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Hong Kong intends to jail vaping offenders

3 hours 42 min ago
The Hong Kong government wants a blanket ban on e-cigarettes to protect young people, but will it harm the health of smokers hoping to quit?

Indian troops killed in militant clash in Kashmir

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 18:14
Four Indian army personnel were killed Monday in a gunfight with militants in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir, just days after a car bomb was detonated in the same area, killing 40 paramilitary soldiers.

Saudi crown prince builds ties with Asian powers in an effort to improve image

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:13
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has signed agreements worth $20 billion with Pakistan at the start of an Asian tour widely seen as an attempt to bolster ties and improve the kingdom's image after a troubling year.

Japan's Abe refuses to deny that he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:11
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has refused to deny that he nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in helping to ease tensions with North Korea.

In the new Malaysia, signs of an older, uglier politics

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:09
In a swanky shopping mall underneath Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Towers, a traditional Chinese lion dance is attracting a crowd of delighted shoppers.

India's fastest train breaks down, day after launch

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 17:00
India's fastest train broke down on its first trip, just a day after being inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India election 2019: The key statistics

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 11:47
With general elections due by May, India will embark on the world's biggest exercise in democracy over the coming months.

India's most important election in decades in looming. Here's what you need to know

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:39
India is just months away from general elections, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party facing what looks like an increasingly close contest.

Maria Ressa's arrest spells more trouble for press freedom in increasingly illiberal Asia

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:11
The arrest of Maria Ressa, a Time Person of the Year, award-winning journalist and frequent critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has renewed fears for the future of press freedom in the southeast Asian nation and around the region.

Xi Jinping's global dreams hit a wall amid growing backlash against China

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 07:37
With the shock election of anti-globalist Donald Trump to the US presidency still fresh in their minds, international leaders watched with anticipation as Chinese President Xi Jinping stepped up to the podium at Davos in January 2017.

Kashmir attack: Why the timing could drive tensions in South Asia

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:31
Once again, geopolitical tensions are rising on the Indian subcontinent. And the timing, just ahead of India's general elections, could drive the mercury even higher in the coming days and weeks.

Chinese Communist Party propaganda? There's an app for that

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:30
If you feel your understanding of "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism With Chinese Characteristics for the New Era" is a bit rusty, you're in luck.

India says Pakistan had 'direct hand' in Kashmir attack

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:30
India said there was "incontrovertible evidence" that Pakistan had a "direct hand" in an attack on a convoy that killed 37 paramilitary soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Indian couple wants Modi votes as wedding gifts

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:29
Indian weddings can be extravagant affairs with couples often showered with lavish gifts and money on their big day.

The remote island with 1 resident, age 81

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:29
In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely set of island at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.

Holy cabbage! Couple grows giant vegetable

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:29
An Australian couple staved off pests for more than nine months to grow a giant cabbage almost as big as a person.

Kashmir attack on Indian paramilitary members kills 40

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:28
At least 40 people were killed Thursday afternoon when a bomb exploded near a convoy of Indian paramilitary personnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to Kashmir police.

Rappler boss Maria Ressa released from jail

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:21
Maria Ressa, an award-winning Philippines journalist and frequent critic of the country's president, has been released on bail following her arrest on "cyber libel" charges.

Will smash hit The Wandering Earth change China's film industry?

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:20
Millions of moviegoers watched breathlessly over the Lunar New Year week as Beijing and Shanghai were destroyed for the first time in modern Chinese film history.

Japanese women are rebelling against Valentine's Day

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:18
Japanese women are rebelling against a decades-old Valentine's Day tradition that obliges them to give chocolates to the men in their lives.