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Taiwan looks to Japan for solutions to demographic woes

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 22:14
Between 2012 and 2018, Taiwanese authorities closed 594 schools islandwide. They also cut thousands of classes at the remaining schools and reduced the hiring of ...

North Korea warns of ‘new road’ after launching two more ‘projectiles’

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 15:50
North Korea blasted ongoing U.S. and South Korean joint military exercises Tuesday, hours after firing two unidentified projectiles into the Sea of Japan — its ...

Taliban take credit as policeman opens fire on colleagues, killing seven

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:23
An Afghan policeman in the southern province of Kandahar opened fire on his colleagues, killing seven other policemen before fleeing the scene, a provincial official ...

China to hold fresh military exercises in disputed South China Sea

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 06:19
China has announced it will hold military exercises near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday.In a brief posting ...

U.N. urges sanctions on Myanmar army businesses, saying foreign partners could be complicit

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 23:36
United Nations investigators urged world leaders Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing ...

Australia rules out hosting U.S. intermediate-range missiles

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 22:48
Australia on Monday ruled out hosting ground-based U.S. missiles after talks with Washington’s top defense and diplomatic officials.Following an announcement that the United States plans ...

New Zealand government plans to ease abortion restrictions

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 22:31
New Zealand’s government announced Monday that it plans changes to the country’s abortion laws that will treat the procedure as a health issue rather than ...

U.S. military mum as report says joint exercises with South Korea set to kick off despite warnings from North

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 19:52
South Korea and the United States were to start scheduled joint military drills Monday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, despite warnings and weapons tests ...

Hong Kong protesters look to shut down city with strike; flights scrubbed

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 16:44
Hong Kong protesters looked to shut down the city with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest triggered by Beijing’s ...

‘Sticky bomb’ kills at least two aboard Kabul TV bus; rogue cop slays seven in Kandahar

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 11:05
Two people were killed in a blast targeting workers for an Afghan television station Sunday, while elsewhere in the war-torn nation at least seven police ...

Nuon Chea, Khmer Rouge’s chief ideologist, dies at age 93

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 06:44
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge chief ideologist and “Brother No. 2” Nuon Chea died Sunday at the age of 93, a court spokesman said. A U.N.-backed court ...

Three ferry boats capsize in rough Philippine seas; 25 dead, 55 rescued

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 01:41
Rescuers plucked more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce wind and waves off two central Philippine provinces, ...

Major blackout darkens Jakarta and neighboring provinces on Java

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 01:27
Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and some neighboring provinces on Java island have been hit by a major electricity outage after problems at a number of power ...

China warns that Beijing ‘will not sit idly by’ and let Hong Kong unrest continue

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 01:06
China’s central government won’t sit by and let the disruption in Hong Kong go on, according a commentary by the Xinhua News Agency, which condemned ...

Snubbed by North Korea, Pompeo hits other Asian turbulence

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 22:39
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Thailand on Saturday with his hopes for resuming nuclear talks with North Korea dashed, while facing an escalating ...

India calls off Kashmir pilgrimage over militant threat

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 21:39
Thousands of Indian tourists, pilgrims and workers began leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after receiving a local government alert about possible militant attacks, and ...

U.S. looks to deploy new missiles to Asia, defense chief says amid tensions with China

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 20:08
The U.S. is hoping to deploy new ground-based intermediate-range missiles to Asia “sooner rather than later,” U.S. defense chief Mark Esper said of a move ...

Singapore prime minister’s brother backs new opposition party

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 03:04
A new opposition party backed by the estranged brother of Singapore’s prime minister was launched Saturday in a fresh challenge to the government as speculation ...

Hong Kong braces for four days of unrest

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 00:44
Hong Kong on Saturday entered the second of four straight days of protests amid signs that a movement that began as weekend marches is shifting ...

6.8 quake off Indonesia’s coast damages buildings on Java, kills at least one

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 22:27
Indonesian authorities say one person has died of a heart attack and more 100 houses are damaged after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit off Java ...

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