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Black market taking Hong Kong turtles to brink of extinction

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:33
There's only one place left on Earth where a critically endangered species of freshwater turtle is known to survive in the wild: Hong Kong.

Canadian appeals drug smuggling charges in China

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:33
A Chinese court will hear an appeal Saturday from a Canadian man reportedly convicted of drug smuggling -- the latest case to test relations between Ottawa and Beijing following the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver this month.

Freak golf cart accident kills two tourists in Thailand

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 19:23
Two men have died after their wives accidentally rammed their golf cart and knocked them into a river on a golf course in Thailand.

China 'appreciated' outgoing US defense chief Mattis

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 16:22
China's Defense Ministry has praised outgoing US Defense Secretary James Mattis, saying Beijing "highly appreciated" his attitude during his time in the post.

Flights rerouted as volcano eruptions continue

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 15:22
Thousands of people are being evacuated and flights rerouted as the volcano which caused a deadly tsunami in Indonesia last week continues to erupt.

Two more prisoners executed in Japan

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 13:22
Two death-row inmates were hanged in Japan on Thursday, taking the number of executions in the country this year to 15 -- the highest annual total since 2008.

Marxist student snatched on way to Mao celebration

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 11:21
A high-profile Marxist student activist was bundled into a car by suspected plainclothes policemen on Wednesday on his way to celebrations for the birthday of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

Beijing's crackdown on religion clouds holiday season for China's faithful

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 09:19
It's a Christmas battle for the hearts and souls of the Chinese people.

Man in Pakistan guns down five family members before killing himself

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 03:14
A young man in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed five of his family members early Wednesday night before taking his own life, police said.

15 trapped miners feared dead in India as flooding thwarts rescue efforts

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 23:10
Nearly two weeks after 15 miners became trapped in an illegal coal mine in northeastern India, rescue efforts to save them have been hampered by more flooding.

Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:07
Japan has announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next year, and will resume commercial hunting in its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone from July.

Indonesia tsunami: Grim search for survivors continues

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:07
The desperate search continues Wednesday for survivors of a tsunami which struck parts of western Indonesia, as the country marks the 14-year anniversary of its 2004 Sumatra tragedy -- one of the most devastating ever recorded.

Beijing puts human rights lawyer on trial day after Christmas

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:04
A high-profile Chinese human rights lawyer detained more than three years ago is facing trial Wednesday, the latest prominent detainee sent to court by the ruling Communist Party over the Christmas period.

How South Korea went from a nation of dog eaters to pup lovers

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 09:04
Tori, a five-year-old black mongrel with an expressive, happy face, has enjoyed a rags-to-riches change of fortune.

One man's family safe, while another loses wife and band

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 02:53
Bapu Suwarna, a father of three, was reunited with his loved ones after Indonesia's deadly tsunami. Many Indonesians enjoyed no such luck. Among them is Riefan Fajarsyah, lead singer of the pop band Seventeen, which was performing at a beach resort when the tsunami crashed onto the stage, carrying off his wife and bandmates.

Five killed after bus drives into pedestrians in China

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 18:50
Five people have been killed after a hijacked bus drove into pedestrians in the southeastern Chinese city of Longyan in Fujian province, authorities said Tuesday.

Hamid Karzai Fast Facts

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 08:45
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan.

At least 25 killed in assault on Afghan government building

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 05:42
At least 25 people were killed Monday during a a seven-hour assault that began with a car bomb at a government building in the Afghan capital, authorities said.

Indonesians worry another tsunami is coming, as 5,600 are displaced and hundreds are dead or injured

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 04:42
As the threat of more deadly tsunamis casts a pall of fear over Indonesia, the country's National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Monday that more than 5,600 people are displaced.