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China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

Oct 9, 2019

China lashes out at Apple over smartphone app that lets Hong Kong protesters report police movements

Indonesian province shuts schools due to forest fire haze

Sep 11, 2019

Authorities have shut most schools in parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island to protect children from a thick, noxious haze as deliberately set fires burned through peatland forests

Indonesia to move capital from sinking Jakarta to Borneo

Aug 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says the country's capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a sparsely populated part of Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans

China lets currency sink to 11-year low after Trump threats

Aug 26, 2019

China allows yuan to sink to 11-year low against dollar following Trump tariff hike, trade threats

Indonesian walking 700 kilometers backward to save forests

Aug 22, 2019

An Indonesian man is walking more than 700 kilometers (430 miles) backward from his home in eastern Java to the country's capital to raise awareness about deforestation

China threatens retaliation if US tariff hikes go ahead

Aug 15, 2019

China threatens retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports

China's Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat

Aug 13, 2019

Facing another US tariff hike, President Xi Jinping is getting tougher instead of backing down

US says new round of talks with China were 'constructive'

Jul 31, 2019

The White House says U.S. and Chinese envoys have held "constructive" trade talks

Indonesia's leader says sinking Jakarta needs giant sea wall

Jul 27, 2019

Indonesia's president says he wants to see the speedy construction of a giant sea wall to prevent the low-lying capital of Jakarta from sinking under the sea

UN finds organized crime expanding in Southeast Asia

Jul 18, 2019

A U.N. report says organized crime syndicates in Southeast Asia are flourishing in the illegal trafficking of drugs, wildlife, counterfeit goods and people

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Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users,...

May 8, 2019

Death of rare turtle leaves 3 remaining in the world

A zoo in southern China says the only known female member of one of the world's rarest turtle...

Apr 15, 2019

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago...

Apr 12, 2019

2 busts in Singapore reveal 38,000 endangered pangolins lost

Singapore seizes record haul of more than 28 tons of pangolin scales belonging to 38,000 mammals,...

Apr 11, 2019

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in Indonesia

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to...

Mar 29, 2019

Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

Asia braces for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms invade corn fields, turning cobs to mush

Mar 19, 2019