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South Korea's plastic problem is a literal trash fire

Sun, 03/03/2019 - 08:44
Uiseong, a picturesque South Korean farming county, was a backwater until homegrown heroes the Garlic Girls became breakout stars and curling silver medalists at last year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Crisis may be easing, but nuclear threat still hangs over India and Pakistan

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 06:24
Tensions on the border between India and Pakistan last week pushed the two nuclear-powered South Asian adversaries closer to conflict than at any point in the past two decades.

Pakistan Fast Facts

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:23
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Pakistan and learn more about the country that borders Iran, Afghanistan and India.

Kashmir Fast Facts

Sat, 03/02/2019 - 05:23
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Kashmir, a region in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership.

How the Wagah border post became a symbol of India-Pakistan rivalry

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 20:20
Pakistan was due to hand a captured pilot over to India on Friday at the Wagah border post, which has taken on a symbolic role in the decades-long rivalry between the two nuclear-armed countries.

Hope fades for 3 dozen trapped gold miners

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 15:14
Hopes for the survival of about three dozen miners trapped in a collapsed illegal gold mine in Indonesia have severely diminished as oxygen levels at the site fall.

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa's court appearance postponed

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 13:12
Maria Ressa, the Philippine journalist and outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, has had her court appearance postponed, after she filed a motion to quash her controversial libel case.

Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong seek visa extension as they scramble to secure safe haven

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 11:11
Two women who fled Saudi Arabia for Australia, only to become trapped in transit in Hong Kong, are seeking a last minute visa extension from the city's authorities as they try and secure a more permanent refuge.

Why China doesn't want to get caught in the middle of a India-Pakistan conflict

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:10
Beijing is on the verge of being sucked into an India-Pakistan crisis, amid rising tensions in the Kashmir region that borders China.

The 27-year-old who instigated a referendum in famously apolitical Japan

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 07:09
Jinshiro Motoyama, 27, is not your average political instigator. In a country dominated by senior politicians, he's a masters student who is affiliated with no political parties.

North Korea asked for only a partial lifting of sanctions at summit with Trump, its foreign minister said

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:03
North Korea asked for only a partial lifting of sanctions during its meeting this week with US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said during a rare news conference early Friday morning.

Indian PM Modi's reputation as a strong leader put to the test

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:03
As tensions between India and Pakistan escalate yet again with Delhi launching airstrikes on what it says was a terrorist training camp across its de facto border with Islamabad, all eyes are on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

How people are trying to end the India-Pakistan crisis one tweet at a time

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 02:03
As tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan simmer, some people -- mostly youths -- are trying to build bridges and dialogue between the two neighboring countries.

Will Khan and Modi stand down from Kashmir conflict?

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:00
When two populists go to war, there is every chance their people will suffer more than they will.

Is Imran Khan ready for his first big political test?

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:59
During Pakistan's national election campaign last year, Imran Khan was dismissed by detractors as a political lightweight and foreign policy novice who relied on populism and deference to the country's influential military for support.

Thousands of flights disrupted worldwide as Pakistan airspace closed

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:56
Pakistan airspace remained closed Thursday morning local time as the country's increasingly fraught tensions with India disrupted thousands of flights worldwide for the second straight day.

India demands return of captured pilot

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 04:33

Deadly landslide engulfs illegal Indonesian gold mine

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:35
A landslide that engulfed an illegal gold mine in Indonesia has killed at least one person and left dozens feared trapped. Fourteen others have been rescued.

Vietnam's history holds lessons for Trump and Kim ahead of summit, PM says

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 02:26
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said his country will "spare no effort" to host a successful summit between North Korea and the United States because in the end, it would be less costly than a war.