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North Korea faces food crisis after poor harvest, U.N. says

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 21:22
Four in 10 North Koreans are chronically short of food and further cuts to already minimal rations are expected after the worst harvest in a ...

North Korea fires several rounds of short-range missiles into Sea of Japan, South Korea says

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 19:02
North Korea fired several rounds of unidentified short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on Saturday, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said.The North ...

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford get engaged

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:40
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her longtime partner, Clarke Gayford, have gotten engaged.A spokesman for Ardern said on Friday the pair got engaged ...

Cute or creepy: Why humans love some species and loathe others

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 00:32
The Chinese giant salamander, the largest amphibian in the world, is not cute.Weighing as much as an adult human, it has slimy brown skin, a ...

Monstrous rumors stoke hostility to Pakistan’s anti-polio drive

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 23:45
His bearded face was half-covered by a shawl, but Hameedullah Khan’s fear and ignorance was on full display as he delivered a chilling message for ...

Monster Cyclone Fani smashes into eastern India

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 23:10
Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest storms to come off the Indian Ocean in recent years, slammed into India on Friday, tearing down trees, blowing ...

Chinese family lost $6.5 million in Stanford admissions scam

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 23:09
The mother of a Chinese student admitted Friday she paid $6.5 million to the man at the heart of a U.S. college admission scandal but ...

Three-eyed snake found in Australian town of Humpty Doo

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 23:09
A three-eyed snake found slithering down a road in the northern Australian town of Humpty Doo has sparked amusement in a country already accustomed to ...

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case freed, but plotters may never face trial

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 21:47
A Vietnamese woman who had been accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was freed from prison Friday, ending legal proceedings over the brazen ...

Indonesia sentences Pole to five years for links to Papua separatist rebels

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:41
A Polish man was sentenced to five years in prison for treason on Thursday after meeting with rebels in the restive Indonesian province of Papua.Jakub ...

Pentagon warns on risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 16:37
Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could also pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as ...

Pentagon: China’s first home-built carrier likely to join fleet in 2019

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 13:30
The Pentagon says China’s first home-built aircraft carrier is likely to enter into service this year.In a report Thursday on Chinese military power, the Pentagon ...

Elderly Aussie couple mistakenly sign for delivery of millions of dollars’ worth of meth

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:49
An elderly couple in Australia signed for a parcel and found they were the surprise recipients of an illegal shipment containing millions of dollars’ worth ...

Deadly encounters: The night the Indian Army arrived in a village in south Kashmir

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:56
Hundreds of Indian soldiers descended on the picturesque village of Pinglan, which is surrounded by south Kashmir’s apple and apricot orchards, just before midnight on ...

Modi’s bulging war chest leaves India election rivals in the dust

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:51
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is flush with cash, giving his Hindu nationalist bloc a massive advantage over the main opposition Congress ...

In coup for India, U.N. adds leader of Pakistan group Jaish-e-Mohammad to sanctions list

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:47
In a major diplomatic win for India, the United Nations added the leader of an outlawed Pakistani militant group to its sanctions blacklist Wednesday after ...

Thailand’s king appoints consort as queen ahead of his official coronation

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 23:12
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has appointed his consort as the country’s queen ahead of his official coronation on Saturday.An announcement Wednesday in the Royal Gazette ...

Chinese court sentences Houston man to death in meth case

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:24
A group of at least six foreigners who have been punished by a court in southern China for their alleged involvement in an international methamphetamine ...

Thousands march on May Day across Asia demanding better working conditions

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:20
Thousands of trade union members and activists marked May Day by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights.A major ...

Australia election favorites Labor vow pivot to Asia

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 00:27
Australia will see a “step change” in engagement with Asia and a more “considered” policy toward China if Labor wins the next election, the party’s ...

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