Washington Post /
North Korea at the top of agenda as South Korea’s new president comes to D.C.

Much will depend on the rapport between Trump and Moon during their first meeting.

Washington Post /
The high-tech jobs that created India’s gilded generation are disappearing

The once-booming tech sector is slowing down, and the engineers who helped build it are losing their jobs.

Washington Post /
North Korea calls Otto Warmbier’s death a ‘mystery,’ casts itself as ‘biggest victim’

Pyongyang tried to shift blame onto others but defended its decision to imprison the American student.

BBC News /
Japan's square watermelons explained

The angular fruits were developed in Japan so people could fit them in their fridges.

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'Mother Mushroom': Top Vietnamese blogger jailed for 10 years

Rights groups criticised the one-day trial and demanded the top blogger's immediate release.

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China Won’t Let Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Get Cancer Treatment Abroad

The Chinese authorities rebuffed an appeal from the wife of Mr. Liu, the imprisoned dissident who was granted medical parole, one of his lawyers said ...

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Reporter’s Notebook: Toll From Vigilante Mobs Rises, and India Begins to Recoil

As thousands turned out for protests against rising violence toward Muslims and lower-caste Indians, many wondered: How did we get here?

BBC News /
Who is George Pell?

A profile of Australia's most senior Roman Catholic, charged with historical sex offences.

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Xi Jinping: Chinese president makes first visit to Hong Kong as leader

Xi Jinping's visit to mark 20 years since the handover from British rule is seen as highly symbolic.

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20 years on

Why was Hong Kong British, how was it returned to China and what are the challenges and outlook?

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Trump meets Moon for the first time

The leaders of the US and South Korea share a common goal: Get North Korea to abandon the nuclear and missile programs that have rapidly expanded ...

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Joshua Wong arrested ahead of Xi's visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Hong Kong amid unprecedented security Thursday, his first official visit as leader, as the city marks 20 years of Chinese rule on Saturday.

BBC News /
Cantonese v Mandarin: What's the difference?

What's the difference between Cantonese and Mandarin? The BBC's Helier Cheung demonstrates.

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'It's down to dad'

Nahida Khan says she wouldn't have been starring at the World Cup if it weren't for her dad.

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Cardinal George Pell charged with sex offences

Australia's most senior Catholic figure is accused of "historical" offences, police say.

Washington Post /
In Pakistan, scorching Ramadan month highlights chronic water, power shortages

Filling water bottles in the dark, people blamed official neglect and India treaty violations. 

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Opium use booms in Afghanistan, creating a ‘silent tsunami’ of addicted women

A problem once limited to men is increasingly affecting wives, mothers and children, upending family life.

Washington Post /
Chinese activists investigating Ivanka Trump-linked factories released on bail 

The three — who now await trial — were detained in May while looking into labor practices at a factory making shoes for the Ivanka Trump label.

BBC News /
The parable of Okja

Nature, environmentalism and corporate greed make up Korean director Bong Joon-ho's new film Okja.

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Why Trump only has bad North Korea options

Steve Evans looks at the obstacles to the US and South Korea developing a strategy on the north.

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Is China's destroyer a challenge to rivals?

China launched its newest warship on Wednesday, a large guided-missile destroyer touted as the latest in naval technology and seen as a challenge to ...

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China bails activists at shoe factories linked to Ivanka Trump

Activists investigating Chinese factories which made Ivanka Trump shoes are freed pending trial.

NY Times /
North Korea Calls for Execution of South Korean Ex-President and Aide

The North Koreans said former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea and her intelligence chief would face a “miserable dog’s death.”

NY Times /
Young Asian-Australians Carve Out an Identity of Their Own

They call themselves the “little girls” and “little boys” of Sydney and Melbourne, who have grown up melding Asian heritage and an Australian ...

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The Japanese 'idol' and the superfan twice her age

There are about 10,000 'idols' in Japan - Rio and her fan, Koji, explain why they need each other.

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Chinese scholar disappears in US

The last known sighting of 26-year-old graduate student Yingying Zhang was on the afternoon of June 9.

NY Times /
China Releases Activists Scrutinizing Ivanka Trump Shoe Factory

Their release on bail means the three men have been thrust into China’s labyrinthine criminal justice system, rather than having been quietly detained for a few days.

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