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‘Girls-as-dessert’ scandal exposes grim Thai tradition

44 min 33 sec ago
When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit Nipavanit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest ...
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Vietnamese-French dissident blogger is deported to France

1 hour 18 min ago
A Vietnamese blogger with French citizenship has been deported to Paris, the wife of the former political prisoner said Sunday, in a rare move by ...
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More blood but no victory as Philippines’ Duterte-led drug war marks its first year

1 hour 26 min ago
Launched a year ago, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths, yet the street price of crystal methamphetamine ...
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North Korea seeks U.N. post for official, arousing concern over access to confidential information

1 hour 33 min ago
North Korea has been pressing to secure a position at U.N. headquarters in New York for one of its officials through the world body’s work ...
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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing at least 120

1 hour 38 min ago
An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway ...
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On Korean War anniversary, South urges North to end weapons development

2 hours 35 min ago
South Korea marked the anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War on Sunday with a call for the North to halt development of ...
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South Korea’s infrastructure boondoggle a boon for cyclists

2 hours 57 min ago
In a country where bikes are either a poor man’s transportation or a weekend workout for spandex-clad racers, the longest and most highly engineered network ...
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Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 05:49
Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of ...
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China’s Xi to visit Hong Kong for 20th anniversary of handover

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 05:24
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Hong Kong from June 29 to July 1 to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of the Asian ...
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Pakistan issues first transgender passport

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 05:23
Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalized community in the ...
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Hopes fade in China for 118 still missing day after landslide

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 04:38
Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading on ...
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Hong Kong’s military-style youth groups surge in popularity ahead of handover anniversary

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 04:27
Grueling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there ...
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At least 140 people feared buried in massive Chinese landslide

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:35
Chinese rescuers scoured through rocks Saturday in a frantic search for more than 140 people feared buried after a landslide smashed through a mountain village ...
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Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:04
The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their ...
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North Korea denies torturing Warmbier, says it is ‘biggest victim’ in U.S. student’s death

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:09
North Korea has issued its first comments on the death of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier, who had been held by Pyongyang for more than ...
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Friend of ousted South Korean president gets 3 years in prison

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:03
A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties ...
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North Korea reportedly tested possible ICBM rocket engine

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:49
North Korea on Wednesday conducted another test of a rocket engine that could potentially be used on a future intercontinental ballistic missile, Fox News reported ...
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Moon calls on Xi to do more to thwart North Korea’s nuclear program, voices concern over Japan’s defense spending

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:03
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea’s nuclear program and he would call on President ...
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North Korea calls Trump a ‘psychopath’ planning war amid trouble at home

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:14
North Korea on Thursday called U.S. President Donald Trump a “psychopath” as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated ...
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Parents in China sound alarm on toothpick crossbow ‘toys’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 06:27
Handheld crossbows that can fire out needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China, but anxious parents want them banned before a young ...
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