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Official: Landslides trap 170 people or more in western India updated 17 hours 41 minutes ago

Landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains may have trapped 170 people or more in a village in western India, a senior official said Wednesday.

Held by North Korea, Kenneth Bae feels abandoned by U.S., report says updated 19 hours 47 minutes ago

Kenneth Bae, an American detained in North Korea, said he feels like the U.S. has abandoned him, a pro-North Korea newspaper in Japan reports.

Watch what you tweet: Caution thrown to wind as WikiLeaks breaks gag order updated 1 days ago

They were warned not to share it, but share it they did.

Happy campers? A look at North Korea's summer camp updated 1 days ago

What might be a good way to get your misbehaving kids to pipe down this summer? Tell them you'll ship them off to North Korea.

China corruption charges no longer shock updated 1 days ago

President Xi Jinping's campaign to punish corrupt Chinese officials has hit its biggest target.

China charges prominent Uyghur scholar with 'separatism' updated 2 days ago

Chinese authorities formally charged a detained Uyghur scholar with "separatism," state media reported Wednesday.

North Korea fires projectiles updated 2 days ago

North Korea fired four projectiles on Wednesday morning toward the Sea of Japan, an official with the South Korean Defense Ministry told CNN.

McDonald's new nuggets are made of fish and tofu in Japan updated 2 days ago

If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.

China's tainted meat scandal explained updated 2 days ago

McDonald's restaurants in many Chinese cities have been eerily quiet this past week.

China announces probe into former domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang updated 2 days ago

After months of intense political rumors, China's ruling Communist Party announced Tuesday an official probe into a retired senior leader for suspected "serious disciplinary violation."

Report: Dozens killed, injured in China terror attack updated 2 days ago

A gang wielding knives and axes attacked civilians, a police station, government offices and smashed vehicles, China's state-run Xinhua news agency says.

Another relative of Afghan President Karzai killed updated 3 days ago

A cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai died in a bombing Tuesday, a provincial spokesman said, marking the latest killing of a Karzai relative.

Student survivors of Sewol ferry disaster testify at South Korea murder trial updated 4 days ago

Lines of police surround a courthouse as student survivors of the Sewol ferry disaster testify in their hometown of Ansan, South Korea.

Japanese high school girl accused of murdering, decapitating classmate updated 4 days ago

A 16-year-old Japanese girl has been arrested in Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, on suspicion of murdering a fellow student. Police confirmed that the alleged attacker also dismembered her victim's body.

On China Transcript: Hong Kong updated 7 days ago

KRISTIE LU STOUT: Michael Degolyer, Albert Ho and Douglas Young, welcome to On China. Now since the handover in 1997, Hong Kong has been governed under the principle of "one country, two systems." How does it work?

Will protest or persuasion shape Hong Kong's future? updated 7 days ago

Tam Chi Tat has driven his bright red taxi for 20 years. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he calls himself not Chinese but a "Hong Konger." The distinction is very important to him.

Teen gets 232 "teeth" removed in Mumbai updated 7 days ago

A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.

Korean officials: Ferry fugitive's cause of death unknown updated 7 days ago

South Korean forensics officials say they are sure the body found in a plum orchard last month is Yoo Byung Eun, a billionaire fugitive who was wanted in connection to the fatal Sewol ferry crash that claimed nearly 300 lives.

Taiwan plane crash kills 48 and injures 10 updated 7 days ago

A twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Officials fear that dozens have died.

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record updated 7 days ago

Haris Suleman, American teen trying to set a record for flying around the world, was killed and his father is missing after plane crash near American Samoa.

Malaysia Airlines: Crash site in Ukraine goes neglected as bodies decompose updated 7 days ago

Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lay splayed for miles across silent rural fields in eastern Ukraine on Saturday. Two days after the jet crashed, some bodies remained strapped in seat belts -- wearing inflight headphones.

2 foreign workers shot dead in Afghanistan updated 8 days ago

Two foreign workers with an international aid organization were shot and killed in Afghanistan on Thursday

Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash updated 8 days ago

A twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Officials fear that dozens have died.

Did Malaysian leader's 'quiet diplomacy' seal MH17 deal with rebels? updated 8 days ago

It was a moment of triumph amid a personal tragedy for Malaysian leader Najib Razak.

Typhoon Matmo threatens mudslides in Taiwan updated 9 days ago

Typhoon Matmo has slammed in Taiwan, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and the threat of landslides on the mountainous island.

