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North Korea conducts another ‘crucial test’ at long-range rocket site

7 hours 45 min ago
North Korea announced Saturday that it has conducted “another crucial test” at its Sohae long-range rocket site, claiming that the move will bolster its “reliable ...

China tightens information control after leaks on Xinjiang detention camps

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 23:16
The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and holding high-level meetings in response to leaks ...

Five Hong Kong teens arrested in death during protest

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 21:55
Five Hong Kong teenagers have been arrested in connection with the death of a man hit on the head by a brick during clashes between ...

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam heads for Beijing amid speculation of changes at top

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 21:54
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing ...

South Korean protesters destroy portraits of U.S. ambassador

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 21:19
Protesters angry over American demands that South Korea pay more for defence destroyed portraits of the U.S. ambassador stuck on blocks of tofu outside the ...

U.S. envoy to visit Seoul and Tokyo as deadline looms for stalled North Korea talks

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 18:30
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will arrive in South Korea on Sunday ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang for Washington to ...

U.S. Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 18:19
China’s activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to intimidate other nations in the region, the commander of the U.S. ...

Canadian lawyer defends decision to defend Myanmar on Rohingya genocide charges

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 01:28
Canadian lawyer William Schabas, an international scholar on genocide, has been criticized by friend and foe for first researching crimes against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya and ...

Deadly eruption puts spotlight on risk in New Zealand’s booming adventure tourism industry

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 00:41
Adventure tourism is a key part of New Zealand’s international appeal but the White Island volcano eruption is a tragic reminder that such activities carry ...

UNESCO adds traditional ‘nuad Thai’ massage technique to heritage list

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 23:31
At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple, Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of an ancient skill of “nuad Thai”: the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of ...

North Korea calls U.S. ‘foolish’ for calling UNSC meeting over Washington’s missile concerns

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 16:34
North Korea’s foreign ministry on Thursday criticized the United States as “foolish” for convening a U.N. Security Council meeting over growing concern about short-range rockets ...

Scientists home in on potential treatments for deadly Nipah virus

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:31
Scientists working on how to combat a highly infectious and deadly virus called Nipah, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, say they ...

Protesters defy curfew, troops in Indian state to vent anger at citizenship bill

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 13:27
Police arrested dozens of people and enforced a curfew Thursday in several districts in India’s northeastern Assam state where thousands protested legislation that would grant ...

Sold to China as a trafficked Christian bride, she came back to Pakistan home on brink of death

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:15
Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the ...

Nobel winner’s army defense blasted in Myanmar genocide case

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 10:55
Lawyers seeking to halt what they allege is ongoing genocide in Myanmar have slammed leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s armed forces, ...

North Korea says U.S. criticism has helped it make decision on stalled nuclear talks

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 07:17
North Korea took aim at the United States on Thursday for convening a U.N. Security Council meeting, saying the “provocative act” had helped it decide ...

World’s oldest artwork found in Indonesian cave, study says

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 01:40
An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a hunting scene could be the world’s oldest figurative artwork, dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced ...

New Zealand police plan mission to recover bodies from volcano island

Thu, 12/12/2019 - 00:46
Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week’s eruption, while ...

Morrison calls Australian fires ‘disaster’ but denies link to climate change

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 23:54
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is defending his government’s record on tackling climate change, rejecting claims that it is in any way exacerbating bush fires ...

China aims to double water transfers from wet south to arid north

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 23:54
China aims to double the amount of water it transfers from the flood-prone south to arid northern regions, officials said Thursday, as the government prepares ...

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