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Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 06:34
More than 400 schools in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, were shut for the rest of the week Wednesday due to increasing concern over dangerously unhealthy air ...

Contradicting colleague, minister says Malaysia still talking with China about $20 billion rail project

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:06
Malaysia is in talks with China over a $20-billion rail project, the finance minister said on Wednesday, just days after another cabinet minister said Kuala ...

Ally of South Korean President Moon Jae-in jailed over opinion-rigging scandal

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 01:46
A political ally of South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday received a two-year prison term for his involvement in an online opinion-rigging scandal.The conviction ...

In a slum built in Cambodian cemetery, the living far outnumber the dead

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 23:19
When floodwaters swept a chunk of riverbank into the Mekong just south of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Sun Ramaly managed to save her clothes ...

Amid trade and military tensions, U.S. sends B-52s over East China Sea on ‘routine training’ exercise

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 22:17
The U.S. Air Force has sent two B-52 bombers over the East China Sea for “routine training” near Okinawa Prefecture, the military has said, the ...

Grenade attack kills two at mosque in southern Philippines, days after cathedral bombing and self-rule vote

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 21:46
A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral ...

China’s coal industry is failing to curb methane emissions, Japanese satellite data shows

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 20:43
Methane emissions from coal mining in China have continued to rise despite tough legislation and ambitious government targets, a new study based on satellite data ...

‘Fight until the end’: Key ‘comfort women’ campaigner dies in Seoul at 93

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:51
At 93, Kim Bok-dong died as she had lived for many years: at the heart of the controversy over females pressed to serve in Japanese ...

Maritime rescue center opened on South China Sea islet as Beijing seeks to reinforce claims

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 06:34
China opened a maritime rescue center on one of its man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, state-run media reported, as Beijing ...

Trump’s cost-sharing spat with ally South Korea raises fears of U.S. pullback from peninsula

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 02:16
Just as President Donald Trump looks to make peace with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, his administration is putting fresh strain on the U.S.’s seven-decade ...

U.S. charges against Huawei could inflame China trade talks

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 01:16
The Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin Wednesday in Washington that are ...

Followed and harassed: Foreign journalists paint ‘darkest picture of reporting conditions inside China’

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 23:44
Detentions, visa delays and suspected phone bugging are among the challenges faced by foreign journalists in China, who say working conditions are getting worse with ...

Rare pangolins languish in China’s wildlife rescue system as their scales trade on black market

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 22:53
When Chinese police found them in the trunk of a smuggler’s car, 33 of the trafficked pangolins — endangered scaly mammals from southern China — ...

Artifacts discovery halts some work at new Marine base on Guam

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 14:46
Construction work stopped in part of the new U.S. Marine Corps base on Guam after artifacts were discovered.A contracted archaeologist identified the artifacts last week, ...

Rodrigo Duterte visits site of fatal bombings; Abu Sayyaf suspected

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:27
President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials on Monday visited a Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants set off bombs ...

Two-day Bing outage in China was technical error, not censors’ block, says source

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 01:53
Search engine Bing’s outage in China last week was a technical error, rather than an intentional censorship block, a source familiar with the matter said, ...

Chinese state media has salty words for Canada over ‘political interference’ in Huawei case

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 01:28
Chinese state-run media on Monday decried the sacking of Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, who was fired after he suggested that it would be “great” for ...

Australian defense chief says Beijing has raised ‘anxiety’ in disputed South China Sea

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 23:55
Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne urged China on Tuesday to resolve tensions in the South China Sea in accordance with international law, in a swipe ...

Singapore actor’s death while on military exercise highlights risks of mandatory conscription

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 21:51
A memorial service was held Sunday for a Singaporean actor and soldier who died from injuries at a military exercise, a case that has renewed ...

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang jailed for ‘subversion’ in last of 2015 crackdown cases

Sun, 01/27/2019 - 21:26
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on Monday to 4½ years in prison for state subversion, a northern Chinese court said.Wang, 42, ...

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