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Emperor Akihito Fast Facts

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 18:07
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Second Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:07
A Canadian citizen has been sentenced to death in China for producing and trafficking a large amount of methamphetamine, a Chinese court announced Tuesday.

Christchurch man arrested over suspected explosive device

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:06
A 33-year-old man in the New Zealand city of Christchurch has been arrested after a package containing a suspected explosive device and ammunition was found at a vacant property, police said.

Emperor Naruhito is ready to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne. What can Japan expect from its new ruler?

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:03
Crown Prince Naruhito, who on Wednesday ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne to become Japan's 126th emperor, has pledged to bring the world's oldest monarchy closer to the people.

Xi Jinping praises a historic student protest. It could never happen today

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:03
In a country whose leadership has little tolerance for open dissent, it is rare to hear Chinese President Xi Jinping praise a student protest against the government.

'Yeti' footprints sighted, claims Indian Army tweet

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:03
For centuries, humans have been searching for the Yeti -- and now, in an unceremonious tweet, the Indian Army is claiming to have found evidence of the mythical Himalayan monster.

Naruhito Fast Facts

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:02
Read CNN Fast Facts about Naruhito, the 126th Emperor to ascend to Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne.

The Emperor who pushed imperial boundaries

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:01
Japan's 85-year-old monarch was born the son of a deity, but he's retiring as the people's Emperor.

UN boss raises Xinjiang Uyghurs during his trip to China

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:01
Antonio Guterres has reminded China that its treatment of Uyghurs is still under close watch, during a recent trip to Beijing. Human rights must be fully respected when fighting terrorism, he told Chinese authorities during the weekend's billion-dollar Belt and Road Forum, according to a UN spokesman.

Japan's much-loved Emperor Akihito will

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 04:59
Japan's much-loved Emperor Akihito will stand down Tuesday, becoming the first Japanese monarch to abdicate his post in two centuries.

Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 03:59
Indonesia plans to move its capital city from Jakarta, according to the country's planning minister.

When he stands down on Tuesday, Emperor

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 03:59
When he stands down on Tuesday, Emperor Akihito will become the first Japanese monarch in 200 years to abdicate his post.

Sri Lanka bombers had clear links to ISIS, President says

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 22:53
Sri Lanka's President told CNN Monday it is "very clear" the Easter Sunday suicide bombers "had obtained training" from ISIS, according to Sri Lankan intelligence services.

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings for 'public protection' after bomb attacks

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 18:45
Any face covering that "hinders the identification of individuals in a way that threatens national security" is now banned in Sri Lanka, according to a statement from the country's President.

Thousands protest in Hong Kong's largest demonstration in 5 years, political group says

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 14:44
Protesters in Hong Kong have staged their biggest demonstration since the 2014 Occupy protests, against a proposed law they say will make it easier for officials to extradite people to mainland China.

Security ahead of coronation stepped up after knives found in Japanese prince's classroom

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 12:41
Police in Japan have tightened security around Emperor Akihito's 12-year-old grandson after two knives were found near his school desk.

More than 270 workers dead after Indonesian election

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 07:36
More than 270 election staff have died from overwork-related illnesses after the world's third biggest democracy hit the polls earlier this month, an election official said.

The Chinese Christians finding God and religious refuge in Kenya

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 06:35
In Nairobi, Chinese migrants are finding God as they integrate in highly Christian Kenya. But many don't realize that back home the atheist Communist Party is waging a war against religion

Sri Lanka bans burqas for 'public protection' after bomb attacks

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 02:33
Calling burqas "a security risk and a flag of fundamentalism," Sri Lanka's president is banning the garment worn by some Muslim women.

Sri Lanka bomb suspect's sister fears 18 relatives dead after attacks

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 17:28
The sister of the suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka's deadly Easter Sunday bombings has told CNN up to 18 of her family members are missing and feared dead since the attacks and subsequent raids.