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South Korea’s ‘Hyundai Town’ faces grim future with idled shipyard, rise in suicides

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:27
When Lee Dong-hee came to Ulsan to work for Hyundai Heavy Industries five years ago, shipyards in the city known as Hyundai Town operated day ...

Newspaper in China defends Muslim crackdown in Xinjiang

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:48
China’s campaign of pressure against the country’s Uighur Muslim minority has kept the far-northwestern region of Xinjiang from “becoming ‘China’s Syria’ or ‘China’s Libya,’ ” ...

Arrested and killed: Inside the Bangladesh prime minister’s war on drugs

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 23:29
Bangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws’ house. At 3:15 a.m., he was shot dead in a sandy field ...

Catalog of abuse: Quietly seeking justice for the Rohingya

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:55
Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to describe the ...

After amassing vast amounts of power, Xi finds himself beset by economic, political challenges

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 21:11
As China’s leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country’s political waters are looking choppy.President Xi Jinping, who is also the ruling Communist ...

Rival Koreas start talks meant to set up third summit between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 19:41
Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and ...

Thai child bride returns from Malaysia after outcry

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 01:25
An 11-year-old child bride has returned to Thailand after widespread outcry over her marriage to a Malaysian man 30 years her senior, an official told ...

U.S. military has strong words for Beijing after warnings during flight over South China Sea

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:34
The U.S. military had unusually strong words for Beijing over social media on Saturday after recent reports that an American reconnaissance plane had been warned ...

Politics of citizenship flares anew in northeast India’s Assam state

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 23:26
Tens of thousands of people left off a draft list of Indian citizens have begun picking up forms to file appeals across the northeastern state ...

U.N. says it has credible reports China is holding 1 million Uighurs in secret camps

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 22:52
A United Nations human rights panel said Friday that it has received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are being held ...

Quake lifted parts of Indonesian island of Lombok by 25 centimeters

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 21:47
Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).Using ...

North Korea restricts Chinese tour groups ahead of 70th national anniversary

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 21:46
Pyongyang will suspend Chinese tour group visits to North Korea ahead of a high profile anniversary next month, according to news reports Saturday.The North’s Korea ...

China kicks off ‘major’ military exercises as Taiwan leader prepares for trip abroad to salvage few remaining allies

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:36
The Chinese military has kicked off “major” exercises in the Yellow Sea ahead of Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen’s planned departure Sunday for Paraguay, the only ...

‘Potentially catastrophic effects’: Red Cross warns of North Korea food crisis as crops fail in heat

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:01
A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects,” the International Federation ...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 05:17
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak failed Friday to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ...

Chinese women create WeChat group in wake of wave of sex harassment cases

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 00:57
Battling censorship and stereotypes, Chinese women are organizing online to harness the momentum of the country’s nascent #MeToo movement in a push for authorities and ...

Seoul reports on illegal imports of North Korean coal

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 00:27
South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in ...

Myanmar says Hague court has no jurisdiction over Rohingya crisis

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:20
Myanmar sharply rejected an attempt by the International Criminal Court to consider the country’s culpability for activities that caused 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee ...

New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:02
New Zealand became the latest country Friday to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying they will be phased out over ...

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 20:47
The rival Koreas plan to hold high-level talks on Monday to prepare for a third summit between their leaders, and Pyongyang called on the United ...

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