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North and South Korea join hands to win UNESCO status for wrestling

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 05:20
North and South Korea marked a new step in their reconciliation efforts Monday as UNESCO accepted a joint bid for Korean wrestling to be recognized ...

Chinese businesses face resentment and terror attacks in Pakistan

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 01:02
An attack on a diplomatic mission in Karachi last week shows the risks Chinese businesses face as they expand across Pakistan in the face of ...

Australian leader Scott Morrison holds emergency meeting as election rout looms

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:52
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison held an emergency meeting with members of his embattled Liberal Party on Monday as his minority government stared down the ...

China will strive to do better in climate change fight, country’s climate envoy says

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:34
China will work to achieve its existing greenhouse gas targets and strive to do better as the challenges of climate change become more urgent, Xie ...

Hong Kong democrats fail to regain veto power in crucial by-election

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:34
Hong Kong’s democratic opposition failed to win back a crucial legislative council seat in an election on Sunday that would have restored some of its ...

Taiwan’s same-sex couples put future on hold after vote defeat

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:19
After more than three decades together, Wang Tien-ming and Ho Hsiang finally decided to tie the knot when Taiwan’s top court ruled last year that ...

Academics pressure New Zealand to defend academic freedoms after harassment of China researcher

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:08
Prominent New Zealand researchers on Monday called on Wellington to defend academic freedoms following the harassment of a university professor investigating Beijing’s foreign policy.The open ...

Malaysia growers bet on durian as China goes bananas for world’s smelliest fruit

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 21:56
The stinky, spiky durian is set to become Malaysia’s next major export as the Southeast Asian nation rushes to develop thousands of acres to cash ...

Chinese researcher claims to have helped make world’s first genetically edited babies

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 21:35
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a ...

Taiwanese pro-China party’s big win puts Tsai Ing-wen’s future in doubt

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 20:15
Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s pro-independence leader, has just over a year to win back public support if she wants to avoid going down in history as ...

China heaps pressure on Taiwan president after election defeat, says ‘radical thinking’ led to loss

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 19:15
Chinese state media heaped pressure on Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday after her ruling pro-independence party suffered heavy defeats at local elections over the ...

Hard-line Hindus press Modi to deliver on vow to build temple where mosque was razed in bloody 1992 riots

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:45
Tens of thousands of hard-line Hindus rallied Sunday to demand a Hindu temple be built on a site in northern India where hard-liners in 1992 ...

China building $9 billion Beidou rival to U.S.-run GPS, looks to go global

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:44
China is taking its rivalry with the U.S. to the heavens, spending at least $9 billion to build a celestial navigation system and cut its ...

Hiker finds 145 dead, dying whales on remote New Zealand beach

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 18:43
Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday.The stranding ...

Campaigners dig in against Ghana bauxite mining plans and China-promised infrastructure

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 16:01
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo smiles and waves from fading billboards in his hometown of Kyebi, in the Akyem Abuakwa area of the country’s Eastern Region.Nearby ...

U.K. watchdog to probe China state media over role in ‘confession’

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 14:26
A British fraud investigator has asked the country’s media regulator to revoke Chinese state media’s broadcast license for helping to stage his allegedly forced confession ...

Hand in hand, two Koreas may seek to end UNESCO wrestling

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 00:16
North and South Korea have long grappled over their joint symbols at the United Nations culture organization UNESCO, but they could share the honors this ...

Taiwan’s progressive image takes hit after divisive polls

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 23:08
LGBT activists in Taiwan fear their newly won right to marriage equality is under threat, while the president is battling for her political future after ...

Singapore buzzes toward the future with plans to use drones for jobs from parcel delivery to security

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:38
High-tech Singapore is planning to roll out a swarm of drones for tasks that include delivering parcels, inspecting buildings and providing security, but safety and ...

Philippines’ top judge says Beijing’s South China Sea claims pose ‘gravest threat to nation since World War II’

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 22:10
China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, in defiance of a 2016 international arbitration ruling, is the “gravest external threat since World War II” ...

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