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American detained on bank of river bordering North Korea updated 9 hours 20 minutes ago

South Korean marines detain American man on bank of river bordering North Korea late Tuesday, according to South Korean and U.S. State Dept. officials.

Fiji's first election in eight years: Why so many coups in paradise? updated 11 hours 52 minutes ago

An estimated 600,000 Fijians took to the polls on Wednesday as the country held its first election since a military coup in 2006.

Made in China and India: Can Xi and Modi merge world's 'factory' and 'back office'? updated 12 hours 16 minutes ago

China's President Xi Jinping will spend three days in India this week meeting Narendra Modi, the country's new prime minister. What will they achieve?

Prominent Uyghur scholar goes on trial in China for 'separatism' updated 14 hours 40 minutes ago

A prominent Uyghur scholar charged with "separatism" went on trial Wednesday amid tight security, his lawyer said.

Fighter jets land on highway as Taiwan war games begin updated 20 hours 12 minutes ago

Fighter jets used Taiwan's main highway as a makeshift airstrip Tuesday as part of a dawn drill that simulated an attack from China.

2 Americans among 3 killed by Taliban in Afghanistan updated 1 days ago

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing targeting a convoy of foreign forces in Kabul, Afghanistan

Thousands to be evacuated after 'critical' alert issued for Philippine volcano updated 1 days ago

Thousands of people are being evacuated from the area around an active volcano in the Philippines after the country's seismology agency issued an alert

Police search for killers of British tourists who were found dead on Thai beach updated 1 days ago

Thai police are monitoring departures from a popular resort island after the battered bodies of a British man and woman were found on a beach.

Christians in eastern China scramble to save symbol of their faith updated 1 days ago

At a gray church on the outskirts of Wenzhou in eastern China, Christians from across the county keep a nervous watch.

Chinese city tests out sidewalk lanes for cellphone users updated 1 days ago

Tired of bumping into people glued to their phones? One Chinese city thinks it has the answer: It has divided a sidewalk on one of its busiest streets into two lanes -- one for cellphone users and the other for those without.

Snowden, Assange, Greenwald, Dotcom: Can this gang of four take down a PM? updated 2 days ago

NSA leaker Edward Snowden accuses New Zealand Prime Minister John Key of misleading the public over the country's spying activities.

British man, woman found dead on Thai beach updated 2 days ago

A British man and woman were found dead on a beach on a popular resort island in Thailand, police said Monday.

North Korea: American Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years hard labor updated 2 days ago

American Matthew Todd Miller was sentenced to six years of hard labor, North Korean state-run media said.

North Korea: We have the 'most advantageous human rights system' updated 2 days ago

North Korea has "the world's most advantageous human rights system," the country declared in a lengthy report released on Saturday.

Death toll climbs in flood-hit India and Pakistan updated 3 days ago

The death toll from recent flooding brought by heavy rains has reached nearly 500 across India and Pakistan, officials in the two countries said Saturday.

From hope to despair -- South Asian monsoon's trail of destruction updated 4 days ago

A CNN crew traveled in a Pakistani military helicopter to witness the extent of flooding across the country's Punjab region.

Pakistan: Arrests made in 2012 attack on Malala updated 4 days ago

Pakistani security forces arrested 10 people in the attempt to kill teen activist Malala Yousafzai, the army said.

4 found guilty of railway station knife attack in China updated 5 days ago

Four people went on trial Friday accused of plotting a knife attack that killed around 30 people at a railway station in the Chinese city of Kunming.

Australia raises terror alert level to 'high' updated 5 days ago

Australia has raised its terror alert level to "high" for the first time since the national alert system was introduced in 2003.

'House of Cards' in the South Pacific: New Zealand's dirty election campaign updated 5 days ago

A scandal featuring a hacker, a blogger and the Prime Minister has exploded ahead of the New Zealand elections.

Detained in North Korea, Matthew Miller faces uncertain fate updated 5 days ago

Looking pale and gaunt, Matthew Todd Miller glanced away from the camera during his brief interview in North Korea.

Kim Dotcom, Maori nationalist: The world's least likely political bedfellows? updated 5 days ago

The New Zealand political party founded by German Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom has joined forces with an outspoken Maori activist.

Kim Dotcom: Freedom campaigner in more ways than one updated 5 days ago

Everything Kim Dotcom does is mega.

