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Taiwan charts history as it becomes first Asian nation to legalize same-sex unions

TAIPEI, Taiwan - In what came as a huge victory, not only for Taiwan’s LGBT activists, but also for the whole of Asia, a Taipei court charted history on Wednesday. The country&rsq ...

Moody's downgrades China's sovereign credit rating for the first time since 1989

BEIJING, China - Sending shock waves amongst investors in Asian trading, credit rating agency, Moody's downgraded China's sovereign credit rating for the first time since 1989 overnight on ...

Beijing unhappy with America's show of might as USS Dewey conducts patrol in disputed South China Sea

WASHINGTON, U.S. - In what became America’s first conflict under Donald Trump’s leadership in the disputed South China Sea, most of which is claimed by China, a U.S. navy warship made i ...

US Urges China to Release Jailed Taiwanese NGO Worker

STATE DEPARTMENT - After the Chinese government detained her husband on March 19, Ching-yu Lee, wife of Taiwanese nongovernmental organization worker Ming-che Lee, dedicated herself to a rescue missi ...

Demolition Gangs Move Into Chinese Muslim Village Ahead of National Games

Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have forcibly demolished a number of buildings in a village populated by minority Hui Muslims, amid a vocal protest campaign over alleged corruption ...

Hong Kong Moves Ahead With Trial of Nine Pro-Democracy Protesters

Nine prominent figures of Hong Kong's 2014 Occupy Central pro-democracy movement warned of possible violations of their civil rights as their trial date was set for June 15, more than two years after ...

Taiwans gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

Beijing -Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some cou ...

Computer Wins 2nd Game Against Chinese Go Champion

WUZHEN, CHINA - A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's abili ...

US Naval Vessel Sails Near Chinese-Held Reef in South China Sea

A U.S. Navy warship has sailed near a Chinese-controlled reef in the South China Sea, in a mission seen as challenging Beijing's territorial claims in the disputed waterway.U.S. military officials sa ...

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From amusing to outright weird: What emojis feature on Twitter's new list

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Twitter has introduced 234 variations of 69 unique new images and its new emojis that are now available on the site range from amusing to outright weird. From mermaid

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Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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