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Jun 19, 2016

Pakistan woman held in 'honor killing' of pregnant daughter

Police in Pakistan have arrested a mother suspected of killing her pregnant daughter for marrying against the wishes of her family, the latest in a series of “honor killings” in the conservative Muslim country. Local police official Arshad Mahamood said Saturday that the mother ...

Ready to rumble: Asian pro wrestlers dream of stardom

Jun 19, 2016

Ready to rumble: Asian pro wrestlers dream of stardom

Kenneth Thexeira is a mild-mannered writer for an interior-design magazine by day, but on certain nights his alter ego bursts forth in golden tights and a baby-blue cape: enter “The Eurasian Dragon.” The 27-year-old Singaporean is part of a small but growing community of ...

Jun 18, 2016

Floods in southern China kill 25, displace over 33,000

A week of torrential rain in southern China has killed 25 people and displaced 33,200 residents, including many in poor, remote regions, officials said. China’s Civil Affairs Ministry says 4 million people in 10 provinces have been affected by floods and landslides since heavy ...

Jun 18, 2016

U.S. and North Korea will attend security forum in China

Senior diplomats of the U.S. and North Korea are slated to attend a security conference in Beijing in the coming week, but the State Department said Friday there is no plan for direct talks between them. The annual Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue is an ...

Foreign protesters' bark unleashes Chinese dog eaters' bite

Jun 17, 2016

Foreign protesters' bark unleashes Chinese dog eaters' bite

International groups and celebrities, backed by millions of foreign petitioners, have rallied against an annual dog meat festival in the Chinese city of Yulin, but residents say the protests may have backfired by spurring more people to eat man’s best friend. “My store’s dog ...

Duterte-inspired crackdown hits Philippine poor first

Jun 17, 2016

Duterte-inspired crackdown hits Philippine poor first

In a crackdown bearing the Philippine president-elect’s name, police have rounded up hundreds of children or their parents to enforce a night curfew for minors, and taken away drunk and shirtless men roaming metropolitan Manila’s slums. The poor, who were among Rodrigo Duterte’s strongest ...