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Australia to increase investment in U.S. moon missions

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 22:58
Australia will invest 150 million Australian dollars ($100 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for a moon landing ...

Hong Kong a ‘police state,’ prominent protesters say

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 18:12
Hong Kong is a “police state” where officers — once dubbed “Asia’s finest” — are conducting abuses in the service of the city’s pro-Beijing leadership, ...

Solomon Islands minister signs pact to establish diplomatic ties with China

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 04:11
China and the Solomon Islands on Saturday signed an agreement to establish diplomatic ties after the Pacific island nation ditched relations with Taiwan, which Beijing ...

North Korea rattled by ‘natural’ earthquake, South’s weather agency reports

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 00:24
South Korea’s state weather agency said Saturday that a 3.5 magnitude “natural” earthquake had hit the southern part of North Korea.The Korea Meteorological Administration said ...

Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong’s protest walls, raising risk of clashes

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 22:44
Groups of China supporters pulled down “Lennon Walls” of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters ...

North Korean chief negotiator welcomes Trump’s call for ‘new method’ at nuclear talks

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 20:16
North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator welcomed on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a “new method” be used in talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ...

Pakistan women work hard to overcome country’s taboos about menstruation

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:09
Bent over her hand-cranked sewing machine, Hajra Bibi carefully stitches sanitary pads for the women of her mountainous village in northwestern Pakistan, one of many ...

Taiwan loses second diplomatic ally in a week as Kiribati cuts ties

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:35
The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the second country to do so this week.Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said ...

Giant construction project takes shape in remote North Korea

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:17
Like a scene from an epic film, thousands of workers swarm over the building sites of Samjiyon, a monumental construction project in the far reaches ...

Hong Kong police ‘tortured’ and beat protesters, Amnesty says

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:41
Hong Kong police beat pro-democracy protesters in custody and committed acts that amount to “torture” during recent demonstrations, Amnesty International alleged in a new report ...

Young Chinese women give tradition a nod by wearing Hanfu costumes

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:34
Li Doudou’s gray kitten squeezes in next to her as she sits painstakingly applying makeup and putting up her hair in a bun adorned with ...

Over 100 Australian towns and cities kick off Global Strike 4 Climate protests

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 22:08
Thousands of protesters gathered Friday at rallies around Australia as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead ...

Public transport drivers strike in Delhi over higher fines

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 06:50
Commuters in India’s capital faced difficulties Thursday as much of the city’s public transportation, including private buses, auto-rickshaws and some ride-hailing services, remained off the ...

Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 years

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 05:54
Philippine health officials on Thursday declared a polio outbreak in the country, nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free ...

South Korea serial killer identified after 33 years

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:42
South Korean police have identified a suspect in one of the country’s most notorious serial murder cases more than 30 years after the first of ...

New Tuvalu leader bodes ill for Taiwan

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 22:18
Newly installed lawmakers of the tiny South Pacific country of Tuvalu elected a new prime minister on Thursday, a potential blow for ally Taiwan, which ...

Millions may risk jail as Jakarta looks to criminalize sex outside wedlock amid Indonesia’s conservative Islam trend

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 16:34
Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalizes consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president’s dignity — ...

Nancy Pelosi welcomes Hong Kong democracy activists to U.S. Capitol, signals support of Congress to their cause over ‘commercial interests’

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 13:41
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday welcomed Hong Kong pro-democracy activists to the U.S. Capitol, sending a message to Beijing that Congress supports the protesters ...

At least four killed as suicide bomber and gunmen attack Afghan government building

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 11:05
At least four people were killed and a dozen injured when gunmen stormed a crowded government building in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday following a suicide bombing, ...

Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 06:44
An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China’s National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ...

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