Candidate to dispute Indonesia's election result updated 9 days ago

Jakarta governor and former furniture salesman Joko "Jokowi" Widodo won Indonesia's presidential election.

Chinese town sealed off after death from pneumonic plague updated 9 days ago

A Chinese town has been on lockdown since last week after a man died of the plague.

Winner of Indonesia presidential race breaks the mold updated 9 days ago

Jakarta governor and former furniture salesman Joko "Jokowi" Widodo won Indonesia's presidential election.

Malaysia Airlines avoids Ukraine, but flies over Syria? updated 10 days ago

Now that many airlines can't fly over eastern Ukraine due to safety concerns, a Malaysia Airlines flight chose a different route -- over war-torn Syria.

World's largest aquatic insect specimen found in China updated 10 days ago

The world's largest flying aquatic insect, with huge, nightmarish pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.

Body of fugitive billionaire in Sewol ferry case found updated 10 days ago

The Sewol ferry disaster appears to have taken another life -- this time of the man whom some blamed for the sinking.

Bill Clinton: Foundation saving the lives of orphans with HIV updated 11 days ago

CNN's Anna Coren talks politics, charity and world issues with the former U.S. President during his tour of Southeast Asia.

Indonesian presidential contender Jokowi eyes Mideast involvement updated 11 days ago

Indonesian presidential hopeful Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has taken a strong interest in Mideast affairs.

2 killed, dozens injured by blast in southwest Pakistan updated 11 days ago

Two people were killed when an explosive was detonated in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Saturday, police said.

43 killed when van carrying flammable liquid hits bus in China updated 12 days ago

A van carrying flammable liquid rammed into a bus in China early Saturday, sparking an explosion that left 43 people dead, state media reported.

A 51-year-old male schoolgirl? Meet Tokyo's inspirational cross-dresser updated 12 days ago

In Japan, a country where structure, conformity and security are bedrocks, it is often hard for individuals to break free and follow a more idealized path. It is especially difficult when that path turns out to be somewhat ... eccentric.

Typhoon Rammasun kills more than 100 in China and Philippines updated 12 days ago

Super typhoon Rammasun has reached southern China, where it has taken the lives of at least 16 people, according to Chinese state media.

Stench of tragedy, uncertainty hangs over Malaysia Airlines crash site updated 13 days ago

The sense that a deadly tragedy could get worse hangs over the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Super Typhoon Rammasun bears down on southern China updated 13 days ago

After wreaking damage on the Philippines and claiming at least 64 lives over Tuesday and Wednesday, a newly intensified Typhoon Rammasun is bearing down on Hainan and Guangdong provinces in southern China.

Cities of the future? Indian PM pushes plan for 100 'smart cities' updated 14 days ago

In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" -- cities outfitted with high-tech communication capabilities -- across the country.

Brand wars: Battling China's trademark 'squatters' updated 14 days ago

They're known as trademark "squatters" and they've long caused headaches for foreign companies entering the Chinese market.

'Fascists' in saffron robes? The rise of Sri Lanka's Buddhist ultra-nationalists updated 14 days ago

A month after riots that left three Sri Lankan Muslims dead, a monk blamed for inciting the riots walks free. Do Buddhist militants operate with impunity?

Sewol ferry search helicopter crash kills 5 in South Korea updated 15 days ago

A helicopter carrying emergency workers involved in the Sewol ferry disaster operations crashed, killing 5

New life for disabled Indian boy found tied to a Mumbai bus stop updated 15 days ago

Just a few weeks ago, a young boy tied to a bus stop in Mumbai barely received a glance from passersby oblivious to his plight.

Taliban attack outside Kabul airport ends updated 15 days ago

A Taliban attack near Kabul International Airport ended Thursday morning with all six insurgents dead, the Afghan interior ministry said.

38 confirmed dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines updated 15 days ago

The storm churned across the country, passing close to the sprawling capital Manila and killing at least five people.

Does Japanese artist's arrest prove her point? updated 15 days ago

In a country with a flourishing porn industry and an annual penis festival, it may come as a surprise that an artist with a mission to make female genitalia "more casual and pop" has run afoul of authorities.

Taliban leader arrested two years after escape, Pakistani intel sources say updated 16 days ago

A Taliban commander who had escaped in mass prison break two years ago was arrested again last week, Pakistani intelligence sources tell CNN.

Why Chinese TV anchor Rui Chenggang's detention is significant updated 16 days ago

Here are five things to know to put in context why Rui Chenggang's case is significant.

