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New Zealand launches investigation into Maori babies taken into state care

2 hours 56 min ago
New Zealand's government watchdog will investigate the practice of authorities seizing newborn babies from their mothers -- including some when they are still in hospital.

Xi heads to North Korea as fate of US nuclear deal still up in the air

6 hours 58 min ago
More than 15 months after Kim Jong Un traveled to Beijing and invited the Chinese President to visit Pyongyang, Xi Jinping is finally heading to the North Korean capital for a two-day state visit this week.

Trump to meet Xi at G20 amid raging trade war, calls Chinese leader 'terrific guy'

7 hours 58 min ago
US President Donald Trump has announced plans for an "extended" meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan next week, a significant development aimed at resolving the ongoing trade war between the two countries.

Tsunamis expected in Japanese coastal regions after earthquake

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 23:59
Japan's meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:22 p.m. local time Tuesday (9:22 a.m. ET) off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture in the north of the country.

Hong Kong's leader 'sincerely sorry' after record-breaking protests

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 16:58
Hong Kong's leader has issued a rare public apology in the wake of repeated record-breaking protests that called for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill with China that she introduced and championed.

Man who shared New Zealand mosque shooting video online jailed for 21 months

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:57
A New Zealand man has been jailed for almost two years for sharing a video of the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 51 people.

UN terrorism chief heavily criticized for trip to China's Xinjiang region

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:57
United Nations counter terrorism chief Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov has come under heavy criticism from the United States and human rights groups over his recent trip to China's repressive Xinjiang region.

Couple use Twitter to rescue newborn girl abandoned on Indian garbage dump

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:50
Vinod Kapri, an Indian journalist and filmmaker based in Delhi, checks Twitter first thing every morning -- like virtually every journalist on the planet.

Xi Jinping to make first official visit to North Korea

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:50
Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day state visit, his first official trip to the country since he came to power in 2012.

Accidental cat filter derails political press conference

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:49
A Pakistani politician suffered a major catastrophe when his press conference was live-streamed on social media last week.

Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a 'threat to China'

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:49
Beijing's leading drug enforcement body has blamed the legalization of marijuana in Canada and parts of the United States for a spike in the amount of drugs smuggled into the country, describing it as a "new threat to China."

Trump may raise Hong Kong protests with Xi as city remains a thorn in Beijing's side

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:49
Hong Kong has once again burnished its reputation as a thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping, after protesters swarmed the city's streets for the third time in one week.

Rat infestation plagues New Zealand town

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 14:49
A beachside New Zealand suburb known for roaming chickens and yoga has become infested with hordes of unwelcome guests: large, writhing rats.

7 reasons to visit gorgeous Hoi An

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:12

Joshua Wong released from prison day after hundreds of thousands march in Hong Kong

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 12:49
A day after organizers said 2 million Hong Kongers took to the streets to march against an extradition bill with China, one of the city's pro-democracy icons has been released from prison.

Hong Kong extradition bill: Organizers claim 2 million march as protesters demand leader's resignation

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:47
A temporary calm had returned to Hong Kong Monday Morning, hours after the city stunned its leaders and the world with a second record-breaking protest in a week against a controversial extradition bill with China.

Hong Kong protesters push ahead with mass rally despite suspension of controversial bill

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 13:37
Hong Kong is preparing for another day of protest as campaigners look to keep the pressure on the government, despite a move by the city's embattled leader to suspend a controversial extradition bill.

India is hitting the United States with more tariffs

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 22:30
India just increased tariffs on US exports, dealing another blow to fragile global trade.

Hong Kong extradition law: What happens next?

Sat, 06/15/2019 - 17:34
Hong Kong residents have proven more willing to come to the streets to fight back against a loss of political freedoms than to push for extra ones, and both the local and central governments appear to have a greater degree of flexibility or patience on these issues as well.