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Tens of thousands of protesters flood Hong Kong streets in ‘peaceful’ march

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 05:37
A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a defiant show to the city’s leaders that their movement still ...

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters flood park

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 01:54
Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy ...

Muslim insurgent group holds first meeting with Thai government

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 00:39
The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand’s largely Muslim south has held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government and set ...

Bangladesh slum fire leaves 10,000 homeless

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 00:18
At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials ...

India eases clampdown in Kashmir; clashes reported as protests continue

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 23:33
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India’s ...

Hong Kong activists, Beijing supporters square off in London protests

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 19:58
Demonstrators backing the democracy activists in Hong Kong marched in London on Saturday, as counterprotesters staged a rival rally.More than a thousand people took part ...

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite threats by Beijing

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 19:43
Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city’s leaders that their protest ...

After nearly two weeks, Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 03:22
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision to downgrade the ...

Hong Kong’s 1960s chaos holds lessons for city’s besieged leaders now

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 23:52
It was a 5-cent fare hike for Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry that set off the protests. Cars and buildings were set on fire. Riot ...

Hong Kong teachers open another weekend of protests for democracy and rights

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 23:23
Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher ...

Philippines breaks new ground with own space agency

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 23:02
The Philippines is entering a new phase in science and technology under a new law creating a space agency, a move officials say will have ...

Indian defense chief says ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons depends on situation

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 20:13
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh warned Friday that India’s continued adherence to its “no first use” policy for nuclear weapons will depend on the situation, a ...

U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:50
The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame already high ...

North Korea’s Kim praises new weapons tests, vows to build up ‘invincible military capabilities’

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:30
North Korea’s test-firing of “projectiles” Friday morning was of a “new weapon,” state-run media said Saturday, with leader Kim Jong Un urging his scientists to ...

Samoan diaspora ink bonds with ancestors and motherland

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:31
Oliver Fagalilo takes a labored breath and tenses his body before a sharp steel comb, dipped in ink, is driven into his skin.Six hands keep ...

Change in Kashmir’s status deepens region’s divisions

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00
India’s move to carve up Kashmir and curtail its autonomous powers has caused division and anger in parts of the far-flung Himalayan region even as ...

Young Maori women on frontline of New Zealand’s fight for indigenous rights

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:49
Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to ...

Families of Kashmir detainees still don’t know where they are, or why they are being held

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:36
A week and a half after Indian authorities began detaining hundreds of local leaders and activists in Kashmir, fearing violence after the region’s special status ...

Pacific leaders’ climate warning weakened by Australia

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 00:05
Pacific leaders on Friday warned that the world faces a climate crisis but complained that their message on global warming had been “watered down” at ...

Hong Kong police say Chinese intervention is not imminent or necessary

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 23:56
Hong Kong’s police are confident they have the resources to continue battling pro-democracy protesters, even if violence escalates further, pouring cold water on concerns that ...

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