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Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim claims majority to form new government

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:23
The road ahead remains uncertain as he has not received a nod from Malaysia's king, who could instead choose to call for elections.

China beats U.S. to a carbon neutrality pledge, setting goal for 2060

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 06:03
At the U.N. on Tuesday, President Xi Jinping committed to make China carbon neutral by 2060. Meanwhile, the U.S. is set to exit the 2015 ...

Philippines’ Duterte gets tough on China in shift back toward U.S.

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 04:08
In recent months, his government has started to shift back toward Washington as Beijing has increased assertiveness in the South China Sea

Rescuers find another 200 stranded whales in Australia

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 03:47
Sydney – Rescuers trying to refloat a pod of stranded whales in a remote Australian harbor say they have found another 200, taking to 470 ...

China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:37
The program mirrors the one in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.

Xi critic Ren Zhiqiang jailed for 18 years in graft case

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 07:33
The trial sent a warning to any would-be critics of Xi, who has run China since 2012 and amassed more power than any Communist Party ...

China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fight

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:29
The moves have fueled complaints that the government is trying to erase cultures.

China’s threats of war push Taiwan to boost U.S. economic links

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 03:51
The government of Tsai Ing-wen is aiming to provide more incentives for U.S. policymakers to intervene in any potential conflict.

U.S. and North Korea came much closer to war than previously thought, book claims

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 09:09
Book by journalist Bob Woodward details scores of instances that highlight the unease felt by top U.S. officials amid the 'fire and fury' of the ...

Chinese military video appears to show simulated attack on U.S. air base on Guam

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 08:31
The video, released on the People's Liberation Army Air Force Weibo account, came as China carried out a second day of drills near Chinese-claimed Taiwan.

Job or hijab? Singapore debates ban on Islamic veil at work

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:54
Although Muslim women can freely wear the hijab in most settings in Singapore, some professions bar the headscarf.

Reporter says China threatened to detain his Aussie daughter

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:12
CANBERRA – A former Australian correspondent in Beijing said Monday that he and his 14-year-old daughter were threatened with detention before they left China two ...

Plaque symbolizing Thai democracy removed in less than a day

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 07:09
BANGKOK – A plaque symbolizing Thailand’s transition to democracy has been removed less than 24 hours after it was installed by anti-government demonstrators in a ...

China’s rejection of Taiwan buffer zone raises risk of clash

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 04:53
The latest actions come as Beijing seeks to deter Taipei from continuing to deepen ties with the U.S. and other like-minded democracies.