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Report reveals undeclared North Korean missile base HQ, seen as backing up first-strike capability

5 hours 8 min ago
One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters, according to a report by the Center for Strategic ...

Second woman carrying gene-edited baby in China; doctor faces police probe: state media

7 hours 32 min ago
A researcher who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities ...

China population growth continued to slow in 2018

13 hours 51 min ago
China’s population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor ...

From pariah to demi-god: Transgender leader becomes a star at India’s massive Kumbh Mela festival

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:49
In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a well-built bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland her ...

In plan to end half-century of unrest, Filipino Muslims vote in referendum on autonomy for Mindanao region

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:28
Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, ...

Bangladesh’s ‘Tree Man’ returns to hospital after skin condition worsens

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 05:02
A Bangladeshi father dubbed “Tree Man” for the bark-like growths on his body returned to hospital Sunday after his condition worsened.Abul Bajandar has had 25 ...

Bangladesh arrests suspected arms supplier for deadly 2016 Dhaka cafe attack

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:46
Bangladesh has arrested a suspected Islamist extremist who supplied weapons and explosives for a 2016 siege that killed 22 hostages, a top police official said ...

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand’s deep south

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:47
Gunmen in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly ...

Philippines’ richest man, Henry Sy, dies at 94

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:19
The Philippines’ wealthiest, man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multibillion-dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate ...

Trump to hold second summit with North Korea’s Kim at end of February

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:13
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold a second summit on denuclearization near the end of next month, the ...

Secret talks between U.S. and North Korea held in Sweden

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:02
Envoys from the United States and North Korea took part in an unannounced high-level meeting in Stockholm on Friday, an official said.Swedish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ...

As cramped Hong Kong eyes $64 billion island-building plan, critics say developers are hoarding unused land

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:54
Hong Kong’s government says it needs to build billions of dollars’ worth of artificial islands to give the city’s glittering skyline room to grow, but ...

China hits back at criticism of its detention of Canadians, says its national was nabbed in Vancouver for ‘no reason’

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:53
China minced no words on Thursday as it rejected an accusation by Canada’s foreign minister that its detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all ...

In familiar pattern, China relies on intimidation and retribution to get its way in Canada Huawei furor

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 01:26
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case ...

Thailand deports ‘sex seminar’ Belarusian model who claimed to have evidence of Trump secrets

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 00:12
A model from Belarus who was arrested during a “sex training seminar” in Thailand and then claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. ...

U.S., South Korea mulling incentives for Kim in nuclear talks

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 05:23
The U.S. and South Korea are discussing “corresponding measures” to reward North Korea’s steps toward denuclearization, South Korea’s foreign minister said, as President Donald Trump ...

Pentagon report fuels worries of Chinese attack on Taiwan

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:10
Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new report that lays out U.S. concerns about China’s growing military might, underscoring worries ...

Chinese dissidents’ stay in Taiwan airport limbo now tops 100 days

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 02:08
Chinese dissident Liu Xinglian marked his 64th birthday on Wednesday at Taiwan’s Taoyuan airport, one of two refugees who have been trapped in limbo there ...

U.S. and British navies conduct first joint military exercises in disputed South China Sea

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:14
U.S. and British warships have sailed together in the disputed South China Sea for the first time, in exercises likely to stoke anger in Beijing.The ...

Age is just a number for China’s growing ranks of senior runway models

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:53
Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that ...

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