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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, ...

Bombing at southern Philippine cathedral kills at least 19 during Sunday Mass

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 21:43
Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 19 people and wounding ...

Canadian prime minister fires his ambassador to China after Huawei remarks

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 20:21
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fired his country’s ambassador to China after the envoy said it would be “great” if the U.S. dropped its extradition ...

Camels, stunts and military might featured in annual parade as India marks 70th Republic Day

Sat, 01/26/2019 - 03:47
Thousands of people watched as tanks, camel-mounted forces and motorbike stunt riders paraded in New Delhi on Saturday as India marked its 70th Republic Day ...

China increases clout at United Nations as U.S. leadership wanes

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 23:53
As the United States has increasingly backed away from multilateral leadership and engagement at the United Nations, China in particular has stepped up to fill ...

Hawkish U.S. national security adviser says ‘significant’ steps by North Korea could lead to eased sanctions

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 23:42
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, known as one of the most hawkish officials in the Trump administration, has said that Washington would roll back ...

Filipino Muslims approve new autonomous region in referendum

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 21:31
Muslims in the southern Philippines overwhelmingly approved in a referendum the creation of a new autonomous region in hopes of ending nearly half a century ...

Canadian envoy says it would be great if U.S. drops Huawei case

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 20:08
Canada’s ambassador to China said Friday it would be “great” if the United States dropped its extradition request for a Chinese telecommunications executive arrested in ...

Chinese movie star Gao Yunxiang pleads not guilty to sexual assault in Australia

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 02:16
Chinese movie actor Gao Yunxiang and a producer pleaded not guilty in an Australian court on Friday to charges of sexual assault, setting the course ...

South Korea deploys cloud-seeding planes in fight against ‘Chinese’ air pollution

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 00:48
Seoul on Friday sent aircraft over the Yellow Sea to carry out cloud-seeding experiments in an effort to reduce air pollution that many South Koreans ...

Concerned by high cost of raising children, many South Koreans opt to dote on pets

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 00:09
Kang Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip and will dress it up in a new $50 suit when he visits his ...

Remains of Flinders, explorer who put Australia on the map, found near London’s Euston station

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 22:42
The remains of the first British explorer to circumnavigate the Australian continent and popularize the country’s name have been found near a busy London railway ...

In the name of the gods: Indian girls forced into sex work despite ban on ancient ritual

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 22:40
Young girls in south India continue to be “dedicated” to village temples and then forced into prostitution despite laws banning the ancient ritual, researchers say.The ...

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