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North Korean leader’s slain half brother was a CIA informant, Wall Street Journal reports

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 21:08
Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for ...

Hong Kong leader defiant as businesses threaten strike over China extradition bill

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 21:06
Hong Kong’s leader says a highly controversial extradition bill will proceed to the territory’s legislature.Carrie Lam’s comments on Tuesday came after hundreds of thousands of ...

U.S. gravely concerned by proposed amendments to Hong Kong extradition laws

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:02
The United States is gravely concerned about proposed amendments to Hong Kong laws that would allow suspects to be extradited to mainland China, a U.S. ...

Human rights group locates hundreds of North Korean execution sites

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:53
A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings ...

Hong Kong’s top appeals court issues landmark ruling for LGBT rights

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 06:52
The top appeals court in Hong Kong issued a landmark ruling granting spousal benefits to a married gay couple, the latest rebuke to leader Carrie ...

‘Foreign forces’ seek to create havoc in Hong Kong: China Daily

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 16:42
Certain “foreign forces” are trying to hurt China by creating chaos in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that has prompted mass protests in the ...

Million-strong Hong Kong protest over China extradition bill turns violent

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 14:47
A huge peaceful protest in Hong Kong over controversial plans to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland descended into violence early Monday as police fought ...

Rights group cheers Bhutan’s move toward legalizing gay sex

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:08
A global rights group on Sunday welcomed Bhutan’s move toward becoming the latest South Asian nation to decriminalize homosexuality.The tiny Himalayan kingdom’s lower house of ...

In wake of Easter terrorist attacks, and with an eye on China, Indian leader vows support for Sri Lanka

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 03:31
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday honored those killed by Islamist militants in Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, vowing support for the island nation as ...

Huge crowds form in Hong Kong to protest planned China extradition law

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 02:52
Huge crowds of protesters thronged Hong Kong on Sunday as anger swelled over plans to allow extradition to China, a proposal that has sparked the ...

Four killed in shootout between rival Indian political parties

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 23:08
Three supporters of India’s ruling right-wing party and another from a rival regional party have been killed in a gun battle in West Bengal state, ...

Outcry as ASEAN predicts ‘smooth’ Rohingya return to Myanmar

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 05:18
An ASEAN report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ...

Nepal Everest cleanup drive yields 11 tons of garbage and four bodies

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 19:34
A Nepal government expedition to Mount Everest has removed 11,000 kilograms (24,200 pounds) of garbage and four dead bodies from the world’s highest mountain, officials ...

Putin and Xi hail burgeoning Russia-China ties

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:29
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two former Cold War-era ...

U.S. preparing to sell over $2 billion in arms to Taiwan, testing China: sources

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:25
The United States is pursuing the sale of more than $2 billion worth of tanks and weapons to Taiwan, four people familiar with the negotiations ...

Exiled Uighur leader urges pressure on China as he receives U.S. award

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:10
An exiled Uighur leader called for more concerted international pressure on China to end its mass detention of the ethnic group as he received a ...

North Korea to pause ‘mass games’ after Kim scolds organizers over shortcomings

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:58
Days after this year’s “mass games” debuted before North Korea’s top leadership, the huge pageant has been put on hold after leader Kim Jong Un ...

Pakistan military agrees to rare budget cut amid economic woes

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 00:58
Pakistan’s powerful military has agreed in a rare move to cut its hefty budget for a year to help ease the South Asian country’s “critical ...

China launches rocket from ship at sea for first time

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 23:54
China successfully launched a rocket from a ship at sea for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest step forward in its ...

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 23:02
Australian police raided the headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp., the country’s public broadcaster, Wednesday in the second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 ...

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