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Exposed Chinese database shows depth of surveillance state

Feb 19, 2019

Exposed Chinese database with names, birthdates, employers and even last places visited shows depth of surveillance state and expanded use of facial recognition

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

Feb 19, 2019

China needs more children to counter the aging of the population, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles outbreak

Feb 18, 2019

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400 others have been sickened in an outbreak blamed partly on recent vaccination fears

Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning

Feb 14, 2019

An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the world's biggest Muslim nation

Uighurs to China: Post a video of my missing relatives, too

Feb 12, 2019

Overseas members of the Uighur Muslim ethnic group are calling on China to post videos of relatives who have disappeared into internment camps

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Feb 11, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Thai princess' political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Feb 8, 2019

Thai politics took two astonishing turns when the king's sister sought to make a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have her brother later shut down her effort because it the constitution, which bars the monarchy from politics

Thai princess finds tumult in politics, like life

Feb 8, 2019

The Thai princess who tried to buck tradition to jump into the political arena has always been a bit of a rebel. She has had a fair share of tumult in her life, and her bid to become prime minister is the latest

Philippine official: Abu Sayyaf harboring suicide bomber

Feb 8, 2019

A Philippine official says an Abu Sayyaf militant leader accused of plotting a recent suicide attack in a Roman Catholic cathedral in the south may be harboring a foreign would-be suicide bomber in his jungle base

Asia welcomes Year of the Pig with banquets, temple visits

Feb 5, 2019

Asia welcomes the lunar Year of the Pig with temple visits, family banquets and world's biggest travel spree

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Asia welcomes Year of the Pig with banquets, temple visits

Asia welcomes the lunar Year of the Pig with temple visits, family banquets and world's biggest...

Feb 5, 2019

The Latest: Canada updates travel advisory to Canada

Canada has updated its travel advisory for China to warn Canadians of "the risk of arbitrary...

Jan 15, 2019

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia

Jan 14, 2019

The Latest: Kim reportedly committed to summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Chinese President Xi Jinping during Kim's recent visit to...

Jan 10, 2019

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm are buffeting coastal villages and...

Jan 4, 2019

China says US travel advisory 'cannot stand up to scrutiny'

China has rebutted a U.S. travel advisory that once again urges American nationals to "exercise...

Jan 4, 2019