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K-Pop stars named in growing South Korea sex scandal

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 19:22
Several high-profile K-Pop stars have been named as being members of an online group chat that shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent, South Korean police confirmed.

Woman charged with murdering Kim Jong Un's half-brother to stay behind bars after appeal rejected

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:50
Malaysian prosecutors rejected an appeal to drop a murder charge against one of the two women accused of using the deadly nerve agent VX to murder the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, just days after allowing her co-defendant to walk free.

Gandhi family scion elected leader of India's Congress Party

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:43
He is the scion of India's most influential political dynasty -- the son, grandson and great-grandson of former Prime Ministers, who has often been described as a reluctant inheritor of a storied legacy.

Xinjiang human rights activist arrested

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:31
A prominent human rights activist and China critic based in Kazakhstan, has been arrested by Kazakh police and charged with inciting ethnic strife, according to his lawyer.

North Korea defies UN with arms sales and oil imports, report says

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 22:25
North Korea has broken UN sanctions with a "massive" increase of oil imports and coal exports, a UN report has found. The 400-page document by the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea said that Pyongyang had also tried to sell weapons in the Middle East.

Woman charged with Kim Jong Nam's killing freed

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:06
The Indonesian woman accused of murdering Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been freed after Malaysian prosecutors declined to move forward with their case against her.

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Mon, 03/11/2019 - 10:05
Diego Garcia in 1974

How the US stole an island to build a secretive military base

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 07:19
In the 1960s, in the middle of the Cold War the US secreted away a slither of land in the Indian Ocean. Today, Diego Garcia is one of its most important and secretive military bases -- but a new ruling puts its future in doubt.

Boat's collision with 'marine creature' leaves 87 injured

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 19:13
More than 80 people were injured after a high-speed boat collided with a "marine creature" off the northwest coast of Japan, the country's Coast Guard told CNN.

Malaysian man gets 10 years in prison for insulting Islam on Facebook

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 19:13
A Malaysian man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting Islam and the Prophet Mohammed on his Facebook page, police said.

Satellites reveal North Korean rocket facility activity

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:07
Satellite images of a North Korean rocket assembly facility suggest possible launch preparations, Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Project at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, told CNN on Friday.

China's technology revolution is leaving its senior citizens behind

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:07
With an unprecedented speed, urban Chinese are increasingly embracing a digital life, and the way of living the old have used to for decades--shopping in brick-and-mortar stores, queues in banks to pay for utilities, hailing a cab at the streetside--is fading away.

After MH370, new tech to prevent disappearances

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:07
Five years after Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the aviation industry is embracing technology that may make plane disappearances a thing of the past.

North Korea acknowledges Trump-Kim summit ended without agreement

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 20:28
North Korean state media has acknowledged that February's Hanoi summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump ended "unexpectedly without an agreement."

Thai cave boys to sign deal with Netflix

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 13:26
The 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, whose rescue from a waterlogged cave after an 18 day ordeal captured the world's attention, could be about to sign a deal with Netflix.

US Army vet Joseph Hunter gets life in prison for his role in murder of woman in Philippines

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:26
A US Army veteran was sentenced to life in federal prison on Thursday for his role in a murder-for-hire plot in the Philippines seven years ago.

China 'at war with faith' says US ambassador at large

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:26
US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback has accused the Chinese Communist Party of being "at war with faith," and warned that its policies risk stoking extremism.

The Hong Kong helper sacked for having cancer

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 08:25
On February 17, Baby Jane Teodoro Allas, 38, was sacked from her job as a domestic helper in Hong Kong while on sick leave. The reason her employer gave for her dismissal was simple: "Diagnosed with cervical cancer."