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At least 18 protesters killed in Myanmar in worst violence since coup

Mon, 03/01/2021 - 00:27
Police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the worst violence since the Feb. 1 military coup, the United Nations said.

China-India demilitarized zone upsets defense officials in Delhi

8 hours 42 min ago
After the deadliest fighting in decades, India and China are setting up demilitarized areas along their Himalayan border — a move that has rankled some ...

China expected to unveil hike in military budget as tensions rise

11 hours 55 min ago
Beijing likely to reveal a robust increase in defense spending at the March 5 annual opening of its parliament, as its economy rebounds from the ...

What is love? Beijing desires unconditional loyalty from Hong Kong

12 hours 57 min ago
Chinese officials have signaled that Beijing plans sweeping electoral changes for Hong Kong, possibly as soon as this week, when China's parliament, the National People's ...

New Zealand’s Auckland starts second COVID-19 lockdown this month

13 hours 15 min ago
Exactly one year after New Zealand recorded its first coronavirus case, the country's biggest city, Auckland, woke up on Sunday to a second lockdown this ...

Dozens of leading Hong Kong democrats brace for national security charges

13 hours 32 min ago
Several dozen Hong Kong democrats are due to report to local police stations across the city on Sunday, with some expecting to be charged with ...

More protests against coup planned in Myanmar after hundreds arrested

13 hours 45 min ago
State television announced that Myanmar's U.N. envoy had been fired for betraying the country, after he urged the United Nations to use "any means necessary" ...

China punishes those who question ‘martyrs.’ A sleuth keeps track.

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 04:19
An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.

Russian diplomats arrive from coronavirus-hit North Korea on rail trolley

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 03:12
Eight Russian diplomats and family members — the youngest of them a 3-year-old girl — have arrived home from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail ...

Myanmar envoy makes emotional appeal for U.N. action against coup

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 02:38
Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations made an impassioned plea for the international community to take the "strongest possible action" to end the junta's rule ...

Myanmar’s civil servant strikes start to bite

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 07:44
Without civil servants, the military regime is unable to collect taxes, send out electricity bills, test the population for COVID-19 or simply keep the country ...

China vows 5-year plan dedicated to climate, but growth and security concerns weigh

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:51
Experts say Beijing is still likely to give regions leeway to focus on growth and build new coal-fired power stations to head off energy shortages.

Seoul may elect first female mayor as scandal stirs Moon’s party

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:42
The suicide of Seoul’s mayor amid sexual harassment allegations shamed South Korea’s male-dominated society and the election to replace him is now turning into a ...

‘No other option’: Deadly India floods bare conflicts from hydropower boom

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 09:13
Experts say rampant construction is adding to the burden weighing on rural communities across the Himalayas.

Philippine critics in firing line of anti-communist misinformation war

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:50
A torrent of fake news on Facebook has put activists, journalists, politicians and lawyers in a potentially deadly spot.

Opponents and supporters of Myanmar coup scuffle as more protests planned

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:41
There have been about three weeks of daily protests and strikes and students pledged to come out again in the commercial hub of Yangon on ...

China targets Uyghurs with more prosecutions and longer prison terms, rights group says

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:28
China has dramatically increased its prosecution of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang through the formal court system, handing out long prison terms for dubious charges such ...

Cautious Asian nations start deploying vaccine now proven elsewhere

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:19
With the virus mostly contained throughout much of Asia, governments have had the luxury to wait and see how safely and effectively the vaccines can ...

Hong Kong activists find U.K.’s offer of sanctuary comes at a price

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 05:36
Some have arrived through a route that grants immigration officers discretion to allow entry for six months, but are now trapped with no job and ...

Myanmar minister flies to Thailand for crisis talks

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 08:33
The military has not given a time frame for a new election but it imposed a one-year state of emergency when it seized power so ...