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Man accused of killing UK backpacker appears in New Zealand court

8 hours 49 min ago
A 26-year-old man accused of killing a British backpacker has appeared in court in New Zealand, state broadcaster Radio New Zealand reports.

Earprints, tail therapy and calorie scanners: Japan's latest technology

8 hours 49 min ago
Located in the industrial city of Chiba, just outside of Tokyo, CEATEC is the biggest electronics show in Japan.

Japan's Crown Princess says she's 'insecure' about becoming Empress

8 hours 49 min ago
Japan's Crown Princess Masako has said she feels "insecure" about assuming the role of empress next year amid an ongoing battle with stress-related illness, in comments that provide a rare window into the emotional pressures faced by the country's royal family.

Body found in NZ search for missing British backpacker

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 12:05
New Zealand police searching for missing British backpacker Grace Millane say they have found a body, state broadcaster Radio New Zealand reported Sunday.

Extreme cold weather turns hot water into ice in China

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:46
Rare ice fog gripped the Chinese city of Mohe in the north of the country after temperatures plunged to a bitter -43.5C on December 6, according to Chinese media.

Search widens for missing US Marines involved in deadly crash off Japan

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:45
Japan's Ministry of Defense has expanded its search to find five missing US Marines after two aircraft with seven crew collided mid-air and crashed into the sea Thursday.

CNN takes home five awards at the annual Asian Academy Creative Awards

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:44
CNN and Turner Broadcasting won eight honors at the Asian Academy Creative Awards, the region's version of the International Emmy Awards at a gala ceremony in Singapore Thursday.

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.