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North Korea’s Kim visits factories linked to missile launches

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:35
The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to ...

On truth of North Korean purge, there are reasons for caution based on South’s past record

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 02:31
A South Korean newspaper reported Friday that North Korea executed a senior envoy involved in nuclear negotiations with the U.S. as well as four other ...

Exiled Thais behind protest music fear for their lives in Laos after spate of disappearances

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 00:01
Members of a Thai folk music group now living communally in Laos fear for their lives.The musicians from the band Faiyen fled their homes in ...

Tiananmen timeline: From reform hopes to brutal crackdown

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 23:55
Tuesday will mark 30 years since China bloodily suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their ...

Modi to face foreign pressures in second term

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 23:48
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with ...

In South Korea, disturbing parallels drawn between sinking on Danube and Sewol ferry disaster

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 23:02
The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where many are still traumatized over a ...

With cameras and crackdowns, another Tiananmen-style movement now ‘impossible’ in China

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 21:50
Thirty years after the crackdown on Tiananmen protesters, the tanks that lined Beijing’s central avenue have been replaced by countless surveillance cameras perched like hawks ...

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un carrying out bloody purge after collapse of Trump summit, report says

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 21:09
North Korea executed Kim Hyok Chol, its special envoy to the United States, and foreign ministry officials who carried out working-level negotiations for the second ...

Bangladesh picks up 58 Malaysia-bound Rohingya at sea, collars two suspected traffickers

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 16:40
Bangladesh coast guard elements on Thursday stopped 58 Rohingya refugees from making a potentially dangerous journey to Malaysia by sea and arrested two suspected traffickers, ...

China-U.S. tensions loom large as Shangri-La Dialogue addresses Asian security issues

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 01:10
This weekend, Singapore will once again host — under the stewardship of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD).The SLD is ...

New Zealand’s first ‘well-being budget’ targets mental health in wake of Christchurch attacks

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 23:52
New Zealand’s government announced Thursday it will spend billions of dollars more on mental health services and combatting child poverty as part of a new ...

Nepal marks first Everest ascent amid debate over permits after crowded, deadly season

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 15:22
Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four ...

Kashmir civilian killed, scores wounded in anti-India clashes

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 15:20
Two gunbattles between Indian troops and Kashmiri rebels triggered a new round of anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed Himalayan region on Wednesday which ...

Pyongyang hits ‘evil ambition’ of Washington, says use of strength not a U.S. monopoly

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 13:53
North Korea on Wednesday accused the United States of showing bad faith in negotiations by conducting nuclear and missile tests and military drills as part ...

In first, Hong Kong judges call proposed extradition changes a stark challenge to its legal system

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 01:28
Some Hong Kong judges fear they are being put on a collision course with Beijing as the special administrative region’s government pushes for sweeping legal ...

Australian gets 10-year sentence for monthlong rape and kidnap ordeal of British backpacker

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 22:02
An Australian man who kidnapped and repeatedly raped a British backpacker during a monthlong ordeal in the country’s Outback has been jailed for 10 years.Marcus ...

Papua New Guinea leader Peter O’Neill resigns, throwing international gas deal into doubt

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 21:31
Papua New Guinea’s veteran prime minister formally resigned on Wednesday, easing a political crisis but calling a multibillion-dollar French and U.S.-backed gas deal into doubt.Facing ...

Warrant issued for Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’ firebrand monk Wirathu

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 16:42
Myanmar police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday evening for an ultra-nationalist monk known as the “Buddhist Bin Laden” for his vitriol against Islam and particularly ...

‘Entire’ North Korean WMD program violates U.N. security council resolutions: U.S.

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 14:37
North Korea’s “entire” weapons of mass destruction program violates U.N. Security Council resolutions, the U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday, when asked about recent ...

Australian navy pilots struck by lasers in South China Sea, witness says

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 06:53
A witness says Australian Navy helicopter pilots were hit by lasers while exercising in the South China Sea, forcing them to land as a precaution.Scholar ...

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