Pompeo: US, N. Korea hold ‘productive’ talks on war remains

U.S. and North Korean officials held “productive” talks yesterday to discuss the return of U.S. service members’ remains missing since the Korean War, U.S. Secretary of

Cambodia | Spy trial of Australian filmmaker postponed again

The trial of an Australian filmmaker who could get five to 10 years in prison for flying a drone over a campaign rally last year was postponed

Thailand | Statelessness a hurdle for some rescued boys

The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last week share a characteristic

Indonesia | Mob kills hundreds of crocodiles after man dies

A mob slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia’s West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man, officials said yesterday.

Tokyo’s reign as world’s largest city fades

Years of low fertility, emigration, political strife, economic contraction and natural disasters have contributed to population losses in some global cities, according to data released by

Did S. Korea army plot coup to keep ousted leader in power?

A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at

Hollywood | Producers plan movie about Thai cave rescue

The boys are out of the cave. Now Hollywood wants in. The producers behind Christian films like “God’s Not Dead” are already in

Japan | Thousands still in shelters after deadly flooding

More than 7,000 people were still in evacuation shelters and many more were struggling with basic needs yesterday after severe flooding and landslides last week

Japan | Authorities search home of nurse in hospital poison deaths

Japanese authorities yesterday raided the apartment of a nurse who’s in custody on suspicion of fatally poisoning at least two elderly patients at a terminal care

Pakistan | Police arresting Sharif’s supporters

Pakistani police were detaining scores of supporters of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his party said yesterday, claiming it was an attempt to prevent them

Thailand | Rescued boys make victory signs from hospital beds

The 12 boys rescued from deep within a flooded cave in northern Thailand made two-finger victory signs from their hospital beds yesterday in a moving video from

Interview | US rescuer details high-risk mission

The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to half an hour. In places, they were put into harnesses and

Cambodia | US firm says Chinese hackers infiltrated election commission network

Last month, the daughter of a jailed Cambodian opposition party leader received an email from a well-seeming activist at a reputed Cambodian non-profit. For weeks,

India | Top court slams government for ignoring upkeep of Taj Mahal

India’s top court yesterday slammed the federal government for a second time within weeks for being slow in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal, the

World briefs

MYANMAR’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s military commander yesterday opened a major conference with representatives of ethnic minority groups to try to move toward

India asks top court to decide on law criminalizing gay sex

India’s government asked the country’s top court to rule on whether to repeal or keep a controversial law that criminalizes homosexual acts. Government attorney Tushar Mehta said the court

Japan floods | Many out of power, water; over 150 dead

Akira Tanimoto says his apartment narrowly survived the floods and mudslide at his residential complex over the weekend, and even if he wants to go back there

North Korea | Trump says he’s still confident Kim will denuclearize

President Donald Trump voiced confidence that North Korea’s leader would “honor” his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyang’s accusation that the U.S. is making “gangster-like” demands in negotiations.

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