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Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:10
Indonesian soldiers hunted Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as two dozen construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied ...

Malaysian fugitive Jho Low and four others hit with fresh 1MDB charges

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 22:07
Malaysian police filed fresh criminal charges and issued arrest warrants for fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and four others wanted in connection with a multibillion-dollar ...

North Korea’s top envoy meets Assad, says his country and Syria face same ‘enemy’

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 16:57
North Korea’s foreign minister says his country and Syria face the same “enemy” and called for increased cooperation between them.Syria’s President Bashar Assad received Ri ...

Trial begins for suspects in Islamist terrorist attack on Bangladesh cafe that left 22 dead, including 7 Japanese

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 12:22
A special tribunal has begun the trial of eight suspected Islamic militants in an attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital in which 22 people ...

Cambodia mulls law to restore opposition politicians’ rights

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 06:24
Cambodian parliament will consider legislation to allow politicians banned from political activity to have the ban lifted, a measure that long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ...

Three killed in Malaysia shopping mall explosion

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 05:23
Three people were killed and 24 injured Tuesday when a powerful explosion rocked a shopping mall in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, but a fire ...

In ‘New Malaysia,’ race continues to cast a long shadow

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:49
Just months after a stunning election victory, Malaysia’s prime minister has had to step in to mollify the country’s majority Malay Muslims in recent weeks, ...

Brother of Australian cricketer arrested over fake terrorism ‘hit list’

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 00:42
The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja was arrested Tuesday for allegedly framing a love rival as the author of a terrorist hit list.Arsakan Khawaja, ...

Up in smoke? Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte jokes he used marijuana to stay awake at ASEAN meeting

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 23:27
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has cost thousands of lives, says he used marijuana to keep awake at a recent regional ...

Rights law group: Urgent need for tribunal for crimes committed in Myanmar against Rohingya

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:08
A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar said on Monday there was an ...

Brushing off censorship fears, Weibo eyes expansion to ‘Chinese-speaking world’

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 02:06
Chinese social media giant Weibo is making a push into foreign markets and is considering launching new products in different languages, a senior executive said, ...

‘Hundreds’ of Aussie convictions in doubt after mob lawyer named as informant

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:56
Hundreds of criminal convictions — including those meted out to some of Australia’s most notorious gangland figures — hang in the balance, after their defense ...

India throws book at schools making young pupils carry heavy bags

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 00:35
Concerned about producing a generation of children with hunched backs and other spine problems, India has denounced schools for making students carry heavy school bags ...

China ‘going further backward’ under Xi, veteran democracy activist Wei Jingsheng says

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 23:12
Exiled Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng has lived a good life in the United States for more than 20 years.But the man often called the father ...

Chinese state media lauds ‘momentous’ trade truce but questions linger

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 23:04
China’s state-run media hailed the trade war truce with the United States as “momentous” on Monday but warned of complex negotiations ahead, even as President ...

Could anyone have stopped the gene-edited babies experiment?

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 21:20
Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that ...

Trump will grant Kim Jong Un’s wishes after Pyongyang denuclearizes: Moon

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 16:48
U.S. President Donald Trump will grant North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un his wishes if he delivers on denuclearization, the South Korean president said Sunday, ...

Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Aung San Suu Kyi

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 00:12
Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now she ...

Trump says three sites under consideration for January or February meeting with North Korea’s Kim

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 21:55
A second U.S.-North Korea summit is expected to be held in either January or February, with three sites currently under consideration, U.S. President Donald Trump ...

Indian police believe two Americans helped missionary killed by remote island tribe

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 05:00
Indian police believe two American missionaries encouraged John Allen Chau to go to a forbidden island where he was killed by an isolated tribe he ...

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