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Hong Kong villagers fight to save homes

Mar 26, 2017

Hong Kong villagers fight to save homes

Ko Oi-sum’s simple village home on the northwestern edge of Hong Kong is surrounded by trees planted by her mother — she dries the leaves to make tea, espousing their health benefits. But this ramshackle rural community of narrow alleyways, humble houses and freely ...

India hunts hidden cash in corruption blitz

/ Mar 26, 2017

India hunts hidden cash in corruption blitz

Mansions owned by maids, gardeners and drivers until now have aroused little suspicion in India, where the wealthy have long hidden fortunes in the names of lowly paid staff to avoid paying tax. But as the government broadens its crackdown on corruption, a new ...

South Korean Sewol ferry lifted onto salvage ship

Mar 25, 2017

South Korean Sewol ferry lifted onto salvage ship

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step toward returning the vessel to port. Nearly three years after it went down, killing more than 300 people, the wreck was safely placed onto ...

North Korea prepping nuclear test in next few days: report

Mar 24, 2017

North Korea prepping nuclear test in next few days: report

North Korea is now in the final stages of preparing for yet another nuclear test that could come in the next few days, Fox News reported Thursday, quoting U.S. officials. U.S. defense officials have confirmed that Pyongyang has completed digging new tunnels around the ...

Mar 23, 2017

Pyongyang lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn’t expecting: He’s too much like Barack Obama. North Korea’s state media, which regularly vilified Obama in the strongest terms, had been slow to do the same with the Trump administration, possibly ...