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Asia's meth boom

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 08:12
From the jungles of Myanmar to the streets of Hong Kong, police throughout Asia are fighting a war against methamphetamine.

Teenager beheaded in southern India in caste-based violence

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 03:07
Concerns about caste-based violence in India are growing after a 13-year-old girl from a lower caste was beheaded in one of the country's southern states last week, with her alleged assailant coming from a higher, majority caste, according to police.

Lion Air crash: Why recovering plane from sea floor will be such a challenge

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 18:54
Indonesia's authorities lifted the wheels of crashed Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 out of the sea Friday, as questions turned to how to retrieve what is left of the body of the aircraft from the seabed.

Chinese dissident artist's Hong Kong show canceled over 'safety concerns'

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 16:53
An art show in Hong Kong featuring the work of a Chinese dissident artist has been canceled due to "safety concerns," the organizer said Friday.

China bus plunged off bridge after woman attacked driver

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 13:52
A woman who attacked a bus driver after she missed her stop was partially responsible for a dramatic crash in southwestern China which killed all 15 people on board, an investigation by Chinese authorities revealed Friday.

South Korea's top court legalizes conscientious objection after decades-long fight

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:38
The South Korean Supreme Court ruled in favor of conscientious objectors Thursday, ending the country's decades-long position as the world's leading jailer of those who refuse to join the armed forces.

Lion Air crash: Flight recorders retrieved from sea

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:38
Indonesian investigators believe they have found the flight data recorders from Lion Air Flight JT10, a discovery that should help explain why the new Boeing 737 crashed Monday, killing all 189 people on board.

China is exporting the Great Firewall as internet freedom declines around the world

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 11:38
Speaking before an elite audience in Washington in March 2000, then US President Bill Clinton summarized much of Western thinking on the internet when he hailed a new century in which "liberty will be spread by cell phone and cable modem."

'We are at the mercy of men': Reports of rape and sexual abuse in North Korea

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:37
Harrowing accounts of widespread sexual abuse allegedly carried out by North Korean officials against ordinary women have been laid out in a new report, that details evidence of a culture where officials commit acts with near total impunity.

Children's shoes, wallets, backpacks confirm fates of Lion Air victims

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 22:29
Relatives are visiting Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, to identify personal items of people who were on Lion Air flight 610 that crashed on Monday.

Jin Yong, Chinese martial arts author and cultural icon, dies aged 94

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 17:22
Louis Cha, the Chinese martial arts novel grandmaster said to have sold more books than Harry Potter author J K Rowling, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday after a long illness. He was 94.

Lion Air crash: Investigators detect 'pings' which could lead to flight recorder

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:20
Indonesian investigators searching for the flight data recorder of crashed Lion Air flight 610 have heard a transponder "pings" that could lead them to the device, and answer questions as to why the new Boeing 737 Max 8 went down, killing 189 people.

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has death penalty conviction overturned

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:20
Pakistan's Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for almost eight years on blasphemy charges.

Two Chinese intelligence officers accused of stealing US jet engine tech

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:19
Two Chinese intelligence officers have been charged by the United States Justice Department with trying to steal the details for a type of jet engine technology from US-based companies.

Why did a brand-new Boeing jet crash 13 minutes after takeoff?

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 02:14
The plane behind Lion Air's crash off Indonesia was one of Boeing's newest and most advanced jets. It was just two months old and with 800 hours under its belt, so experts are baffled as to what exactly caused the 737 MAX 8 to crash.

Lion Air crash: Indonesia to inspect all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 20:09
Indonesia has ordered an inspection of all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes belonging to national commercial airlines, a day after Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff from the capital Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

Lion Air crash: No answers as to cause of jet disaster as bodies pulled from sea

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:59
A day after Indonesian Lion Air flight 610 crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff from the capital Jakarta, questions are being asked as to what caused the new Boeing jet to suddenly lose altitude, killing all 189 people on board.