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Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

Sep 22, 2018

Hong Kong has opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but which also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region

Doctor gets life term in Hong Kong over yoga ball killings

Sep 20, 2018

Doctor convicted of killing his wife and daughter by placing yoga ball leaking carbon monoxide in their car sentenced to life in prison in Hong Kong

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

Sep 17, 2018

Mangkhut has weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moves deeper into southern China, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines

The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

Sep 17, 2018

Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing

Tokyo chief opens replacement for city's iconic fish market

Sep 13, 2018

The Tokyo governor has led an opening ceremony for the city's new fish market, trying to assuage worries about contamination at the site that delayed the move for two years

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep 12, 2018

Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

Osaka charms Japan with her manners _ and broken Japanese

Sep 10, 2018

Naomi Osaka's halting Japanese and her manners have eclipsed many questions about her mixed-race parentage in a famously insular country

21 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

Sep 8, 2018

Officials say 21 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island

Thai cave boys feted by prime minister in trip to capital

Sep 6, 2018

It was show time Thursday for the 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach who were trapped for almost three weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand as they spoke at a public exhibition in one of Bangkok's largest malls