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Witness in case of nun's alleged rape in India found dead

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 01:06
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, a witness in the trial of Indian Catholic bishop Bishop Franco Mulakkal has died, prompting an official investigation.

US sails warships through Taiwan Strait

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:28
The US Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait Monday, a show of force that is bound to irritate Beijing and comes amid heightened US-China tensions on a range of issues.

China mining accident: 18 trapped in tunnel

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 21:02
More than 170 rescue workers are trying to free 18 coal miners trapped in a tunnel in China's Longyun Coal Mining Company in Yuncheng County, reported CCTV.

At least 22 dead and 171 injured in Taiwan train derailment

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 21:46
At least 22 people have been killed and 171 others injured after a train derailed in Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan, according to an update from the country's transport ministry.

Violence and technical glitches plague Afghanistan's elections

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
At least three people, including a child, were killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan's capital as voters went to the polls Saturday for long-awaited legislative elections, officials said.

Hundreds of women stand in Afghan election marred by 'chilling' attack

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
The assassination by the Taliban of a police chief in an important Afghanistan province this week could not have come at a more pivotal moment. On Saturday, parliamentary elections are taking place across the country in a vote that had already been delayed for three years because of security concerns.

Train in India hits crowd celebrating Hindu festival; dozens killed

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
At least 55 people died and 60 were injured in northern India on Friday night after a train struck people celebrating a Hindu festival at a railway track, police said.

US Navy helicopter crashes on board USS Ronald Reagan

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
US Navy helicopter crashed onto the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea on Friday, injuring 12 personnel on board, according to two US Navy officials familiar with the incident.

US, Chinese defense chiefs hold 'straightforward' talks amid tensions

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
Top US and Chinese defense officials met in Singapore Thursday for a head-to-head meeting which nearly didn't take place amid growing tensions between the world's two most powerful countries.

Wife of China's detained Interpol chief says he might already be dead

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
The wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who dramatically vanished into police custody after returning to China in September, told the BBC she isn't sure her husband is still alive.

India's #MeToo moment? Media and entertainment industry shaken by allegations

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
A year after the fall of US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a flurry of allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior has shaken the Indian media and entertainment industries, prompting many to ask if the #MeToo movement has finally arrived in the world's largest democracy.

Indian minister defiant amid #MeToo storm

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
An Indian government minister has hit back at a series of allegations of sexual harassment, rejecting calls to step down and suing one of his accusers, after he became the most prominent public figure to be named in what's been dubbed India's #MeToo movement.

Indian minister MJ Akbar resigns amid sexual assault allegations

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
A series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault has prompted the resignation of an Indian government minister, the most prominent public figure named in the country's own #MeToo movement.

Pope receives Kim Jong Un's invitation to visit North Korea

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
Pope Francis received an invitation Thursday from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea, and said he would consider the invitation, according to a South Korean spokesman.

Violent protests at Indian temple over admission of women

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 21:33
A temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala opened its doors to women for the first time in centuries Wednesday, but no women made it over the threshold.

Typhoons cause Japan's cherry blossoms to bloom months early

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 03:52
Spring has already sprung -- at least for certain confused cherry trees in Japan.

Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:25
At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying majestically into air.

Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:39
Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly indiscernible.

Azerbaijan's beautiful Silk Road city

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 18:24

World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:37
Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.