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Jailed Reuters journalists appeal to Myanmar’s top court as rights group decries ‘fear’

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:38
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, ...

Former South Korea presidential hopeful jailed in #MeToo case

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 06:05
A former South Korean presidential contender was jailed for three and a half years on Friday in an appeal trial stemming from allegations he raped ...

To challenge China’s influence in Pacific, Australia turns to rugby league in soft-power offensive

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:35
Australia will direct more foreign aid to develop the sport of rugby league in the Pacific, officials say, bolstering a soft power offensive against China’s ...

Spy novels, daigou and democracy: The many lives of Yang Hengjun, Australian writer held in China

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:18
A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists.To his ...

Hong Kong seizes record 8 tons of endangered pangolin scales

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 01:11
Hong Kong customs officers unveiled a record seizure of pangolin scales on Friday, the latest huge haul to underscore the city’s central role in the ...

Researchers warn China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative may aid spread of invasive species

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 23:15
A major new trade route organized by China and spanning 123 countries could accelerate the spread of invasive species like never before, researchers warn.China’s “Belt ...

U.S. envoy to North Korea warns of ‘Asia-Pacific nuclear weapons challenge’ but softens demand for list of arsenal

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:55
The top U.S. diplomat on North Korea has warned that not solving the issue of weapons of mass destruction on the Korean Peninsula today could ...

Philippines ready and able to create its own space agency, minister says

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:50
The Philippines is ripe to establish its own space agency, the country’s science and technology minister said Thursday.Citing a sufficient pool of manpower and facilities, ...

January was Australia’s hottest month on record, with fires and drought in south and flooding in north

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:51
Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record in January, and the summer of extremes continued with wildfires razing the drought-parched south and flooding in ...

Xi Jinping’s tough talk on Taiwan backfires as Tsai Ing-wen’s support surges

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:47
Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks.That hasn’t panned out. Instead, his ...

In federal crackdown, U.S. charges 20 in Chinese birth tourism business

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 21:36
Dongyuan Li’s business was called You Win USA, and authorities say she coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to ...

Indian police arrest founder of Love Commandos, group that helps couples who defy families

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:33
The head of Love Commandos, an organization that offers shelter to runaway lovers, has been arrested in Delhi for extortion and abuse of desperate couples, ...

Australia’s river agency pilloried for ‘gross negligence’ and ignoring climate science after mass fish die-off

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:31
The authority that oversees Australia’s largest river system was accused of “maladministration,” “gross negligence” and ignoring climate science Thursday, when its waterways were carpeted with ...

Bangkok deploys drones, planes and trucks in battle against dirty air

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:30
A fleet of drones, trucks and small planes sprayed water to try to reduce dust around Bangkok on Thursday while the governor invited critics to ...

Tired of army rule, Thai youth are a rising force ahead of March election

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 01:20
Standing atop the stairs outside his university auditorium, 20-year-old activist Parit Chiwarak led a protest of hundreds of people calling for an end to Thailand’s ...

Malaysia enthrones king after predecessor’s abdication and reported marriage to ex-Miss Moscow

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:46
Malaysia on Thursday installed a new king, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, after the last monarch abdicated in a historic first following his reported marriage ...

Feng shui masters say Trump’s secrets could be sniffed out in Year of Pig

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 00:28
As the Chinese zodiac turns into the Year of the Pig next week, feng shui masters are predicting turbulence and division for world leaders at ...

U.N. panel to accuse South Korea of violating sanctions with petroleum shipments to North, sources say

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:52
A report by a U.N. panel will accuse South Korea of failing to notify the Security Council of its shipments of petroleum products to North ...

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81 million cyber heist

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:04
Bangladesh was to file a lawsuit Wednesday in New York against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the ...

Former Vietnam spy and property magnate handed third jail sentence

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 06:55
A property magnate turned fugitive spy was jailed for the third time in Vietnam on Wednesday after a court convicted him of corruption over murky ...

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