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MPs told to reset passwords as Australia investigates attempted hack of national parliament

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 21:13
Australian authorities are investigating an attempt to hack into the national parliament’s computer network, two senior lawmakers said Friday, but there is no evidence yet ...

Security agencies in Australia using vast decryption powers even before planned review

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 21:06
Australian security agencies have begun using sweeping new powers to access encrypted communications, even before a promised review to address concerns from the likes of ...

Stanford probes faculty ties to China gene-edited baby work

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 16:44
Stanford University has started a review of interactions that some faculty members had with He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make ...

Voyage into the unknown explores Indian Ocean’s hidden depths, assessing pollution and seeking new life

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:52
A mission to explore uncharted depths in the Indian Ocean was launched on Wednesday, hoping to discover hundreds of new species and find out what ...

Choice of Vietnam for next Trump-Kim summit offers something for both sides

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 01:57
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their second summit on Feb. 27 and 28, this time in Vietnam, ...

From coup-maker to candidate? Thailand junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha considers election run

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 00:34
Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is known for losing his temper in public, but recently he has displayed a softer side amid speculation he may ...

Rohingya refugee women take on new roles as workers and learners amid ‘forced societal change’

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 22:47
On a blue mat in their mud-and-bamboo home in the middle of the world’s largest refugee settlement, Mohammad Selim is pacing his 9-year-old daughter Nasima ...

Trump says second summit with North Korea’s Kim set for Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:28
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their second summit in Vietnam on Feb. 27 and 28, the American ...

Russian activists raise alarm about 100 captured whales kept in Far East ‘prison’

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:27
Activists are expressing alarm about more than 100 whales that are being kept in small, crowded pools in what environmentalists are calling a “whale prison,” ...

Radio Free Asia says Vietnamese blogger has vanished in Thailand after associate saw him get ‘arrested’

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:24
A Vietnamese blogger for Radio Free Asia has vanished after fleeing to Thailand, the news organization said Tuesday, as rights activists voiced fear that he ...

U.N. envoy Angelina Jolie urges Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya Muslims

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:19
Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of ...

Reunified Germany is in no rush to help reconcile Korea

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:27
Politicians and campaigners are urging Germany to use the lessons of its own reunification to help bring North and South Korea together, but Berlin is ...

Women in South Korea start to question society’s unreasonable expectations of beauty

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 23:23
Veering for years between extreme dieting and overeating as she pursued her dream of becoming a fashion model, Park I-seul realized she had a problem.She ...

Learning to talk again: Two-week blackout gives Tonga taste of life without internet

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:59
A two-week cyber blackout caused financial headache and social heartache in remote Tonga, but it also forced residents of the Pacific island kingdom to rediscover ...

U.S. envoy to hold talks in North Korea in preparation for upcoming Trump-Kim summit

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:00
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will meet with his North Korean counterpart on Wednesday in Pyongyang to prepare for a summit later this ...

U.S. and South Korea agree ‘in principle’ on sharing troop costs, State Department says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:49
The United States and South Korea have reached an agreement “in principle” on sharing the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the Asian country, the ...

Acid attack survivors say Cambodia is illegally denying them care

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 21:01
For Moung Sreymom, survival comes down to accessing doctors that will treat her wounds for free.As the target of an acid attack in Cambodia, the ...

North Korea trying to protect nuclear and missile capabilities from military strikes, confidential U.N. report says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:42
North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs remain intact and the country is working to make sure those capabilities cannot be destroyed by any military ...

Rights groups urge U.N. to probe China crackdown in Xinjiang

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 06:28
Rights groups urged the United Nations Monday to send investigators to China’s northwestern Xinjiang province to probe the mass detainment of ethnic Uighur and other ...

Culture of impunity for Pakistan police in ‘encounter killings’ faces trial by social media

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:29
Five policemen raise their guns and fire dozens of times into a parked car at point-blank range in Pakistan. Then they reach inside, around the ...

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