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Hong Kong proposes extradition pact with China and Taiwan

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:48
The Hong Kong government on Friday proposed an amendment to allow extradition of fugitives to jurisdictions including mainland China and Taiwan, in the wake of ...

Models and posters of missiles ‘not necessary’ as North Korea marks birthday of late leader weeks before Trump-Kim meeting

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 21:32
North Korea on Saturday marked the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il with no outward provocation against the United States, in the run-up to ...

North Korea’s Kim ready to accept inspections of nuclear plant, South Korean presidential adviser says

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:27
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ready to accept the dismantlement and inspection of a high-profile nuclear plant, a South Korean presidential adviser said, ...

India warns of ‘crushing response’ to Kashmir suicide attack

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:21
India’s prime minister warned of a “crushing response” to the suicide bombing of a paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 41 people and was ...

Nature-short Bangkok debates whether to turn ‘last’ big green space into park or mall

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 01:24
The fate of a large green space in the middle of one of the world’s most built-up cities is pitting communities and conservationists against developers ...

Tasmania fires may wipe out ancient species

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 01:22
Tasmania’s ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bush fires consumed vast tracts of wild bush land.As ...

South Korean TV station apologizes over celebrity spycam controversy

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:50
A major South Korean TV station was forced to apologize after airing a performance by a well-known rapper in which he appeared to endorse secretly-filmed ...

Myanmar court sentences two to death for killing Suu Kyi aide

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:22
A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a close adviser to ...

Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns from South Africa

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 23:38
Hong Kong customs seized a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around 8 million Hong Kong dollars ($1 million) from Johannesburg en ...

In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi’s grip on power

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:03
New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar’s next election in 2020, aiming to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

In time of chaos, Thai politicians turn to clairvoyants

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 03:14
A hand-drawn map of constellations and planetary orbits shows Thailand in the throes of a “gateway” year of change, says astrologer Pinyo Pongcharoen — one ...

Joint Korean 2032 Olympic bid faces hurdles of sanctions, cultural differences and state of war

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:56
If North and South Korea succeed in their long-shot bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, any athletic feats may be overshadowed by the political ...

North Korea explores sanctions-proof energy technologies

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:01
Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards as ...

Journalist and critic of Duterte posts bail after libel arrest

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:32
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was freed on bail Thursday after her arrest ...

Potatoes on the menu at cooking contest in chronically food-starved North Korean

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:34
Lined up in cavernous rooms at a state restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korean chefs carefully assemble their dishes, watched by crowds of onlookers at a ...

Philippine agents arrest award-winning online journalist critical of Dutarte

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:25
The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a ...

Philippine journalist at odds with President Rodrigo Duterte arrested for libel

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:10
The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the ...

Lawmakers warn Hong Kong’s China extradition plans a ‘Trojan horse’

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 06:30
Plans by Hong Kong to allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China following a high-profile murder case could become a “Trojan horse” for Beijing ...

Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after Indonesia warning

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 05:59
Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in ...

South Korea pushes back at Trump claims about more money for U.S. troop agreement

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:22
South Korea’s presidential Blue House pushed back Wednesday against comments by U.S. President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more ...

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