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Opinion: China's media enables tyranny, corruption

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:18
I can count myself lucky that when the Chinese secret police arrested me for reporting on worker strikes and branded me a spy, all they did was deport me. It was June 3, 2002, and I was filming a worker protest undercover for a PBS documentary. As I interviewed a laid-off worker, I was jumped by thugs, thrown into a van, driven to a black spot and held incommunicado for 48 hours.

Police swoop on hold-outs at Manus Island refugee camp

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 11:28
A police operation is underway on Manus island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) at a recently shut down detention center for people who were seeking asylum in Australia, according to Australia's immigration minister and PNG police.

Soviet-made motorcycles make a comeback

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:29
Hanoi might be famous for its scooters, but the city's youth is shifting gears.

On board US fighter jet over South Korea

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 08:48
US fighter jet pilots train every day over South Korea for a potential conflict with the North. CNN's Alexandra Field took a ride in an F-16 to see how they prepare to battle in the air.

How Japan's toilets gained cult status

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:42

Tillerson: Myanmar clearly 'ethnic cleansing' the Rohingya

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:32
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has shifted his stance on the Myanmar government's actions against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, labeling their actions "ethnic cleansing" in a statement Wednesday.

Defector had parasitic worms longer than 10 inches

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 21:45
Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday.

Caught on camera

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:16
A North Korean soldier who defected across the demilitarized zone has had his escape caught on camera.

Video shows North Korean soldier fleeing across border

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:00
North Korea stands accused of violating the armistice agreement between North and South Korea, after North Korean soldiers fired across the military demarcation line (MDL) that divides the two countries in pursuit of a defector last week.

Release of Bollywood epic postponed amid death threats sent to female lead

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:11
Producers of a Bollywood movie have delayed its release amid fears for the safety of its female star, following death threats from prominent Hindu hardliners.

Trump puts Pyongyang back on list of state sponsors of terrorism for first time since 2008

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:56
President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Tillerson on NK: It's a peaceful pressure campaign

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 03:55
President Trump is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terror, a move that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says is the latest in the "ongoing steps to increase the pressure."

US service members face restrictions after fatal Okinawa crash

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 18:18
A US service member was involved in a collision that led to the death of an Okinawa man in the island's capital of Naha, Sunday morning, US Forces Japan said in a news release Monday.

Afghans rescue 15 from Taliban prison

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:44
Fifteen people were freed from a Taliban prison in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand on Sunday, the international coalition said in a statement.

New scrutiny over Zimbabwean army chief's visit to Beijing days before nation plunged into political chaos

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:41
A visit by Zimbabwean army commander Constantino Chiwenga to China would not normally be seen as unusual, given Beijing's status as Zimbabwe's largest foreign investor and longtime ally.

Hong Kong football fans take a stand as Chinese anthem law looms

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:10
Dressed in red and armed with flags, fans of Hong Kong's national football team politely applauded the Lebanese anthem while they waited to seize their moment.

'It would be good if I too died': Rape as weapon of war against Rohingya

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:35
The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.

Cambodia court orders main opposition party to dissolve

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:23
Cambodia's Supreme Court court ordered the dissolution of the country's main opposition party Thursday, a move observers say marks another disturbing blow to democracy.