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Muslim voters come under attack as Sri Lanka votes for president

8 hours 24 min ago
Polls closed Saturday evening after a day of voting for Sri Lanka’s next president, an election marred by shots fired at a convoy of Muslims ...

Chinese army personnel emerge from Hong Kong barracks to help in clean-up exercise

9 hours 54 sec ago
Personnel from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army barracks in Hong Kong emerged onto the city streets Saturday to help the clean-up after a week of ...

Chinese and Mekong cops team up against one of Asia’s biggest meth cartels

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 23:40
Chinese drug police are working with Mekong countries to strike at the heart of a mega-rich meth syndicate as the region targets top-level drug traffickers ...

Sweden honors detained political writer Gui Minhai despite Chinese threats

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 22:25
Sweden’s culture minister on Friday defied a Chinese threat by awarding a Swedish rights prize to detained Chinese-Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai.Known for publishing gossipy ...

Students abandon occupation of Chinese University of Hong Kong

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 22:03
Rebellious students and anti-government protesters abandoned their occupation of at least one major Hong Kong university after a near weeklong siege by police, but some ...

China blocks critical Australian intelligence chairman

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 21:55
Australia’s parliamentary intelligence committee head, who has previously criticized Beijing, said he had been blocked from entering China due to his “frankness about the Chinese ...

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un attends military air show

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 20:29
North Korea on Saturday said leader Kim Jong Un attended a flight demonstration of military aircraft at an airfield on the country’s eastern coast where ...

Study casts doubt on China’s claims to have ended forced organ harvesting from prisoners

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 00:44
China is engaged in the “systemic falsification” of voluntary organ donation data, an academic paper suggested Friday, calling into question Beijing’s claim to have ended ...

Big chunk of world’s scallops dies in mysterious circumstances in China

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 00:10
A “scallopocalypse” is laying waste to the popular delicacy in the Yellow Sea.Giant Chinese seafood supplier Zhangzidao Group said this week it had found that ...

Iranian author asylum-seeker tastes freedom in New Zealand

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 00:00
A Kurdish-Iranian refugee who penned a book on a mobile phone while being held in an Australian detention camp said Friday he was celebrating life ...

In rapidly aging South Korea, the ‘model daughter-in-law’ is a Filipino

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 23:10
In a mountain village thousands of kilometers from her native Philippines, Emma Sumampong nurses her elderly mother-in-law while also caring for her husband and children, ...

As Taiwan’s children of democracy come of age, vote will be about more than China

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 22:53
On Jan. 11, Taiwan will elect a new government, its seventh since 1996 when a constitutional amendment gave Taiwanese a say in who would represent ...

Hong Kong condemns ‘violent mob’ attack on its justice secretary in London

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 21:47
The Hong Kong government condemned on Friday an attack by a “violent mob” on the city’s justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between ...

North Korea assembles large fleet of military aircraft at east coast airport

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 21:02
North Korea may be preparing for a massive show of force, according to an analysis Friday of new satellite imagery that shows dozens of military ...

Hong Kong protesters jeopardizing China’s ‘one country, two systems’ status, Xi warns

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 11:18
China’s President Xi Jinping late Thursday warned deepening protests in Hong Kong threaten the “one country, two systems” principle governing the semi-autonomous city, in comments ...

China completes Mars lander test ahead of planned 2020 mission

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:28
China on Thursday completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing’s first mission to the red planet slated for 2020.Beijing is pouring ...

ICC authorizes probe into alleged Myanmar abuses of Rohingya

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 09:23
The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a long-awaited full investigation into Myanmar’s alleged abuse of Rohingya Muslims, including crimes against humanity and persecution.The Hague-based ...

North Korea says U.S. seeking December nuclear talks, but warns of ‘trick’ to buy time

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 06:56
North Korea’s top nuclear envoy said Thursday that the U.S. is seeking a return to denuclearization talks in December, but warned that he believed the ...

Australia wildfires renew anger over climate change

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 23:27
Unprecedented wildfires in eastern Australia have turbocharged demands that the country’s conservative government do more to tackle climate change, and have rekindled an ideological fight ...

Citywide protests paralyze parts of Hong Kong; students barricade campuses

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 22:30
Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt ...

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