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Sydney’s water supply falling at record pace due to drought

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 23:52
Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record, with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the ...

Seoul says North Korea has fired more projectiles into sea

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 17:11
South Korea’s military says North Korea fired more projectiles into the sea to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at ...

China warns it can quell Hong Kong protesters as Trump urges Xi to meet them

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:43
Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President ...

Modi defends Kashmir crackdown amid new deadly clashes with Pakistani forces

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 13:36
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used an Independence Day speech to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of its special status as about ...

Myanmar and Bangladesh agree to restart Rohingya repatriation effort next week but activist says refugees weren’t consulted

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:53
Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, officials said ...

Taiwan sharply boosts defense budget amid tension with China

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 02:53
Taiwan unveiled its largest defense spending increase in more than a decade on Thursday amid rising military tensions with its neighbor China, which considers the ...

People and companies forced to save water in parched Chennai

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:59
For retired Indian civil servant R. Devarajan and his wife, Chennai’s acute water shortage has reinforced the wisdom of their decision years ago to install ...

Trump links Hong Kong crisis to China-U.S. trade deal as weekend protests loom

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:26
As concerns grow that Beijing is considering direct intervention in Hong Kong, U.S. President Donald Trump linked a possible trade deal with Beijing to a ...

Satellite photos apparently show Chinese paramilitary armored vehicles near Hong Kong

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:35
Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports ...

Nepal committee urges new rules requiring Everest climbers to have proper training and experience after deadly season

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:31
A Nepal government committee formed after a bad mountaineering season on Mount Everest has recommended new rules that would require climbers to have scaled tall ...

South Korea marks ‘comfort women’ memorial day

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 06:53
South Korea on Wednesday observed its official “comfort women” memorial day for a second year, with a ceremony commemorating Korean women who worked in Japanese ...

Thai court acquits Red Shirts of terrorism for 2010 protests

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 06:21
A court in Thailand on Wednesday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas ...

Airport beatings spark soul-searching over Hong Kong’s radicals

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 05:28
Shocking scenes of pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong’s airport beating two men accused of being infiltrators have sparked soul-searching within the movement over whether a ...

Deploying new U.S. missiles would be ‘reckless act’: North Korean media

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:56
Any move by the United States to place new ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in South Korea could spark a “new Cold War” and an escalating arms ...

Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:55
New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send ...

Australia pushes Pacific islands to drop calls for action based on Paris climate goals

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 02:24
Australia stepped up efforts on Wednesday to convince Pacific Islands to abandon calls for tougher climate change goals as Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived on ...

Samsung embroiled in ‘One China’ row after K-pop star pulls out of endorsement contract

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 01:11
The world’s number one smartphone-maker Samsung Electronics Co. became the latest global brand to face criticism Wednesday for damaging China’s “territorial integrity,” with a Chinese ...

China hammers message as survey ship returns to waters claimed by Vietnam

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:02
A Chinese survey vessel has re-entered disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to ship tracking analysis, after a tense monthlong standoff in the ...

Kashmir curfew to be eased after Thursday: governor

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:00
Restrictions on freedom of movement in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir will be eased after Independence Day on Thursday, the state governor has said, although ...

China refuses to allow U.S. warships to make port calls in Hong Kong

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 22:05
China has refused port visits to Hong Kong by two U.S. warships amid continued trade tensions and diplomatic spats between the two sides over pro-democracy ...

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