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Land-scarce Hong Kong sees solution in ‘underground urbanism’

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 23:59
When authorities drew up a plan to make Hong Kong a hub for Asia’s wine trade, they faced a big challenge: where to store the ...

Augmented reality could help Myanmar smash sex taboos as rapes rise

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:53
Technology could help Myanmar fight a rise in rape cases, said an award-winning entrepreneur who is using augmented reality to bring sex education to the ...

Indonesia fund urged to focus on protecting rainforests and creating carbon trading program

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 21:44
A new green fund being set up by Indonesia should prioritize protecting its rainforests and creating a carbon trading program to help the country meet ...

Australian intelligence agency wants more resources to counter foreign interference

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:18
Australia’s national intelligence agency said in a report this week that it does not have enough resources to collect intelligence on foreign agents and their ...

China slams U.S. restrictions on Chinese diplomats as ‘groundless’

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:09
China on Thursday slammed as “groundless” a U.S. decision to order Chinese diplomats to notify the State Department before meeting with local officials, in the ...

Hong Kong legislature suspended repeatedly amid chaos over protests

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:57
Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong heckled the city’s embattled leader and called for her to step down on Thursday during a legislative session that was ...

6.4 Philippine quake leaves three children and one adult dead

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:53
Three children were among four people killed after a powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippines, authorities said Thursday.The 6.4 magnitude quake struck the Mindanao region, ...

China’s aircraft carrier ‘factory’ revealed in satellite images

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:45
High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China’s first full-size aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ...

Indian capital’s air quality plunges despite new measures

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:42
The Indian capital’s air quality levels plunged to “poor” on Wednesday, a day after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution.The state-run ...

Strong earthquake leaves one dead and dozens injured in Philippines

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 11:37
A powerful and shallow earthquake hit several southern Philippine provinces Wednesday night, leaving at least one person dead, injuring more than two dozen in collapsed ...

Pakistan says India army firing kills 3 civilians in Kashmir

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 04:39
Pakistan’s foreign ministry says “unprovoked firing” by Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir has killed three civilians, including two children.A ministry statement says ...

North Korean leader visits sacred mountain as speculation grows of fresh provocation

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:41
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made yet another improbable trek to the top of 2,744-meter-high (9,003-feet-high) Mount Paektu, which the country calls “the ...

Chaos erupts in Hong Kong as pro-democracy lawmakers thwart leader’s annual address

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 00:13
Furious pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday, clamoring for her to ...

Hong Kong leader’s policy speech to focus on housing in bid to regain support

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:17
Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam will focus on land and housing initiatives in her annual Policy Address on Wednesday, seeking to restore confidence in ...

Hong Kong under ‘de facto curfew’ as subway stations shut early

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 22:39
Hong Kong’s subway system has closed early for more than a week, effectively cutting off the main mode of transportation for millions of residents. Many ...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces crisis with echoes of predecessor Park’s downfall

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 21:24
Three years ago, Moon Jae-in was among the masses on the streets of Seoul seeking to oust a president accused of ignoring the people’s will. ...

Britain’s William and Kate begin ‘complex’ tour of Pakistan in quest to boost bilateral ties

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 16:39
Prince William and his wife, Kate, arrived in Pakistan to a red carpet welcome late Monday for their “most complex” tour to date, with Islamabad ...

Hong Kong police say remote-controlled homemade bomb targeted officers

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 06:02
A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to “kill or to harm” riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over ...

Ex-member of South Korean girl band f(x)who spoke out on cyber bullying found dead

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 03:13
A former member of top South Korean girl group f(x), who had spoken out against cyber bullying, was found dead Monday, police said.The body of ...

Canberra government ordered to pay wrongly jailed man over 7 million Australian dollars

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 00:46
An Australian economist who wrongfully spent nearly two decades in prison for the assassination of a high-ranking police officer was awarded more than 7 million ...

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