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Japan's Emperor has a dinner date with a sun goddess

43 min 40 sec ago
Japan's new Emperor Naruhito will take part in a ritual feast with a sun goddess on Thursday night as part of a centuries-old ceremony to celebrate his ascension to the throne.

Chinese state media issues dire warning for Hong Kong

2 hours 43 min ago
Hong Kong looked set for another long day of violent clashes and travel chaos Thursday with protesters occupying several universities across the city amid growing concern over what might happen next.

A Japanese spacecraft is coming back to Earth with samples from a nearby asteroid

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 22:09
Hayabusa2 has begun its yearlong journey back to Earth with valuable data and soil samples in tow. After traveling about 180 million miles, the spacecraft will finally arrive back to its terrestrial home.

Mystery of thousands of birds found dead by a lake

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:06
More than 2,000 birds have been found dead around India's largest inland salt lake --and authorities don't yet know why they died.

Police and protesters stand off at Hong Kong's Chinese University

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:04
Hong Kong woke to a third consecutive day of travel chaos and debris littering the streets Wednesday, following fiery clashes across the city overnight and a prolonged and violent standoff at a university campus.

Afghan prisoner swap to free American, Australian hostages in exchange for Taliban prisoners

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 00:35
Afghanistan is to "conditionally" release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in exchange for two American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) professors who were kidnapped by the group three years ago, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.

Kindergarten chemical attack injures 51 children

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:32
Fifty-one children and three teachers were injured at a kindergarten in southwest China when a man attacked them with a corrosive chemical, state media reported Tuesday.

Death toll could rise after two trains collide

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 14:32
At least 12 people have been killed and around 100 others injured after two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Hong Kong on edge after day of violence

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:30
Hong Kong is preparing for another day of turmoil Tuesday after a man was shot by a police officer and another set alight following a confrontation with protesters in one of the most dramatic days in over five months of protests.

Hong Kong protests rage after man shot by police

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 15:20
Protests are raging across Hong Kong after a police officer shot a protester earlier in the morning. Follow here for the latest

2 million evacuated as deadly cyclone hits Bangladesh

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 13:20
At least 10 people are dead and millions have been evacuated from their homes after deadly Cyclone Bulbul smashed into India and Bangladesh over the weekend.

Hong Kong police officer shoots protester with live round

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 09:19
A 21-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live round by a police officer in Hong Kong early Monday morning, as traffic stalled and clashes broke out across the city.

Japan's imperial couple greeted by thousands during Tokyo parade

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 20:03
Japan's newly crowned emperor and empress were cheered by tens of thousands of spectators during an imperial parade through the heart of Tokyo Sunday.

Asia's lonely cities are a ripe recruiting ground for ISIS

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 09:55
Domestic workers living in Hong Kong and Singapore are being targeted by ISIS. Alienated and vulnerable, they are easy prey. Some have become suicide bombers.

Half a million people evacuated as cyclone nears Bangladesh and eastern India

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 20:48
Around 500,000 people have been evacuated from Bangladesh's coastal region, as the nation waits for Cyclone Bulbul to hit on Saturday evening, the country's disaster management minister said.

Indian court to make historic ruling on Ayodhya holy site

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 11:43
India's Supreme Court is set to deliver a ruling Saturday in a fierce dispute over a religious site that's claimed by both Hindus and Muslims.

Mom, churchgoer, chatty neighbor ... suspected serial killer

Sat, 11/09/2019 - 07:39
For years, Jolly Joseph talked about how her house was cursed, neighbors said.

Kentucky man in coma after dramatic three-day Thai man hunt

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 14:31
An American man is in a coma in Thailand after dramatically breaking free of police custody and then shooting himself in the head as police closed in on him and his girlfriend, according to authorities.

Hong Kong student dies after fall in a parking garage during weekend protests

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:30
A 22-year-old Hong Kong university student who suffered a severe head injury after falling in a parking garage close to the scene of protests has died, hospital authorities confirmed Friday, a development that could further inflame tensions in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.