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Singapore tests eye scans at immigration checkpoints: reports

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 23:26
Singapore will scan travelers’ eyes at some of its border checkpoints, local media reported Monday, in a trial of expensive technology that could one day ...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plays down North Korea sparring

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 18:45
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday played down an exchange of contentious remarks with North Korea on the sidelines of weekend regional meetings ...

South Korea’s die-hard Trump fans hail ‘guardian of liberty’ but others feel betrayed by his embrace of Kim

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 18:42
Every time an image of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on TV in South Korea, 69-year-old Vietnam War veteran Chung Seung-jin solemnly salutes.The U.S. flag ...

At least 39 dead as M7 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island, triggering brief tsunami alert

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 14:23
A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another ...

Just one week later, another strong earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Lombok Island

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 06:45
A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area ...

Indonesian president joins 65,000 dancers at event to promote Asian Games

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 01:11
President Joko Widodo led some 65,000 compatriots in a mass dance through the streets of Jakarta on Sunday to promote the Asian Games and try ...

Use of phone app, database credited with helping Imran Khan win Pakistan poll

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 23:30
A phone app and a database of more than 50 million voters were key weapons in the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in ...

Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 23:04
Bangladesh has shut down mobile internet across swaths of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student ...

Account of North Korea nukes must precede war-ending statement: experts

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 22:19
North Korea has been making what critics say are “cosmetic concessions” to the United States in an apparent effort to keep President Donald Trump engaged ...

Asian envoys denounce ‘real threat’ of global trade war at ASEAN summit

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:47
Asian countries have voiced concern about the potentially devastating impact of a U.S.-China trade war, with ministers calling for the acceleration of talks for a ...

North Korea gripes about sanctions, ‘alarming’ U.S. impatience with denuclearization

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:47
North Korea on Saturday said the U.S. was acting with “alarming” impatience on the issue of denuclearization, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the ...

Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 00:16
With their head bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in ...

U.S. pledges nearly $300 million in security funding for Southeast Asia

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 00:16
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia as China forges ahead ...

South Korean women join mass protests in battle against spycam porn

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 23:38
Even a record heat wave wasn’t going to keep Claire Lee from joining tens of thousands of South Korean women at a mass protest Saturday ...

Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyzing Dhaka

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 22:38
Five days of protests by tens of thousands of students angry over the traffic deaths of two students have largely cut off the capital, Dhaka, ...

Confidential U.N. report says North Korea has not yet stopped its nuclear, missile programs

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 21:23
North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen Friday.The six-month ...

Navies from China, ASEAN nations hold first emergency drills

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:18
Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and build trust amid the long-seething disputes ...

China arrests critic Sun Wenguang during live TV interview

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 00:54
A vocal critic of China’s government has disappeared without a trace after security forces strong-armed their way into his home in the middle of a ...

Trump receives summit follow-up letter from North Korean leader Kim; second meeting not firm

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:13
U.S. President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday to follow up on their recent talks about denuclearization ...

Leading Chinese Buddhist monk accused of sexual misconduct

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 21:53
One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation after he was accused of demanding sexual favors from nuns.Longquan Monastery abbot Shi Xuecheng ...

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