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Powerful North Korean decision-making body set to decide ‘new orientation’ ahead of Trump-Moon summit

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:25
North Korea has announced that the Central Committee of its ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) was set to hold a meeting Wednesday to discuss ...

Indian police confirm deadly Maoist attack on election convoy

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 07:01
Indian police said Maoist rebels launched a deadly attack on a ruling party campaign convoy in a restive central state Tuesday, just two days before ...

Shaming and humiliation: South Korean women hope for change to law that bans most abortions

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 06:17
More than a quarter of a century after the first of her three abortions — illegal in South Korea — Lim is still haunted by ...

Divers who rescued Thai soccer team make fresh discovery in Vietnam cave

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 05:37
Three divers who helped rescue a Thai soccer team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam, where they explored a tunnel that could ...

U.S. sails massive, F-35-laden warship in disputed South China Sea

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 02:37
In the latest show of military muscle in the South China Sea, the U.S. has apparently sailed its USS Wasp amphibious assault ship near a ...

Australian security adviser told writer and Communist Party critic not to fly to China ahead of detainment

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:23
A security adviser to an Australian prime minister said he warned a Chinese-Australian writer not to travel to China before the blogger and critic of ...

Radar images prove Pakistan F-16 shot down, says Indian Air Force

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:08
India’s Air Force presented what it called “irrefutable evidence” Monday that it downed a Pakistan fighter jet in February, as the regional foes offer competing ...

New Zealand defense attache on trial for Washington embassy toilet camera

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 23:16
One of New Zealand’s most senior naval officers has gone on trial for placing a secret camera in the unisex toilet of the country’s Washington, ...

As ‘Brexodus’ gap leaves U.K. short of nurses, Filipino candidates struggle with IELTS English test

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 22:51
Bracing for life after Brexit, U.K. hospitals badly need more nurses like Filipino Jobie Escalona. But she twice flunked the English language test that is ...

Leaders of Hong Kong’s Occupy rallies found guilty of public nuisance offenses

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:43
A Hong Kong court found leaders of the 2014 Occupy civil disobedience movement guilty on Tuesday of public nuisance charges during the mass protests, in ...

Rohingya arrive in Malaysia but hundreds more believed trapped at sea

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:09
Forty-one Rohingya were found in northern Malaysia Monday, police said, the second group of the Muslim minority to arrive in the country within weeks, while ...

Cathay Dragon A330 makes safe emergency landing in Taiwan

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:50
A Cathay Dragon flight from Taiwan to Hong Kong made an emergency landing on Monday from where it departed after experiencing a “technical issue” shortly ...

China to relax residency curbs and boost infrastructure to bring more people into cities and revive growth

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 01:03
China will relax residency curbs in many of its smaller cities this year and increase infrastructure spending, the state planner said Monday, in a fresh ...

Hindu nationalism normalized and ascendant in India’s general elections

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:35
As she patrols for cow smugglers, Sadhvi Kamal, a Hindu holy woman in a saffron robe, rides in a white SUV with a sticker on ...

Report says Beijing targeted Chinese-Australian writers about secret inquiry into political meddling

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 23:15
Beijing agents pressured two Chinese-Australian authors to provide information about a secret Canberra inquiry into Chinese meddling in domestic politics, local media reported Monday.Yang Jun, ...

Philippine foreign minister says U.S. will remain nation’s ‘only military ally’ as China threatens isle

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 22:54
The U.S. will remain the Philippines’ only military ally, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said, amid an increased Chinese presence near a disputed island in ...

Fighting against the tide, ‘floating temple’ is symbol of battle to save Thailand’s eroding coastline

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 21:36
As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbors fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge and is today a symbol ...

North Korean leader’s ‘field guidance’ trips highlight economic focus ahead of parliament meeting

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 21:31
In a possible signal of what to expect at a key meeting of North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament later this week, state media reported Monday on ...

Bangladesh deploys border guards to island near Myanmar for first time since 1997

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 11:09
Bangladesh on Sunday deployed heavily armed border guards to an island near its southern border with Myanmar for the first time in 20 years, officials ...

Indian political rivals join hands in bid to topple Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 06:11
Political archrivals in India’s most populous state rallied together Sunday, asking voters to support a new alliance created with the express purpose of defeating Prime ...

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