Asia-Pacific
  • A day after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un announced his willingness to shut down a key missile launch site, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is ready to resume negotiations with Pyongyang.

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the negotiations will be aimed at denuclearizing N. Korea by 2021.
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 20, 2018, 5:48 AM EDT
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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.

    In a “leap forward” N. Korea’s Kim Jong-un has agreed to permanently shut down a key facility for testing and launching missiles if the U.S. takes “reciprocal measures,” said the South’s President Moon Jae-in.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 19, 2018, 5:31 AM EDT
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    In a landmark verdict, India’s Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalized gay sex, ruling that any discrimination based on sexual orientation is unconstitutional and amounts to a violation of fundamental rights.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 06, 2018, 8:52 AM EDT
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  • Two Reuters journalists were detained in Myanmar in December after reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.

    Two Reuters journalists, who were detained in Myanmar in December after reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, have been awarded a jail term of seven years for violating a state secrets act.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 03, 2018, 7:17 AM EDT
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  • Myanmar's de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi has repeatedly defended the army over Rohingya crisis.

    In an interview, outgoing U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said that Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have stepped down over the mass killings of Rohingyas by the Burmese army.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 30, 2018, 7:10 AM EDT
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    In an apparent departure from its commitment to mothball its nuclear and missile programs, N. Korea might be building new ballistic projectiles as claimed by U.S. officials citing images by America’s spy satellites.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 31, 2018, 7:19 AM EDT
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  • Imran Khan’s Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party may fall short of majority though.

    Pakistan’s charismatic ex-cricketer Imran Khan’s Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party looks set to win the highest number of seats in the election, which his rivals allege, are rigged by the country’s military establishment.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 26, 2018, 5:58 AM EDT
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  • Four boys were brought out from the cave in the first phase and sent for medical attention.

    The second phase of the rescue operation to extract eight boys and their coach from a cave in Thailand resumed on Monday, with the chief of mission assuring distressed parents of “good news in hours” ahead.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 09, 2018, 7:08 AM EDT
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