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Polls open in first Thai general election since 2014 coup

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 20:26
Polls opened Sunday for the first Thai election since a 2014 coup, with a high turnout expected among a public who received a cryptic last-minute ...

26 killed in China after tour bus bursts into flames

Sat, 03/23/2019 - 00:09
Twenty six people were killed and 30 injured after a tourist bus caught fire in central China, local officials said.The vehicle burst into flames as ...

No matter the result of Thailand’s election, political instability likely to continue: experts

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 22:08
Thailand’s election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it’s a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off ...

Tearful Muslims return to Christchurch mosque as New Zealand works to move on

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 21:14
Muslims prayed at Christchurch’s main mosque on Saturday for the first time since a white supremacist massacred worshippers there as New Zealand sought to return ...

‘Utterly shocking’: Trump sparks new confusion over North Korea sanctions policy

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 20:37
The U.S. will leave in place North Korea-related sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies that were announced on Thursday, and U.S. President Donald Trump has ...

Pyongyang abruptly withdraws staff from inter-Korean liaison staff

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 01:59
North Korea on Friday abruptly withdrew its staff from an inter-Korean liaison office, Seoul officials said.The development will likely put a damper on ties between ...

South Korea’s Moon draws fury at home over language gaffe in Malaysia

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:38
What is the difference between “good afternoon” and “good night”? In South Korea’s cutthroat politics, it can be a furious political row and the foreign ...

‘Ordinary people’ in focus as over 1 billion Asians set to vote in elections

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:08
Rights over land and forests, a push for LGBT+ equality, and getting more women on the ballot are some top election issues in Thailand, India ...

Long Thai crisis morphed coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha’s career into politics

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 23:07
Prayuth Chan-ocha became prime minister in a very Thai way: He led a military coup.Now after five years of running Thailand with absolute power, he ...

Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken as nation mourns victims of mosque massacres

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:34
New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were ...

Blast at pesticide plant in eastern China leaves 44 dead, over 600 injured

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 21:02
An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China’s Jiangsu province has killed 44 people and injured more than 600, state media said Friday, the ...

As Indian election looms, mystics are split over outcome

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 20:39
Transgender mystic Zoya Lobo turns over three oracle cards, studies them for a minute and then looks up. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely win ...

Troubled Chinese man kills six with car, shot dead by police

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 20:24
A car rammed into a crowd in central China on Friday, killing six people and injuring seven others, and the driver was fatally shot by ...

New Zealand marks one week since mosque massacre with prayers, scarves

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:41
New Zealanders prepared for nationwide prayers on Friday to mark one week since a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 worshippers.Prime Minister ...

Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air crash probe details but admits final panic in cockpit

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:58
Indonesia’s transportation safety board denied on Thursday that it leaked details from its probe into the crash of a Lion Air flight in October.The chairman ...

Pyongyang’s sanctions workarounds failing to soften their impact

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 23:34
North Korea’s illicit and highly sophisticated efforts to circumvent U.N. sanctions may have sought to cushion their impact, but they offer no long-term solution to ...

Myanmar and China failing to stop ‘bride’ trafficking, report says

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:19
Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, ...

Christchurch Muslim greeted mosque killer with ‘Hello, brother,’ and was gunned down

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:18
“Hello, brother.” The warm-hearted words an elderly Muslim reportedly used to greet a white supremacist gunman have become Christchurch’s answer to his volley of hate.Mohemmed ...

Indian court acquits four men in 2007 India-Pakistan train blast case

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:18
An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted four Hindu men accused of bombing a train between India and Pakistan in 2007 that killed 68 people, mostly ...

U.S. B-52 bombers train with navy, ASDF over East China Sea

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 22:04
The U.S. Air Force said Thursday it sent two B-52 bombers over the East China Sea for training with the U.S. Navy and Air Self-Defense ...

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