The Xi Jinping cipher: Reformer or a 'dictator?' updated 16 days ago

It's been nearly two years since Xi Jinping assumed paramount leadership in China and the world has mixed feelings about him.

China finds signs of oil near disputed Paracel Islands updated 16 days ago

Signs of oil and gas have been found by a Chinese rig drilling off a disputed island chain in the South China Seas, according to Chinese state media.

Wartime confessions reignite China and Japan's 'war of words' updated 16 days ago

China frequently treats Japan's atrocities of the past like breaking news of today. But lately, the flow of war history-related news has become a flood.

Car bomb kills more than 40 people in Afghanistan updated 16 days ago

A car bomb exploded in a busy market in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing more than 40 people, officials said.

Rebooted anti-gambling ad aims to save Singapore's blushes updated 17 days ago

Singapore's National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has been forced to revise a World Cup-themed ad campaign after it appeared to score an own goal with its latest message.

Rape order on child brings scrutiny on India's village councils updated 17 days ago

When a 14-year-old girl was pulled from her home, dragged to a nearby forest and raped, police revealed the assault was ordered by the head of her village in India.

Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto: Japan's robot revolution updated 17 days ago

How we view robots -- and the inevitable robotics revolution that we've been promised for so long -- depends largely on our background.

China's star TV anchor detained just before airtime updated 18 days ago

Rui Chenggang's anchor chair was left empty for Friday night's CCTV newscast after prosecutors detained him shortly before airtime, state media reported.

Malaysian police officer killed, another kidnapped at Borneo resort updated 18 days ago

Armed men have shot a Malaysian police officer and abducted another at a diving resort on the island of Borneo, according to Malaysian authorities.

South Korea: North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles updated 18 days ago

North Korea fired two short-range missiles early Sunday towards waters east of the Korean Peninsula, the latest such launch in the tense region.

Kerry unveils audit in Afghan presidential election crisis updated 19 days ago

Audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election results will begin within a day in Kabul, Secretary of State John Kerry says.

10 years of hard labor: 'Back to square one' for Myanmar press freedoms? updated 20 days ago

Four journalists and an executive from a Myanmar newspaper have been sentenced to 10 years of hard labor on charges of violating state secrets.

Offshore quake rocks northern Japan -- but no tsunamis, no reports of damage updated 20 days ago

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck in the area of Fukushima, Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.

Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth above Australia updated 20 days ago

A fireball the size of a small truck, which shot through the sky over Australia Thursday night, was space junk from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers said.

2011 Japan Earthquake - Tsunami Fast Facts updated 20 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011.

Crying or not, Raju has raised awareness of cruelty to elephants updated 20 days ago

When Raju the elephant was rescued after being shackled and abused for five decades, the story and picture of him "crying" went viral.

Inside militants' secret tunnels in Pakistan updated 21 days ago

In a tea shop in Miranshah, a dusty town in northeastern Pakistan, an empty kettle hangs on a hook waiting to be used, while flies hover over baskets piled high with sweetmeats drying out in the July sunshine.

Narendra Modi: Has new prime minister given India its mojo back? updated 21 days ago

If you believe the mood here, India is going to be the next China, the new frontier of global growth.

Drone strike kills 6 in Pakistan, intelligence officials say updated 22 days ago

A U.S. drone strike killed at least six militants Thursday in a Pakistani tribal region, according to Pakistani intelligence sources.

Gumen attack mine-removal team in Afghanistan updated 22 days ago

Six members of mine-removal team were killed and three others were abducted following an ambush by gunmen in western Afghanistan on Thursday, a police official said.

Malaysian MP apologizes for World Cup Hitler tweet: 'LONG LIVE BUNG' updated 22 days ago

A Malaysian politician who drew gasps by evoking Hitler in a congratulatory tweet to the German World Cup team has apologized, in his own inimitable style.

Indonesian presidential candidate declares victory, opponent says not so fast updated 22 days ago

Hours after voting ended in Indonesia's presidential race, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo proclaimed victory while his rival Prabowo Subianto urged patience.

Thailand horrified after 13-year-old girl raped, thrown from train updated 22 days ago

The distraught mother of a 13-year-old girl raped and thrown from a sleeper train en route to Bangkok has told of her daughter's dreams for the future, amid angry calls for a mandatory death penalty for child rapists.

