Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: report

Asia Pacific Nov 17, 2019

Leaked China documents reveal 'no mercy' in Xinjiang: report

A rare and huge leak of Chinese government documents has shed new light on a security crackdown on Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, where President Xi Jinping ordered officials to act with "absolutely no mercy" against separatism and extremism, The New York Times reported ...

Police hunt for suspect after boy, 17, stabbed at Saitama home

National Jul 16, 2019

Police hunt for suspect after boy, 17, stabbed at Saitama home

A 17-year-old male high school student was stabbed early Tuesday at his home in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, by a suspected intruder, police said. The boy sustained wounds to his neck and other parts of his body, but the injuries were not life-threatening, according to authorities. ...

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Jul 12, 2019

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs, a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte's government says police have killed about 6,600 people in shootouts with ...