U.S . likely to get Beijing's 'quiet' support in bid to destroy ISIS, analysts say updated 6 days ago

China is an unlikely ally in President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade" and "destroy" ISIS, analysts say.

Why insecurity, instability and uncertainty loom over Afghanistan updated 6 days ago

Afghanistan has been thrown into political turmoil after a months-long dispute between two presidential candidates prevented a successor to outgoing President Hamid Karzai being named.

U.S. airstrike killed 11 civilians, Afghan President says updated 7 days ago

A U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday.

Relief efforts in India and Pakistan hampered by destroyed infrastructure updated 7 days ago

A huge relief operation is continuing across northern India and into Pakistan amid devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people.

Home-grown rap finds a fan base in China updated 7 days ago

It's a sunny afternoon at Modern Sky, one of China's most popular outdoor music festivals, and 21-year-old rapper Yu Jialang is making his first appearance.

Flooding death toll jumps as India offers help to Pakistan updated 8 days ago

At least 355 people have been killed in flooding caused by intense monsoon-season rains across northern India and Pakistan over the past few days.

Australia returns lost ancient art to India updated 9 days ago

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has welcomed the return by Australia of two ancient art treasures that were allegedly stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mystery remains deep after six months updated 9 days ago

Half a year later, the fate of MH370 remains a deep mystery. No part of the plane has been discovered. Not one speck of debris.

Chinese city kills 5,000 dogs to control rabies updated 9 days ago

Authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs in one Chinese city after rabies was blamed for the death of five people, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

North Korea to 'judge' detained American September 14 updated 10 days ago

Matthew Todd Miller, an American being held in North Korea, has a judgment date of September 14, according to a report by North Korea's state news agency.

Rare outbreak in Tokyo as WHO warns of spread of dengue fever updated 11 days ago

As the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the potential increase of dengue fever and other climate-sensitive illnesses, Japan saw an almost-seven decade streak of being dengue fever-free end.

More than 250 people dead in flooding across Asia updated 11 days ago

Severe flooding from an intense monsoon season has left more than 250 people dead across parts of South Asia and China.

Malaysia to send teams to Ukraine to retrieve remains from MH17 crash site updated 11 days ago

Sending investigators to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to retrieve body parts strewn across fields is a top priority, officials said.

Pakistani flash floods kill 110 people; dozens others die in India updated 11 days ago

Pakistani authorities said Saturday that flash floods have killed 110 people and wounded nearly 150 others in recent days.

Death toll climbs in Asian monsoons updated 12 days ago

At least 137 deaths have been reported in the last few days from flooding caused by monsoon-season rains that have been lashing parts of Asia for weeks.

At least 49 killed when water overturns bus in India updated 12 days ago

At least 49 members of a wedding party are feared dead after a flash flood overturned a bus carrying them in Indian-administered Kashmir.

'Capture' of Chinese national fighting with ISIS gives China jitters updated 12 days ago

"URGENT," read the Iraqi News headline of its September 3 posting. "First Chinese ISIS fighter captured in Iraq says Ministry of Defense."

Five accused in India teens' hangings set to be released updated 12 days ago

Five people accused in the hanging of two girls in India have been granted bail as authorities have not charged them, their attorneys said Friday.

Australia: Hard areas found in MH370 search zone unlikely to be man-made updated 12 days ago

The undersea mapping of the main search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 finds small parts of the ocean floor that are harder than surrounding rock.

Protests, suicide: China's labor unrest leads to reform updated 12 days ago

China can no longer rely on cheap labor -- so what's next for "the world's factory"?

Blind student learns to read Braille with lips updated 12 days ago

Tsang Tsz-Kwan may look like an average student in Hong Kong with her standard-issue blue shift dress with a Chinese collar and sensible black shoes. But her ordinary appearance and shy manner mask a steely determination to triumph over tremendous odds.

Beijing says no to open elections in Hong Kong updated 12 days ago

China's Parliament voted to change the way Hong Kong picks it's chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee can run.

Al Qaeda says it's opening new branch in India updated 13 days ago

In a 55-minute long video, al Qaeda announced it will launch a new branch in the Indian subcontinent.

Taliban suicide bombers target Afghanistan spy agency updated 13 days ago

Taliban suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's regional spy headquarters in Ghazni city early Thursday, leaving 21 people dead and more than 150 wounded.

China puts its foot down, but will Hong Kong obey? Probably updated 13 days ago

Borrowed place, borrowed time. That was the mantra in Hong Kong as the clock ticked down to the British colony being handed back to China in 1997.

