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Clive Palmer "mongrel" tirade draws ire and support in China updated 21 hours 8 minutes ago

Offensive remarks about China made by Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer have struck a chord on Chinese social media.

Jackie Chan responds to son's drug bust: 'I'm extremely furious' updated 21 hours 10 minutes ago

Kung fu movie star Jackie Chan says he "takes responsibility" for the drug charges laid against his son, 32-year-old Jaycee Chan, in Beijing.

Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha named Thailand's new prime minister updated 22 hours 32 minutes ago

The military leader who took control of Thailand in a coup in May has been named the country's prime minister.

Heavy rains, landslides kill 39 in Japan updated 1 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.

Anti-government protesters advance on Pakistan parliament, no clashes reported updated 1 days ago

Anti-government protesters have managed to breach a high-security zone in Pakistan's capital, despite the presence of thousands of security personnel.

Malaysian police: Planned militant attacks not ISIS but similar ideology updated 1 days ago

No immediate links between 19 people arrested on terror charges in Malaysia and ISIS, police said Wednesday.

China arrests 1,000 members of banned religious cult 'Eastern Lightning' updated 2 days ago

Chinese police have arrested nearly 1,000 suspected members of a banned religious group, state media reported.

Anxious parents fear for babies as Thai military tightens surrogacy laws updated 2 days ago

A Texan couple faces an agonizing wait for the birth of their baby boy to a surrogate, some 14,000 kilometers away, in a country now under military rule.

Rare pale-headed crocodile kills man in Australia updated 2 days ago

A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.

Indonesian boat sinking survivor: We had to swim for shore updated 2 days ago

Indonesian rescuers have expanded the search for two tourists missing more than three days after their boat sank.

School bus bombed in Pakistan updated 2 days ago

Six people, two of them children, were killed Tuesday when a school bus was struck by a remote-controlled bomb in northwestern Pakistan, authorities said.

Jackie Chan's son held in anti-drugs crackdown in China's capital updated 2 days ago

The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders.

Want a divorce? Come back tomorrow (or not), say Chinese officials updated 2 days ago

Getting divorced is never an easy thing, but a city district in northwestern China wants to make it just a bit harder.

India calls off Pakistan talks over separatist meetings updated 2 days ago

Kashmiri separatist leaders on Monday slammed New Delhi's decision to call off talks with Pakistan, scheduled for August 25 in Islamabad.

Shoppers or smugglers? China cracks down on 'daigou' boom updated 3 days ago

Chinese are turning to overseas "personal shoppers" to get their hands on authentic luxury goods at lower prices but customs are cracking down on the trade.

Pro-government protesters hit back with huge Hong Kong rally updated 3 days ago

Thousands of people marched in Hong Kong to protest Occupy Central, a group that has threatened civil disobedience unless Hong Kong gets universal suffrage.

Hopes that Christianity is coming in from the cold in North Korea updated 3 days ago

They were once referred to as the "Vatican's spies." But one Christian hopes attitudes towards missionaries are changing in North Korea.

Malaysia searches for Pakistani suspect over alleged MH370 theft updated 3 days ago

Malaysian police are still searching for a Pakistani national over the alleged theft of money from bank accounts belonging to four people aboard MH370.

2 tourists missing after cruise boat sinks in Indonesia updated 3 days ago

Search crews in Indonesia have suspended efforts to locate two tourists, still missing two and half days after the tourist boat they were traveling in sank. The head of the rescue mission says the search will resume on Tuesday morning.

Hundreds dead as monsoon brings chaos to northern India, Nepal updated 3 days ago

Dozens of people have been killed in flooding in northern and eastern India, while the death toll in Nepal has passed 100.

India's kabaddi wrestles its way back into sporting limelight updated 4 days ago

Kabaddi -- one of India's oldest indigenous sports and a mix of school-yard tag and wrestling, is making a comeback.

Americans charged in death of woman found in suitcase in Indonesia updated 4 days ago

Two Americans are charged in the death of a Chicago woman whose body was found in a suitcase in Indonesia.

Thousands join Khan, Qadri anti-government march on Pakistan's capital updated 6 days ago

Thousands of anti-government supporters join a march to Islamabad to demand the resignation of the country's prime minister.

The future of Christianity in China: Sino-theology and the pope updated 6 days ago

Detentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of.

