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China says its economic growth is improving, but 2019-04-23 03:04:00China's stronger-than-expected growth claim may be tempting policymakers to pare back stimulus. Analysts say that would be a mistake.

Samsung delays shipping its $2,000 folding smartphone. Analysts 2019-04-22 23:37:00Samsung said Monday the phone "needs further improvements" before customers get their hands on it.

China, US warn their citizens about traveling to 2019-04-22 21:01:00China on Tuesday issued an advisory cautioning its citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka in the near term after a series of explosions there on Easter S

Asia markets mixed as investors grapple with rising 2019-04-22 19:38:00Shares in Asia were mixed on Tuesday as investors grappled with the recent spike in oil prices after the U.S. announced that its sanctions waivers on

Washington student, Denver man among the dead in 2019-04-22 15:35:00A fifth-grade student at an exclusive private school in Washington, D.C., and a Denver man on a business trip were among the U.S. residents killed in

Leica says it wasn't behind an ad that 2019-04-22 10:44:00But Leica's ad agency says it worked with its client on the video.

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes central Philippines 2019-04-22 08:51:00A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) said, and a Reuters witness said office building

The US is attacking Huawei and China — 2019-04-21 21:55:00Experts say the Trump administration lacks a clear approach to 5G that goes beyond attacking Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

Asia markets mixed; oil prices surge on report 2019-04-21 19:40:00Stocks in Asia were mixed on Monday, while markets in Australia and Hong Kong were closed for the Easter Monday holiday.

US citizens killed in Sri Lanka Easter attacks, 2019-04-21 12:01:00"The U.S. Embassy is working tirelessly to provide all possible assistance to the American citizens affected by the attacks and their families," Pom

Blasts hit three churches and three hotels in 2019-04-21 00:51:00Three Sri Lankan churches and three hotels were hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, wounding several people, according to a police spokesman.

Take a look at the tiny 'Goddess' electric 2019-04-19 01:25:00Great Wall Motor's sub-brand Ora launched electric car R1 in December with a focus on urban users.

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IS Down But Still a Threat in Many 2019-04-24 15:49:21Driven from its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State is down but not out.  Where once they confronted armies, the extrem

US Condemns Myanmar Ruling Keeping 2 Journalists Imprisoned 2019-04-24 15:27:04The U.S. on Wednesday condemned the Myanmar Supreme Court decision upholding the convictions of two Reuters journalists for violating the country's O

Former US State Department Employee Pleads Guilty to 2019-04-24 15:06:36A former U.S. State Department employee accused of hiding extensive contacts with China has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to defraud

Report: N. Korea Using Cryptocurrency to Fund Weapons 2019-04-24 12:58:17North Korea is using cryptocurrency markets to evade global sanctions and is likely using the virtual money to fund its weapons of mass destruction pr

China Charges Former Interpol President with Bribery 2019-04-24 12:43:07China announced Wednesday that it has formally arrested former Interpol President Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes. The indictment from

North Korea Using Cryptocurrency to Fund Weapons Program, 2019-04-24 12:10:00North Korea is using cryptocurrency markets to evade global sanctions - and the virtual money is likely being used to fund its weapons of mass destruc

Reports: Britain Gives Huawei Limited Role in 5G 2019-04-24 11:47:12Britain will reportedly allow China's Huawei Technologies to play a limited role in the development of its 5G network, rejecting warnings from the Un

Hong Kong Democracy Activists Get Up to 16 2019-04-24 09:24:33Eight of the top leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement democracy protests were sentenced to up to sixteen months in prison on Wednesday

North Korea's Kim in Russia for Meeting With 2019-04-24 04:46:20North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in the far eastern region of Russia for his first ever meeting with Vladimir Putin, which Kim says is the

Post-Election, Indonesian President Expected to Go Soft on 2019-04-24 04:20:56Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to warm toward China in his second term in search of infrastructure funding instead of challenging Chines

