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Tsunami warning lifted after major quake strikes off Indonesia

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 04:08
A major 7.5 quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, prompting a tsunami alert hours after a milder quake brought down houses ...

U.N. to collect evidence of possible genocide by Myanmar against Rohingya

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 23:47
The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed Thursday to set up a team to collect evidence of alleged crimes by Myanmar against its Rohingya minority that ...

Canada legislators, in symbolic move, vote to strip Myanmar’s Suu Kyi of citizenship

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:55
Canadian legislators, in a symbolic move, on Thursday voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, of her honorary citizenship in response ...

World’s first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 22:18
A Hong Kong man has developed the world’s first human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from ...

U.S. seeks to keep sanctions on North Korea; Russia and China object

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 20:49
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the world stands at the “dawn of a new day” in relations with North Korea but ...

India’s top court rules adultery is no longer a crime

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 02:17
Adultery is no longer a crime, India’s top court ruled Thursday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offense with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory ...

Trump backs off timetable for North Korean denuclearization as top U.S. diplomat announces trip to Pyongyang next month

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 23:25
In the latest twist in Donald Trump’s shifting strategy on North Korea, the U.S. president on Wednesday backed off a set timetable for Pyongyang to ...

From chat room to courtroom: China’s #MeToo movement takes legal turn with case involving TV star

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:38
When a former intern at China’s state broadcaster wrote in July about being groped and forcibly kissed by one of the country’s most recognizable television ...

Small question, big consequences: Is North Korea really a nuclear power?

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:37
As Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un stand on the brink of a widely expected Summit No. 2 to unstick deadlocked nuclear diplomacy, a crucial ...

Delhi’s last elephants await marching orders

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:21
The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi’s last six elephants at work in ...

It’s not that bad! Science, tourism clash over Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:17
A dispute is raging over Australia’s warming-damaged Great Barrier Reef, with firms worried that scientists’ apocalyptic warnings are scaring visitors out of the water.Every year, ...

Chairman of Australian broadcaster ABC quits over allegedly pushing for firing of journalists whom Turnbull ‘hates’

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:04
The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. resigned on Thursday over allegations that he pressured the independent national broadcaster to fire two political journalists because ...

China executes man who stabbed nine children to death

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:03
A man whose brutal knife attack left nine schoolchildren dead and injured 12 others was executed in China on Thursday.Zhao Zewei was sentenced to death ...

Scientists look to Chinese soup ingredients to treat dementia

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 22:00
The ingredients in this experimental brain treatment may be better known to enhance cooking, not cognition.Chinese scientists have borrowed three ingredients from its traditional medicine ...

Take that, sucker! Seal slaps New Zealand kayaker with octopus

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 21:43
Remarkable footage of the moment a New Zealand fur seal slaps a stunned kayaker in the face with an octopus has gone viral.Kyle Mulinder was ...

5.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Aceh but no tsunami warning issued

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:03
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s western Aceh province early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or ...

Trump claims there would have been war with North Korea had he not been elected

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:00
President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would have been drawn into a war with North Korea if he had not been elected as he ...

Moon at U.N. urges world to ‘respond positively’ to North Korea, Kim’s ‘new choices’

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 16:54
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday urged world governments to encourage North Korea to advance toward denuclearization by “responding positively” to leader Kim Jong ...

U.S. flies B-52s over South China Sea as tensions with Beijing worsen

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 14:28
The U.S. military flew B-52 bombers in the vicinity of the South China Sea this week, U.S. officials told Reuters, a move that is likely ...

Declaring an end to the Korean War: A possible — and controversial — next step in denuclearization talks

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 02:54
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of “a bold and new push for peace” with nuclear-armed North Korea during his speech before the U.N. General Assembly ...

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