K-Pop stars gear up for Pope Francis' visit with papal tributes updated 7 days ago

What could bring together the biggest names in the Korean pop industry? A visit by the Pope will do it.

Pope Francis arrives in South Korea for his first Asia visit updated 7 days ago

Pope Francis arrived in Seoul Thursday, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years.

Reuniting soldiers with dogs they left behind updated 7 days ago

Pen Farthing's nonprofit group has reunited animals with nearly 700 service members from eight countries.

Huge 'march of independence' sparks fears of clashes in Pakistan updated 7 days ago

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are expected to join a march on Pakistan's capital as the country celebrates its independence.

Couple held in Bali after American woman's body found in suitcase updated 7 days ago

A 62-year-old American woman's body was found inside a suitcase at a luxury hotel in Bali.

Suspected Australian militant holding severed heads offers $1,000 bounty updated 7 days ago

Security has been stepped up around a prominent Australian Muslim leader after Twitter threats from a Sydney-based militant seen in recent photos clutching severed heads in Syria.

World's first surviving panda triplets are 'very healthy' updated 8 days ago

Very few pandas are born each year, but even fewer of the fragile cubs stay alive.

Family of detained American in North Korea asks for his return updated 8 days ago

The family of Jeffrey Edward Fowle, a U.S. tourist detained in N. Korea for apparently breaking an unspecified law, has apologized to the reclusive state.

Chinese tech hopefuls challenge Silicon Valley heavyweights at TechCrunch updated 9 days ago

San Francisco-based TechCrunch brought a taste of Silicon Valley to Beijing this week, with more than 100 startups showcasing their innovations to tech fans and investors at a two-day event in the Chinese capital.

'Radicalized' father of Australian boy holding severed head has mental illness updated 9 days ago

A proud father's boast accompanies an image the U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday called "one of the most disturbing, stomach-turning, grotesque photographs ever displayed."

Japan's defense plans raise hackles in China updated 9 days ago

Japan's defense white paper has done little to mend fences with Beijing, amid claims the "China threat" is being used to justify a bigger defense budget.

International Youth Day: Priyanka Chopra inspires girls to aim high updated 9 days ago

Bollywood actress and UNICEF India Ambassador Priyanka Chopra met with young women in Chandrapur, India, to mark International Youth Day.

Jiang Zemin Fast Facts updated 10 days ago

Here's a look at the life of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

Tour bus accident in Tibet kills at least 44, Chinese media says updated 10 days ago

A tour bus accident in southwest Tibet left at least 44 people dead, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported via Twitter Saturday.

China convicts two corporate investigators linked to bribery allegations updated 10 days ago

An expatriate corporate investigator, Peter Humphrey, has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail.

GSK-linked investigator's trial begins in China updated 11 days ago

An expatriate corporate detective based in Beijing and Shanghai, who worked with GlaxoSmithKline's under-fire Chinese wing, could soon discover the cost of allegedly falling afoul of China's often hazy corporate law.

Without legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli faces uncertain future updated 11 days ago

The retirement of beloved Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki means the studio he founded faces an uncertain future.

U.S. general killed in Afghanistan; gunman shot from 100 yards, officials say updated 13 days ago

A high-ranking U.S. general was shot and killed in an attack in Afghanistan Tuesday; U.S. officials believe gunman was an Afghan soldier.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity, sentenced to life in prison updated 13 days ago

Two former top leaders in Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge, which ruled the Southeast Asian country between 1975 and 1979, were found guilty of crimes against humanity by a specially-convened Cambodian court Thursday.

New rules for mobile IM in China: Will it hamper innovation? updated 13 days ago

China's 700 million smartphone users will no longer be able to share stories about politics without official approval, according to new regulations announced by authorities on Thursday, which took immediate effect.

Kerry makes stop in Afghanistan over election crisis updated 14 days ago

Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan on an unannounced trip.

Death toll rises in China earthquake updated 14 days ago

The death toll has risen to 615 after Sunday's earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan province, China's state-run CCTV reported Thursday evening.

Nine babies seized as Thailand cracks down on suspected illegal surrogacy updated 14 days ago

Thai authorities have raided two premises and seized nine babies -- allegedly fathered by one Japanese man -- as part of the country's crackdown on suspected illegal surrogacy.

