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This is the rover China will send to the dark side of the moon

1 hour 22 min ago
China has unveiled a new lunar rover as it prepares to become the first nation in the world to explore the dark side of the moon later this year.

Kerala floods: Red alert issued as death toll rises in Indian state

2 hours 22 min ago
Severe flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed 67 people in the past week, and more heavy rain is forecast in coming days.

Number of faulty children's vaccines in China surges to over 900,000

5 hours 25 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of additional vaccines intended for children have been found to be faulty, the Chinese government announced Wednesday, raising the number of known defective vaccines in the country to almost one million.

Kim Jong Nam trial: Judge rules women's lawyers must mount defense

5 hours 25 min ago
Two women charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will remain in custody as their lawyers mount a defense against the prosecution's claims.

Women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam could be freed

11 hours 29 min ago
Two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could walk free Thursday, if a judge decides there's not enough evidence to proceed with their trial.

Stolen Buddha statue returning home after 57 years

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:05
In 1961, 14 statues were stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda, eastern India. Now one is to make the journey home.

Faith, fury and fear: The story behind one of history's greatest mass migrations

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 23:05
How was a British colony split into the nations of India and Pakistan? And what led to one of the most harrowing events of the 20th century?

India launches first all-female SWAT team

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 22:05
India's first all-female Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team took to the streets of New Delhi this week as the country marked 71 years of independence.

In 1947, Britain divided India into two

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 20:03
In 1947, Britain divided India into two independent nations. One side remained India, a predominantly Hindu state, while the other became Pakistan, a new country forged out of India's Muslim community.

Indian man returns home 36 years after he disappeared, but mystery remains

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:57
Gajanand Sharma wandered across the Indian border into Pakistan in 1982. He was arrested and spent the next 36 years in prison.

Modi says India will launch manned space mission by 2022

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 17:57
India will launch its first manned mission to space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address to the nation.

Beijing should 'temper' its behavior in the South China Sea, Duterte says

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:54
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the Chinese government to tone down its behavior in the South China Sea, warning ongoing tensions could spark an accidental conflict.

After wreaking havoc in Africa, crop-destroying worm reaches Asia

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 20:27
After leaving a trail of ruined crops in Africa and the Americas, an invasive worm has been found in India, prompting concern that it could have a devastating effect on the country's agriculture.

Hong Kong independence talk goes ahead amid protests

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:25
A hotly anticipated speech by a pro-Hong Kong independence activist went ahead Tuesday at the city's Foreign Correspondents' Club, amid government pressure and protests by pro-China groups.

Former political rising star in South Korea acquitted of sexual assault

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:24
A former South Korean governor and one-time presidential contender has been acquitted of sexual assault by coercion in one of the highest profile cases to emerge from the MeToo movement in South Korea.

China says claims 1M Uyghurs imprisoned in camps 'completely untrue'

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:10
China has vociferously defended its human rights record at the United Nations, after accusations were made that more than a million Uyghur Muslims have been imprisoned in political reeducation camps.

Lombok earthquake death toll surges above 400

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:09
The death toll from the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok more than a week ago has surged to 436, authorities said Monday.

Taipei hospital fire leaves 9 dead, 15 injured

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:05
Fire ripped through a hospital in Taiwan Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than dozen, authorities said.

North and South Korean leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:01
The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a second summit in Pyongyang in September, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

Afghan forces confront Taliban militants in Ghazni days after brazen attack

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:01
Afghan police have begun a "clearance operation" in the city of Ghazni, two days after a brazen Taliban led to the deaths of more than 100 people.

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