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China to show off new nuclear subs, destroyers for first time at fleet review marking navy’s 70th anniversary

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:22
China will show off some of its new warships — including nuclear submarines and destroyers — for the first time during a massive maritime parade ...

Brutal killing of Bangladeshi rape victim who refused to stay quiet triggers protests

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 22:39
Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh’s capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for ...

Under pressure over Xinjiang ‘re-education’ camps, China is defending its detention of Muslims

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 21:04
At the Shu Le County Education Center, a sprawling three-story complex in China’s far-west region of Xinjiang, the dormitories feature bars on windows and doors ...

U.S. and allies to have 200 F-35s in Asia-Pacific region by 2025

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 20:53
The United States and its allies will have over 200 F-35 stealth fighter jets deployed in the Asia-Pacific region by around 2025, according to Gen. ...

Top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo says he’s still in charge of North Korea talks

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 20:38
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he remained in charge of negotiating with North Korea despite the regime’s demands to exclude him, as ...

Leica draws China backlash with video invoking Tiananmen crackdown

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 20:14
Leica Camera AG of Germany is the latest foreign company to spark a backlash in China over marketing material seen as offending local sensibilities, this ...

U.S. arrests former marine connected to North Korea Embassy raid in Spain

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 19:17
U.S. authorities on Thursday arrested a former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group that allegedly raided the North Korean Embassy in Madrid ...

Only for ‘naughty girls’: Stigma lingers after South Korea abortion ban overturned

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:04
South Korea is set to legalize abortion after a decadeslong ban was struck down, but women’s rights campaigners have warned those who undergo the procedure ...

Indonesia’s ‘smooth’ polls a beacon in sea of strongmen: analysts

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:40
Indonesia pulled off a complex yet peaceful election across its vast and ethnically diverse island territory this week, cementing its place as a democratic beacon ...

With Kim-Putin summit, Moscow seeks to carve out role in North Korea nuclear negotiations

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:37
With Russia’s Vladimir Putin set for his first talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month, Moscow is eyeing a major role in ...

Groundbreaking British-led exploration of Indian Ocean’s depths reaches an end

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:32
The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect ...

China invites partners to load experiments onto planned probes for 10-year asteroid mission

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:01
China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday.The ...

Dingo drags sleeping toddler from bed on Australia’s Fraser Island

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:00
A dingo dragged a sleeping toddler from a camper van on a popular Australian holiday island late on Thursday, but his father awoke and pulled ...

North Korea’s Kim to make three-day visit to Russia from Wednesday for summit with Putin

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 05:44
Final arrangements are being made for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia for three days from Wednesday next week, it was learned ...

Strong quake rattles Taiwan, but no major damage apparent

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 00:59
A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s east coast Thursday afternoon, rattling buildings across the island but causing no major damage or injuries.The bureau said ...

Kim oversees test of new North Korean tactical guided weapon: KCNA

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 16:31
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday, state media Korean Central News Agency ...

Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 06:43
More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.The Facebook ...

Jailed ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye requests temporary release for health reasons

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 06:27
Prosecutors say imprisoned former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has requested a temporary release so she can be treated for health problems her lawyer says ...

Foxconn’s Terry Gou says he will follow order of Chinese sea goddess to run for Taiwan presidency

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 23:30
Foxconn founder Terry Gou claimed a divine endorsement for his possible run for Taiwan’s presidency: support of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu.The Taiwanese billionaire told ...

In world’s biggest single-day election, Indonesia votes for its president

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 20:44
Indonesians began voting Wednesday in the world’s biggest single-day election, as polling stations opened across the sprawling equatorial archipelago following a six-month campaign to choose ...

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