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Senior Chinese monk accused of sexual misconduct quits post

Aug 15, 2018

One of China's most high-profile monks has resigned from a top national post following reports of sexual misconduct

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

Japan checking report of Japanese man held in North Korea

Aug 11, 2018

Japan says it is looking into reports of a Japanese citizen taken into custody this month in North Korea

Flights canceled but no major damage as typhoon soaks Japan

Aug 9, 2018

An offshore typhoon is bringing rain and high winds to Japan's northeast coast as it tracks north after giving Tokyo a good soak overnight

Flights canceled as Typhoon Shanshan heads toward Tokyo

Aug 8, 2018

Rain is lashing Tokyo and dozens of flights have been cancelld as a typhoon heads toward the Japanese capital

Man saved from quake-flattened mosque on Indonesia island

Aug 7, 2018

Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by the earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok as thousands of homeless villagers wait for aid

French tourist missing in Japan; siblings come to find her

Aug 7, 2018

The brother and sister of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan nine days ago have come to try to find her

Solar cookout aims to woo traditional chefs, cut carbon

Aug 7, 2018

Solar cooker bash aims to win over finicky Chinese chefs, vanquish sooty mainstays

Australian woman detained in Bali over Papua link

Aug 4, 2018

An Australian graduate student whose honeymoon plans in Indonesia included a cultural festival in the violent and insecure Papua region says she's being deported after officials accused her of being a journalist

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand

Aug 3, 2018

A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back