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North Korea threatens to freeze South out of future talks

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 21:35
A senior North Korean official has railed against ongoing US-South Korea joint military drills and threatened to freeze out Seoul by only holding future talks with Washington.

More than 100 are dead as heavy monsoon rains batter India

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 17:33
Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 114 people in India this week, causing devastating landslides and floods in several parts of the country.

Dozens killed after Typhoon Lekima makes landfall in eastern China

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 16:32
Thirty-two people have died and 16 more are missing after Typhoon Lekima made landfall in east China's Zhejiang Province, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

Is the hermit nation of Turkmenistan on the brink of collapse?

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 08:30
For years, Turkmenistan has been able to survive on its vast gas reserves. But with the collapse of gas prices in recent years, the screws are tightening.

Kashmiris cut off from loved ones as government enforced blackout continues

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:10
For Kashmiri students living in India, Monday's announcement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stripping their home -- Jammu and Kashmir -- of its special status came as a shock.

Hong Kong airport occupied by hundreds of protesters as demonstrations enter tenth weekend

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:10
Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have begun what is intended to be a three-day occupation of Hong Kong's international airport, part of a series of demonstrations marking the tenth straight weekend of protests across the Asian financial hub.

Eat more plants and less meat to live longer and improve heart health

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 13:50
Eating more plants and less meat has been tied to a longer life and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in a new study.

China issues red alert as Tyhoon Lekima approaches east coast

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:08
China has issued a red alert and suspended dozens of train services as the country's eastern coast braces for Typhoon Lekima.

Trump sours on South Korea as he downplays North Korea missile tests

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 06:20
President Donald Trump has reacted to four North Korean missile tests in less than two weeks with little more than a shrug. Instead, he appears to be turning his frustrations about the peninsula on South Korea.

Tensions between India and Pakistan are ratcheting up over Kashmir. Here's why

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 02:05
Tensions between India and Pakistan are high after New Delhi announced changes to the status of Kashmir, the disputed region at the heart of decades of conflict between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Here's what you need to know.

Kashmir's autonomy was stripped to free it from 'terrorism,' Modi says

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 23:04
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed the nation for the first time since his government's controversial decision to strip Indian-controlled Kashmir of its special status earlier this week.

Taiwan and Japan brace for a potential super typhoon

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:01
Residents in Taiwan and Japan are bracing for Typhoon Lekima, which could become a super typhoon by the time it hits a Japanese island chain on Thursday.

Modi could control Kashmir like China has Xinjiang and Tibet, by flooding it with migrants

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 15:01
The gleaming white bullet train whips through the Chinese countryside, past endless construction sites and new towns.

Kyrgyzstan special forces attempt to storm former president's mansion

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:01
Kyrgyzstan special forces have stormed the home of the country's former president Almazbek Atambayev in an attempt to take him into custody, according to Russian state media TASS.

United States issues travel advisory over Hong Kong protests

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:01
The United States has become the latest country to issue a travel warning over Hong Kong's ongoing protests, which have at times turned violent and seen parts of the city brought to a standstill.

Cocaine worth $1.9m washes up on New Zealand beach

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 13:01
Packages containing millions of dollars worth of cocaine have washed up on a New Zealand beach made famous in a 2015 Taylor Swift music video.

With Hong Kong divided, Beijing tries new tactic to discredit protesters

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 07:00
It has become a war of attrition. Ahead of the tenth consecutive week of protests in Hong Kong, neither the government nor demonstrators are giving an inch of ground.

Pakistan will 'go to any extent' to fight India's plan for Kashmir

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 14:54
Pakistan's military has condemned India's move to strip Indian-controlled Kashmir of its special status, and will "go to any extent" to fight the change, the country's chief of army staff said Tuesday.

Sushma Swaraj, India's former foreign minister, dies at 67

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 02:48
Veteran Indian politician Sushma Swaraj, 67, passed away in New Delhi late Tuesday after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a hospital statement.

Turkmenistan leader drives donuts around 'Gateway to Hell' in footage following death rumors

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 22:46
Turkmenistan's repressive president is alive, well and has been driving stunts around a flaming pit nicknamed the "Gateway to Hell," according to recently released footage following rumors that he had died.

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