Chinese police take a shine to dazzling traffic offenders updated 14 days ago

How's this for a bright idea? Police in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen are responding to headlight infractions with an eye-for-an-eye punishment.

Surrogate mom vows to take care of ill twin 'abandoned' by parents updated 15 days ago

His name is Gammy. He's just seven months old and is attracting attention to the murky world of surrogacy in Thailand, as the military-led country cracks down on the industry.

A timeline of the Khmer Rouge regime and its aftermath updated 15 days ago

At least 1.7 million people -- nearly a quarter of Cambodia's population -- were killed by execution, disease, starvation and overwork under the Khmer Rouge's brutal rule from 1975 to 1979.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of crimes against humanity, face life sentences updated 15 days ago

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Australian couple defends decision to leave Down's baby with Thai surrogate updated 15 days ago

What was supposed to be a straightforward cash deal to carry a child for desperate parents has turned into an international spat over who said what, and exposed the darker side of a business credited with creating happiness for many couples.

Chinese city bans beards, Islamic-style clothing on buses during event updated 15 days ago

People wearing Islamic-style clothing and large beards are banned from riding public buses during the Xinjiang Sports Games in northwestern China.

People power pulls passenger pinned between train, platform updated 15 days ago

A man in Perth, Australia, somehow slipped and got his leg stuck in the narrow space between a commuter train and the platform Wednesday.

Chinese socialite's fall from grace capped with salacious televised confession updated 15 days ago

A televised confession this week detailing a life of illegal gambling and paid-for sex has capped the dramatic fall from grace of Guo Meimei.

Record-breaking skyscraper threatened by sinkholes updated 15 days ago

The construction of what would be Seoul's tallest building has hit a snag following the appearance of a number of mysterious sinkholes in and around the neighborhood where it is being built.

7 killed in Pakistan drone strike, sources says updated 15 days ago

Seven suspected militants were killed in Pakistan, intelligence and government officials said.

Divers' failure to find sunken Bangladesh ferry dismays grieving relatives updated 15 days ago

A full day after a passenger ferry with as many as 300 people on board sank in Bangladesh, hundreds of anxious people waited on the bank of the Padma river until late evening as a search for bodies failed to turn up any sign of survivors.

Insider attacks: Why do some Afghan forces turn and kill allies? updated 15 days ago

They dress like allies, but they kill like enemies. Why do some Afghan forces turn on their coalition partners?

Chinese earthquake death toll rises to 589 updated 15 days ago

The death toll from a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck China's southwestern Yunnan province on Sunday has risen to 589, with nine people still missing.

China investigates Canadian couple suspected of stealing state secrets updated 15 days ago

A Canadian couple living close to China's border with North Korea are under investigation for the suspected theft of state secrets, state media said.

MH370: Australia picks Dutch company for next phase of undersea search updated 16 days ago

Australia said Wednesday that it has has chosen a Dutch company to carry out the next phase of the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

More than 100 missing after Bangladeshi ferry capsizes updated 16 days ago

Search and rescue teams are searching for more than 100 people still missing after a river-going ferry capsized in Bangladesh, with three bodies recovered so far, a police official says.

Troops join rescue as China earthquake kills more than 390 updated 17 days ago

At least 381 people have been killed, and 1,881 injured after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit China's southwestern Yunnan province on Sunday.

Nearly 100 dead -- mostly 'terrorists' -- in attack, China says updated 17 days ago

A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station, government offices and smashed vehicles, China's state-run Xinhua news agency says.

75 die in China factory explosion, state-run media says updated 17 days ago

A factory explosion killed 75 people Saturday in China, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.

Dozens dead as Taiwan gas explosions tear up streets updated 18 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.

Rescuers pull out 90 bodies after landslides in India updated 18 days ago

Rescuers have recovered 90 bodies so far after landslides trapped dozens of people last week in a western Indian village.

China: 9 terror suspects killed in restive Xinjiang region updated 20 days ago

Nine terror suspects were killed in the volatile northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

At least 100 people feared trapped in landslide debris in India updated 20 days ago

Rescuers have recovered 51 bodies after landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains trapped about 170 people in a western Indian village.

Why a giant toad set off Chinese censors updated 20 days ago

How do social media posts about a giant inflatable toad relate to criticism of a former Chinese President?

