North Korea launches ballistic missile a day after agreeing to US talks

North Korea fired a ballistic missile Wednesday from an underwater launch platform, a United States official told CNN, a day after Pyongyang and Washington agreed to resume nuclear...

Singapore ‘fake news’ law comes into force, offenders face fines and prison time

Singapore's sweeping anti-fake news law, which critics warn could be used to suppress free speech in the already tightly controlled Asian city state, came into force Wednesday. Under...

Hong Kong descended into chaos. In flag-covered Beijing, almost no one noticed

In the tightly-censored bubble of state-run media and restricted internet, Beijing locals enjoyed their October 1 National Day seemingly unaware that in Hong Kong,...

Hong Kong police and protesters clash ahead of 70th anniversary of People’s Republic of...

Hong Kong police fired blue dye from a water cannon, rounds of tear gas and a live warning shot as protesters lit fires and...

‘Fear is spreading.’ Employees expose culture of fear at Hong Kong’s flagship airline

During the week, Ricky pilots passenger jets traveling around the world for one of Hong Kong's flagship airlines, Cathay Pacific. But when the weekend arrives,...

They were born at the start of Communist China. 70 years later, their country...

When the Chinese Communist Party took power 70 years ago, Ma Jianguo's family members were so excited they named him in honor of what...

China is preparing to show off some incredible weaponry. Here’s what it could be

Powerful, domestically-built and in the People's Liberation Army arsenal right now -- China is expected to show off some of the most advanced weaponry the world...

‘Unprecedented’ monsoon rains leave 14 people dead in western India

The western Indian city of Pune was battered by 140 mm (5.5 inches) of rain in 48 hours this week, in what the Maharashtra...

Abortion decriminalized in Sydney after Australian lawmakers overturn 119-year-old law

Abortion has now been decriminalized in almost all of Australia after the country's most populous state voted to overturn a 119-year-old law. On Thursday, lawmakers...

Two Indian children allegedly beaten to death for ‘defecating on a public street’

Two children from India's lowest caste were allegedly beaten to death after defecating in the open, according to authorities. Roshni Valmiki, 12, and her 10-year-old...

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