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South Korean defense ministry says North Korea has tested a short-range missile

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 08:44
North Korea fired an unidentified short-range missile Saturday morning from the country's eastern coast, the South Korean Defense Ministry confirmed to CNN by text message.

Passenger on Chinese flight arrested after opening emergency exit

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 07:44
An elderly passenger has been arrested and detained in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong for endangering the safety of an aircraft, after he tried opened an emergency exit as the plane sat on the tarmac.

Tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:40
Tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall Friday, May 3, near Puri, India, in Odisha state. The storm is the strongest tropical cyclone to hit India in 20 years.

2 killed as Tropical Cyclone Fani hits India

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:40
The strongest storm to hit India in 20 years made landfall Friday, killing two people and lashing the country's eastern coast with ferocious winds and torrential downpours.

Thailand prepares to crown new king in elaborate three-day celebration

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:40
Thailand is preparing to crown its new king in a lavish three-day celebration that comes almost 69 years to the day since the last coronation.

20 kg of meth accidentally shipped to elderly Australian couple

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 18:40
An elderly Australian couple Wednesday signed for a package containing 10 million Australian dollars ($7 million) worth of methamphetamine, which had accidentally been shipped to their house, police said.

Taiwanese president-hopeful Terry Gou meets Trump

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 08:35
Taiwanese businessman and presidential hopeful Terry Gou has met with US businessman and current President Donald Trump, and received this advice: Being president is a tough job.

As last jailed Kim Jong Nam killing suspect freed, a gripping murder mystery ends with a whimper

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 07:34
The second woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been set free, bringing one of the world's highest-profile murder mysteries to an anticlimactic end after two years of twists and turns.

Christchurch terror attack death toll increases to 51

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 06:33
Seven weeks after the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand, the death toll has risen again.

100 million people in path of India's worst cyclone in 20 years

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:11
What is expected to be India's strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in 20 years is barreling toward 100 million people on the country's east coast, prompting officials to begin emergency evacuations.

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn assumed

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 02:31
Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn assumed the throne following the death of his father in 2016.

Chinese police use app to target 'suspicious' citizens in Xinjiang: HRW report

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:22
Chinese authorities are using an app to vacuum up and record vast amounts of data on Muslim Uyghurs, as part of a mass surveillance system in the far western region of Xinjiang, a report claimed Thursday.

Gold ship hoax: Executives jailed over 'sunken treasure ship' claims

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:21
Three executives of a South Korean company, which claimed to have found a sunken Russian treasure ship containing billions of dollars in gold, have been jailed, months after their scam fell apart.

Six Marxist students vanish in China in the lead up to Labor Day

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 07:21
Six Marxist university students who wanted to spend International Labor Day working alongside regular laborers have vanished in China, the latest in a series of disappearances and detentions of student activists.

Thai king announces his marriage ahead of coronation

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:17
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun revealed he has wed his royal consort General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Aydhaya and declared her queen just days before his coronation.

Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, has

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 16:14
Japan's new emperor, Naruhito, has formally ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne, replacing his father, Akihito, who had abdicated a day earlier.

Emperor Naruhito ascends throne as Japan's Reiwa era begins

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 09:11
Japan new emperor, Naruhito, has formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, replacing his father, Akihito, who had abdicated a day earlier.

Japan's much-loved Emperor Akihito

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 03:10
Japan's much-loved Emperor Akihito formally abdicated on Tuesday, becoming the first emperor to do so in 200 years.

Japan's 85-year-old monarch was born

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 19:08
Japan's 85-year-old monarch was born the son of a deity, but he retires as the people's Emperor.