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Thousands of Hong Kongers defy police ban to remember Tiananmen Square

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:16
Thousands of Hong Kongers defied a police ban Thursday to gather in the city's Victoria Park and mark the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Elephant dies after suspected firecrackers hidden in fruit exploded in her mouth

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 19:15
The death of a pregnant wild elephant, suspected to have been fatally injured after eating fruit stuffed with firecrackers that exploded in her mouth, has stirred public outrage in India as authorities investigate the incident.

37 children injured in a knife attack at elementary school in China

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 18:15
An attacker with a knife injured 37 children and two adults at an elementary school in southern China on Thursday, according to a local government statement.

India's cyclone response saves lives. Climate resilient infrastructure will save livelihoods

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:14
Mumbai avoided the worst of Cyclone Nisarga, which made landfall close to the Indian financial capital in western Maharashtra on Wednesday, but caused minimal damage, officials said.

New Zealand to provide free sanitary products in schools

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:14
The New Zealand government said Wednesday that it will provide free sanitary products in schools across the country in an effort to tackle period poverty -- where girls or women are unable to afford or access sufficient menstrual hygiene products.

Indian defense chief: 'Significant' Chinese troop movements along border

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 13:37
Chinese troops have moved into a tense, disputed section of the Himalayan border shared by China and India, according to a high-ranking Delhi official.

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen massacre for what many fear will be the last time

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:11
When protests broke out in Beijing and other cities across China in early 1989, many in Hong Kong were exhilarated.

Eight-year-old girl tortured to death for releasing pet parrots, police say

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 23:53
An 8-year-old girl illegally employed as a maid has been killed by her employers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan for letting their pet parrots escape, police say.

Cyclone Nisarga: Worst storm to hit Mumbai in more than 70 years

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 14:37
Coronavirus patients are among more than 100,000 people evacuated from low-lying coastal areas in India's western states ahead of a cyclone set to make landfall near Mumbai in Maharashtra.

Philippines says it won't end US military access agreement

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 12:34
The Philippines has reversed its decision to end an important military agreement with the United States as territorial tensions with China heat up in the South China Sea.

Boris Johnson promises UK will provide Hong Kongers path to citizenship after national security fears

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 12:34
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to provide a path to British citizenship for potentially millions of Hong Kongers, as China prepares to impose a draconian new national security law on the city.

New Zealand set to ease coronavirus restrictions

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 00:13
New Zealand's government could ease coronavirus restrictions as early as next week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday.

India hit with worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 15:52
As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.

India accuses two Pakistan embassy officials of spying

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:28
Two Pakistani embassy staff accused of spying have been expelled from India, Indian officials said on Sunday.

Trump's protest response gives China a propaganda win on Hong Kong

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:28
US President Donald Trump's reaction to protests at home stands in marked contrast to the US' position on demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong bans mass vigil commemorating Tiananmen square massacre

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:28
An annual vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre will not take place in Hong Kong this year, after police refused organizers permission to hold a mass gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.

India's rural health care workers push for more coronavirus pay

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 09:16
During the coronavirus crisis, Indian women are being asked to perform new tasks: survey residents on their travel histories and health symptoms, help with contact tracing and arrange testing.

He walked 1,250 miles in 10 days. India's lockdown left him no choice

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:40
Rajesh Chouhan had walked 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) in five days. His legs were swollen and his blisters had burst. A piece of Styrofoam trash he'd found on the roadside was soaking up the pus seeping from his feet.

Crashed PIA flight 'black boxes' to be examined in France

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 22:31
Work on the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from a Pakistan International Airlines flight that crashed in Karachi will begin on June 2, French air safety investigators said Saturday on Twitter.

How Vietnam kept its coronavirus death toll at zero

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 09:23
Vietnam, a country of 97 million people, has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 327 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year.