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Japan needs immigrants, but do immigrants need Japan?

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:43
As Japan's population gets older and smaller, the government is struggling to balance its own deeply conservative views on immigration with the need for new and younger workers.

American priest arrested in Philippines, accused of sexually abusing boys

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 01:37
An American Catholic priest has been arrested in the Philippines -- and charged in US federal court -- on suspicion of sexually abusing boys in the Southeast Asian country where he's lived for decades, authorities in both nations announced.

UN wants access to Xinjiang 're-education camps'

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:25
Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet wants to verify "worrying reports" over the camps, where more than one million Muslim majority Uyghurs have reportedly been imprisoned

Ex-Hong Kong politician faces jail after bribery conviction in US

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:23
Former Hong Kong politician convicted of scheming to offer millions of dollars in bribes to African leaders, through contacts made at the United Nations

Japan has so many vacant homes it's giving them away

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:22
Four years ago, Naoko and Takayuki Ida were given a house. For free.

Three arrested in connection with police killing during 'cow vigilante' clashes in India

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 21:01
Indian authorities have arrested three people in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer and a local man involved in clashes over the alleged killing of cows Monday.

Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister takes his fight to the Supreme Court

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:57
Sri Lanka's prime minister is appealing a court decision that temporarily bars him and his cabinet from carrying out official duties, amid a constitutional crisis that has left the island nation without effective leadership.

Jackie Chan releases new English memoir: 'I really was quite a nasty jerk'

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:53
Martial arts film star Jackie Chan has revealed his battles with alcohol and admitted to throwing his son across the room in a blunt autobiography published for the first time in English on Tuesday.

Japan's final pager service to end

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:53
Japan is finally ditching pagers decades after the technology was rendered obsolete by cell phones.

For some Indian farmers, pangolin poaching is too lucrative to resist

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 22:36
An increasing demand for the scales and meat of the endangered pangolin in China and Vietnam is pushing impoverished farmers in India's north-east into the illegal trade, a new report has found.

Rappler chief Maria Ressa returns to Manila to fight 'ridiculous' tax charges

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 14:25
A leading journalist and vocal critic of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has surrendered to a Manila court after arriving back in the country to an arrest warrant that was issued in her absence.

How George H.W. Bush became Beijing's 'old friend' in the White House

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 10:05
Chinese President Xi Jinping has praised George H.W. Bush's role in helping to improve China-US relations, in a tribute to the former president of the United States who died on Saturday at the age of 94.

She exposed Duterte's drug war, now she faces prison in the Philippines

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 07:48
Images and stories from Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs have shocked audiences worldwide, as bodies have stacked up in cities across the country, many of them victims of extrajudicial and vigilante killings.

Drop charges against news site Rappler, Human Rights Watch says

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 00:38
Human Rights Watch has called on Philippine authorities to drop criminal charges against the news website Rappler and its editor, Maria Ressa, criticizing the legal action against them as politically motivated.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas arrive in Jodhpur amid wedding speculation

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 19:34
Speculation is growing over the long-awaited wedding of actor Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas after the couple was spotted in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan earlier this week.

A South Korean train heads North, but sanctions mean it has to carry its own fuel

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 12:09
A South Korean train arrived in North Korea Friday for the first time in more than a decade ahead of a potential rail link up of the divided peninsula.

More than 200 runners banned after cheating in China marathon

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:07
More than 200 runners have been disqualified from the Shenzhen marathon after widespread cheating was uncovered following the race on November 25, Chinese state-run media Xinhua said.

Drunk Japanese pilot nine times over the limit gets 10 months in prison

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 09:06
A Japanese pilot found to be more than nine times over the legal alcohol limit before a scheduled flight from London Heathrow in October has been sentenced to 10 months in prison, police said Thursday.