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Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

A small group of foreign journalists arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to cover the dismantling of the country's nuclear test site later this week, but without South Korean media initially also scheduled to participate. Pyongyang is allowing the limited access to the site to publicize its promise to halt underground ...

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

/ May 22, 2018

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year. About 3,200 officers were deployed to prevent about 200 protesters from marching from a Bangkok university campus to Government House. Police ...

Malaysia ex-PM Najib quizzed by graft agency

May 22, 2018

Malaysia ex-PM Najib quizzed by graft agency

Scandal-tainted former Malaysian leader Najib Razak arrived Tuesday at the anti-corruption agency for questioning over a massive financial scandal that helped to bring down his long-ruling regime. Najib's coalition suffered a shock defeat at the May 9 poll, beaten by a reformist alliance led by ...

Pollution turns India's white marble Taj Mahal green

May 22, 2018

Pollution turns India's white marble Taj Mahal green

India's white marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world's eighth-most polluted city. The Taj Mahal flanks a garbage-strewn river and is often enveloped by dust and smog from belching smokestacks and vehicles in ...

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