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Asia What He Did on His Summer Break: Exposed a Global Security Flaw

Nathan Ruser, an Australian college student, discovered that a fitness app revealed the locations of military sites around the world. Now he has to decide what he’s doing after graduation. More

Asia Frugal Traveler: How to Travel to (and Around) China, From VPNs to T.P.

A handful of practical tips to help make sure your next trip to the world’s most populous country is smooth sailing from start to finish. More

Asia Frugal Traveler: How to Travel to (and Around) China, From VPNs to T.P.

A handful of practical tips to help make sure your next trip to the world’s most populous country is smooth sailing from start to finish. More

Asia China Could Target U.S. Firms if Trump Levies Tariffs, Group Warns

Major products like Boeing planes and American soybeans may be singled out if Washington imposes new restrictions on China. More

Asia How Australia’s Espionage Laws Could Silence Whistle-Blowers and Activists

Australia wants to lead the world in combating foreign interference in politics. But critics say the laws could make the country more like the regimes it aims to resist. More

Asia How Australia’s Espionage Laws Could Silence Whistle-Blowers and Activists

Australia wants to lead the world in combating foreign interference in politics. But critics say the laws could make the country more like the regimes it aims to resist. More

Asia Taiwan Retaliates Against Chinese Airlines, Hampering Lunar New Year Travel

Taiwan, pushing back over encroachment on Taiwan Strait airspace, may leave thousands without flights home for the holiday. More

Asia Taiwan Retaliates Against Chinese Airlines, Hampering Lunar New Year Travel

Taiwan, pushing back over encroachment on Taiwan Strait airspace, may leave thousands without flights home for the holiday. More

Asia Trilobites: Watch the Super Blood Blue Moon Before You Go to Work on Wednesday

On Wednesday, Earth will cast its shadow over the second full moon of January, making it turn red in a lunar eclipse. Here’s when and where you can see it. More

Asia Asia and Australia Edition: Strava, North Korea, Malaysia: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. More

Asia Scores killed in ambulance bomb attack in Kabul

A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 103 people and wounded 191 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. More

Asia Head of Tibetan government-in-exile: 'We hope Trump will meet the Dalai Lama'

Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, gave an interview to FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman during a visit to Paris. He discussed the Tibetan cause and the dream of Tibetan autonomy... More

Asia Dozens killed in South Korea hospital fire

A fire that started Friday morning in a hospital emergency room in South Korea killed nearly 40 people, mainly from inhaling smoke, and injured dozens more in one of the country’s deadliest blazes... More

Asia US diplomat quits Rohingya panel, slams Suu Kyi’s ‘absence of moral leadership’

US diplomat Bill Richardson resigned early Thursday from an Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed panel set up to ease communal tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine State and hit out at the Nobel Laureate for an... More

Asia North Korean athletes arrive in South to form ‘united’ team

Female hockey players from the rival Koreas were paired up with each other Thursday to form their first-ever Olympic squad during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games. More

Asia Suicide bomber, gunmen attack Save the Children office in Afghanistan

At least two people were killed and 14 others injured in a coordinated attack on the Save the Children office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Wednesday. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed... More

Asia Avalanche hits skiers after volcano erupts at Japan resort

Rocks spat out by an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and one skier was missing following an avalanche that occurred shortly after the volcano... More

Asia More than a dozen dead, including foreigners, in attack on Kabul hotel

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed at least 18 people and wounded 12 more, although the... More

Asia Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel

Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and residents and staff fled. More

Asia North Korea to send 22 athletes to Winter Olympics in South

A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will see 22 North Korean athletes cross the border with South Korea to compete and march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony,... More