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The actor who helped make a baby sea cow an internet star

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 21:46
Thai actor Alex Rendell is inspiring kids to help the environment.

India parliament votes to change Kashmir's status, give Delhi more control over contested region

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 21:46
India's parliament has voted to reorganize and reclassify the state of Jammu and Kashmir, a far-reaching and highly contentious move that will give the government in New Delhi greater authority over the disputed Muslim-majority region.

Explosions and evacuations after fire at military warehouse in Siberia

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:43
A fire at a military warehouse in Siberia on Monday has caused multiple explosions and at least one death, according to Russian state news agency TASS.

Fires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia's stance on the climate crisis

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:42
Landing in Yakutsk, six time zones east of Moscow, the first thing you see and smell is thick, acrid smoke.

North Korean cryptocurrency heists net estimated $2 billion: UN report

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 12:42
North Korea earned as much as $2 billion dollars through large-scale cyber attacks to help fund its weapons programs, a United Nations panel alleges in a new report.

New violence feared in old flashpoint, as Indian ruling party pushes long-held agenda

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:42
Hindu nationalists in India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have long dreamed of stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir -- named Jammu and Kashmir state -- of its decades-old special status.

Article 370: How India's special status for Kashmir works

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 00:31
Revoking Article 370 of India's constitution was one of the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party ahead of recent elections. On Monday, the government made good on its pledge, prompting criticism from Pakistan.

City-wide strikes bring Hong Kong to a standstill

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 21:30
Hong Kong was hit by widespread strikes Monday that brought chaos to much of the city's transport network, including Hong Kong International Airport, in the most ambitious day of demonstrations since the movement began in June.

Kashmir tensions as India moves to scrap special status: Live updates

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 17:29
India has announced plans to change the way Indian-controlled Kashmir is administered. Thousands of new troops have been deployed and prominent politicians are under house arrest. Get live updates here.

Kashmir in lockdown as India reveals plan to change state's status

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 16:29
Indian-controlled Kashmir was in lockdown Monday, with tens of thousands of new troops deployed into what is already one of the most militarized places in the world, as a number of prominent politicians were placed under house arrest and New Delhi announced contentious changes to the way the territory is administered.

Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea dies at 93

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:26
Nuon Chea, a senior member of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime which led to the death of more than 1.7 million people, died on Sunday at the age of 93.

More than 100 flights canceled as Hong Kong goes on strike

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 09:26
People are striking and protesting across seven districts of Hong Kong, in the most ambitious and wide-ranging day of demonstrations this summer. Follow here for the latest.

Hours after street chaos, more protests loom in Hong Kong

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 11:16
Mere hours after one of Hong Kong's most iconic shopping districts was transformed into a tear gas-filled battleground, protesters are again preparing to take to the streets.

Hong Kong protesters swarm Mong Kok

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 15:08
Hong Kong is bracing for another weekend of mass demonstrations, with a protest march happening Saturday in one of the world's most densely populated areas. Follow here for the latest.

Hong Kong braces for another weekend of protests

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 11:07
Hong Kong is bracing for another weekend of mass demonstrations, with a protest march scheduled to take place Saturday in one of the world's most densely populated areas.

Strong earthquake strikes west coast of Indonesia

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 20:03
A strong earthquake has struck the west coast of Indonesia Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

A month after G20, Trump's Asia policy achievements appear to be unraveling

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:02
At the end of June, US President Donald Trump appeared to have deals in hand with North Korea and China that would have put nuclear and trade talks back on track.

Pair hanged in Japan's first executions of 2019

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:02
Two men sentenced to death for multiple murders have been executed in Japan -- the first time the death penalty has been used in the country this year.

Materials used to make Molotov cocktails found in Hong Kong police raid

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:59
Eight people have been arrested in Hong Kong, including the leader of a banned pro-independence party, for possession of offensive weapons and suspected bomb-making materials, as the city prepares for another weekend of anti-government demonstrations.

North Korea fires projectile in second launch of the week

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 03:54
A US official said US military intelligence tracked the launch from North Korea on Friday morning local time (Thursday in the US). According to the initial assessment, the projectile appeared to be similar to the short range ballistic missiles fired earlier this week, the official said, referring to Wednesday's twin launches from North Korea's east coat.