Asia & Pacific

  • Khaltmaa Battulga, from the main opposition Democratic Party (DP), arrives to cast his ballot at a polling station during the Mongolian presidential election in Ulan Bator on June 26, 2017. (BYAMBAA BYAMBA-OCHIR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Relationship With China Looms Large in Mongolian Election

    After an inconclusive vote in Mongolia’s June 26 presidential election, candidates from the north Asian country’s two most prominent political parties will face off in... Read more

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    Bloody Photos Show Mass Slaughter of Whales in the Faroe Islands

    Denizens of the Faroe Islands—located in the northeast Atlantic Ocean—have rounded up and killed dozens of whales on a beach in a centuries-old hunt that animal... Read more

  • Vanilla Air jet at Narita, Chiba, Japan, on July 17, 2015. (Masayuki (Yuki) Kawagishi/CC BY 2.0)

    Wheelchair-bound Man Had to Climb 17 Stairs to Board Flight

    A small Japanese Air carrier has apologized to a wheelchair-bound man after he was left with no choice but to climb a staircase to board... Read more

  • Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye leaves for Seoul Central District Court from her private home on March 30, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

    North Korea Calls for Execution of Former South Korean President

    The Communist regime in North Korea called on Wednesday for the execution of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her spy chief over an... Read more

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    80-Year-Old Tosses ‘Lucky’ Coin Into Jet Engine, Delays Flight

    An 80-year-old Chinese grandma tossed a coin straight into the turbine of a jet aircraft on Tuesday, causing a five-hour flight delay on a China Southern Airlines... Read more

  • Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo February 29, 2016.  (Kyodo/File Photo/Reuters)

    Family Declines Autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

    An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who... Read more

  • The North Korean flag is seen flying in backdrop of barbed wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2017. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Satellites Detect Activity at North Korea Nuke Test Site

    Unites States satellites have detected activity at a North Korean nuclear test site for the first time in several weeks, two officials told CNN. The... Read more

  • Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student who has been detained in North Korea since early January, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on Feb. 29, 2016. (Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo)

    US Officials Mull N. Korean Response After Death of Otto Warmbier

    The Trump administration is weighing its options on how to respond to the death of an American student days after he got back from North Korean detainment... Read more

  • A small aircraft, which South Korea's Military says is a drone from North Korea, is seen at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, June 21, 2017.  (Lee Jung-hoon/Yonhap via Reuters)

    South Korea Calls Crashed North Korean Drone a ‘Grave Provocation’

    South Korea’s military confirmed on Wednesday a drone found earlier this month on a mountain near the border’s Demilitarized Zone was confirmed to have been from... Read more

  • A barbed wire fence at a military check point near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separates South and North Korea, in Paju, South Korea, on Jan. 6, 2016. (Chung Sung-jun/Getty Images)

    US Bombers Drill With South Korea Military

    The South Korean military has scheduled a joint drill with the United States. A South Korean air force official and two U.S. supersonic B-1B Lancers... Read more

  • An undated picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 5, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kim Jong Un Fears Assassination: Report

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un lives in fear of assassination by U.S. and South Korean forces, a South Korean lawmaker has said. Kim now... Read more

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    Panda Mom Nurtures Incredibly Tiny Panda Cub Born in Japanese Zoo

    A newborn panda cub is receiving intense love from its mom and is under intense watch by the zoo. The cub was just born June... Read more

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    Children with disabilities participate in yoga camp in India

    Differently abled children in India’s western Surat city exercised and meditated in a yoga camp on June 18, ahead of International Day of Yoga. A... Read more

  • Cherry blossoms bloom near the pavilion in the Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    10 Must-See Places in South Korea During the 2018 Winter Olympics

    As I ambled through the ancient Gyeongbokgung Palace, the scent of jasmine flowers filled the air, the sun shone through the distant mountain peaks, and... Read more

  • A combination photo of the dead sailors identified by the U.S. Navy in the collision incident between U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald and Philippine-flagged merchant vessel south of Tokyo Bay on June 17, 2017. Top row (L-R) Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Victor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, CA; Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, VA; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, CT; and Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, CA. Bottom row (L-R)  Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., from Elyria, OH; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, MD; and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, TX.   (U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters)

    U.S. Identifies 7 Sailors Killed in Destroyer Crash

    The U.S. Navy on Monday identified the sailors who perished on the USS Fitzgerald after it collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship south of Tokyo Bay early... Read more

  • Panama's Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chat during a ceremony on establishing diplomatic relations on June 13, 2017 in Beijing, China (Greg Baker - Pool/Getty Images)

    Taiwan Vows Defiance After China Takes Over Relations With Panama

    After Panama cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan and switched recognition to the Beijing regime in China, Taiwan’s government and public vowed to defy China’s latest... Read more

  • A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency.  (U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency/Handout via Reuters)

    Suspected North Korea Drone Spied on US Anti-Missile System

    SEOUL—A suspected North Korean drone had taken photographs of an advanced U.S. anti-missile battery in South Korea before it crashed while apparently on its way... Read more

  • Policemen and a security guard escorting a hotel worker is seen at the entrance of a hotel after a shooting incident inside Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on June 2, 2017. (REUTERS/Stringer)

    Gunman Torches Philippine Casino, Killing at Least 36 People

    MANILA—A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people who suffocated in... Read more

  • (Copyright Pearl Gan in association with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, vietnam; Eijkman Oxford Clinical Research Unit, jakarta and The Wellcome Trust)

    Capturing the Face of Malaria in Asia

    Malaria victims in Asia are usually poor, isolated and voiceless. It’s as if these people don’t truly exist. However, the situation there is steadily improving,... Read more

  • A World Health Organization (WHO) logo at their office in Beijing on April 19, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Blocks Taiwan From Attending World Health Assembly

    The World Health Assembly (WHA), a meeting of the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO), is set to convene this week in Geneva,... Read more

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