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Chinese state-run media blasts Trump tweets as ‘messages from some alternative universe’

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 21:08
Chinese state-run media unleashed an unusually strong rebuttal to tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing Beijing of hacking former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email ...

New Zealand lets Chelsea Manning enter for speaking tour

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 20:33
New Zealand authorities said on Friday that convicted secrets leaker Chelsea Manning can enter the country for a speaking tour, a day after tour organizers ...

Myanmar army seen falsifying photos to smear Rohingya ‘Bengalis’

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 17:47
The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar’s army, shows a man standing over two bodies, wielding ...

South Asia monsoon rains that killed 1,200 and displaced a million match climate change forecasts: scientists

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 06:03
‘Once-a-century’ rains that have killed more than 1,200 people across South Asia and displaced 1.3 million people are in line with predictions say climate scientists, ...

South Korea names new defense chief: Jeong Kyeong-doo, former fighter pilot and head of Joint Chiefs

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 02:04
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday nominated the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as defense minister.Jeong Kyeong-doo, 58, a former fighter pilot, ...

China launches AI-backed platform to eliminate ‘online rumors’

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 01:17
China has launched a platform, which includes a mobile app, that lets the public report “online rumors” and even uses artificial intelligence to identify reports ...

Australia bars U.S. leaker Chelsea Manning ahead of planned speaking tour

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 01:15
Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her event organizer said ...

Myanmar dam breach floods 85 villages, drives thousands from homes

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 21:43
As many as 85 villages were flooded in Myanmar after a dam failed, unleashing waters that blocked a major highway and forced more than 63,000 ...

Mattis says ‘no decision’ has been made on future U.S.-South Korea drills

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 17:02
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis insisted Wednesday that “no decisions” had been made about suspending additional military exercises with South Korea, one day after he ...

Trump warns of ‘bigger than ever’ war games if talks with North Korea stall

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 16:58
President Donald Trump warned he could begin joint military exercises with South Korea and Japan that will be “far bigger than ever” if progress stalls ...

More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 07:09
More than 50,000 people have evacuated their homes in central Myanmar after part of a dam failed on Wednesday, inundating communities and damaging a bridge ...

To counter China, West plans bigger footprint in Pacific, sources say

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 03:35
The United States, Australia, France and Britain will open new embassies in the Pacific, boost staffing levels, and engage with leaders of island nations more ...

Myanmar rejects U.N. probe alleging genocide of Rohingya

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 00:28
Myanmar rejected Wednesday the findings of a U.N. probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the U.S. and other countries joined growing ...

Strong quake sends small tsunami radiating out to South Pacific islands

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 23:16
Tsunami waves as tall as a meter above the tide level were possible along the coasts of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu following a powerful ...

Given the right to larger families, Chinese may hold off

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 23:01
China’s moves to combat an aging population by relaxing decades-old curbs on family size have hit an unexpected snag: Many parents are no longer interested ...

Arrest of Indian rights activists sparks outrage

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 22:18
Indian police arrested five outspoken lawyers and left-wing activists during raids across the country Tuesday that drew condemnation from opposition parties and rights watchdogs who ...

U.S. Rohingya report ‘consistent’ with U.N. findings of genocide by Myanmar regime: Nikki Haley

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:52
Findings of a U.S. State Department investigation into Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis are “consistent” with those of a report by U.N. investigators released this week that ...

U.S. toughens stance as North Korea talks stumble, puts drills with South back on table

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 16:48
With U.S.-South Korean military drills back on the table and the cancellation of a top-level summit in Pyongyang, Washington is toughening its stance as it ...

As trade tensions rise, fewer Americans see China favorably, survey shows

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:00
Trade disputes — not China’s surging military strength — are the top concern of Americans, a comprehensive annual survey released Wednesday on the public image ...

Malaysia Islamic court postpones caning of women for lesbian sex

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 01:31
A Malaysian Islamic court Tuesday postponed the caning of two women convicted of lesbian sex as activists hoped it would give them time to stop ...

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