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Miss USA apologizes to fellow contestants after barrage of criticism

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:20
Miss USA has apologized after comments she made about two fellow Miss Universe contestants' English-language abilities sparked backlash online.

Leopard kills meditating monk in India

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 00:16
A leopard has killed a Buddhist monk who was meditating in a protected forest reserve in India, according to local officials.

North Korean officials 'expressed regret' over Vietnam citizen's involvement in Kim Jong Nam murder, source says

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:13
North Korean officials informally expressed their regret to Vietnam that a Vietnamese national was charged with killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean government official has told CNN.

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Thu, 12/13/2018 - 14:11

Second Canadian may have been detained in China as diplomatic spat intensifies

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:10
A second Canadian may have been detained in China in a potential act of retribution that threatens to escalate the diplomatic dispute between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive in Canada.

Exotic fish hitchhiked from Japan to California in tsunami debris

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:22
Divers swimming in the cold, murky waters of Monterey Bay, California, say they've spotted a fish that's a long way from home. It's called a barred knifejaw, and it's native to Japan, Korea and China.

Family of murdered backpacker Grace Millane thanks New Zealand for its compassion

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 23:01
The family of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane has thanked the country's people for their compassion and said Millane "will forever be a Kiwi."

WWF announces discovery of 157 new species in Southeast Asia

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:54
A bat which looks like *NSYNC's Lance Bass, a gibbon named for Luke Skywalker, and a toad which seems to have come "from Middle Earth," are among 157 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong Region last year, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

Imprisoned for exposing a massacre: Reuters journalists mark one year in prison

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:51
Journalists, activists and Myanmar civil society groups are calling for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters, exactly one year since they were arrested and later jailed for their work exposing a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by members of the military.

India's ruling party suffers major poll setback in state election battle

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:51
India's ruling Hindu nationalist party has suffered a resounding defeat in state elections, boosting the opposition before national elections next year.

Ex-Canadian diplomat reportedly detained in China

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:41
A Canadian employee of the International Crisis Group has reportedly been detained in China, the nonprofit organization said Tuesday.

Chinese asylum claims in Australia jump by more than 300%

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:35
The number of asylum claims made by Chinese nationals in Australia rose by 311% between 2017 and 2018, according to recent government figures, coming amid tighter restrictions on migration visas and an uptick in the numbers of Chinese international students and tourists in the country.

Bodies of missing climbers discovered in Himalayas 30 years after disappearance

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:35
A Scottish mountaineer who spent weeks searching for two friends who disappeared in the Himalayas more than 30 years ago has spoken of his relief after their remains were finally found.

Man accused of killing UK backpacker appears in New Zealand court

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:20
A 26-year-old man accused of killing a British backpacker has appeared in court in New Zealand, state broadcaster Radio New Zealand reports.

Earprints, tail therapy and calorie scanners: Japan's latest technology

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:20
Located in the industrial city of Chiba, just outside of Tokyo, CEATEC is the biggest electronics show in Japan.

Japan's Crown Princess says she's 'insecure' about becoming Empress

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:20
Japan's Crown Princess Masako has said she feels "insecure" about assuming the role of empress next year amid an ongoing battle with stress-related illness, in comments that provide a rare window into the emotional pressures faced by the country's royal family.

Body found in NZ search for missing British backpacker

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 12:05
New Zealand police searching for missing British backpacker Grace Millane say they have found a body, state broadcaster Radio New Zealand reported Sunday.

Extreme cold weather turns hot water into ice in China

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:46
Rare ice fog gripped the Chinese city of Mohe in the north of the country after temperatures plunged to a bitter -43.5C on December 6, according to Chinese media.

Search widens for missing US Marines involved in deadly crash off Japan

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:45
Japan's Ministry of Defense has expanded its search to find five missing US Marines after two aircraft with seven crew collided mid-air and crashed into the sea Thursday.

CNN takes home five awards at the annual Asian Academy Creative Awards

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:44
CNN and Turner Broadcasting won eight honors at the Asian Academy Creative Awards, the region's version of the International Emmy Awards at a gala ceremony in Singapore Thursday.