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Indonesia leader meets defeated rival after divisive poll

Jul 13, 2019

Indonesia's president and his defeated election rival met for the first time since the divisive April poll, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy

Hong Kong court throws out ex-leader's misconduct conviction

Jun 26, 2019

A Hong Kong court has thrown out former chief executive Donald Tsang's conviction for misconduct relating to a property deal while in office

Ex-Filipino diplomat who sued Xi barred entry to Hong Kong

Jun 21, 2019

A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court says he was barred from entering Hong Kong and held at the airport for hours

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun 11, 2019

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution, but over the past decade and a half has repurposed its militia into a force that's often first to help in times of disaster

China issues travel alerts, slams US 'interference'

Jun 4, 2019

China issues travel alerts, slams 'interference' in its own affairs

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May 29, 2019

The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for fraud is mainly printouts of news articles

China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls

May 28, 2019

China has begin five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage's hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control through a process of sinicization

6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won't allow unrest

May 22, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says authorities have the volatile situation in the country's capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month's presidential election

US ambassador in China makes rare visit to Tibet

May 20, 2019

U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad is making a rare visit to Tibet

Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

May 8, 2019

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch

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Ex-Filipino diplomat who sued Xi barred entry to Hong Kong

A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against...

Jun 21, 2019

China issues travel alerts, slams US 'interference'

China issues travel alerts, slams 'interference' in its own affairs

Jun 4, 2019

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines' growth plans

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines' growth plans

May 7, 2019

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on VR

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on virtual reality

Apr 28, 2019

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago...

Apr 12, 2019

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Brunei invokes Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning, triggering international...

Apr 3, 2019