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Landslide Kills at Least 10 in Western India

A landslide triggered by torrential rains in the western Indian state of Maharashtra killed at least 10 people late Wednesday night, with more than 100 feared trapped under debris, as rescue workers battled difficult terrain and heavy downpours searching for survivors. On Thursday, rescuers struggled as they pulled corpses from homes at the site of […]

Kim Jong-un Wants a Satellite in Space. Seoul Says He Has a Long Way to Go.

The satellite that North Korea attempted to put into orbit in May was so rudimentary that it could never serve as a functioning spy satellite as North Korea wished, the South Korean military said on Wednesday. North ​Korea ​launched a new rocket, the Collima-1, on May 31, with the hope of putting ​its first military […]

Some South Koreans Just Became Younger Overnight

The News South Koreans became a year or two younger on Wednesday after a law standardizing the way the government counts age took effect. There are three common ways to count age in South Korea, but the government has changed its civil code to recognize one: starting from zero on a person’s date of birth […]

​North Korea Criticizes Officials for Failed Satellite Launch​

North Korea’s top political leaders “bitterly criticized” officials responsible for a botched attempt to launch a military satellite last month and ordered them to try again, state media reported on Monday. The May 31 launch was meant to put North Korea’s first military reconnaissance satellite into orbit. But the rocket, which set off alarms and […]

Droves of Imran Khan’s Allies Defect as Military Ramps Up Crackdown

Throngs of supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan have been arrested. Media columnists considered sympathetic to him have been intimidated. Key allies have resigned from his party, saying they had been threatened with criminal charges and arrests. As political tensions between Mr. Khan and the Pakistani government have flared in recent weeks and sparked […]

As China Cracks Down on Mosque Domes, One Town Pushes Back

Walking through Nagu, a small town in the mountains of southwestern China, the signs of a vibrant Muslim community are ubiquitous. Loudspeakers broadcast passages from a Chinese translation of the Quran. Women in head scarves shuttle rowdy children home from school. Arabic script decorates the outside of homes. Towering over it all is the Najiaying […]

In India, Trains Start Running Again by Devastating Crash Site

A coal train, blaring its horn in the dark, was the first to rumble past the Bahanaga Bazar rail station, the site of one of the deadliest train disasters in India’s history, as rail lines reopened in both directions after midnight on Monday. The restoration of the important rail route, watched by senior train officials […]

Hong Kong Remembered the Tiananmen Massacre, Until It Couldn’t

For decades, Hong Kong was the only place in China where the victims of the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy activists at Tiananmen Square in Beijing could be publicly mourned in a candlelight vigil. This year, Hong Kong is notable for all the ways it is being made to forget the 1989 massacre. In the […]

Hong Kong Remembered the Tiananmen Massacre, Until It Couldn’t

For decades, Hong Kong was the only place in China where the victims of the 1989 military crackdown on pro-democracy activists at Tiananmen Square in Beijing could be publicly mourned in a candlelight vigil. This year, Hong Kong is notable for all the ways it is being made to forget the 1989 massacre. In the […]

U.S. Vows to Continue Patrols Near China and Urges Nuclear Talks

The United States pressed Beijing on two fronts this weekend, warning both of the near-term risks of military mishaps and of the looming dangers of a nuclear arms rivalry, prompting a vehement accusation from a Chinese general that Washington was stoking confrontation. In speeches from President Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, on Friday, and […]