Scientists taking Chinese medicine west updated 13 days ago

At Chi-Med's labs in Shanghai, a group of 70 chemists has been working for a decade to try and crack the mysteries of Chinese medicine.

Police say female suspect gouged out boy's eyes updated 13 days ago

A 6-year-old boy was recovering in hospital in China's Shanxi province on Wednesday after his eyes were gouged out in an attack that has left him permanently blind, according to state media reports.

Hong Kong tycoons in the dock as city's biggest ever corruption trial opens updated 13 days ago

Two billionaire brothers who control Asia's biggest property development company have gone on trial in Hong Kong's biggest ever corruption case.

Hundreds arrested at sit-in following huge pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong updated 13 days ago

Huge crowds of Hong Kongers have joined pro-democracy protests on the streets of the Chinese territory in a massive show of defiance against Beijing.

11 people missing as two ships collide off Hong Kong updated 13 days ago

A major search and rescue operation is underway after two cargo ships collided off the coast of Hong Kong early Monday.

Dozens dead as Taiwan gas explosions tear up streets updated 13 days ago

The death toll is rising in Taiwan in a series of explosions triggered by underground gas leaks in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

While India's girls are aborted, brides are wanted updated 13 days ago

Bride trafficking in India is part of a vicious cycle that aborts females and causes a shortage of women.

The gap between male and female population in India updated 13 days ago

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South Korean soldiers face murder charge amid bullying claim updated 13 days ago

Like most South Korean mothers, Ahn Mi-ja was worried about her son's compulsory military service. But the enemy was closer than she ever imagined.

Democracy isn't dead, say Hong Kong's Occupy Central activists updated 14 days ago

The struggle for democracy is not dead, say Hong Kong's pro-democracy Occupy Central activists, one day after their leader appeared to admit defeat.

How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees as 'bargaining chips' updated 14 days ago

Why did North Korea allow 3 American detainees to be interviewed Monday? Experts weigh in on possible motives.

Rights group: Thousands of child refugees held in Thailand updated 15 days ago

Thousands of migrant children are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand.

Pakistan military denies reports of possible PM resignation updated 15 days ago

Pakistan's Prime Minister meets with military leaders to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a source says. The military denies such reports.

Man kills 3 children at Chinese school, then jumps off building updated 15 days ago

The new school year in China began Monday with a horrifying attack.

Americans detained in North Korea speak to CNN, ask for U.S. help updated 15 days ago

Three Americans detained in North Korea spoke out about their conditions and pleaded for U.S. help in interviews with CNN.

Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport, state-run media report updated 16 days ago

Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an alleged bomb plot Monday, state-run media in the Philippines report.

Pro wrestling, country clubs and theme parks: What North Korea wants world to see updated 16 days ago

Pro-wrestling, country clubs and theme parks: What North Korea wants the world to see

New Thai PM General Prayuth Chan-ocha names military-heavy cabinet updated 16 days ago

Thailand's new prime minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has unveiled a new interim cabinet in which key ministries will be run by military figures.

Pakistani protests turn deadly as prime minister refuses to resign updated 17 days ago

Pakistani protesters flooded streets in Islamabad Sunday demanding a solution to the growing political crisis wracking the country.

Pakistani PM refuses to resign, police fire tear gas at protesters updated 17 days ago

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is vowing to stay put despite protests against his government that have enveloped the nation's capital.

Gunmen target spy agency in Afghanistan; 6 killed updated 18 days ago

Gunmen attacked a spy agency in eastern Afghanistan early Saturday, killing six people and leaving dozens injured, authorities said.

Stop spy flights, China warns the U.S. updated 19 days ago

China warns the U.S. to end its military surveillance flights near Chinese territory, refuting claims by the White House that a Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane last week.

Inside North Korea: Water park, sacred birth site and some minders updated 19 days ago

It is exceedingly rare for Western journalists to be allowed inside the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- commonly known as North Korea. It is even less common for an American reporter to visit this reclusive nation, home to nearly 25 million people who are essentially isolated from the rest of the world.

Does 'immortal' jellyfish have the secret to everlasting life? updated 19 days ago

Does the secret to eternal life exist already and live in the sea?

Volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea updated 19 days ago

Mount Tavurvur erupted in Papua New Guinea on Friday, spurting ash tens of thousands of feet into the sky.

