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One dead as Sri Lanka town gripped by another bout of anti-Muslim violence

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 14:41
At least one person was killed Monday amid renewed anti-Muslim violence in a Sri Lankan town targeted during last month's Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

Chinese marathon official directs race winner the wrong way

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:41
A Chinese marathon official has been banned for a year after he redirected an elite runner away from the finish line, in a mistake that almost changed the outcome of the race.

Chinese media calls for 'people's war' as US trade war heats up

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:41
China will survive its trade war with the United States, state media insists, as it mounts a fierce new propaganda campaign against US "greed."

Radioactive carbon from Cold War nuclear tests has been found deep in the ocean

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 08:36
Decades after the nuclear bomb tests of the Cold War, traces of radioactive carbon have been found in the deepest parts of the ocean.

A man dove to the bottom of the Mariana Trench and found a plastic bag

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 22:05
• Radioactive carbon from Cold War tests found deep below ocean

Pakistan agrees to 13th bailout in 30 years from the IMF

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:22
Pakistan will receive around $6 billion in a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it was announced Sunday, the thirteenth time the South Asian country has received financing from the IMF in 30 years.

Philippines midterms could strengthen Duterte's hold on Senate

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 13:21
Over 60 million voters are going to the polls across the Philippines for midterm elections on Monday that are being seen as a bellwether for the popularity of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Pilot in Myanmar lands plane without front wheels

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:19
A pilot in Myanmar is being hailed as a hero after landing a plane Sunday on only its rear wheels, after the passenger jet's landing gear failed.

Five dead in attack on luxury Pakistan hotel, military says

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 22:06
Five people including a soldier were killed after gunmen stormed a five-star luxury hotel in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, the military said Sunday.

Why young South Koreans aren't interested in dating

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 07:21
Kim Joon-hyup recently went on his first date in three years. But the 24-year-old student wasn't looking for a girlfriend, he was completing a college assignment.

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Sat, 05/11/2019 - 11:12

Japan tests world's fastest bullet train

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 21:07
Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of transport.

North Korea is waiting for Trump to blink ... or leave office

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:04
It used to be North Korea that was facing maximum pressure, not exerting it.

Rare black bear spotted in demilitarized zone

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:04
An endangered Asiatic black bear has been caught on camera in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides North and South Korea.

Destructive pest could spread to all China's grain production in 12 months

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:04
The devastating armyworm pest has already spread to more than 8,500 hectares of China's grain production and could soon affect the country's entire crop, a new US government report said this week.

Former Xinjiang teacher claims brainwashing and abuse inside mass detention centers

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:04
Overflowing toilets in overcrowded cells. Food and sleep deprivation. Forced injections.

North Korea launches 'unidentified' projectile

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:48
North Korea has fired at least one unidentified projectile, South Korea's military said Thursday.

Trump says new China tariffs are because Beijing 'broke the deal'

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:45
China and the United States were moving towards an agreement to end a months-long trade war when, suddenly, it all fell apart this week.

China censors Trump and boosts propaganda ahead of vital trade summit

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:45
It's headline news in the rest of the world, but in China, US President Donald Trump's threat to sharply raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods has barely registered a mention on the news agenda.

Thailand's opposition wins most seats, but won't get to choose country's leader

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:45
Thailand's opposition party won the most seats of any political party in the country's first election since a military coup five years ago, but will still likely not be able to choose the country's next leader.