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Endangered tree on Guam in the way of a new firing range will be transplanted

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:46
An endangered native tree on Guam will have to be transplanted to make way for a new military firing range.The Pacific Daily News reports the ...

Turkey blasts China’s treatment of Uighurs as ’embarrassment for humanity’

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 21:35
Turkey on Saturday condemned China’s treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as “a great embarrassment for humanity,” adding to rights groups’ recent criticism over ...

China condemns Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to disputed region

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 04:40
China’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the disputed northeastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh, saying it “resolutely opposes” ...

Sydney storm leaves thousands without power

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:32
Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia’s largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a ...

New Zealand village threatened by fire ‘in hands of God’

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:31
An entire village of more than 3,000 people was evacuated in New Zealand on Saturday as a huge bush fire threatened houses, and firefighters said ...

Long a spoiler, Pakistan quietly starts aiding U.S.-Taliban talks

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:24
Pakistan, long at odds with the United States over the war in Afghanistan, has begun to play a behind-the-scenes but central role in supporting U.S. ...

Top South Korean lawmaker seeks apology from Emperor to end ‘comfort women’ dispute

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:12
The Emperor should hold hands with women who were forced to work in Japan’s military brothels and make a personal apology if Tokyo wants to ...

Thai princess’ political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 19:39
Thailand’s chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have ...

Trump says second summit with North Korea’s Kim to be held in Vietnamese capital of Hanoi

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 18:34
U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held in the Vietnamese capital of ...

Pilots at Taiwanese air carrier strike during Lunar New Year rush

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 06:57
Pilots from Taiwan’s China Airlines went on strike Friday in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of at least ...

Startup’s ‘water from air’ project aims to turn back Thailand’s tide of plastic

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:47
Staying at a hotel on the Thai island of Koh Samui in 2015, Meghan Kerrigan noticed the four bottles of water she was given every ...

North Korea could emulate Vietnam-style reforms if Kim Jong Un chooses to follow Hanoi

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:30
Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German Embassy, a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the ...

Hmong heritage under threat as minority accuses Vietnam of co-opting culture to boost tourism

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:10
Vuong Duy Bao surveys his ancestral palace, a vestige of Vietnam’s marginalized Hmong ethnic minority that he says was taken from his family by local ...

It’s princess vs. coup leader in Thai poll as king’s sister declared leader of Thaksin’s party in shock move

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 21:23
Thailand’s royalty made an unprecedented move into politics Friday when the sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn was declared a prime ministerial candidate for March 24 ...

MPs told to reset passwords as Australia investigates attempted hack of national parliament

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 21:13
Australian authorities are investigating an attempt to hack into the national parliament’s computer network, two senior lawmakers said Friday, but there is no evidence yet ...

Security agencies in Australia using vast decryption powers even before planned review

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 21:06
Australian security agencies have begun using sweeping new powers to access encrypted communications, even before a promised review to address concerns from the likes of ...

Stanford probes faculty ties to China gene-edited baby work

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:44
Stanford University has started a review of interactions that some faculty members had with He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make ...

Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean’s hidden depths, assessing pollution and seeking new life

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:52
A mission to explore uncharted depths in the Indian Ocean was launched on Wednesday, hoping to discover hundreds of new species and find out what ...

Choice of Vietnam for next Trump-Kim summit offers something for both sides

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 01:57
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their second summit on Feb. 27 and 28, this time in Vietnam, ...

From coup-maker to candidate? Thailand junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha considers election run

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:34
Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is known for losing his temper in public, but recently he has displayed a softer side amid speculation he may ...

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