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China's reaction to US Navy operation: We have missiles

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:06
China claims to have deployed missiles "capable of targeting medium and large ships" days after the latest US Navy "freedom of navigation" operation near contested islands in the South China Sea, state media announced.

Dozens of 'decorated' birds found dead in New Zealand

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:04
Dead and injured birds covered in tinsel and other decorations have been turning up in New Zealand, and animal rights campaigners are worried.

Owner of South Korean revenge porn site jailed for 4 years

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:04
The co-owner of a South Korean revenge porn site was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday, as women in the East Asian country continue to push back against spy cam and other nonconsensual pornography.

S Korea's Moon calls for second Trump-Kim summit as N Korean leader leaves Beijing

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:03
It's going to be another year of Korea summits.

China's ambassador accuses Canada of double standards, 'white supremacy' over Huawei

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:02
China's ambassador to Canada has accused his host government of "Western egotism and white supremacy" over their handling of the case of Huawei executive Meng Hongwei, amid an escalating dispute between Ottawa and Beijing.

India's ruling party pushes for upper caste job quotas ahead of election

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 21:50
India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pushing to implement affirmative action for economically weaker upper caste individuals, a move which supporters say will help provide jobs for the poor but critics have dismissed as a calculated political ploy ahead of the country's upcoming national elections.

Japanese tabloid apologizes for women's university 'sex listing'

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 21:50
A Japanese tabloid apologized Tuesday for issuing a ranking of women's universities based on the alleged willingness of female students to engage in sex while at drinking parties.

Kim Jong Un departs Beijing after meetings with Xi Jinping

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:47
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departed Beijing Wednesday by train, marking an end to his surprise visit to the Chinese capital that comes as Washington and Pyongyang are trying to hammer out the details of a second summit.

UNHCR refers Saudi teen refugee case to Australia

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 15:47
The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her family has been referred by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to Australia for possible resettlement as a refugee, Australia's Department of Home Affairs said in a statement to CNN.

North Korean defectors voice concern for Pyongyang's missing Italy envoy

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:47
A group of prominent North Korean defectors called on the Italian and South Korean governments to provide protection for Pyongyang's former envoy to Italy Wednesday, as his whereabouts remain unknown.

Malaysia Fast Facts

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:45
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Malaysia to learn more about the country located in Southeast Asia.

How Nepal's stunning beauty could encourage kids to stay in school

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 22:09
Three years ago, Ganga Limbu could see little future beyond her hometown in eastern Nepal.

Saudi teen who fled family under protection of UNHCR

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:34
An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself in a Bangkok airport hotel room, saying she feared death at their hands if returned to them, has been released from the airport and is now under the protection of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and Thai authorities.

One dead after oil tanker catches fire south of Hong Kong

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:33
At least one person is dead after an oil tanker caught fire south of one of Hong Kong's main islands.

Study: China faces 'unstoppable' population decline by mid-century

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 12:33
China will face an "unstoppable" population decline over the coming decades, with fewer and fewer workers struggling to support an increasingly aging society, according to a report by a leading state-sponsored Chinese thinktank.

Kim Jong Un pays another visit to China

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 07:17
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in China for a three-day visit at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese and North Korean state media reported Tuesday.

Malaysia's royals meet over King's abdication, state media reports

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 17:22
Malaysia's royal families are understood to have held a meeting to discuss a date to select a new king, after Muhammad V announced his abdication Sunday, state media reports.

Women at center of India temple storm speak out

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 11:31
It was an extraordinary act of defiance, from two ordinary women who have since been forced into hiding.

Saudi woman says she's being 'held' at Thai airport

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 23:26
A young Saudi woman says she is being detained at Bangkok's main airport after trying to escape from her parents in Kuwait.

Xi Jinping begins his most important year at his weakest point

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 08:16
When Xi Jinping ascended the stage in the Great Hall of the People in March, officially the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong, the country's future seemed his to shape.

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