing cabinets and have been the basis of ...

Winter Olympics draw Korean adoptees back to their birth country

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:11
When Megan Olson lands in South Korea for the Winter Olympics next week, she will feel something that is both surreal and vivid.An intoxicating sense ...

Hawaii test of Aegis Ashore interceptor against aircraft-launched missile failed: official

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 17:31
The U.S. military carried out an unsuccessful test to shoot down an incoming dummy missile from Hawaii on Wednesday, a U.S. official said, amid heightened ...

Second WWII bomb found in Hong Kong in a week forces thousands to evacuate Wan Chai district

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:48
A second wartime bomb was discovered at a construction site in the heart of Hong Kong within a week, prompting thousands of people to evacuate ...

Anti-graft chief defies Philippine President Duterte’s suspension order

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 07:01
The Philippines’ top anti-corruption prosecutor on Wednesday defied an order by President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend her deputy on suspicion of leaking his bank records, ...

U.S. ‘cautiously optimistic’ over reduction in Philippine extrajudicial killings

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 03:00
The U.S. government is “cautiously optimistic” on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs following a decline in extrajudicial killings, a U.S. senior narcotics official ...

North Korea slams U.S. as ‘gross violator of human rights’ in annual white paper

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 00:16
North Korea has denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration as a “gross violator of human rights,” its state media reported Wednesday.The official Korean Central News ...

Trump drops Victor Cha as pick for envoy to Seoul, with implications for North Korea crisis

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 20:51
Victor Cha, a former White House official who had been the Trump administration’s choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea, is no ...

Foreign reporters bemoan worsening, sometimes violent, work conditions in China

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:44
Working conditions for foreign correspondents in China worsened last year, with journalists reporting being beaten, detained and harassed, according to a survey published on Tuesday.Almost ...

Not there yet but North Korea soon to perfect ICBM, knows when spy satellites pass: U.S. general

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:41
North Korea has taken fresh strides in its nuclear missile program but has not shown all the technologies needed to strike America, a U.S. general ...

Hawaii employee mistook ‘exercise’ for real missile attack: FCC

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 14:33
A Hawaii employee who issued a false missile warning mistook a test drill for an actual attack, the U.S. Federal Communications said on Tuesday, faulting ...

60,000 North Korean children may starve as sanctions slow aid, UNICEF warns

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 06:49
An estimated 60,000 children face potential starvation in North Korea, where international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid deliveries, the United Nations Children’s ...

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect ‘met with alleged North Korean agent’

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 04:07
One of two women on trial for the Cold War-style murder of the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother met with an alleged North Korean agent ...

Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 01:19
Taiwanese troops staged live-fire exercises Tuesday to simulate fending off an invasion, as China steps up pressure on President Tsai Ing-wen and the rivals engage ...

China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines cancel Taiwan flights amid routes row

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:23
China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines said on Tuesday they had cancelled 176 round-trip flights to Taiwan added to their schedules to meet demand over ...

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