Apparel Sector a Reminder That Vietnam and China 2019-04-24 02:54:39Vietnam this week just celebrated the fact it has survived nearly a millennium of independence from China, which previously ruled the smaller neighbor

US, China Upbeat Ahead of Next Round of 2019-04-24 02:19:11VOA Mandarin Service reporter Lin Feng contributed to this report. STATE DEPARTMENT — The United States and China are striking a positive tone


Thailand school building under scrutiny after wall collapse 2019-04-24 04:15:56A four-year-old girl was killed when the wall of a school building collapsed during heavy rains and strong winds in Khon Kaen province on Monday. Acc

Sleepless nights for Indonesia's election 'losers' 2019-04-24 04:02:01CIREBON, Indonesia - Political hopeful Yayat Abdurahman bet that he would be a winner among some 245,000 candidates in Indonesia's huge election last

Philippines' Duterte hits Canada on exported garbage 2019-04-24 03:43:01MANILA - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia natio

Rescuers battle to find bodies in Myanmar mudslide 2019-04-24 03:33:31YANGON - Recovery teams in Myanmar fought against a huge lake of sludge on Wednesday (April 24) in their search for bodies after a landslide engulfed

Japanese passes law to compensate forced sterilisation victims 2019-04-24 02:59:35TOKYO - Japan on Wednesday passed a law compensating tens of thousands of people who were sterilized, often without their consent, under a government

Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors 2019-04-24 02:29:00TOKYO - A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking

Two women, pimp picked up as Malaysian cops 2019-04-24 01:23:49GELANG PATAH - Two women's love-shack-in-the-forest stint was shortlived, as the police swooped in and arrested them on suspicion of offering sex ser

Drug dealers in Malaysia are exploiting kids to 2019-04-23 23:36:46KOTA KINABALU - Drug dealers are exploiting children as more crackdowns on drug offenders are conducted nationwide. Deputy Home Minister Datuk A

Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 2019-04-23 23:30:13A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday, April 22 in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka suicide bombings 2019-04-23 23:20:39The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a devastating series of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that ki

Natural killer cells 'successful' in deterring cancer relapse: 2019-04-23 22:55:01Thai researchers have announced the first successful step towards the prevention of cancer relapsing in high-risk leukaemia patients. The first

Bali prison guard, inmate arrested for attempted drug-smuggling 2019-04-23 22:42:06The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) in Bali has arrested a prison guard at the Kerobokan Penitentiary for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into t

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Egypt schedules referendum on constitutional changes 2019-04-17 10:26:37Parliament overwhelmingly approved the amendments on Tuesday. They would only extend a president's term in office from 4 to 6 years. But they include

Iran's Rouhani says floods revealed 'vicious' nature of 2019-04-17 10:16:44Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States' reaction to floods that killed dozens of people had revealed Washington's

Two women elected to Qatar municipal council 2019-04-17 08:26:51

23-year-old Indian sailor missing from ship off Dubai 2019-04-16 22:32:14

Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked 'terror' group 2019-04-16 13:56:16

Egypt's lawmakers vote to extend president's term limits 2019-04-16 11:11:11

Iran's parliament labels entire US army as terrorist 2019-04-16 08:51:31State TV says Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami introduced the bill authorizing the government to act firmly in response to "terrorist actions" by U

Small fire at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site 2019-04-16 07:22:48A small fire broke out at a guard's booth in the courtyard at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem but was extinguished and the site r

Iran leader approves tapping sovereign fund for flood 2019-04-15 05:25:26On Sunday, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said the weeks of heavy rain across the country had caused an estimated $2.5 billion in damage to

Iranian who removed her headscarf jailed for a 2019-04-14 22:27:39

Special forces in search for NZ nurse held 2019-04-14 22:17:20New Zealand revealed that it had dispatched a special forces unit to Syria to search for nurse Louisa Akavi who was abducted by the Islamic State grou

Israeli delegation cancels talks at Bahrain conference 2019-04-14 12:42:10

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