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Australia surf lesson turns bloody after latest shark attack

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:49
A man taking part in a surf lesson off Australia’s east coast suffered serious cuts after a shark attack — the latest in a spate ...

Chinese extends censorship campaign to Twitter, carrying out ‘silent slaughter’

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 22:20
Despite being blocked in China, Twitter and other overseas social media sites have long been used freely by activists and government critics to address subjects ...

Cyclone in India kills 33; tens of thousands stuck in relief camps

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 21:32
A powerful cyclone in southern India has killed at least 33 people, caused massive damage to homes and roads and driven tens of thousands of ...

APEC leaders seek unity after U.S.-China spat

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 19:57
Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific nations sought common ground Sunday after an unusually sharp exchange of words between the group’s two most powerful members, the United ...

South Korea says Chinese leader Xi Jinping plans to visit North Korea next year

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:00
Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to visit North Korea next year after receiving an invite from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea said ...

Devotees throng southern India flash point temple, but no women enter ahead of imminent court hearing

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 04:18
Tens of thousands of pilgrims thronged one of Hinduism’s holiest temples in southern India on Saturday as it reopened amid high security, but women aged ...

Asia’s top directors, actors and actresses gather for Chinese-language ‘Oscars’ awards ceremony

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 03:48
Asian cinema’s top stars gathered in Taipei on Saturday for Taiwan’s Golden Horse film awards, dubbed the Chinese-language “Oscars,” with acclaimed director Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow” ...

Ex-German chancellor warns against demonizing China, says the two economic powers should work closely together

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 23:28
Weighing into Germany’s debate about its ties with China, former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder warned Berlin against demonizing Beijing, saying the two economic powers should work ...

Top hotel chains in China apologize after dirty-cleaning expose goes viral

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 22:36
The Ritz-Cartlon and other five-star hotels in China apologized after a video exposing unhygienic cleaning proctices went viral online this week in the latest health ...

China, U.S. trade fiery barbs in speeches at Pacific summit

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 21:20
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches to a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for ...

Hong Kong’s freedoms under scrutiny as Occupy democracy leaders face trial

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:22
Nine leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 civil disobedience Occupy Central movement go on trial Monday at a time when the Chinese-ruled financial hub’s civil liberties ...

U.N. committee strongly condemns Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya; Japan abstains from vote

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:30
A United Nations committee on Friday endorsed a resolution turning up the heat on Myanmar over the persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority.The measure, pushed ...

North Korea to deport American held since October

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:42
North Korea will deport a U.S. citizen detained since October after he entered illegally from China and told his captors he was controlled by the ...

Bishop who resisted joining Chinese church is reported missing

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:40
A bishop who has resisted demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent ...

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:06
Two top leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall ...

Trump’s summit no-show at ASEAN draws Asian nations closer together

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:19
U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the ...

Key U.N. committee condemns North Korea’s rights violations, urges Pyongyang to end abuses

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:46
A key U.N. committee adopted a resolution Thursday condemning North Korea’s “long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights” and strongly urging ...

North Korea’s Kim inspects testing of newly developed ‘tactical’ weapon

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 20:38
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the test of a new “ultramodern tactical weapon,” the North’s state-run media reported Friday in the first ...

North Korea’s Kim oversees testing of newly developed ‘tactical’ weapon

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:41
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the test of a new “ultramodern tactical weapon,” the North’s state-run media reported Friday in the first ...

‘Sense of closure’: Khmer Rouge leaders face genocide verdict for first time as troubled tribunal wraps up

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:50
Two senior leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime face a verdict Friday on genocide charges, in a ruling that experts say will bring down the ...

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