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AI system made in China spots childhood disease as well as or better than doctors

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:39
An artificial intelligence program developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, ...

China’s space debris cleanup may be cover story for arms against U.S. satellites: Pentagon

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:42
China is developing sophisticated space capabilities such as “satellite inspection and repair” and debris cleanup — “at least some of which could also function” as ...

Meth ‘disaster’ for region as seizures surge in Thailand

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 06:38
Seizures of high-purity crystal methamphetamine have surged more than tenfold in Thailand over the past two years, statistics show, a stark indicator of the growth ...

U.S. following case of missing refugee wanted by China

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:30
The U.S. Embassy in Beijing says it is following the case of a Chinese-born Kazakh man who had been fighting attempts by Beijing to return ...

Malaysia delays ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial for 1MDB-linked charges

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:23
The trial of Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak has been delayed indefinitely, after previously being set to start on Tuesday.The trial will remain on hold ...

Thailand faces escalating political risk as divisions flare

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:41
Thailand’s political divisions are erupting again with just over a month to go to the first general election since a coup almost five years ago.The ...

U.S. destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea as trade tensions simmer

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 23:54
The U.S. sent two warships close by islands claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet said, ...

Second Trump-Kim summit seen coming as North Korea continues to ‘nuclearize’

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 16:43
President Donald Trump is set to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in less than three weeks, yet the biggest question hanging over the leaders’ ...

Indonesia police admit interrogator used snake to terrorize Papuan man after video of incident surfaced

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 12:01
Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorized a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing the man screaming ...

Party that nominated Thai princess as leader could face ban

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 02:26
The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an ...

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak gears up for graft trial with charm offensive

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 00:54
Disgraced former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been out in recent weeks campaigning as if for an election, trying to shed the image of ...

U.S. and North Korea set to hold talks ‘in a third Asian nation’ next week

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 00:51
The United States and North Korea plan to hold a fresh round of talks in a third Asian nation next week as preparations for the ...

South Korea officially signs deal to pay more for U.S. troops after Trump demand

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:57
Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal ...

New Zealand wildfires show no sign of easing; 3,000 flee

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:53
Strong winds are expected to fan forest fires that have been burning for a week through New Zealand’s South Island, forcing thousands of people from ...

Endangered tree on Guam in the way of a new firing range will be transplanted

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 23:46
An endangered native tree on Guam will have to be transplanted to make way for a new military firing range.The Pacific Daily News reports the ...

Turkey blasts China’s treatment of Uighurs as ’embarrassment for humanity’

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 21:35
Turkey on Saturday condemned China’s treatment of its Muslim ethnic Uighur people as “a great embarrassment for humanity,” adding to rights groups’ recent criticism over ...

China condemns Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to disputed region

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 04:40
China’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the disputed northeastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh, saying it “resolutely opposes” ...

Sydney storm leaves thousands without power

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:32
Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia’s largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a ...

New Zealand village threatened by fire ‘in hands of God’

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:31
An entire village of more than 3,000 people was evacuated in New Zealand on Saturday as a huge bush fire threatened houses, and firefighters said ...

Long a spoiler, Pakistan quietly starts aiding U.S.-Taliban talks

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:24
Pakistan, long at odds with the United States over the war in Afghanistan, has begun to play a behind-the-scenes but central role in supporting U.S. ...

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