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Chinese President will visit Pyongyang ‘soon,’ official says

Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing to visit the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, an official with knowledge of the discussions told CNN.

What’s bringing Kim Jong Un to the table

North Korea’s relationship with the world seems to be changing for the better. But how did we get here?

Kim’s wife new title in state media may signal power shift

Ri Sol Ju, wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been afforded a new title in the country’s state media, a move that analysts say could signal an evolution in the power structure of the reclusive country.

Mud near Japanese island is a ‘game changer’

A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan’s economic future. How huge? One economist called it a “game changer.” The researchers who helped find it said it had “tremendous potential.”

Philippine riot police deployed for island cleanup

The Philippine government will deploy dozens of riot police to ensure that tourists don’t interfere with a planned six-month cleanup of its famed Boracay island, a police official said Tuesday.

Senior Vatican defense says to drop abuse charges

The lead barrister defending senior Vatican official Cardinal George Pell against historical abuse charges has argued for the case to be dropped because a trial would be a “waste of public money, time and effort.”

Rape cases spark protest movement in India

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across India in reaction to a string of brutal rape cases, in some of the largest mass demonstrations held in the country since the rape and murder of a female college student in Delhi in 2012.

Abe faces awkward Trump summit

Embattled Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Mar-a-Lago Tuesday for a meeting with US President Donald Trump in dire need of a policy win as he faces challenges abroad and protests at home.

UN disputes Rohingya repatriation claim

The United Nations and Bangladesh have questioned Myanmar’s claim of repatriating the first Rohingya refugees as concerns mount for the safety of returnees.

Censorship U-turn: Rare win for China’s LGBT movement

One of China’s biggest social media companies on Monday reversed a decision to censor gay content — a rare victory for the country’s nascent but increasingly vocal LGBT rights movement.

Shark attack halts Australia surf competition

A shark attack on a surfer in Australia has forced the temporary suspension of an international surfing competition.

Building Bamboo theater in Hong Kong

Every year for just a few weeks, a towering bamboo theater rises from Ap Lei Chau, one of the world’s most densely populated islands.

A clear message of Beijing’s disapproval over growing ties between the US and Taiwan

A clear message of Beijing’s disapproval over growing ties between the United States and Taiwan by ordering live fire drills in the Taiwan Strait

2 Indian athletes banned from Games

Indian athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi have been kicked out of the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast after syringes were discoverd in their apartment.

‘King of Chinese Pop’ goes on tour

Wang Leehom needs no introduction to his legion of fans in China where he kicks off his global tour Friday in Beijing.

China shows off force in South China Sea

Chinese President Xi Jinping oversaw the largest naval parade in his country’s history, as China concluded two days of military drills in the hotly contested South China Sea, a massive show of strength amid growing tensions with the United States.

Kim Jong Un steps out onto the world stage

For years, Kim Jong Un didn’t leave North Korea.

Australia falls out with China over new law

Relations between Australia and China have grown frosty in recent months, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admitted Thursday, amid reports in local media that Australian ministers had been refused Chinese visas.

Transforming Sydney into three cities

Over 80 dead from tainted bootleg alcohol

Indonesian police have vowed to crackdown on the distribution of bootleg alcohol, as deaths this month connected to the consumption of illegally produced toxic liquor exceeded 86.

‘Genital-breathing’ turtle faces extinction

An Australian river turtle with a distinctive green punk-rock hairstyle, two spikes under its chin and the ability to breathe through its genitals is on a new list of endangered reptiles.

Taliban kills 14 in attack on police HQ

Fourteen people including a district governor were killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s southeastern Ghazni province Thursday, the head of security for the province said.

Ex-China star pleads guilty to taking $27m in bribes

A former rising political star, once rumored as a successor to Chinese President Xi Jinping, pleaded guilty Thursday to taking tens of millions of yuan in bribes over a 15-year period, according to Chinese state media People’s Daily.

S Korean minister says Kim wants to improve relations with Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “completely different from the person featured in news reports,” according to a South Korean official who joined him to watch a K-Pop concert in Pyongyang last month.

S. Korea official: Kim Jong Un seemed sincere

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “completely different from the person featured in news reports,” according to a South Korean official.

Why Korea is at the forefront of skincare

There’s face powder in panda palettes, hand gel in gummy bears and bubble tea sleeping packs.

Raised in the shadow of genocide

At midnight on August 25, 2017, I was woken by the noise of intense gunfire. I had no idea where it was coming from or what was happening. I was in my bed in Maungdaw Township, in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The shooting continued through the night and into the morning.