Official: Landslides trap 170 people or more in western India updated 21 days ago

Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 170 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.

Held by North Korea, Kenneth Bae feels abandoned by U.S., report says updated 21 days ago

Kenneth Bae, an American detained in North Korea, said he feels like the U.S. has abandoned him, a pro-North Korea newspaper in Japan reports.

Watch what you tweet: Caution thrown to wind as WikiLeaks breaks gag order updated 21 days ago

They were warned not to share it, but share it they did.

Happy campers? A look at North Korea's summer camp updated 21 days ago

What might be a good way to get your misbehaving kids to pipe down this summer? Tell them you'll ship them off to North Korea.

China corruption charges no longer shock updated 22 days ago

President Xi Jinping's campaign to punish corrupt Chinese officials has hit its biggest target.

China charges prominent Uyghur scholar with 'separatism' updated 22 days ago

Chinese authorities formally charged a detained Uyghur scholar with "separatism," state media reported Wednesday.

North Korea fires projectiles updated 22 days ago

North Korea fired four projectiles on Wednesday morning toward the Sea of Japan, an official with the South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN.

McDonald's new nuggets are made of fish and tofu in Japan updated 22 days ago

If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.

China's tainted meat scandal explained updated 22 days ago

McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.

China announces probe into former domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang updated 23 days ago

After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."

Report: Dozens killed, injured in China terror attack updated 23 days ago

A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station, government offices and smashed vehicles, China's state-run Xinhua news agency says.

Another relative of Afghan President Karzai killed updated 23 days ago

A cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai died in a bombing Tuesday, a provincial spokesman said, marking the latest killing of a Karzai relative.

Student survivors of Sewol ferry disaster testify at South Korea murder trial updated 24 days ago

Lines of police surround a courthouse as student survivors of the Sewol ferry disaster testify in their hometown of Ansan, South Korea.

Japanese high school girl accused of murdering, decapitating classmate updated 24 days ago

A 16-year-old Japanese girl has been arrested in Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, on suspicion of murdering a fellow student. Police confirmed that the alleged attacker also dismembered her victim's body.

On China Transcript: Hong Kong updated 27 days ago

KRISTIE LU STOUT: Michael Degolyer, Albert Ho and Douglas Young, welcome to On China. Now since the handover in 1997, Hong Kong has been governed under the principle of "one country, two systems." How does it work?

Will protest or persuasion shape Hong Kong's future? updated 27 days ago

Tam Chi Tat has driven his bright red taxi for 20 years. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he calls himself not Chinese but a "Hong Konger." The distinction is very important to him.

Teen gets 232 "teeth" removed in Mumbai updated 27 days ago

A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.

Korean officials: Ferry fugitive's cause of death unknown updated 28 days ago

South Korean forensics officials say they are sure the body found in a plum orchard last month is Yoo Byung Eun, a billionaire fugitive who was wanted in connection to the fatal Sewol ferry crash that claimed nearly 300 lives.

Taiwan plane crash kills 48 and injures 10 updated 28 days ago

A twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Officials fear that dozens have died.

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record updated 28 days ago

Haris Suleman, American teen trying to set a record for flying around the world, was killed and his father is missing after plane crash near American Samoa.

Malaysia Airlines: Crash site in Ukraine goes neglected as bodies decompose updated 28 days ago

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lay splayed for miles across silent rural fields in eastern Ukraine on Saturday. Two days after the jet crashed, some bodies remained strapped in seat belts -- wearing inflight headphones.

2 foreign workers shot dead in Afghanistan updated 28 days ago

Two foreign workers with an international aid organization were shot and killed in Afghanistan on Thursday

Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash updated 29 days ago

A twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Officials fear that dozens have died.

Did Malaysian leader's 'quiet diplomacy' seal MH17 deal with rebels? updated 29 days ago

It was a moment of triumph amid a personal tragedy for Malaysian leader Najib Razak.

Typhoon Matmo threatens mudslides in Taiwan updated 29 days ago

Typhoon Matmo has slammed in Taiwan, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the threat of landslides on the mountainous island.

Candidate to dispute Indonesia's election result updated 29 days ago

Jakarta governor and former furniture salesman Joko "Jokowi" Widodo won Indonesia's presidential election.

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