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South Korea to probe whether North Korean waitresses were forced or tricked into defecting

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 23:31
A South Korean human rights commission said on Monday it will investigate whether a dozen North Korean restaurant workers who defected to the South two ...

In rape, sexual assault cases, South Korean women seek justice even after telling the truth

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 22:17
As soon as the Seoul office worker told police she had been raped, her attacker struck back with a barrage of complaints against her under ...

China’s $24 billion promise to the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte still hasn’t materialized

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 21:58
Almost two years after China pledged $24 billion in investment to the Philippines, barely any projects have materialized, prompting deepening concerns that President Rodrigo Duterte ...

China orders medical institutions not to use recalled Huahai-made drug due to cancer risk

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 20:18
China’s health regulator said Monday all domestic medical institutions must cooperate with authorities and not use the valsartan blood and heart drug made by Zhejiang ...

Cambodia’s Hun Sen coasts to win after opposition silenced

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 19:25
Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that ...

China donates four small boats and grenade launchers to Philippines as ties with Duterte warm

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 13:49
China has donated four 12-meter-long boats and 30 rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launchers to the Philippines, continuing the closer relations between the two countries under President ...

Former Pakistan leader Sharif falls sick in prison, will be moved to hospital

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 05:18
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, jailed earlier this month over graft charges, has fallen sick inside prison and is being moved to a hospital, ...

Smart bots: China’s sex doll makers jump on AI drive

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 01:45
Amid Beijing’s push to turn the country into an artificial intelligence (AI) powerhouse and embed the technology in all facets of life, some Chinese entrepreneurs ...

With China’s help, Cambodia strongman set to extend 33-year rule

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 23:56
As Cambodians vote on Sunday, a win is all but assured for strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen in an election that highlights China’s growing influence ...

Fugitive Chinese police officer returns from U.S. to face bribery charges

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 23:52
A police officer who was among China’s top 100 international fugitives has returned from the United States to face charges of taking bribes, a state ...

In first, China permanently stations search-and-rescue vessel in South China Sea’s Spratly chain

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 23:12
China has for the first time sent a search-and-rescue ship to be permanently stationed at one of its man-made islands in the disputed Spratly chain ...

Turnbull’s coalition faces grim prospects after losing by-elections in Australia

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 21:06
Australia’s conservative government failed to win any of the five by-elections held this weekend, defeats widely seen as an indication Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull faces ...

Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 21:06
Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a 4-year-old daughter in one of India’s worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying ...

Korean War veterans hail release of remains to U.S. by North

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:49
Korean War veterans around America had something extra to celebrate Friday as they marked the 65th anniversary of the armistice that ended combat.At the southern ...

Cambodian elections a choice between strongman or boycott

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:46
Cambodians voting in the general election on Sunday will have a nominal choice of 20 parties, but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime ...

Trump thanks Kim after North returns possible remains of U.S. troops lost in Korean War

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:41
President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday for “fulfilling a promise” to return the remains of U.S. soldiers missing from ...

Anti-American rhetoric of Pakistan’s Khan has Washington wary

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:38
Over the years, Pakistan’s Imran Khan has been known for his anti-American rhetoric, once even suggesting he might, as prime minister, order the shooting down ...

DNA to X-ray: U.S. military has variety of tools to ID remains

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:30
The U.S. military remains released by North Korea on Friday will be sent to a military lab in Hawaii, where they’ll enter a system that ...

Beijing says four U.S. airlines missed deadline to list Taiwan as part of China on websites

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 17:14
Chinese regulators appear to have rejected a possible attempt by U.S. airlines at a compromise over Beijing’s demand to call self-ruled Taiwan a part of ...

Untouched ocean habitats shrinking rapidly, study says

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 02:34
Shipping, pollution and overfishing have reduced areas of “wilderness” to just 13 percent of the world’s oceans, a study showed Friday, warning that untouched marine ...

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