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Xi Jinping promises miracles, but fails to deliver specifics

5 hours 52 min ago
China's economy will produce "miracles that will impress the world" in the coming years, President Xi Jinping promised in a high-profile speech Tuesday marking four decades since the country embarked on its earthshaking economic transformation.

Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II

7 hours 54 min ago
Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the government announced Tuesday.

Ex-politician guilty of inciting anti-Sikh riots after Gandhi assassination

9 hours 55 min ago
An indian court has sentenced a former politician to life in prison for inciting anti-Sikh violence in riots after the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi which claimed thousands of lives.

Jho Low: How man at center of 1MDB scandal is being turned into a figure of fun

11 hours 56 min ago
Forget Santa. In Malaysia, there's another portly figure of fun decorating homes this Christmas.

Gay Singaporean man can adopt son born via surrogacy, court rules

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 23:19
A gay Singaporean doctor has won the right to adopt a child he fathered in the United States through a surrogate, in a landmark ruling for the socially conservative country.

3-year-old allegedly raped in Delhi on anniversary of bus attack

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:17
A three-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after she was allegedly raped in Delhi on Sunday, exactly six years after the brutal gang rape of a student on a bus in the Indian capital ignited protests across the country.

Sri Lanka reinstates ousted Prime Minister in stunning reversal

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:11
Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been reinstated by President Maithripala Sirisena, the man who sacked him two months ago and plunged the island nation into chaos.

China sparked an economic miracle -- now there's a fight over its legacy

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:10
When Victor Gao was growing up in rural China in 1970s, cars and trucks were so rare he would chase them with the other children through the dirt roads, overjoyed by the strange sight.

Detention of 100 Christians raises concerns about religious crackdown in China

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 11:57
A prominent Chinese pastor and former legal scholar is one of 100 Christians detained by authorities after he was reportedly arrested on allegations of "inciting subversion of state power."

11 dead after eating religious food offering in India

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 21:46
Food shared among participants in a religious ceremony is believed to have caused at least 11 deaths and put more than 90 worshipers in hospital, police in the southern Indian state of Karnataka said Saturday.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Fast Facts

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 05:30
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Atal Bihari Vajpayee and learn more about the former Prime Minister of India.

Xi Jinping Fast Facts

Sat, 12/15/2018 - 05:30
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Xi Jinping and learn more about the president of the People's Republic of China.

13 miners feared dead in India

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 22:26
Thirteen miners are feared dead in India after the shaft of a mine they were illegally digging collapsed and flooded in the remote northeastern state of Meghalaya.

Is Laos facing a dam disaster?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 20:23
While a recent dam collapse in Laos devastated thousands, environmentalists warn that a wave of new hydropower dams in the country could spell disaster for the Mekong's rich ecosystems.

Miss USA apologizes to fellow contestants after barrage of criticism

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:20
Miss USA has apologized after comments she made about two fellow Miss Universe contestants' English-language abilities sparked backlash online.

Leopard kills meditating monk in India

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:16
A leopard has killed a Buddhist monk who was meditating in a protected forest reserve in India, according to local officials.

North Korean officials 'expressed regret' over Vietnam citizen's involvement in Kim Jong Nam murder, source says

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:13
North Korean officials informally expressed their regret to Vietnam that a Vietnamese national was charged with killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean government official has told CNN.

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Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:11

Second Canadian may have been detained in China as diplomatic spat intensifies

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:10
A second Canadian may have been detained in China in a potential act of retribution that threatens to escalate the diplomatic dispute between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive in Canada.

Exotic fish hitchhiked from Japan to California in tsunami debris

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:22
Divers swimming in the cold, murky waters of Monterey Bay, California, say they've spotted a fish that's a long way from home. It's called a barred knifejaw, and it's native to Japan, Korea and China.

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