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Air India plane crashes in Calicut after skidding off the runway

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 22:38
An Air India Express flight crashed in the South Indian state of Kerala after skidding off the runway while landing at Calicut International Airport, CNN News 18 reports.

China risks paying 'high cost' for South China Sea intimidation, Japan defense chief says

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 16:28
China's attempts to change the status quo in the South China Sea by force risks provoking a stern response from the international community, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono told CNN in an exclusive interview Friday.

India now has more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:26
India has recorded more than 2 million total coronavirus cases, only three weeks after announcing it had hit 1 million confirmed infections, as the country's healthcare systems buckle under the pressure of the escalating pandemic.

South Korean lawmaker's dress sparks feminist debate

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:26
A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture.

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa declares victory in parliamentary elections

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:26
Final results from Sri Lanka parliaentary election showed that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) -- or Sri Lanka People's Front -- won 145 seats in the 225-member Parliament

China seals off village after bubonic plague death in Inner Mongolia

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 12:22
Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia have sealed off a village after a resident there died from bubonic plague, a centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history.

The Asian American voters who could help Trump win a second term (Opinion)

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:25
Baoky Vu writes that with election day quickly approaching, there's one voting bloc that President Trump can rely on: Vietnamese Americans. While younger generations have been abandoning the GOP, a recent survey finds that older generations are among the President's most loyal voters.

US health chief to make most senior visit to Taiwan in decades

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:42
United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation to Taiwan, his office announced Tuesday, in a high-level trip that is almost certain to anger Beijing, which claims the self-governing island as part of its territory.

Journalists have died for their reporting in Indian-administered Kashmir. But since last year, few dare to print the truth

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:26
In the basement of a Srinagar hotel last summer, hundreds of journalists in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir jostled to report the most important story of their generation.

North Korea working on 'miniaturized' nuclear devices: UN report

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 04:35
North Korea is continuing work on its nuclear program and several countries believe Pyongyang has made gains in producing ballistic missiles with small nuclear devices attached, according to a confidential United Nations (UN) report, a UN diplomat told CNN.

India's Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone at divisive Ayodhya temple

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:18
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay a foundation stone for the construction of a Hindu temple at a holy site that's been at the center of the country's most politically and culturally divisive land dispute.

China's focus on panda conservation has come at the cost of other species: study

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:17
China has spent decades working to save its iconic giant panda and has celebrated real success in recent years, but those efforts have failed to protect leopards and other large carnivores that share its habitats.

'SOS' in the sand saves Pacific mariners

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:15
US, Australian forces combine to save men who outlined SOS in sand on tiny Micronesia island

What Hong Kong's iconic trams and ferries could look like in a post-Covid world

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:21
Hong Kong's public transit system has long been regarded as one of the most efficient in the world, so it's no surprise that a ride on the famed tram, MTR or Star Ferry is a must on every traveler's bucket list.

Critics are accusing the Philippines government of using the coronavirus lockdown to crack down on dissent

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 15:49
Questioning the world's toughest coronavirus restrictions can be a risky business in the Philippines.

She moved countries for her husband. She didn't return home alive

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 09:46
Many foreign brides who meet men through matchmakers have become victims of discrimination, domestic violence and even murder at the hands of their husbands.

The 'Sweat' you drink: Inside the meteoric rise of Asia's answer to Gatorade

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 07:02
In the 1989 US blockbuster "Back to the Future II," time traveler Marty McFly orders a Pepsi Perfect at Hill Valley's futuristic Cafe 80s. It was an iconic moment of product placement.

Hong Kong postpones legislative elections over coronavirus fears

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 18:18
Hong Kong will postpone legislative elections due to be held in September because of the coronavirus outbreak, the city's leader said Friday.

Hong Kong is setting up an election without a real opposition

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 16:17
Hong Kong's decision to bar 12 pro-democracy candidates from standing in forthcoming local elections has raised serious concerns over whether genuine political opposition will be tolerated in the city following the imposition of a new security law by Beijing.

Indian serial killer admits involvement in the murder of more than 50 taxi drivers

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:13
An Indian serial killer who admitted his involvement in the murder of more than 50 taxi drivers whose bodies were dumped in a crocodile-infested canal has been caught by police after he fled to another state while out of prison on parole.