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Tradition, and mobs, keep women of childbearing age out of Indian temple

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 01:16
At the Indian temple that is the focus of a battle over gender equality, Hindu hard-liners are in festive mood, successful — so far — ...

Southeast Asia hails world’s first multilateral air encounter code

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:48
Southeast Asian countries agreed on Friday to guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, with host Singapore calling the pact a world first ...

Former Malaysian deputy leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi charged with graft and money laundering

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 23:58
Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister was charged Friday with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in another graft investigation against ...

After slew of complaints from sexually harassed women, India looks to tighten abuse laws

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:53
India is considering tightening sexual harassment laws, government officials said Thursday, of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks thrust the issue to the forefront ...

Firecrackers and reluctant authorities: New Delhi’s smog set to worsen during Diwali

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:46
With a toxic smog beginning to envelop New Delhi as winter approaches, residents of the Indian capital are set to make matters a lot worse ...

Progressives say Seoul caved in and denied asylum to hundreds of Yemeni refugees

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 20:49
South Korean progressives accused the government of caving in to xenophobic sentiment by rejecting a plea for refugee status by hundreds of asylum seekers from ...

‘G’day’: Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi beach

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 18:38
British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands Friday, as they hit Sydney’s famed Bondi beach for the latest stop ...

Exiled Vietnamese blogs from U.S.: I’m not alone advocating freedom

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 17:13
A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be ...

Pope is conveyed invite from North Korea, signals he will consider it

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:41
Pope Francis on Thursday received an invitation to visit North Korea and the pontiff indicated that he would consider making what would be a landmark ...

A blue pill is stopping HIV, world-first study shows

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 21:29
An antiviral pill taken daily by thousands of men across Sydney and other parts of Australia led to a globally unprecedented reduction in new HIV ...

Indian junior minister M.J. Akbar resigns following accusations of sexual harassment from 20 women

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:55
M.J. Akbar, India’s junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the ...

Vietnam frees popular blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, ‘Mother Mushroom,’ on condition she leave for U.S.

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:54
Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States.Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known ...

Trump looks to tap ex-Air Force general conversant in Korean, Chinese and Japanese as top Asia diplomat

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:33
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force Gen. David Stilwell to be the State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia, a post ...

Tourists may soon get to walk across the Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:30
Instgramming tourists may soon get the chance to re-enact one of Asia’s most iconic moments in recent memory: April’s embrace between the leaders of the ...

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India’s displeasure

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:54
A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemon, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in ...

Australian PM Scott Morrison shifts on refusal to send refugees to New Zealand

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 21:33
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has signaled that he could accept New Zealand’s longstanding offer to resettle 150 refugees exiled to Pacific islands as long ...

Tensions high as Indian temple opens to women of menstruating age after Supreme Court ended centuries-old ban

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:53
Hundreds of extra police in southern India were on high alert Wednesday for the scheduled opening to women of all ages of one of the ...

Nine U.N. Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:40
The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, ...

Jim Mattis to visit toxic Agent Orange site in Vietnam

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:23
The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War will come under the spotlight again Wednesday when U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visits a former storage site ...

China party expels general who killed self amid bribery probe, indicts another

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:45
China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President ...

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