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How tear gas brought Hong Kongers together updated 11 hours 38 minutes ago

When police used tear gas on unarmed Hong Kong students, they unwittingly created a massive movement.

Hong Kong activists, officials continue standoff on China's National Day updated 11 hours 39 minutes ago

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are expected to grow on Wednesday as many people have a day off for China's National Day.

Hong Kong protesters passionate but gullible, says China's 1997 handover negotiator updated 12 hours 57 minutes ago

Millions have watched as thousands of Hong Kongers have occupied their city -- and not everyone is impressed.

More bodies recovered as Japanese volcano spews lethal gas, rocks updated 14 hours 2 minutes ago

Efforts to recover bodies from an erupting volcano in Japan resumed Wednesday, with 12 more bodies found.

Afghanistan signs deal keeping U.S. troops beyond 2014 updated 16 hours 48 minutes ago

U.S. and Afghanistan sign a long-delayed security agreement that will allow U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2014.

Once-vast Aral Sea dries up to almost nothing updated 17 hours 1 minutes ago

The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.

Understanding the symbols of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' updated 1 days ago

Umbrellas, yellow ribbons, numbered codewords and tangles of phone cords: these are the distinctive sights of the dramatic protest unfolding beneath Hong Kong's spectacular skyline.

Australia police arrest man accused of funding U.S. fighter in Syria updated 1 days ago

Australian police arrested a 23-year-old man in Melbourne on Tuesday on suspicion of funding a U.S. citizen who subsequently went to fight in Syria.

Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down updated 1 days ago

Hong Kong streets are packed with thousands of demonstrators bracing for the possibility of a police crackdown.

Five more bodies found on Japan's Mount Ontake after eruption updated 1 days ago

Five new lifeless bodies have been found on the slopes of Japan's Mount Ontake, bringing the total number of presumed dead in a volcanic eruption to 36.

Hong Kong protests: What you need to know updated 1 days ago

Hong Kong is in the midst of its longest series of political protests since the 1997 handover. This story explains why tensions are set to boil over.

The waiting game: Refugees live in limbo in Hong Kong  updated 1 days ago

How an Afghan refugee became a champion for the rights of asylum seekers in one of the world's most expensive cities.

China's Internet firewall censors Hong Kong protest news updated 1 days ago

News articles, social media posts and images about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests are being heavily censored behind China notorious firewall.

'One country, two systems': How Hong Kong remains distinct from China updated 1 days ago

Hong Kong, as anyone who has lived or worked in the city knows, is simultaneously China, and not China.

7 hours of midnight: Inside Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' updated 2 days ago

The Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations began as both isolated and all-consuming events.

Cell phones and umbrellas: Protesting Hong Kong-style updated 2 days ago

Despite chaos, Hong Kong's young protesters have organized themselves at a lightning pace using top-of-the-line technology.

Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's President updated 2 days ago

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's President, sealing the country's first peaceful democratic transition of power.

North Korean 'Defector Girl Boxer' fights for the South updated 2 days ago

Choi Hyun Mi remembers her hands always ached in North Korea. She was recruited to be a boxer from the age of 11.

Hong Kong says riot police have pulled back as protesters jam city streets updated 2 days ago

The Hong Kong government said Monday that riot police have pulled back from pro-democracy demonstrations around the city.

At least 31 people presumed dead on erupting Japanese volcano updated 3 days ago

At least 30 people are presumed dead after rescuers found them showing no signs of life on a Japanese volcano that started erupting a day earlier.

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle updated 3 days ago

Joshua Wong has been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media -- he could face jail time -- and he's not even old enough to drive.

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests grow amid sit-in updated 3 days ago

Protesters taking part in pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong said Saturday they would continue to occupy an area outside the government headquarters.

Mount Ontake erupts in central Japan updated 4 days ago

Mount Ontake erupted late Saturday morning, sending a plume of smoke and ash into the sky, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lying low? updated 4 days ago

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen at a public event for three weeks.

13 arrested as Hong Kong's students take to streets for democracy updated 4 days ago

Students want to pressure China into giving Hong Kong full suffrage: one man, one vote plus the ability to choose candidates independent of Beijing.

From zero to Lafite, China misses its 'gateway wine' updated 4 days ago

Every wine lover has a story of the first sip that drew them in.

15 beheaded in Taliban offensive in Afghanistan, official says updated 5 days ago

Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan left about 100 civilians dead or wounded in past week, including some women and children who were beheaded.

Australian deal to settle refugees in Cambodia slammed as 'new low' updated 5 days ago

Cambodia will accept refugees seeking asylum in Australia in return for A$40 million in aid, under a controversial deal that has been widely criticized.

Indonesians lose right to directly elect governors, mayors updated 5 days ago

Indonesia's parliament is set to vote on a revised election bill that will take away voters' rights to directly elect local leaders.

China dramatically revises death toll in Xinjiang violence updated 5 days ago

Chinese authorities dramatically revise upward the death toll of a violent incident several days before.

