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France watching Kashmir rights situation, Macron tells Modi

3 hours 29 min ago
France’s Emmanuel Macron had a “frank” exchange with India’s Narendra Modi about tensions in divided Kashmir on Thursday, telling him Paris would remain attentive to ...

Genocidal intent: U.N. report condemns sexual violence by Myanmar military targeting Rohingya

6 hours 13 min ago
Sexual violence carried out by Myanmar’s security forces against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit ...

Indonesia blocks internet in Papua over unrest fears, draws flak over alleged censorship

7 hours 48 min ago
Indonesia has cut off internet access in unrest-hit Papua over fears that a stream of offensive and racist online posts would spark more violent protests ...

Rohingya shun repatriation to Myanmar, want guarantee of safety and citizenship

8 hours 58 min ago
None of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in crowded refugee camps in Bangladesh turned up for a planned repatriation to Myanmar on Thursday, demanding ...

Alternate lives: South Korean orphans’ quests for answers

19 hours 33 min ago
On a summer’s day in 1985 a 7-year-old boy sat alone at a crowded bus station in Seoul, sobbing as he waited desperately for his ...

Australia’s millionaire visa program gets rush of interest from Hong Kong

19 hours 58 min ago
Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa program from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political ...

A bad year for Xi clouds communist China’s 70th birthday celebrations

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:53
It was meant to be an unabashed celebration of the triumph of communism in China, and of President Xi Jinping’s authority as the country’s undisputed ...

Indonesia deploys more troops as Papua hit by fresh unrest

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 06:45
Indonesia’s Papua was hit by fresh unrest Wednesday as more than 1,000 security personnel were sent to the restive region after violent protests that saw ...

Chinese parliament spokesman rules out allowing same-sex marriage

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 00:30
Limiting marriage to between a man and a woman will remain China’s legal position, a parliament spokesman said on Wednesday, ruling out following neighboring Taiwan ...

Urgency for swine vaccine grows as virus ravages China’s pigs

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:58
Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world’s pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia’s pig herds.Farmers have long contained ...

Ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell loses appeal against sex abuse convictions in Australia

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:16
Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys and will remain in prison for ...

In move that could have repercussions for Japan, Australia to join U.S. in Gulf maritime security mission

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 18:01
In a move that could have repercussions for Japan, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday that his country will join the U.S.-led mission to ...

U.S. State Department OKs sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan in move expected to irk China

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:43
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday approved the sale of 66 F-16 fighters to Taiwan, in a move expected to anger Beijing.Taiwan will get the ...

Missing employee of U.K. consulate in Hong Kong detained by China: family

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:38
The family of a missing employee of the British Consulate in Hong Kong said Wednesday that authorities told them he was detained while returning from ...

Mike Pompeo says North Korea talks have not resumed as quickly as hoped: CBS

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:36
The United States has not returned to the negotiation table with North Korea as quickly as it had hoped, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ...

Kashmir police say thousands have been detained in crackdown in region

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:30
At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curtail unrest after ...

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte to visit Beijing amid South China Sea tensions

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 05:34
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next week to raise their conflicting claims to the South China Sea, as the Filipino ...

‘Front-line’ pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defend tactics in wake of violence

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:56
On a recent sweltering Saturday, a day now reserved for protest in Hong Kong, a demonstrator named Wayne stepped past a row of plastic barricades, ...

U.S. test of previously banned missile raises fears of new nuclear arms race

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:51
The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years, under a treaty from which it ...

Hong Kong leader says dialogue offers ‘way out’ of chaos

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:01
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore calm and ...

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