General News

Rockets' general manager's Hong Kong comments anger China

Oct 6, 2019

China's official basketball association says it will suspend cooperation and exchanges with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting

Oct 5, 2019

All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell

Japan spacecraft releases rover to asteroid in last mission

Oct 3, 2019

Japan’s space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released a small rover that will land on the surface of an asteroid as part its final mission before heading back to Earth

Hong Kong teen protester shot by police to be charged

Oct 3, 2019

Police say criminal charges will be filed against the 18-year-old Hong Kong student who was the first victim of police gunfire in the pro-democracy protests

AP PHOTOS: China marks National Day with military might

Oct 1, 2019

AP PHOTOS: China marks National Day with political pomp, military might

Arch bridge falls in Taiwan bay, divers search for victims

Oct 1, 2019

A towering bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan has collapsed sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below and at least 11 people are feared trapped or missing

19 killed in China factory fire ahead of National Day

Sep 30, 2019

Nineteen people have died in a factory fire in eastern China just ahead of countrywide National Day celebrations

South fires warning shots then fixes drifting N Korean boat

Sep 27, 2019

South Korea's military says it fired warning shots toward a North Korean boat crossing their sea border, then it sent a navy mechanic to repair the drifting boat's engine so it could go home

Police: 2 die in violent Indonesian student protests

Sep 26, 2019

Indonesian police say two people have died in violent demonstrations by students against a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency

Police secure stadium ahead of Hong Kong leader's town hall

Sep 26, 2019

Riot police are securing a stadium in Hong Kong for a town hall session by embattled city leader Carrie Lam aimed at cooling down months of protests for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory