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Parts of the Marshall Islands are more radioactive than Chernobyl and Fukushima, study finds

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:36
Radiation levels across parts of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the United States tested nuclear bombs during the Cold War, are higher than areas contaminated by the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, new research suggests.

Duterte will be 'first to obey' new sexual harassment law, palace says

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:36
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will "be the first one" to abide by a new law banning sexual harassment, his spokesman said, after critics highlighted the outspoken leader's appalling record on the issue.

Australia calls on China to release mother and child held in Xinjiang

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:36
The Australian government has called on China release a young Australian boy and his mother who have been unable to leave Xinjiang since 2017.

What happens when parts of South Asia become unlivable?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:33
Almost six million people are under threat from rising flood waters across South Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people have already been displaced as a result of heavy monsoon rains.

Muslim nations are defending China's crackdown on Muslims. It shatters the myth of Islamic solidarity

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:33
Last week, a number of Muslim-majority countries praised China's human rights record, dismissing reports of a widespread crackdown on Muslims there. Experts say it's proof of Beijing's growing power.

Beijing education reforms aim to create well-rounded system

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:33
Millions of school students have started their long summer vacation this month, but for some the two-month break won't be much of a holiday.

The death toll in South Asia continues

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:27
The death toll in South Asia continues to rise after flooding and landslides ravaged the border region of India and Nepal, leaving tens of thousands displaced and millions affected.

South Korean bosses can be jailed for dismissing bullied employees thanks to a new law

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:27
South Korean bosses who unfairly fire workers that complain of office bullying now face up to three years in prison or a 30 million won ($25,464) fine, under a new law aimed at cracking down on the country's toxic work culture.

Hong Kong's summer of dissent: After five weeks of protest, where to next?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:18
For five weeks, Hong Kong has been rocked by large protests sparked by a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, and the city's summer of dissent is showing no sign of abating.

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait, calls for sanctions against US companies

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:17
The Chinese government held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a renegade province.

Missing 9-year-old girl, whose disappearance gripped China, found dead

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:17
A 9-year-old Chinese girl's mysterious weeklong disappearance came to a tragic end Sunday after authorities confirmed her lifeless body had been found in the East China Sea.

North Korea, Syria and Myanmar among countries defending China's actions in Xinjiang

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:17
Ambassadors representing 37 countries praised China for its "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights," just a day after a group of 22 other countries formally condemned Beijing for the mass detention of ethnic and religious minorities in the country's Xinjiang region.

Floods and landslides kill at least 65 people in Nepal

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:17
At least 65 people have died in Nepal with dozens missing after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides over the weekend.

India delays mission to land a rover on the moon

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:15
India's historic mission to land a rover on the surface of the moon was called off Monday due to a "technical snag," the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said.

Canadian citizen detained in eastern China

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 07:59
A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, a city in northeastern China, Global Affairs Canada confirmed to CNN.

This 6-year-old from India died in the Arizona desert. She loved dancing and dreamed of meeting her dad

Sat, 07/13/2019 - 09:52
It's been a month since Border Patrol agents found 6-year-old Gurupreet Kaur's remains just north of the US-Mexico border. But for her family, no matter how much time passes, the pain is fresh.

Kim Basinger joins protest against the dog meat trade in Seoul

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 18:46
One animal rights activist holds a dead puppy outside South Korea's Parliament in the capital Seoul Friday, calling for an end to the dog meat industry.

Chinese police rush to find missing girl as case grips nation

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 17:46
Search crews on Friday raced to find a missing 9-year-old Chinese girl in caves and waters along the East China Sea, as the deepening mystery of her weeklong disappearance continued to grip the nation.

Four UK citizens arrested in China days after drug crackdown

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 16:46
Four British citizens have been arrested by Chinese authorities in eastern Jiangsu province, the UK Foreign Office said Friday, two days Chinese police announced a drug raid there involving 16 foreigners.