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Ulaanbaatar residents sip ‘oxygen cocktails’ to cope with worst smog of any capital on earth

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:38
Fed up with the smog in Mongolia’s capital, residents have resorted to sipping “lung” tea and “oxygen cocktails” in a desperate bid to protect themselves ...

Top-level UNSC team meets Myanmar leader in Rohingya probe

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:45
Ambassadors from the U.N. Security Council probing Myanmar’s crisis over its ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority met Monday with the country’s leader and military chief after ...

Trump says Korean DMZ Peace House or Singapore could be Kim summit venues

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:57
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea would be an excellent venue for his planned summit with ...

Critics say India’s heritage scheme equates to privatization of Taj Mahal, other treasures

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:46
Heritage activists Sunday accused the Indian government of trying to privatize historic relics such as the Taj Mahal after it launched a controversial scheme allowing ...

China makes defaming revolutionary heroes punishable by law

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:40
China has introduced a law making it potentially a criminal offense to defame or deny the deeds and spirit of the country’s historic martyrs, state ...

World’s oldest known spider dies at 43, stung by a wasp

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:33
The world’s oldest known spider has died at the ripe old age of 43 after being monitored for years during a long-term population study in ...

North Korea offers to give up nukes if U.S. vows not to attack

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:31
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear ...

North Korea’s aged, well-used Punggye-ri nuclear test site faces closure

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:25
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s promise to dismantle its only known nuclear test site next month has shone the spotlight on the secretive facility ...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says Kuwait work ban ‘permanent’ following diplomatic standoff

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 21:24
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over ...

Mike Pompeo says he spoke with North Korea’s Kim about denuclearization ‘mechanism’

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 17:02
Newly minted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he has spoken with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about how the isolated country ...

Rohingya refugees plead for UNSC help but China and Russia expected to veto tough action

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 14:29
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh made emotional pleas to the U.N. Security Council on Sunday for help to return safely to their homes in neighboring Myanmar ...

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain in Chiang Mai

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 04:50
In one of the largest shows of dissent under junta rule, around 1,000 people rallied in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday ...

Modi tweets India has ‘fulfilled commitment,’ electrified all villages ahead of deadline

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 04:32
India has electrified all its villages 12 days ahead of a deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government said Sunday, which could give ...

Australia plans monument to mark anniversary of 1770 landing by British explorer James Cook

Sun, 04/29/2018 - 00:23
The Australian government is planning a new monument to commemorate the April 29 anniversary of the day that British explorer Lt. James Cook made landfall ...

South Koreans chow down on popular noodle dish after it featured prominently at Kim-Moon summit

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:46
At Seoul’s Nampo Myeonok noodle bar, the owner was rushed off her feet, shouting at a long queue of hungry punters that she was clean ...

U.S. Air force says it flies bombers ‘in vicinity’ of South China Sea

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:34
U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers have carried out training in the vicinity of the South China Sea and the island of Okinawa, the air force ...

South Korea scrambles jets after Chinese military aircraft enters air defense zone

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:32
Less than two months after Seoul officially lodged a complaint over another incursion, South Korea scrambled military jets to intercept a Chinese aircraft that entered ...

Pakistan moves jailed doctor who helped track bin Laden in possible prelude to release

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 23:24
Pakistani prison authorities have moved the jailed doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden, his attorney said Saturday, speculating it ...

Fruit’s pungent smell mistaken for gas leak, prompts panic

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 22:56
The pungent smell of the rotten durian fruit at an Australian university library has been mistaken for a gas leak, prompting an evacuation of the ...

Australia pledges half a billion to restore Great Barrier Reef, protect from global warming

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 21:32
Australia pledged half a billion dollars Sunday to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef in what it said would be a game-changer for the ...

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