Report: S. Korean ferry operators prioritized profits over safety updated 22 days ago

The operators of the sunken Sewol ferry prioritized profit over safety, and the boat was licensed based on falsified documents, South Korean officials said

North Korea fires missiles into the sea updated 23 days ago

North Korea fired two short-range missiles off the coast of the Korean Peninsula early Wednesday, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.

Indonesia's close presidential race down to voting day updated 23 days ago

Millions of Indonesians cast their ballot for their next president in a neck-and-neck race between Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, a former furniture businessman who has drawn comparisons to U.S. President Barack Obama, and Prabowo Subianto, a well-connected former military man.

Australia admits holding 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea updated 23 days ago

The Australian government has admitted it has 153 people, including children, in custody at sea while it fights a High Court challenge to any plans to send them back to Sri Lanka.

Typhoon Neoguri whips Okinawa with heavy wind and rain updated 23 days ago

Typhoon Neoguri lashed the Japanese island of Okinawa with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday, knocking out power to thousands and causing a few injuries.

4 service members among 16 killed in eastern Afghanistan attack updated 24 days ago

An attack in eastern Afghanistan killed four NATO service members and 12 others Tuesday.

Ghani leads Abdullah in Afghan election, officials say updated 24 days ago

Ashraf Ghani might be on the verge of a comeback in his bid for the Afghan presidency, a preliminary count of last month's runoff election shows.

India's construction time bomb threatens thousands updated 24 days ago

A group of locals looked on warily as we filmed our piece inside a congested, riverside Delhi neighborhood.

Indonesia's choice: Military man or Jakarta governor updated 24 days ago

The two men vying to lead Indonesia is a study in contrasts: a self-made furniture salesman who has sprang into contention for the country's top political job, and a former general with a long military history who projects a strongman image.

Dalai Lama Fast Facts updated 24 days ago

Here is a look at the life of his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, spiritual leader of the people of Tibet.

Dalai Lama to Myanmar, Sri Lanka Buddhists: Stop violence against Muslims updated 25 days ago

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has made a renewed call for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to cease violence towards the countries' Muslims.

Children among 10 people killed by rocket attacks in Afghanistan updated 25 days ago

Five children were killed by a rocket fired by Taliban fighters during a battle with Afghan security forces, authorities said.

Super Typhoon Neoguri to brush past Japanese island of Okinawa updated 25 days ago

A large super typhoon is gathering force as it barrels along a path that is expected to take it close to the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Curfew imposed after deadly clashes between Buddhists, Muslims in Myanmar updated 25 days ago

Authorities have imposed a curfew in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, following nights of deadly communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims.

400 trucks burn on Afghan roads updated 26 days ago

More than 400 trucks carrying fuel and oil were burning on roads west of Kabul, police said Saturday.

5 militants, 1 Pakistani soldier killed in North Waziristan updated 26 days ago

Five militants were killed in an airstrike in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Saturday, according to the Pakistani military.

Death toll in India building collapse rises to 61 updated 28 days ago

The death toll from last week's building collapse in southern India has risen to 61, area administrator K. Baskaran said Friday.

Japan eases sanctions on North Korea after talks on abductions updated 28 days ago

Japan on Friday eased several of its sanctions on North Korea after the two countries made progress this week in talks about kidnapped Japanese citizens.

9 things that make air pollution bearable updated 28 days ago

Beijing may have to wait another 16 years before it will have safe, clean air, according to a report from the capital's environmental authority earlier this week.

As South Korea and China get cozy, where does North Korea fit? updated 28 days ago

When President Xi Jinping arrives in Seoul this week, the Chinese leader will have passed over North Korea in favor of its arch rival.

Japan plans to ease sanctions on North Korea after talks updated 28 days ago

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he plans to lift some sanctions on North Korea after the two countries held talks about abducted Japanese citizens

Bangkok mall crowded with ... fish? updated 28 days ago

Neglected by humans for almost two decades, New World Mall in Bangkok has attracted a slightly different clientele.

Top China aides ousted from Communist Party as anti-corruption drive intensifies updated 29 days ago

Three more top officials have been given the chop as part of China's anti-corruption drive.

Malaysia to send back envoy to New Zealand to face sex charge updated 29 days ago

Malaysia says it will send back to New Zealand an envoy who used diplomatic immunity to flee a sex charge there, defusing a messy wrangle.

Rockets hit Kabul airport updated 29 days ago

Three rockets fired from an unknown location landed on the military side of Kabul Airport on Thursday, police said.

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