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Burning issue: Australia debates risks of logging fire-damaged forests

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In the Yarra Ranges, in southeastern Australia, a logging clearcut sits like a scar on the hillside.The largely barren area — a short drive from ...

China urges citizens to shun Australia as dispute simmers

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China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to ...

North Korea criticizes South Korea, threatening to close liaison office

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North Korea lashed out at South Korea for the second day in a row on Friday, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and calling ...

India’s Yamuna River regains sparkle as coronavirus lockdown banishes waste

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:56
The sparkle has returned to the Yamuna River flowing through India’s capital of New Delhi, residents say, after decades of filthy and stinking waters, matted ...

Malaysia farms face $3 billion hit from palm oil worker shortage

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:38
The coronavirus pandemic has left Malaysia’s palm oil industry without enough workers, a shortage that could cost farmers as much as 25 percent of their ...

Hong Kong protesters seek sanctuary overseas as China tightens its grip

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 08:06
Hong Kong protester Crystal has yet to tell her parents she has fled overseas to seek asylum in Canada, one of a growing number of ...

India’s China standoff shows risks of getting too close to Trump

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:40
Indian and Chinese forces are facing off by a glacial lake in the Himalayas that traverses their fluid frontier. The standoff at 14,000 feet (4,270 ...

U.S. urges China to respect human rights on Tiananmen anniversary

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 07:16
The White House, in a statement on the 31st anniversary of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, urged Beijing on Thursday to respect human rights, fulfill its ...

Green Tasmania could help wean Australian cities off coal

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 06:14
Tasmania wants to turn itself into a battery.The island state off the Australian mainland’s southern tip is pursuing what its leaders say is the world’s ...

Focus shifts to Hong Kong’s fate on Tiananmen anniversary

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 14:54
Hong Kong authorities for the first time banned an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown.

Hong Kong makes insulting China’s national anthem a crime

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:35
The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote.

Rodrigo Duterte paying Filipinos to move from Manila to country

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:57
The coronavirus pandemic is giving Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte a reason to reduce overcrowding in Manila, which in recent decades has swelled into one of ...

At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:08
A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. ...

A 1,000-mile-long clean energy artery is completed in China

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:03
China completed construction of a 22.6 billion yuan ($3.17 billion) ultra-high voltage electricity line that for the first time will transport only clean energy.It’s the ...

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir in succession probe

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:19
South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant against Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, they said on Thursday, in the investigation of a controversial ...

‘Near impunity’ for drug war killings in Philippines, U.N. report says

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:18
Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016, amid “near impunity” for police and ...

Cheap holidays target locals across tourism-reliant Southeast Asia

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:12
With cash flow drying up at Thailand’s popular beach resort of Phuket, hotels are racing to restart tourism — starting with local travelers.“If nothing changes ...

Seoul vows to stop border protests after Pyongyang threat

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 07:01
South Korea said Thursday it planned to push new laws to ban activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border after North Korea threatened to ...

Thailand’s 1 million health volunteers hailed as coronavirus heroes

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 05:28
Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people’s temperatures in a routine repeated in ...

Vigil banned, Hong Kong set to commemorate Tiananmen crackdown with ‘candles everywhere’

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 04:05
Many in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city ...