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China starts to report asymptomatic coronavirus cases

12 hours 45 min ago
Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could ...

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

13 hours 18 min ago
The U.S. and South Korea have tentatively reached a military cost-sharing agreement, the Yonhap news agency reported, potentially ending months of bickering over demands from ...

In China, a young diplomat rises as aggressive foreign policy takes root

13 hours 26 min ago
Diplomats returning from overseas postings don’t usually receive special attention at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a vast government bureaucracy with thousands of staff.But when ...

In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus

14 hours 12 min ago
When casino owner Kang Qiang looks out the window of his 20th floor office in this city on the remote Cambodian coast, he sees construction ...

China’s lockdown of Wuhan may have prevented 700,000 virus cases, researchers say

14 hours 25 min ago
China’s decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by ...

How a gulf prince charmed Indonesia’s Jokowi and poured money into the country

17 hours 55 min ago
During a visit last summer where he strolled through the tropical gardens next to Indonesia’s summer Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince offered to build ...

South Korea to open schools online, reschedule college exam

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:52
South Korea said on Tuesday it will open school classes online next week and reschedule its annual college entrance exams slated for November as concerns ...

Australia enlists particle accelerator in coronavirus fight

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:15
Australian scientists are using the largest particle accelerator in the southern hemisphere to help fast-track the hunt for a vaccine against COVID-19, researchers said Tuesday.The ...

Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:57
Kurdish-led forces have successfully put down riots by Islamic State militants in a prison in northeast Syria with none of the prisoners escaping the facility, ...

Forest fire kills 19 in China’s Sichuan province: state media

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:23
A forest fire that is threatening an LPG storage site and two petrol stations has killed 19 people, including 18 firefighters, in southwest China’s Sichuan ...

U.S. base workers set for furlough in blow to South Korea alliance

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 07:49
The U.S. military is set to put almost half of its 8,500 South Korean civilian workers on furlough, as the two sides bicker over the ...

Tabletop drill of virus response aided South Korea when the real thing hit

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:28
A South Korean tabletop exercise on emergency responses to a fictional mysterious outbreak led directly to tools the country deployed less than a month later ...

Viral video raises fears for Taiwan about WHO’s reliance on China

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:44
The World Health Organization said it’s working with Taiwanese health experts after an interview went viral in which a senior official appeared to hang up ...

Plane on medical mission catches fire at Manila airport, killing all eight aboard

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 01:55
A plane carrying eight people, including an American and a Canadian, burst into flames Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a ...

‘No farewells, no ceremonies’: China’s Hubei cremates coronavirus dead

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 01:46
Ten unclaimed urns sit in the crematorium in Jingzhou, a city in central China’s Hubei province hard-hit by coronavirus.Not only are funerals banned across China, ...

Vitriol and violence: A coronavirus death exposes paranoia in India

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 13:00
When Satyaki Mitra's father developed a mild fever in mid-March, the graduate student in Philadelphia wasn't especially worried. He told his 57-year-old father, living in ...

South Korea to impose mandatory coronavirus quarantine on all arrivals from Wednesday

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:31
Every person arriving in South Korea from overseas will soon be required to undergo two weeks of quarantine to prevent the spread of the new ...

North Korea fires two ‘ballistic missiles’ into Sea of Japan

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 03:57
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the ...

China’s Wuhan, where the new coronavirus emerged, begins to lift its lockdown

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:55
The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, began lifting a two-month lockdown on Saturday by restarting some metro services and reopening ...

Tourists stranded across Asia due to canceled flights and shut borders

Sat, 03/28/2020 - 05:51
From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares ...

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