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Taiwan to cease employing North Koreans on fishing boats

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 02:40
Taiwan says it will stop employing North Korean workers on its fishing boats in compliance with U.N. sanctions on such contracts.The foreign ministry said in ...

Seoul considers reducing troops along border zone with North Korea

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 02:35
South Korea is considering withdrawing some troops from its border zone with North Korea as a confidence-building measure after their landmark summit, the Defense Ministry ...

Nine Australians awarded bravery medals for Thai cave rescue

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 00:39
Nine Australians involved in rescuing 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded bravery medals on Tuesday for putting ...

Family of slain Australian woman sues Minneapolis police over shooting

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 00:35
The family of an Australian woman who was shot dead by Minneapolis police last year after calling them to report a suspected crime near her ...

North Korea’s apparent dismantling of key missile test site injects fresh momentum into denuclearization talks

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 00:31
Work by North Korea to dismantle a key testing facility for its missile engines and rocket launches could pave the way toward more intensive talks ...

Hong Kong academics warn of ‘political battleground’ at universities as Beijing increases its influence in the territory

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 23:36
Pro-democracy Hong Kong academics say they have been sidelined from city universities for their political views as fears grow that education is increasingly under pressure ...

North Korea begins dismantling key missile test site, satellite imagery suggests

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 18:06
North Korea has begun dismantling a key testing facility for its missile engines and rocket launches, according to a new analysis of satellite imagery released ...

Eight extremists charged over 2016 Islamic State-claimed Bangladesh cafe attack that left 22 dead

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:14
Bangladesh police Monday charged eight Islamist extremists over the savage 2016 attack claimed by Islamic State on a Dhaka cafe popular with Westerners that killed ...

Duterte vows to continue ‘relentless and chilling’ war on drugs in the Philippines

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 04:39
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed during his annual State of the Nation address Monday to pursue his war on drugs, saying it would be as ...

Crocodile in paradise: Thailand hunts reptile in resort town

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 02:34
Thailand is in hot pursuit of a cagey crocodile that has made unwelcome appearances off the beaches of Phuket only to slip through the clutches ...

Malaysian prime minister vows to repeal controversial security law

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 00:47
Malaysia will repeal a tough security law used to detain government critics without charge under the former government, according to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and ...

China vaccine scandal ripples through domestic market, threatens push for larger global role

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 23:40
A vaccine scandal in China, which has hit a nerve in the country and prompted quick reactions from leaders in Beijing, is sending ripples across ...

Cambodian opposition figures say they have been silenced in lead-up to election

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 20:17
In June last year, Khoeun Virath was elected as a commune councilor in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, but months later his political party was ...

Prominent South Korea politician found dead in possible suicide

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 20:09
A prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been found dead in a possible suicide.South Korea has one of the highest ...

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained as novices in Buddhist ceremony

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 05:11
Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a ...

India scraps tax on sanitary pads in boost for girls’ education

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 22:43
India scrapped a controversial tax on sanitary pads Saturday, a move hailed by campaigners who say it will help more girls to go to school ...

Indian soldier’s remains found in glacier 50 years after plane crash

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 22:00
AFP-JIJIThe frozen body of an Indian soldier has been found on a Himalayan glacier, a mountaineering team said Saturday, 50 years after he and more ...

State actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack: experts

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:33
State actors were likely behind Singapore’s biggest-ever cyberattack, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack, which hit medical data of about ...

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 21:20
Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese ...

Mob lynches Muslim man over cow-smuggling charges in India

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 07:23
A Muslim man was beaten to death by a mob in western India over allegations of smuggling cows, police said Saturday, despite calls by the ...

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