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Thousands of Indonesians protest against passage of jobs bill

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 12:36
The law removes the three-year maximum duration of contracts and reduces severance benefits — provisions the government said are intended to promote formal hiring.

Cave raiders: Thai archaeologists hunt ancient artwork

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 06:25
Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand – An antelope, a lonely figure, a family linking arms — Kanniga Premjai shines her flashlight across a cave to reveal ...

‘I don’t want to lie’: Openly gay candidate stands in Myanmar election

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 04:15
Myo Min Tun's decision to enter the political fray came after transgender friends told him how they had suffered police harassment.

Kyrgyz protesters take government house, free ex-leader after after post-vote clashes

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 03:51
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Protesters seized Kyrgyzstan’s seat of government and freed a jailed former president on Tuesday after demonstrations against an election marred by vote-buying ...

Taiwan hopes Trump gets better so he can keep resisting China

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 10:58
Taipei – Taiwan hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump can get better from the coronavirus soon so that he can continue to lead the free ...

Philippines’ Duterte scores record high rating — despite virus crisis

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 10:55
Manila – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating has hit a record high, an opinion poll showed on Monday, despite a stubborn coronavirus crisis that ...

Chinese swimmer goes from Olympic podium to river police

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 10:34
Shanghai – Jiang Haiqi starred alongside the controversial Sun Yang in winning a historic relay swimming bronze medal for China at the London 2012 Olympics.But ...

Flight of Hong Kong protesters piles pressure on Taiwan

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 09:32
Taiwan wants to help Hong Kong citizens who flee to the island, but it is increasingly wary of doing so in an overt way.

In wake of recent India-China conflict, U.S. sees opportunity

Sun, 10/04/2020 - 05:28
A U.S.-India military exercise in the Bay of Bengal drew attention across the region.

Chinese vlogger dies after being set on fire by ex-husband

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 08:21
Beijing – The tragic case of a rural livestreamer who died after being set alight by her ex-husband has triggered outrage over domestic violence on ...

The politics behind Xi’s big green promise for China

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 05:23
Beijing – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 completes a diplomatic pirouette that moves China to the heart of the ...

Pompeo’s Asia visit and ‘Quad’ talks still on after Trump COVID-19 test

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 05:12
Top U.S. diplomat for Asia says the visit to region highlights Washington's strong commitment to the region.

North Korea’s Kim wishes Trump recovery from coronavirus

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 03:29
Seoul – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday sent a message of sympathy to President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, wishing they ...

Hong Kong ensures ‘stable’ holiday with thousands of riot police

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 05:18
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam relied on thousands of riot police to enforce what she declared was a return to stability, sweeping up scores of ...

The trailblazing Vietnamese beauty queen pushing girls to stay in school

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 04:16
Ho Chi Minh City – Skin-whitening, child marriage, a curtailed education: Vietnamese model and literacy campaigner H’Hen Nie has defied traditional expectations laid on her ...

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam hails ‘return to peace’ amid ban on anniversary protests

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 09:49
Hong Kong – Hong Kong’s leader Thursday hailed her city’s “return to peace” after China imposed a security law that helped suppress a pro-democracy movement, ...

U.S. says it will block palm oil from large Malaysian producer

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 05:12
The United States will block shipments of palm oil from a major Malaysian producer that feeds into the supply chains of iconic U.S. food and ...

Woman dies in New Delhi after gang rape, fueling outrage again in India

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 04:47
Of the tens of thousands of rape cases reported in India annually, only a handful result in prosecutions, National Crime Records Bureau figures show.

U.S. military patch depicting drone and China stirs anger in Beijing

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 09:43
Chinese media reacts furiously after U.S. airmen show off patch of an MQ-9 Reaper drone superimposed over a red silhouette of China during an island ...

Australia approves major new fossil fuel projects

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 06:51
Sydney – Australia has approved two major new fossil fuel projects that proponents in the climate change-vulnerable nation say will create badly needed jobs despite ...