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Myanmar-appointed panel probing Rohingya crisis pledges independence

56 min ago
Members of a commission established by Myanmar’s government to investigate human rights violations in western Rakhine state, where 700,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority ...

Chinese bombers likely training to hit far-flung U.S., allied targets: Pentagon

1 hour 5 min ago
Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against U.S. and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details how ...

East Asian ‘railroad community’ offers path to North Korea peace, says South Korean President Moon Jae-in

9 hours 31 min ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed setting up an “East Asian Railroad Community” that includes the U.S. and North Korea as he seeks to ...

Top South Korean Buddhist leader steps down over allegations of corruption, fatherhood

13 hours 50 min ago
South Korea’s biggest Buddhist denomination ordered its executive head to step down Thursday amid mounting allegations he forged his academic credentials, accumulated vast wealth, and ...

Timeline: Seeking justice for Kim Jong Nam

13 hours 50 min ago
Two women charged with assassinating the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader were ordered to enter their defense in their long-running trial Thursday, marking ...

Women’s trial over Kim Jong Nam killing heads to defense phase

14 hours 11 min ago
Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother were told to begin their defense Thursday, ...

Florida university becomes latest to cut ties with China’s Confucius Institute

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:34
The University of North Florida will close a campus branch of a Chinese-run cultural institute, the latest U.S. college to do so amid criticism from ...

Malaysia court poised to deliver key ruling in Kim Jong Nam murder trial

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:34
A Malaysian judge will Thursday deliver a key ruling in the trial of two women accused of the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s ...

North Korea marks war anniversary in low-key fashion ahead of anniversary extravaganza next month

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:45
North Korea marked the anniversary of the end of World War II and its liberation from Japanese colonial rule with a series of ceremonies ahead ...

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:45
New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices.Previously the housing market was open to investors worldwide, ...

Putin ready to meet North Korea’s Kim at and ‘early date’

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 01:44
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at an early date,” the North’s state media reported Wednesday, ...

Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:08
India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s Independence Day celebrations.He said India ...

Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct, Shi Xuecheng, quits post

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:00
One of China’s most high-profile monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct.The Buddhist Association of China says its president ...

Duterte calls ‘wrong’ China’s claim to airspace and waters around islands in South China Sea

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:59
The Philippine president said Tuesday that China’s claim to airspace above newly built islands and surrounding waters in the disputed South China Sea “is wrong” ...

Uproar as politician praises white Australia policy, urges Muslim ban

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 21:04
An Australian politician was widely condemned Wednesday after demanding “a final solution” to immigration and calling for a return to the white Australia policy which ...

U.S. denies China policy shift after Taiwanese leader gives speech in LA

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:45
President Donald Trump’s administration denied Tuesday any change to its “One-China” policy after Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen made a political speech in the U.S., the ...

Myanmar climbers eye nation’s Hkakabo Razi — the Himalayan peak conquered just once

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:27
A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers planning to ...

Hong Kong independence activist slams Beijing at press club talk

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:09
Hong Kong independence activist Andy Chan attacked China as an empire trying to “annex” and “destroy” the city in a no-holds barred speech Tuesday at ...

Malaysian women to be caned for ‘attempting lesbian sex’

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:07
Two Malaysian women convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex will be fined and caned, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, in a rare case against ...

Former South Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 23:40
A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped a female ...

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