Asia & Pacific


  • (Lyle Shelton/Twitter)

    Van Rams into Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra, Explodes

    A van exploded into flames after it rammed into the Australian Christian Lobby office in Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, according to reports. Lyle Shelton, the... Read more

  • Rescuers search through the field around the tail section of an Indonesian Air Force plane that crashed in the mountainous area in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. The Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed in bad weather in the easternmost province killing all people on board. (AP Photo/Gerry Kossay)

    Indonesia Military Transport Plane Crashes in Papua; 13 Dead

    An Indonesian military transport plane crashed in bad weather Sunday in the country’s easternmost province of Papua, killing all 13 people on board, officials said... Read more

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    Strong Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea, Tsunami Generated

    A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami and knocking out power in parts of the... Read more

  • Chinese doctors carry fresh organs for transplant at a hospital in Henan Province on Aug. 16, 2012. (Screenshot/Sohu.com)

    Australia: Westmead Hospital Cancels Staff Symposium

    A staff symposium planned at Westmead Hospital by NSW Health was cancelled just 2 days before a delegation of Chinese doctors from Qilu Hospital of... Read more

  • Taiwan News is reporting that Chef Peng Chang-kuei, the man credited with inventing the iconic Chinese dish General Tso’s chicken in 1952, died at the age of 98 on November 30th. (AOL Screenshot)

    Chef Who Invented General Tso’s Chicken Has Died (Video)

    The man credited with originating the popular Chinese dish known as General Tso’s chicken has died, reports Taiwan News. According to the news outlet, the... Read more

  • In this undated photo, chef Peng Chang-kuei, right, cooks in his restaurant Peng's Garden in Taipei, Taiwan. Chef Peng, who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken, the sticky, sweet-and-sour dish to brought New York forty years ago, has died at age 98. Peng's son, Chuck Peng, told The Associated Press that his father died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Taipei, Taiwan's capital. (Yung-Chuan Hou/United Daily News/World Journal via AP )

    Chef Credited With Inventing General Tso’s Chicken Has Died

    The chef credited with inventing General Tso’s Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died... Read more

  • Over 6,300 Falun Gong practitioners form an emblem of Falun Gong and the Chinese characters, truthfulness, compassion and forbearance at the Liberty Square in Taipei on Nov. 26, 2016. (Chen Po-chou/Epoch Times)

    Over 6,000 Gather in Taiwan to Form Emblem of Falun Gong

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—After two days of intensive labor and preparation, a huge symbol appeared center stage at Taiwan’s Liberty Square, named for its role in the island’s transition... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners rally outside Parliament House Canberra in October 2016. (Epoch Times)

    Australian Senate Moves Against Unethical Organ Procurement

    The Australian Senate passed motion 121 on Nov 24 that acknowledges the problem of unethical organ harvesting in foreign countries including forced organ harvesting from... Read more

  • Since it’s opening roughly 2 weeks ago, a skating rink in Japan's Space World theme park has been a popular attraction. However, in recent days, controversy erupted over the park's decision to freeze 5,000 dead fish into the ice. (AOL Screenshot)

    Japan’s Skating Rink Faces Backlash After Freezing Thousands of Fish into Ice (Video)

    Since its opening roughly 2 weeks ago, a skating rink in Japan’s Space World theme park has been a popular attraction. However, in recent days,... Read more

  • (Australia Bureau of Meteorology)

    Rare ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ Kills Several in Australia

    Six people have died and five remained on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, officials said on Sunday... Read more

  • Mr Craig Kelly, member of parliament for Hughes, speaks at Capital Hill spoke to the rally about "why I have been proud to be co-chairmen of the Parliamentary group against forced organ harvesting.” Canberra, Australia, Nov. 21, 2016. (Linda Zhang/Epoch Times)

    Australia: Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal to Stop Organ Harvesting

    On November 21, hundreds of Australian Falun Gong practitioners rallied in front of Capital Hill in Canberra to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea.  South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

    Kim Jong Un Writes 9-Page Letter to Donald Trump

    North Korea sent a nine-page letter to President-elect Donald Trump demanding that the United States halt “hostile nuclear threats” to the reclusive, communist state and... Read more

  • Firefighters and city officials check the water level at an estuary following a tsunami warning in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, early Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Coastal residents in Japan were ordered to flee to higher ground on Tuesday after a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture. (Kyodo News via AP)

    A Scare, Then Relief After Powerful Japan Quake and Tsunami

    TOKYO—At first, it was 2011 all over again. “It really came back. And it was so awful. The sways to the side were huge,” Kazuhiro... Read more

  • A powerful earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (USGS)

    Offshore Quake Causes Tsunamis, Nuclear Worries in Japan

    A powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese shore Tuesday sent residents fleeing to higher ground and prompted worries about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed... Read more

  • Tsunami Warning Issued After Quake Off Fukushima in Japan

    TOKYO—An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 has struck off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to... Read more

  • A powerful earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan on Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (USGS)

    Japan Earthquake: 7.4-Magnitude Hits Near Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued

    A powerful earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan on Tuesday morning, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Officials have issued a warning of a... Read more

  • (L to R) Graham Perrett, member for Moreton and Ken Lai, Brisbane's director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Ms Wu, shop owner and two Taiwanese working holiday workers, Nov. 17, 2016. (Linda Huang/NTD Television)

    Australia’s Mixed Signals to Young Working Holiday Makers

    BRISBANE, Australia—Word of mouth is the best way to find regional places to work for the many young people who come to Australia for a... Read more

  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, meets with National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. South Korean prosecutors have raided the Seoul office of Samsung Electronics in connection with a snowballing influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye's longtime confidante. (Back Seung-yul/Yonhap via AP)

    South Korean President’s Concession Could Spell End of Power

    SEOUL, South Korea—Scrambling to defuse a massive scandal, South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday conceded to lawmakers the power to name her new prime... Read more

  • South Korean protesters stage a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Tens of Thousands Call on South Korea’s President to Quit

    SEOUL, South Korea—Tens of thousands of South Koreans poured into the streets of downtown Seoul on Saturday, using words including “treason” and “criminal” to demand... Read more

  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Park took sole blame Friday for a "heartbreaking" scandal that threatens her government and vowed she will accept a direct investigation into her actions amid rising suspicion that she allowed a mysterious confidante to manipulate power from the shadows. (Ed Jones/Pool Photo via AP)

    Voice Shaking, S. Korean Leader Says Scandal ‘All My Fault’

    SEOUL, South Korea—In an extraordinary display of abject apology during a moment of supreme crisis, South Korean President Park Geun-hye took sole blame Friday for... Read more

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