Xi warns Taiwan independence is ‘a dead end’

Xi Jinping called on Taiwan to reject independence and embrace "peaceful reunification" with China, in a conciliatory speech that nevertheless took a hard line...

Hong Kong protesters take to the streets again after government apology falls flat

For the third time in less than a week, Hong Kong protesters have taken to the streets over a controversial extradition bill with China. Hundreds of mostly young...

The US successfully tested a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight

A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight, the Navy's Pacific Fleet said in a...

Rappler journalist Maria Ressa says law is being ‘weaponized’ against critics of Philippine President

Award-winning Philippines journalist Maria Ressa has told CNN that her arrest on "cyber libel" charges is an example of how the law is being...

Sri Lanka bombers had clear links to ISIS, President says

Sri Lankan intelligence services believe the Easter Sunday suicide bombers had "very clear" links to ISIS, the country's president told CNN Monday. President Maithripala Sirisena...

Himalaya storm leaves nine dead on Nepal’s Mount Gurja

A renowned South Korean climber was among nine people killed when a vicious snowstorm hit their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja. Police and locals are...

‘Chilling message’: Hong Kong refuses to explain FT journalist visa denial

The unprecedented denial of a visa to a Financial Times journalist "sends a chilling message to everyone in Hong Kong," the paper said Sunday,...

Violence and chaos spreads through Hong Kong as protests enter 16th week

There were more scenes of violence and destruction across Hong Kong over the weekend as protesters targeted subway stations and shopping malls in an apparent escalation as the...

‘A great divide’: Inside the battle to stop same-sex marriage in Taiwan

When Taiwan's high court passed a resolution in May 2017 ruling it was unconstitutional to ban same-sex couples from getting married, it was seen...

How novel coronavirus spread through the Shincheonji religious group in South Korea

Illness was never accepted as a valid reason to miss services at the Shincheonji religious group, says former member Duhyen Kim. This is an organization that took...

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