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Vietnam intensifying crackdown on online dissent, Amnesty report says

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 00:48
Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report Monday, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of ...

Indigenous Australians to challenge government at U.N. over climate change as human rights violation

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 20:42
Indigenous residents of low-lying islands off northern Australia will submit a landmark complaint with the United Nations on Monday accusing the government of violating their ...

Sri Lanka blocks social media platforms after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned shops

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 20:36
Sri Lanka said Monday it is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after mosques and Muslim-owned businesses were ...

Duterte not on ballot but allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 16:45
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot, but Monday’s midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power ...

All safe as Myanmar jetliner lands after nose gear fails to deploy

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 12:46
A Myanmar pilot saved the day after his aircraft’s landing gear failed, safely putting the jet on the runway with no front wheels on Sunday, ...

North Korean freighter seized by U.S. arrives in American Samoa

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 12:41
A North Korean cargo ship seized by the U.S. because of suspicion it was used to violate international sanctions arrived at the capital of this ...

Duterte allies seek to dominate Philippine midterm polls

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:33
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s name is not on the ballot but Monday’s midterm elections are seen as a crucial referendum on his rise to power ...

North and South Korean musicians perform together in China

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:07
A South Korean violinist and a North Korean singer on Sunday held a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer ...

Australian prime minister gets personal in campaign launch

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 01:25
Australia’s prime minister on Sunday officially launched his conservative coalition’s campaign less than a week before an election in an extraordinarily personal presentation.Scott Morrison is ...

North Korea warns U.S. human rights criticism pushing it in a direction Washington ‘does not want to see’

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 00:15
North Korea has lashed out at the United States for criticizing it over human rights abuses, with the country’s Foreign Ministry warning such moves were ...

Separatist gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, killing at least one

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 22:11
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Pakistan’s southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security forces inside, officials ...

Chinese woman’s secret arrest in U.S. hints that sanctions probe goes beyond just Huawei

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 21:58
U.S. authorities were sitting on a sensitive secret last fall when Canada detained a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive on alleged U.S. sanctions violations.Two months ...

West Bengal ruling party activist arrested for posting see-through dress meme on social media

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:00
Indian police have detained a ruling party activist after she posted a meme superimposing the head of a state chief minister on a photograph of ...

Following clash in Kashmir region, Islamic State claims it has created a ‘province’ in India

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 03:42
The Islamic State (IS) on Friday claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and ...

Hong Kong legislators exchange blows over extradition law

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 22:08
Hong Kong’s legislative assembly descended into chaos Saturday as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory’s extradition law clashed over access to the ...

‘Missiles like these will start the war’: North Korean tests showcase growing capability

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 20:49
North Korea’s second missile test on Thursday signals it is serious about developing new, short-range weapons that could be used early and effectively in any ...

Trump-China trade fight unfolds as deeper conflict takes shape

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 19:48
As the U.S.-China trade fight deepens, the two superpowers — one incumbent and one rising — are sizing each other up and deciding whether they ...

Following Moon’s first interview with domestic media, South Korean journalist targeted online for ‘rude attitude’

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 19:41
Two years after taking office South Korean President Moon Jae-in finally gave his first interview to domestic media this week, only for his questioner to ...

Rare Asian black bear spotted in Korean DMZ

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 19:22
A rare Asiatic black bear has been photographed in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas, Seoul’s Environmental Ministry said.The area around the 4-km-wide (2.5-mile-wide) ...

‘Criminal Kim’ not Chairman Kim: Otto Warmbier’s father blasts treatment of North Korean leader

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 19:17
The father of American college student Otto Warmbier who died soon after being sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state said Friday that ...

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