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China newspaper defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

Aug 13, 2018

An official Communist Party newspaper is defending China's campaign of pressure against the country's Uighur Muslim minority

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Malaysia ex-PM fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial

Aug 10, 2018

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ahead of the start of his trial on Feb. 12.

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Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star

Aug 8, 2018

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022

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Wife of missing Japanese journalist makes tearful appeal

Aug 7, 2018

The wife of a missing Japanese freelance journalist has tearfully appealed for his immediate return in her first public appearance since he went missing in Syria more than three years ago

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The Latest: Soldiers pull man alive from collapsed mosque

Aug 7, 2018

Soldiers have a pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque that collapsed in the northern Lombok during Sunday night's powerful earthquake

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Thousands left homeless by deadly quake on Indonesian island

Aug 6, 2018

Thousands left homeless by a powerful quake that ruptured roads and flattened buildings on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok sheltered in makeshift tents as authorities expect the toll of 98 dead will rise

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Journalists in Hong Kong defy gov't request to cancel speech

Aug 6, 2018

A journalists' association in Hong Kong says it will defy the Chinese government and follow through with a planned speech by an activist advocating independence from China

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The Latest: Lombok quake death toll rises to 98

Aug 6, 2018

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the death toll from the Lombok earthquake has risen to 98 from the previously announced 91

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Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island; 91 dead

Aug 6, 2018

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said rescuers still hadn't reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb

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Author Murakami talks music, running, novels on radio show

Aug 5, 2018

Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his favorite songs he runs to, says writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running

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