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U.N. chief believes war over North Korea nukes is avoidable

7 hours 55 min ago
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday he believes war over North Korea’s nuclear weapons is avoidable — but he’s worried and “not yet sure that peace ...
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South Korea’s ‘kimchi deficit’ hits record high

14 hours 1 min ago
South Korea’s trade deficit in kimchi, its proud traditional side dish of fermented cabbage, reached an all-time high last year as low-priced Chinese imports flooded ...
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Tillerson warns North Korea that failure to negotiate giving up its nukes could trigger military action

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:30
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons that pose ...
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China says Taiwan’s ‘permission’ is not needed to open new air route above narrow strait, dismissing objections from Taipei

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:14
The Chinese government said Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after Taipei complained that a new route over ...
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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 3 months in jail for protest

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 04:29
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was sentenced to three months in jail Wednesday for obstructing clearance of a major encampment during mass pro-democracy protests in ...
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Myanmar Army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 03:19
Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar’s military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and ...
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Koreas mull Olympic-sized question: Who represents Kim Jong Un?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:23
The third meeting between North Korea and South Korea may answer a question with big implications for talks going forward: Who will represent Kim Jong ...
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U.S. Navy filing negligent homicide charges against two ship commanders over fatal collisions

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 02:06
Five officers involved in two U.S. Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the ...
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Bangladesh and Myanmar agree to finish Rohingya return in two years but forced repatriations worry U.N.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:56
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled an army crackdown ...
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Bangladesh and Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in two years

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:30
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence ...
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Nuclear-capable B-52 bombers join B-2s, B-1Bs on Guam amid tensions with North Korea

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:55
The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that it has deployed six of its powerful B-52 strategic bombers to Guam amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.The ...
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Qantas changes website to reclassify Taiwan and Hong Kong as Chinese territories

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:20
Australia’s Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms ...
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Intelligence officials warned Jared Kushner about ties to Wendi Deng Murdoch: WSJ report

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:13
U.S. counterintelligence officials warned President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch might be using their friendship to ...
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Duterte denies involvement in SEC ruling to shut down news site Rappler

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:04
The office of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte sought to distance itself on Tuesday from a regulator’s decision to revoke the license of a prominent news ...
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Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:05
While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are “furious” at proposals to ...
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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:21
David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems.If ...
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Australia offers cash award for imperiled Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:17
Australia is calling on the world’s top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research ...
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Veteran U.S. diplomat Richardson to work toward securing Reuters reporters’ release

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 05:09
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Monday he would work toward securing the release of two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in his capacity ...
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Wallaby gets the jump on police in Sydney Harbour Bridge chase

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:38
Australians often joke that tourists expect to see kangaroos hopping across the Sydney Harbour Bridge but the joke was on police on Tuesday when a ...
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China rights lawyer says legal license revoked after criticizing President Xi Jinping

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 04:09
A prominent Chinese rights lawyer who wrote an open letter criticizing President Xi Jinping said Monday that authorities had revoked his license to practice law.Beijing-based ...
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