Dolphins killed as Taiji's controversial hunting season resumes in Japan updated 6 days ago

The slaughter of dolphins has begun again in a small Japanese village, in a controversial annual cull that pits Western environmentalists against locals.

Five things to know about India's Mars orbiter updated 6 days ago

India's Mars Orbiter Mission successfully entered Mars' orbit Wednesday morning, becoming the first Asian country to reach the Red Planet.

American Matthew Miller starts North Korean prison sentence; photo released updated 6 days ago

The American held in North Korea, Matthew Miller, begins his six-year sentence of hard labor on Thursday.

Lone wolf? Australian police shoot dead teen 'terror suspect' updated 6 days ago

Australian lawmakers introduced tough new terror laws on Wednesday as police explained why an officer shot dead an 18-year-old terror suspect.

India's spacecraft reaches Mars orbit ... and history updated 6 days ago

India's Mars Orbiter Mission successfully entered Mars' orbit Wednesday morning, becoming the first Asian country to reach the Red Planet.

Man arrested after 6-year-old's dismembered remains found in Japan updated 7 days ago

Japanese police have arrested a man after the dismembered body of a missing six-year-old girl was found in several plastic bags near her home in Kobe City.

Tasty or addictive? Chinese restaurant serves noodles laced with opium poppy updated 7 days ago

The noodles were not just tasty. They were addictive.

8 killed in suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, sources say updated 7 days ago

Eight people were killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan, Pakistani sources say.

China sentences prominent Uyghur scholar to life in prison for 'separatism' updated 7 days ago

A Chinese court Tuesday found a prominent Uyghur scholar guilty of "separatism" and sentenced him to life in prison, his lawyer said.

White tiger mauls visitor to death at zoo in India updated 8 days ago

A tiger mauled a visitor to death at a zoo in New Delhi on Tuesday, an official said.

Suicide blast kills 3, injures 13 in Peshawar, Pakistan updated 8 days ago

Three people have been been killed and 13 others injured in a suicide blast against a security forces vehicle in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar.

Some Coca-Cola with your merlot? 5 Chinese wine myths debunked updated 8 days ago

China has no wine-making tradition but the country now uncorks more bottles of red than any other.

Amnesty: Chinese trade in torture tools fuels human rights abuses updated 9 days ago

Electric shock guns, spiked metal batons and leg and neck shackles.

North Korea: Imprisoned American wanted to become 'second Snowden' updated 9 days ago

North Korea boldly heaped blame on William Todd Miller on Saturday, claiming he committed crime to gain fame.

Ghani is new president of Afghanistan, official says updated 9 days ago

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is the new president of Afghanistan, and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, is CEO, elections official says.

Indian PM Narendra Modi: Understanding an enigma updated 9 days ago

Four months ago Narendra Modi emerged as the runaway winner of the world's biggest election in history. It was a surprising, overwhelming mandate for his Bharatiya Janata Party: no other Indian party had won a clear majority in parliament in three decades. Modi was the clear face of the party, the man millions of Indians believed could better their lives.

Al Qaeda will fail to recruit India's Muslims, Prime Minister says updated 10 days ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says al Qaeda will fail if it seeks to spread its terror network into India because Muslims there will die for their country.

Indonesia police: U.S. couple confesses to death of woman found in suitcase updated 10 days ago

A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother, whose body was found last month in a suitcase outside a hotel in Indonesia, police in Bali say.

New Zealand's center-right National Party wins third term updated 10 days ago

New Zealand's center-right National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key, won Saturday's general elections with 48% of the vote.

Witnessing the dawn of China's dot-com boom updated 12 days ago

As Chinese internet giant Alibaba prepares for its U.S. stock market debut, CNN's Kristie Lu Stout recalls her time working for a Beijing start-up.

Australia orders federal police to take over security at house of parliament updated 12 days ago

Australia ordered federal police to take over security at the house of parliament Friday, a day after police conducted one of the nation's largest counter-terrorism operations in the port city of Sydney.

New al Qaeda branch in South Asia launches first assault updated 12 days ago

A new branch of Al Qaeda apparently infiltrated Pakistan's navy and tried unsuccessfully to hijack a naval vessel earlier this month.

Australian PM: Public execution terror plot foiled updated 13 days ago

Australian police on Thursday disrupted what they described as a pending attack "on a member of the public," part of a sweeping counterterrorism operation

Myanmar Fast Facts updated 13 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia formerly known as Burma.

Shinzo Abe Fast Facts updated 13 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Police: Still no suspect in killings of Britons on idyllic Thai island updated 13 days ago

2 Britons are under watch in Thailand in connection with the killings of 2 fellow Brits on a popular resort island.

Made in China and India: Can Xi and Modi merge world's 'factory' and 'back office'? updated 13 days 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?

American detained on bank of river bordering North Korea updated 13 days 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 14 days 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.

Prominent Uyghur scholar goes on trial in China for 'separatism' updated 14 days 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 15 days 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 20 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 20 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 22 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 24 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 25 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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.

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