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High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea

Apr 11, 2018

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat plans to travel to North Korea later this week amid a flurry of diplomacy following Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing

More than 80 dead from tainted liquor in Indonesia

Apr 10, 2018

Indonesian authorities say at least two dozen people have died in the past day from drinking toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll to 82 this month and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol have tragically backfired

China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

Apr 5, 2018

China's threat to raise tariffs on U.S. goods could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers

Missionaries at border spread Christianity to North Korea

Apr 5, 2018

Missionaries along China-North Korean border are engaged in dangerous work of spreading Christianity to North

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

British show's take on rendang curry riles Southeast Asians

Apr 4, 2018

Judges on a popular British cooking show are being ridiculed for ignorance of Asian food after insisting a Malaysian contestant's chicken rendang curry should have been crispy

Zimbabwe's leader thanks China's Xi, pledges to boost ties

Apr 3, 2018

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for Beijing's support and pledged to strengthen ties with China on his first visit to Beijing since his dramatic rise to power last year

Thai magazine editor in trouble over anti-pollution posting

Apr 3, 2018

A magazine editor has apologized to a governor in northern Thailand after he threatened her with criminal charges for posting on Facebook a painting of ancient kings wearing pollution masks

As China, Vatican talk, bishop's fate shows party's power

Mar 31, 2018

Bishop's forced exile comes as Vatican, China seek historic deal to unite country's Catholics for first time in decades

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