Sister of 'Lady al Qaeda': 'We want no violence in Aafia's name' updated 19 days ago

The sister of a Pakistani prisoner described as the "poster girl" for Islamic jihad has urged ISIS hostage-takers to let their captives go.

Xi Jinping's success so far: Taking control by following Deng Xiaoping updated 19 days ago

The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic reform.

Fears for democracy as Pakistani military asked to step into political crisis updated 19 days ago

The Pakistani military has waded into the political turmoil that has beset the civilian government in recent weeks

Sport in China: What's wrong with winning? updated 19 days ago

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout is at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, for an in-depth look at the power of sport in China.

Opinion: Sport in China is about more than patriotism updated 19 days ago

Since China took part in the Olympic Games in 1984 after a three-decade absence, competitive sports have served one purpose -- to build national pride.

Police: Girl attacked, buried alive in India updated 19 days ago

Police are looking for a couple suspected of attacking and then burying alive a six-year-old girl in an Indian village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Cat-astrophic revelation purr-turbs Hello Kitty fans updated 20 days ago

For 40 years Hello Kitty was not what we thought she was. Now the truth has been released.

Australia: MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought updated 20 days ago

Satellite phone data suggests Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought, an Australian official said.

Many Indians turning to meat as their wallets grow fatter updated 20 days ago

I live in Malabar Hill in Mumbai, an area of the city whose residents are drawn mainly from the Jain and Gujarati communities and where vegetarianism is a big part of their cultural identity.

Indian woman, armed only with farm tool, fights off leopard updated 21 days ago

The fight is said to have lasted a half-hour and pitted a leopard against a woman armed only with a farm tool in an isolated field in India.

Report: Panda may have faked pregnancy for more buns, bamboo updated 21 days ago

A giant panda intended to star in the first live broadcast of a birth may have faked signs of pregnancy to get more bamboo, Chinese state media reported.

TEPCO ordered to pay compensation in landmark Fukushima suicide case updated 21 days ago

Four years after the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant, questions about the lingering physical and mental health toll of the disaster persist.

Japanese lawmaker, 71, pleads not guilty to meth charges in China updated 21 days ago

A Japanese lawmaker facing drug charges punishable by death has pleaded not guilty in a Chinese court, Chinese state media reports.

Investigators cast doubt on rape claim in Indian teen-hanging case updated 22 days ago

Two teenage girls, who were found dead and hanging from a tree in northern India in May, were not raped as originally alleged, according to new report.

China's restive far west hopes to win hearts with 'Princess Fragrant' cartoon updated 22 days ago

China turns to the tale of an 18th century concubine to foster greater social harmony among ethnic groups.

Thousands starved, beaten in risky boat escape to Malaysia, U.N. report says updated 22 days ago

Tens of thousands flee violence in Myanmar only to be robbed, beaten and starved on boats helmed by human traffickers, according to a new U.N. report.

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer 'sorry' for China 'mongrel' rant updated 22 days ago

Outspoken Australian billionaire tycoon and politician Clive Palmer apologizes for calling Chinese people "mongrels" who "shoot their own people."

China seizes 30,000 tons of chicken feet tainted by hydrogen peroxide updated 22 days ago

In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, police have seized 30,000 tons of tainted chicken feet.

India swaps ice for rice in new bucket challenge updated 23 days ago

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has morphed into a considerably warmer and drier alternative in India.

Torn page from Quran sells for $68,000 at auction updated 23 days ago

A single double-sided page believed to be from the Quran has sold at auction for $68,000.

China executes Tiananmen Square attack 'masterminds' updated 23 days ago

China has executed eight people convicted of terrorism, including three for their roles in an attack in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Xinhua reported.

'Aggressive' Chinese fighter jet flies dangerously close to U.S. Navy plane updated 24 days ago

A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point -- in what the White House called a "deeply concerning provocation."

Death toll in Japan landslides rises to 50 updated 24 days ago

Residents combed through mud looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes in Hiroshima, Japan.

Exchange of fire on Pakistan-India border; deaths reported updated 25 days ago

Pakistan and India exchanged fire near the border in the disputed Kashmir region early Saturday, killing at least two people from each country.

Malaysian passengers aboard shot down Flight MH17 repatriated updated 26 days ago

More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot down above Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur.

Water-starved Beijing residents dig wells outside their homes updated 26 days ago

The Shuimo Community has grown rapidly in recent years and freshwater supplies can't keep up with the expansion.

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