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Chinese state media say a preliminary investigation into recent cases of viral pneumonia has...
Clashes have broken out between Hong Kong police and protesters at a rally in support of China's...
A Malaysian rights commissioner says the government will release senior Cambodian opposition...
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Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

Jan 9, 2020

Chinese state media say a preliminary investigation into recent cases of viral pneumonia has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus

Clashes erupt at Hong Kong rally to support China's Uighurs

Dec 22, 2019

Clashes have broken out between Hong Kong police and protesters at a rally in support of China's Uighur minority

The Latest: Malaysia to free Cambodian opposition activists

Nov 7, 2019

A Malaysian rights commissioner says the government will release senior Cambodian opposition official Mu Sochua and two other activists

China sentences 3 in fentanyl trafficking case after US tip

Nov 7, 2019

A Chinese court has sentenced 3 fentanyl traffickers in a case that was a culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on opioid networks

Xi meets Lam in 'vote of confidence' over Hong Kong protests

Nov 5, 2019

A senior Hong Kong official says Chinese President Xi Jinping's surprise meeting with the territory's leader, Carrie Lam, is a "vote of confidence" in her government's ability to tackle five months of anti-government protests

Riot police storm Hong Kong malls to nip more protests

Nov 3, 2019

Riot police have stormed several malls in Hong Kong to thwart pro-democracy protests, as the city's leader heads to Beijing for talks on deepening economic integration between the semi-autonomous Chinese territory and mainland China

Springboks' 1st black captain gets his chance at history

Oct 31, 2019

Siya Kolisi remembers vividly the national euphoria in 2007 following the Springboks' second Rugby World Cup title. The first black player appointed Springboks captain gets a shot at history on Saturday in the final against England.

Japan justice minister resigns in election payments scandal

Oct 31, 2019

Japan's justice minister has resigned over election payment allegations involving his wife, also a lawmaker, and about his own reported gift-giving, becoming the second Cabinet minister to step down in a week

N Korean women team to skip soccer competition in S Korea

Oct 30, 2019

North Korea won't send its women's soccer team to a regional competition to set to take place in South Korea in December

Flood, mudslides from strong rain in Japan kill at least 9

Oct 26, 2019

Torrential rain that caused flooding and mudslides in towns east of Tokyo has left seven people dead and added damage in areas still recovering from recent typhoons

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Asian stocks gain after US, China announce truce...

Oct 14, 2019

Asian stock markets rise after Washington and Beijing announce a truce on tariff hikes in a trade...

Stocks mixed, oil down as markets await news on...

Sep 17, 2019

World shares are mixed and oil prices have fallen slightly pending updates on restoring output at a...

Asian shares mixed as investors look ahead to...

Sep 10, 2019

Asian shares are mixed after a day of listless trading on Wall Street as investors awaited signs on...

HK stocks surge on withdrawal of law that sparked...

Sep 4, 2019

Hong Kong stocks surge as government withdraws extradition law that sparked 3 months of protests

Asian stocks mixed after US, China impose new...

Sep 2, 2019

Asian stock markets mixed after US, China step up trade war with new tariff hikes