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Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang free after serving sentence while still challenging graft conviction

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:52
Hong Kong’s former top leader Donald Tsang was released Tuesday after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment ...

After fish die in heat wave, Australia’s New South Wales prepares to pump oxygen into rivers

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 01:19
Authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales announced plans Tuesday to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of ...

Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man expected to visit Washington for meeting with Pompeo and Trump

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:17
The right-hand man of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to meet this week with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — and ...

In snap retrial, China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling as diplomatic tensions soar

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:02
A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian man to death on Monday in a drug smuggling case as tensions heightened between the two countries over Canada’s ...

Singapore says Malaysia will bear ‘consequences’ of actions at sea

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:35
Singapore’s foreign minister warned Monday of “consequences” if neighboring Malaysia continues to escalate a dispute over waters claimed by the city state.Addressing Parliament on Monday, ...

China says detained Canadian lacks diplomatic immunity

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 04:59
China on Monday ridiculed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claim that a former Canadian Embassy official detained in Beijing still held diplomatic immunity.Chinese authorities arrested ...

Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 23:27
As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia, and the ...

Cambodian prime minister warns of ‘dead’ opposition if EU withdraws preferences

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 23:00
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the European Union withdraws duty-free trading access over human rights concerns.The ...

Indonesia finds cockpit voice recorder from Lion Air jet crash that killed 189

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 22:00
A search effort has located the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, an Indonesian official ...

Canadian man facing harsher sentence after China court orders retrial in drug smuggling case

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 21:21
A Canadian man accused of drug smuggling in China faced a new trial Monday after an upper court called for a harsher sentence in a ...

Millions of Hindu devotees begin gathering in northern India for world’s largest festival

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 06:11
Hindu devotees began gathering Sunday in northern India for the world’s largest religious festival, with millions of pilgrims traveling to bathe in holy rivers for ...

Vietnam emerging as front-runner to host second Trump-Kim Jong Un summit

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 02:04
Vietnam has emerged as the apparent front-runner for hosting a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after ...

India’s Rahul Gandhi vows to reform sales tax and seek investment as election nears

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 22:02
India’s main opposition Congress party will simplify the goods and services tax (GST) and take “rational economic decisions” to attract foreign investment if voted back ...

Malaysia’s Pahang state names new sultan, who is expected to be nation’s next king

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 03:38
A Malaysian state on Saturday announced it has a new sultan, and he is expected to be elected king after the former monarch abdicated following ...

Top U.S. Navy officer to meet Chinese counterpart amid military and trade tensions

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 21:02
The U.S. Navy’s top officer will meet with his Chinese counterpart in China next week as the two powers seek to tamp down rising military ...

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 06:02
A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets ...

U.N. expert: North Korea nuclear talks should include human rights

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 05:20
A U.N. rights investigator said Friday that negotiations on North Korea’s denuclearization must also include its abysmal human rights situation.Tomas Ojea Quintana told reporters that ...

India launches national program to fight air pollution, but experts are skeptical

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:26
India has launched a program to rein in dangerous pollution levels in more than a hundred cities, an initiative the government expects to significantly improve ...

Tsai Ing-wen appoints new premier after Taiwan ruling party’s poll defeats spark resignations

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:42
Taiwan on Friday appointed the former chairman of its ruling pro-independence party as premier after the incumbent resigned along with the entire Cabinet in response ...

Video shows New Zealand dinghy, adrift with four aboard, in near miss with giant cruise liner

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:16
Dramatic video footage has emerged of a 122,000-ton cruise liner narrowly missing a tiny dinghy with four people on board.The inflatable, carrying two young men ...

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