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Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 14:14
Rescuers on Sunday recovered the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on the world’s third-tallest peak this past week and flew them to Nepal’s ...

Weather forces seven French fighter jets to make precautionary landing in Indonesia’s Aceh

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:04
Seven French navy fighter jets were forced to make an emergency landing in Indonesia’s northernmost province due to bad weather, an air force official said ...

India’s Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 12:03
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, ...

After five weeks, India’s marathon national election reaches the finish line

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 06:40
Voting in India’s mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as ...

Taiwan’s top diplomat says Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper is ‘commie brainwasher’ that ‘sucks’

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 23:52
Taiwan’s top diplomat has ripped into the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspaper after it referred to the island nation as part of China in a ...

Ecstatic Australian conservatives bask in glory of ‘miracle’ election win

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 23:19
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday basked in the glow of a “miracle” election victory that sparked praise from U.S. President Donald Trump, soul ...

North Korea asks U.N. chief to address ship seizure by ‘gangster’ U.S.

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 21:42
North Korea has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to deal with the “illegal” seizure of one of its cargo ships by the United States, ...

Australia’s conservative coalition defies polls, wins surprise third term

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 18:18
Australia’s ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party ...

Sri Lankans mark 10th anniversary of end of war; thousands are still missing

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 04:31
Still reeling from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, this weekend Sri Lanka commemorates 10 years since the end of a bloody civil war that killed ...

U.S. says it may scale back some Huawei trade restrictions

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 20:20
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made it nearly ...

Australian voters head to polls as Labor tipped to return to power

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 18:03
Australians began voting in a federal election on Saturday, with bookies predicting a return to power for the Labor Party after six years in the ...

South Korean and three Filipinos freed from captivity in Libya

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:49
A South Korean and three Filipinos have been freed following months of captivity in Libya, Seoul and Abu Dhabi said Friday.The release of the hostages ...

In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s parliament approves same-sex marriage

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 00:21
Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for ...

China changes university entrance exam rules to favor mixed families in troubled Xinjiang

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 23:43
China’s fractious far-west region of Xinjiang has changed its university entrance exam rules to give children from mixed families a leg-up on other students, in ...

Preseasoned omega lambs and fitbit cows: New Zealand responds to alternative protein threat

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 23:25
At Dave Harper’s family farm in New Zealand’s scenic Canterbury region, a painstakingly bred flock of lambs is grazing not on grass, but on a ...

A mystery to many, PM Scott Morrison is a tough sell in Australian election

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:33
Scott Morrison has carried an unusual burden for an Australian prime minister campaigning for election on Saturday. As well as explaining why Australians should vote ...

With health insurance and time off, empowered sex workers in Thailand battle stigma

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:05
A group of women sit around a table making dream catchers with colorful bits of yarn, chatting about their families, work and the thick smog ...

U.S. top envoy Mike Pompeo airs concerns on extraditions with Hong Kong democracy leader

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:21
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday voiced concern over Hong Kong’s plans to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland as he met with ...

Taiwan legislature poised to vote on Asia’s first gay marriage bill

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:38
Taiwan will decide whether to pass Asia’s first gay marriage law on Friday as conservative lawmakers launch a last-ditch attempt to scupper the bill despite ...

Anti-India protests erupt after seven combatants, two civilians die in Kashmir fighting

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:48
Five rebels, two army soldiers and two civilians were killed Thursday during two gun battles in disputed Kashmir that triggered anti-India protests and clashes, officials ...

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