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Taiwan poised to hold first gay weddings in historic day for Asia

3 hours 7 min ago
Taiwan’s first official same-sex weddings will take place later Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia, a week after lawmakers took the ...

Officials at Hawaii tsunami center say fake alert about Japan earthquake circulated

6 hours 59 min ago
A fake threat was circulated about an earthquake in Japan and a subsequent tidal wave, according to officials in Hawaii.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on ...

Hobbling Huawei: Inside the U.S. war on China’s tech giant

13 hours 36 min ago
In early 2018, in a complex of low-rise buildings in the Australian capital, a team of government hackers was engaging in a destructive digital war ...

Narendra Modi’s BJP takes strong lead in vote counting in India’s massive election

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 22:51
Early counting in the world’s biggest election shows Indian Prime Minister Modi’s ruling coalition is heading for another five-year term in office.The Bharatiya Janata Party ...

U.S. Navy sends ships through Taiwan Strait for eighth time in nine months

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 22:33
The U.S. Navy has again sent ships through the Taiwan Strait, making transits of the waterway increasingly regular amid growing economic and military acrimony between ...

As new cold war looms, China struggles to grasp Trump’s endgame

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 20:45
When Donald Trump first took office in 2017, officials in Beijing saw a pragmatic businessman: All that tough campaign talk, they argued, was merely “Art ...

Joe Biden criticizes Kim Jong Un, gets branded ‘an imbecile’ in return by Pyongyang

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:01
North Korean state media slammed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful “bereft of ...

Endangered crested ibis returned to South Korean wild 40 years after extinction

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:40
An endangered bird was reintroduced to the wild by South Korean authorities Wednesday, four decades after it went extinct on the peninsula.The crested ibis is ...

Illegal ozone-depleting CFC gases traced to China: study

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:36
Industries in northeastern China have spewed large quantities of an ozone-depleting gas into the atmosphere in violation of an international treaty, scientists said Wednesday.Since 2013, ...

India claims new first for world’s fastest cruise missile

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 07:05
India said the world’s fastest cruise missile passed another key test Wednesday when it successfully hit a land target after being fired from a fighter ...

Hong Kong activists secure refugee status in Germany

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 06:55
Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing charges at home, one of them said on Wednesday, in what is apparently the ...

U.S. weighs blacklisting Chinese surveillance firms

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 04:43
U.S. President Donald Trump is considering blacklisting two Chinese surveillance giants, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Zheijiang Dahua Technology Co., over accusations of human ...

Taiwan’s balloon ‘Tank Man’ marks run-up to 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:33
A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and “Tank Man” — the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of ...

Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:05
Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last ...

Rodrigo Duterte tightens grip on power with landslide win in Philippine polls

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:58
Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a landslide victory in midterm polls, final results showed Wednesday, dissolving a last check on his controversial rule.Loyalists ...

North Korea labels Joe Biden an ‘imbecile,’ in contrast to effusive praise for Trump

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:29
North Korea, which has offered effusive praise for U.S. President Donald Trump, delivered a scathing rebuke of one of his top Democratic foes, Joe Biden, ...

Death penalty possible in Myanmar cannabis plantation case

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:54
A court in Myanmar on Tuesday formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging ...

Ex-Philippine judge, a Xi critic, says she was held at Hong Kong airport, ordered to leave

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:49
A former Philippine Supreme Court justice who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court said she was barred ...

North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:39
North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it ...

Malaysia, flooded with plastic waste, to send scrap back to source

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:33
Malaysia, which has become the dumping ground for the world’s plastic waste, will send back nonrecyclable plastic scrap to the developed countries that sent it ...

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