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High voter turnout in independence referendum shows New Caledonians mostly against cutting ties with France

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 05:19
Voters turned out in exceptional numbers Sunday for an independence referendum in the South Pacific territory of New Caledonia, with early results suggesting that voters ...

Russia’s Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 20:49
Members of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot joined Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners Saturday to defend freedom of expression as Beijing tightens its grip ...

Taipei mayor drops viral rap video in re-election bid

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 20:42
Faced with an increasingly tight re-election race, Taiwan’s mayor has dropped a rap video that has quickly gone viral as he calls on voters to ...

Sri Lanka rivals target defectors to end political crisis

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:21
Attempts to win over MP defectors intensified in Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis Saturday amid growing pressure to let the suspended parliament hold a vote on ...

Australian nun who angered Duterte forced to leave Philippines

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:11
An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests used her final hours in the country Saturday to call on Filipinos to ...

Painful past unearthed as French prime minister Edouard Philippe visits Dien Bien Phu battle site

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 05:53
Standing at the site of the epic battle of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam, French colonel Jacques Allaire wept at the memory of his ...

Vietnam could give tech companies such as Facebook one year to obey cyberlaw

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 03:40
Vietnam may give internet companies such as Google and Facebook one year to comply with a controversial cybersecurity law, according to a draft decree that ...

North Korea warns it could restart nuclear weapons development if sanctions aren’t lifted

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 23:28
North Korea has warned that it could revive its scrapped policy of building up its nuclear arsenal if the U.S. does not remove harsh economic ...

Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 20:49
Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, known as the “father of the Taliban,” was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison ...

Dissident cartoonist Badiucao cancels Hong Kong show after China ‘threats’

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:25
Hong Kong organizers of an exhibition by a dissident Chinese-Australian cartoonist, a persistent thorn in the side of leaders in Beijing, cancelled the event in ...