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U.S. and South Korea agree ‘in principle’ on sharing troop costs, State Department says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:49
The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement “in principle” on sharing the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the Asian country, the ...

Acid attack survivors say Cambodia is illegally denying them care

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:01
For Moung Sreymom, survival comes down to accessing doctors that will treat her wounds for free.As the target of an acid attack in Cambodia, the ...

North Korea trying to protect nuclear and missile capabilities from military strikes, confidential U.N. report says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:42
North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs remain intact and the country is working to make sure those capabilities cannot be destroyed by any military ...

Rights groups urge U.N. to probe China crackdown in Xinjiang

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:28
Rights groups urged the United Nations Monday to send investigators to China’s northwestern Xinjiang province to probe the mass detainment of ethnic Uighur and other ...

Culture of impunity for Pakistan police in ‘encounter killings’ faces trial by social media

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:29
Five policemen raise their guns and fire dozens of times into a parked car at point-blank range in Pakistan. Then they reach inside, around the ...

In Year of the Pig, Hong Kong faces dilemma with abundance of wild boars

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 23:20
One of the world’s most densely populated cities, Hong Kong, is facing a proliferation of wild boars as the large mammals stray increasingly into built-up ...

Taiwan casts shade on China’s lack of democracy in New Year message

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:15
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took aim at China’s lack of freedom in a recent message for the coming Lunar New Year, which starts Tuesday, saying ...

Ahead of Lunar New Year, Chinese advised to stop pigging out to help save the planet

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 20:54
As Chinese people celebrate the new Year of the Pig this week, environmental campaigners are urging them to eat less pork and help save the ...

Duterte impersonator sparks frenzy at Hong Kong church, joined by Kim lookalike

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 14:47
A Rodrigo Duterte impersonator sparked frenzy and confusion during Sunday Mass when he walked into a Hong Kong church popular with the city’s Filipino community.Accompanied ...

Northeast Australia braces for ‘unprecedented flooding’ as system threatens to dump year’s worth of rain

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 12:06
Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect “unprecedented flooding,” authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday.Once-in-a-century ...

India monitoring detention of students in fake U.S. university case

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 05:59
India said it is closely monitoring the detention of several Indian students in the U.S. and has urged authorities there to not deport them against ...

China disciplines 80 officials linked to major vaccine scandal

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 22:05
China’s corruption watchdog on Saturday said it has disciplined more than 80 officials linked to a major vaccine scandal last summer that inflamed public fears ...

Australia says last child refugees in Nauru camp to be sent to U.S.

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 21:55
Australia announced on Sunday that the last child refugees held on the Pacific atoll of Nauru will soon be sent to the United States, ending ...

There’s a radical plan to make South Korea’s legislature 50% female

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 21:02
Some South Korean women are so frustrated by the country’s stubborn gender pay gap that they are seeking a radical shift: equal political representation.A proposal ...

WWI-era grenade found in consignment of potatoes imported from France to Hong Kong

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 05:53
News reports Saturday said Hong Kong police have destroyed a World War I-era hand grenade found at a food-processing plant in a shipment of potatoes ...

U.S. intelligence community elevates China rivalry to war of ideologies

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 01:26
In a move that could harden Washington’s posture toward Beijing for years, the U.S. intelligence community has characterized relations with China as a global ideological ...

Bishop from China’s ‘underground’ Roman Catholic Church gains official recognition: state media

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 00:12
Amid a thaw in relations between Beijing and the Holy See, a bishop from China’s “underground” Roman Catholic church is slated to step up as ...

Weak U.S.-North Korea deal may bolster Seoul’s need for its own nukes: opposition leader

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 22:42
The leader of South Korea’s main opposition party warned that calls for acquiring nuclear weapons could grow in Seoul if U.S. talks with North Korea ...

Part of Australia’s Queensland hit by once-in-a-century floods with more rain on the way

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 21:45
Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation’s weather bureau on Saturday warned of more ...

Hong Kong top court denies male status to three transgender men

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 21:34
Hong Kong’s High Court refused to allow three transgender men to be recognized as males on their official identity cards because they have not undergone ...

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