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South Korean TV station apologizes over celebrity spycam controversy

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:50
A major South Korean TV station was forced to apologize after airing a performance by a well-known rapper in which he appeared to endorse secretly-filmed ...

Myanmar court sentences two to death for killing Suu Kyi aide

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:22
A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to ...

Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 23:38
Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around 8 million Hong Kong dollars ($1 million) from Johannesburg en ...

In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi’s grip on power

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:03
New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar’s next election in 2020, aiming to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

In time of chaos, Thai politicians turn to clairvoyants

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 03:14
A hand-drawn map of constellations and planetary orbits shows Thailand in the throes of a “gateway” year of change, says astrologer Pinyo Pongcharoen — one ...

Joint Korean 2032 Olympic bid faces hurdles of sanctions, cultural differences and state of war

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:56
If North and South Korea succeed in their long-shot bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, any athletic feats may be overshadowed by the political ...

North Korea explores sanctions-proof energy technologies

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:01
Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards as ...

Journalist and critic of Duterte posts bail after libel arrest

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:32
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest ...

Potatoes on the menu at cooking contest in chronically food-starved North Korean

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:34
Lined up in cavernous rooms at a state restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korean chefs carefully assemble their dishes, watched by crowds of onlookers at a ...

Philippine agents arrest award-winning online journalist critical of Dutarte

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:25
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a ...

Philippine journalist at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte arrested for libel

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:10
The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the ...

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong’s China extradition plans a ‘Trojan horse’

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:30
Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a “Trojan horse” for Beijing ...

Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warning

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 05:59
Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in ...

South Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for U.S. troop agreement

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:22
South Korea’s presidential Blue House pushed back Wednesday against comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more ...

Top U.S. military brass cautiously optimistic on North Korean diplomacy despite claim Kim won’t relinquish his nukes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:19
The top U.S. military commander for Asia and the head of American forces in South Korea have both expressed rare cautious optimism on diplomatic progress ...

Missing Uighurs’ kin demand ‘proof of life’ videos from China

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:02
Ethnic Uighurs have launched a global campaign to press China for video proof that their missing relatives are alive, turning the tables on Beijing’s use ...

Thai princess apologizes after shock run for prime minister was cut short by her little brother

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:45
A Thai princess has apologized after her short-lived candidacy for prime minister earned a royal rebuke from her brother — the king — and sent ...

Lovers, comrades! Forbidden love in North Korea finds a way in Vietnam

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 00:37
A young couple with matching expressions stare nervously into the camera with deep brown eyes. He, a Vietnamese student, has just met the love of ...

Australia to reopen Christmas Island camp after passing bill giving refugees easier access to hospitals

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:50
The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum-seekers arriving by boat after ...

In the face of trade threat from EU over 2018 election, Cambodian leader warns against ‘interference’

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:53
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned against interference in the country’s affairs Tuesday, his first comments since the European Union launched steps to cancel trade ...

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