Washington Post /
Behind the front lines in the fight to ‘annihilate’ ISIS in Afghanistan

Three months after “the mother of all bombs” was dropped, the fighting rages on. 

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How to make $100,000 a month in China, live-streaming your life

Brother Li has risen to the top of the charts and is making a fortune in a country where 350 million have downloaded a live-streaming app.

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India’s new president rose from poverty to high office

Ram Nath Kovind, a septuagenarian from what is considered a low caste, is a stalwart of the governing Hindu nationalist party.

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South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after 'China threats'

A gas operation in the disputed area has come to a forced stop after alleged threats from China.

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Myth busters

The explosion of mobile phones and connectivity has fuelled a scourge of fake news in the country.

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'More than a home'

Images of diverse lives lived well in one of Phnom Penh's most iconic buildings, days before its demolition.

NY Times /
In China, Herd of ‘Gray Rhinos’ Threatens Economy

Several Chinese conglomerates are now are so big, so complex and so indebted that the government is trying to bring them to heel.

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Taiwan's Taoists protest against curbs on incense and firecrackers

Taoists call it a crucial part of their religion, but the government is trying to reduce pollution.

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Scot shot in chest hours before Philippines wedding

Tarek Naggar was wounded in the chest after refusing to hand over his wallet to three men.

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India police investigate crude oil theft gang

The network stole millions of dollars worth of crude in water tankers, Rajasthan police say.

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Where they see in black, white and grey

Belgian photographer Sanne de Wilde is fascinated by the colourblind residents of Pingelap.

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Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel

An underwater robot spotted the lava-like rocks inside a reactor of Japan's destroyed nuclear plant.

Washington Post /
A much-feared Taliban offshoot returns from the dead

The Haqqani network has kept a lower profile in Pakistan but carried out deadly bombings in Afghanistan. 

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Japan signed abduction treaty but for ‘left-behind’ parents that doesn’t mean much

It’s almost impossible to enforce orders about child return in Japan, experts say.

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Maids’ riot at luxury high-rise reignites debate over domestic labor in India

Some call for new laws to protect domestic help after a pay dispute turns violent.

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Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is called ‘a monument to morality’

He was the first Nobel Peace Prize winner since the Nazi era to die a prisoner.

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At a luxury high-rise in India, the maids are rioting

The domestic workers protested after a fellow maid allegedly was held overnight, beaten by her employer.

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He ran North Korea’s secret moneymaking operation. Now he lives in Virginia.

Ri Jong Ho says pressure on North Korea is not enough. He advocates talks, too.

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In rebuke to Modi government, India’s high court suspends ban on trade of cattle for slaughter

Many members of the nation’s Hindu majority view cows as sacred, but butchers and others protested.

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For Afghan girls’ robotics team, U.S. visa denial was last of many hurdles 

Family and cultural traditions have deterred females from modern academic fields and travel.

Washington Post /
Trump warns of ‘severe’ consequences for North Korea as Russia, China balk at tough U.S. talk

The administration’s plans to counter the regime for the test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile are increasingly at odds with what Russia and China have in mind. 

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China pushes hard in border dispute with India

Tensions soared as the leaders prepared to meet at the G-20 summit in Hamburg.

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As concern about North Korea deepens, the U.S. and China are at odds  

The United States called for “global action” and warned that the North is pushing the region toward war.

Washington Post /
North Korea missile launch marks a direct challenge to Trump administration

The test was a major development for the North, and the U.S. and South Korean militaries answered with missile exercises of their own.

BBC News /
'K-golf'

South Korean women have dominated international golf for years now. Why?

BBC News /
Afghanistan: Taliban 'kidnapped dozens' of villagers

Dozens of civilians were abducted and about 30 remain missing, an official says.

BBC News /
Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao

The president says the controversial measure is necessary to crush Islamist militants on the island.

BBC News /
Police chief quits over Australian's death

Minneapolis mayor says she lost confidence in the chief after officers killed an Australian woman.

CNN /
Report: Marawi heralds era of Asia extremism?

The ongoing siege of the southern Philippines city of Marawi could be just the beginning of a wider Asian problem of Islamist extremism, according to a new report by a regional think tank.

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