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U.S. top envoy Pompeo expects ‘good marker’ with North Korea before next Trump-Kim summit

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 22:02
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remains “an awful lot of work to do” to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea ...

China rebukes former envoys over letter calling for release of detained Canadians

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 05:18
China on Tuesday lashed out at a group of former diplomats and academics who signed an open letter to President Xi Jinping calling for the ...

Taiwan’s ‘Bikini Climber’ social media star dies after falling down ravine

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 02:40
Taiwanese rescue teams were trying Tuesday to retrieve the body of a dead hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top ...

China vows to crackdown on underperformers in ongoing war on air pollution

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:38
China will order detailed punishment measures for officials in regions that miss air-quality targets this winter, refusing to accept unfavorable weather or mounting economic pressure ...

Australia urges Indonesia to defer early release of cleric out of respect for Bali bombing victims

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:26
Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday he would be disappointed if radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir were released from prison early, and urged Indonesia to show ...

Police bust multimillion-dollar Australia-China baby formula crime ring

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:23
Six people have been charged after Australian authorities uncovered a multimillion-dollar crime syndicate stealing baby formula and vitamins from major retailers across Sydney for shipment ...

A decade later, China’s lethal infant milk scandal leaves a legacy of distrust

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:59
More than a decade after tainted infant milk powder in China killed six children and exposed institutional neglect of food safety, Chinese parents still don’t ...

Strong 6.1 magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:48
A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of ...

Report reveals undeclared North Korean missile base HQ, seen as backing up first-strike capability

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:22
One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters, according to a report by the Center for Strategic ...

Second woman carrying gene-edited baby in China; doctor faces police probe: state media

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:58
A researcher who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said Monday, as authorities ...

China population growth continued to slow in 2018

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 05:39
China’s population growth rate continued to slow in 2018, spelling possible trouble ahead as a swelling number of retirees pushes up against a shrinking labor ...

From pariah to demi-god: Transgender leader becomes a star at India’s massive Kumbh Mela festival

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:49
In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a well-built bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland her ...

In plan to end half-century of unrest, Filipino Muslims vote in referendum on autonomy for Mindanao region

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 22:28
Muslims in the southern Philippines voted Monday in a referendum on a new autonomous region that seeks to end nearly half a century of unrest, ...

Bangladesh’s ‘Tree Man’ returns to hospital after skin condition worsens

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 05:02
A Bangladeshi father dubbed “Tree Man” for the bark-like growths on his body returned to hospital Sunday after his condition worsened.Abul Bajandar has had 25 ...

Bangladesh arrests suspected arms supplier for deadly 2016 Dhaka cafe attack

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 01:46
Bangladesh has arrested a suspected Islamist extremist who supplied weapons and explosives for a 2016 siege that killed 22 hostages, a top police official said ...

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand’s deep south

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 23:47
Gunmen in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week of deadly ...

Philippines’ richest man, Henry Sy, dies at 94

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:19
The Philippines’ wealthiest, man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multibillion-dollar business empire, died on Saturday, his conglomerate ...

Trump to hold second summit with North Korea’s Kim at end of February

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:13
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold a second summit on denuclearization near the end of next month, the ...

Secret talks between U.S. and North Korea held in Sweden

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:02
Envoys from the United States and North Korea took part in an unannounced high-level meeting in Stockholm on Friday, an official said.Swedish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman ...

As cramped Hong Kong eyes $64 billion island-building plan, critics say developers are hoarding unused land

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:54
Hong Kong’s government says it needs to build billions of dollars’ worth of artificial islands to give the city’s glittering skyline room to grow, but ...

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