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Tribunal Finds Myanmar Guilty of Genocide Against Rohingya
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:08

An international panel of judges declared Friday that the Myanmar government was guilty of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims, who have been...

North Korea: Mystery quake 'not nuclear test'
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:15

Experts say they believe a tremor detected near North Korea's nuclear test site was a natural event. BBC News - Asia

Pakistan’s foremost political family fights for survival
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:11

AT A pre-election rally, a procession of cars and pick-up trucks squeezed through the narrow streets of Lahore. The crowd sweated, cheered, trod on ea...

Trump Administration to Replace Travel Ban With More Targeted Restrictions
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:19

The Trump administration is preparing to replace its controversial travel ban—which sought to bar almost all travel to the U.S. from six countries...

GOP Funds Trump's Defense in Russia Probe With Help From a Handful of Wealthy People
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:14

Donald Trump’s attorneys in the probe of Russian election interference are being funded in part through a Republican Party account with a handful of...

World Leaders Link U.S. Support for Iran Deal to North Korea Crisis
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:08

World powers lobbied President Donald Trump to stick with the Iran nuclear agreement, saying U.S. disavowal of that pact would weaken the effort to pe...

North Korea Ramps Up International Rancor With H-Bomb Threat
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:13

If North Korea carries through with its latest threat—to detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean—it would mark a new level of defiance in ...

Behind the urgent drive to unite China’s giant panda habitats in one huge national park
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:12

When it’s finished it will be 10 times the size of Hong Kong, stretch across three provinces and force the relocation of tens of thousands of pe...

Tajikistan’s crackdown on observant Muslims intensifies
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:08

THE young Tajik man does not want to leave home, despite his mother’s assurance that he looks fine. The day before he had sported a curly black bear...

From cheap copycats to premium challengers: How Chinese brands are beating Samsung and taking on Apple
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:09

After carrying around a pink iPhone 6S for a year and half, Shanghai college graduate Jiang Xinyi switched brands, saying goodbye to Apple which is se...

Letter From North Korea: What Life Looks Like as Nuclear Crisis Mounts
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:15

A tightly controlled government tour of Pyongyang featured plentiful talk from locals about not backing down to the U.S. The city was filled with symb...

Australia’s controversial gay marriage vote gets under way
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:11

A party prompted by a feud within a partyTHE question reads, “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Ballots asking it hav...

Travel warning issued for Bali as volcano threatens to erupt
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:11

Indonesian officials raised the highest possible alert for a volcano on the resort island of Bali late on Friday as tremors prompted thousands to flee...

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:11

About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent. BBC News - Asia

China’s biggest steelmaker plans to boost capacity while Beijing seeks cut
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:10

China’s biggest steelmaker, which was created a year ago by merging two large struggling state-owned steel plants, is trying to boost its total ...

Spies and a magic weapon: why are Australia, NZ so suspicious of China?
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:11

IF CHINA is indeed trying to influence domestic policy in Australia and New Zealand, as critics in both countries are claiming, its approach appears t...

What happens to Chinese oil if US-North Korea war erupts?
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:24

More than half of China’s crude oil production and up to a third of global seaborne trade of the commodity could be thrown into jeopardy if a co...

China’s welcome for Singapore PM may signal a new approach to smaller states
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11

The Chinese are well known for their elaborate protocols to welcome foreign heads of state on official visits: gun salutes, honour guards, children da...

Latest Xi Jinping book gives clues on decline of Communist Party’s youth wing
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:36

A new book of President Xi Jinping’s remarks on the youth wing of the Communist Party – many of which have been made public for the first ...

Tibet Closes to Travelers For 10 Days in October
  • Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:09

Chinese authorities have issued orders banning travel to Tibet from outside the politically sensitive region from Oct. 18 to 28 while top-level govern...

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