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Hong Kong democrats hope to regain veto powers in crucial by-election

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 20:30
Hong Kong’s democratic opposition was aiming to win back a crucial legislative council seat in an election Sunday that will restore some of its veto ...

Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 20:00
Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island ...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party suffers major defeat in local elections

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 06:05
Taiwan’s ruling party suffered a major defeat in local elections Saturday seen as a referendum on the administration of the island’s independence-leaning president amid growing ...

To protect primitive tribe, U.S. adventurer’s body may never be recovered from remote Andaman isle

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 03:34
The body of American missionary-adventurer John Allen Chau may never be recovered from the lost island where he fell in a volley of arrows fired ...

Huge 2016 quake left New Zealand islands edging closer together

Sat, 11/24/2018 - 00:45
A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging toward each other, and one city sinking, according ...

Koreas gain UNSC sanctions exemption for joint railroad survey

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 23:06
South Korea said Saturday that the United Nations Security Council granted an exemption to sanctions that will allow surveys on North Korean railroad sections the ...

Firing the starting gun on political transition, Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party names finance minister to key post

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 04:21
Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) on Friday set in motion a carefully orchestrated political succession that will see the founding family hand over the ...

After 11-year-long battle, Samsung apologizes for sicknesses and deaths of workers due to lax safety

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 01:39
Samsung Electronics on Friday apologized for the sickness and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at ...

Rising sea levels threatening historic lighthouses

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 23:24
Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped governments are doing what they can, but the level ...

Attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi leaves two policemen dead

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:51
At least two policemen were killed when unidentified gunmen stormed the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, officials said.Up to ...

Bollywood record label T-Series set to become first non-English-language channel to top YouTube ranking

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:45
A Bollywood music giant is on course to overtake controversial Swedish vlogger PewDiePie at the top of the YouTube channel subscribers chart in the coming ...

Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly vegan ‘pork’

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:09
It’s Friday afternoon at the Venetian Macao hotel’s Portofino restaurant, and on the terrace a handful of chefs in white uniforms are preparing the casino ...

China touts increase in prosecutions for pollution offenses

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 21:53
China prosecuted more than 3,500 people for pollution-related crimes in the first 10 months of the year, up nearly 40 percent on a year ago, ...

As attacks and rising rhetoric stoke concern in Malaysia’s LGBT community, punk band Shh…Diam! uses music to fight bias

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 21:51
With songs like “I woke up gay” and “Lonely lesbian,” LGBT punk band Shh…Diam! is making a rare splash in Malaysia, using music to fight ...

Exile in U.S. won’t stop Vietnamese blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ from highlighting abuses back home

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 21:40
Forced into exile in the U.S., Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is without her homeland but not without hope.Quynh and her family are beginning ...

Cut off from the world, Indian island where American was killed remains a mystery

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 21:25
For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel Island have been isolated from the rest of the world.They use spears and bows and arrows ...

In 27-24 vote, Hong Kong lawmakers reject motion to consider same-sex unions

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 20:45
In a region where no country allows gay or lesbian couples to marry, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Thursday rejected a motion that could have ...

Chinese e-commerce sites remove Dolce & Gabbana products following backlash over ‘racist’ advertising campaign

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 20:33
Chinese e-commerce sites have removed Dolce & Gabbana products amid a spiraling backlash against an advertising campaign that was decried as racist by celebrities and ...

Girl power! India’s ‘solar gal pals’ light up Rajasthan’s rural homes

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:12
Buffalo trampled over it? Rain drenched it? Child dropped it? No problem! This solar flashlight can endure it all, said Bassi in a pitch to ...

Five dead and 19 hurt as car rams into children in China

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 04:48
A car rammed into a group of children crossing a street in front of an elementary school in northeast China on Thursday, killing five children ...

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