Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast - Asia as of 13:30 GMT Friday, November 15, 2019 Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather conditions as recorded for the ...

AP Photos: Hong Kong protesters resort to medieval weapons

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters, including student, who barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong’s universities have tried to turn the campuses into armed camps, resorting to medieval weapons to stop police...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Friday, November 15, 2019 _____ City/Town, Country;Friday's Weather Condition;Friday's High Temp (C);Friday's Low Temp (C);Saturday'...

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Sweden rejects Chinese criticism of press freedom prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s culture minister has rejected criticism by the Chinese ambassador of her participation in the awarding of a press freedom prize to a publisher detained in China. ...

Taiwan's Starlux Airlines unveils animated safety video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newest Taiwanese carrier, StarLux Airlines, released its "StarWonderers" 3D animated safety video on Friday (Nov. 15) to educate passengers about in-flight e...

The Latest: Protesters leaving Hong Kong university campus

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 5 p.m. Protesters who barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week have beg...

Taiwan KMT vice chairman blasts party leader over legislator-at-large selection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party on Friday (Nov. 15) lashed out against Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) for taking up a slot on the part...

Workers strike at South Africa’s state-owned airline

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Workers have begun striking at South Africa’s troubled state-owned airline over nearly 1,000 expected job cuts, with flights canceled for at least two days. South...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A Sikh lights candles at the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of the birthday of Guru Nanak, the religion’s founder, in Amritsar, India. In other images from the Asia-Pacific reg...

US aims to protect Taiwan against military unification with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on Thursday (Nov. 14) released its 2019 annual report, which outlines China's objectives of interfering w...

UK to impose sanctions on Hong Kong human rights offenders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The UK Foreign Office’s Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Heather Wheeler, has stated in a letter that the UK government would impose sanctions on officials or indi...

Democracy is solution to Hong Kong's woes: Taiwan KMT candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Thursday (Nov. 14) expressed support for the Hong Kong protesters, saying that the solution to the current cris...

DPP announces legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has finally nailed down its slate of nominees for legislator-at-large seats in the Jan. 11 elections amid a politica...

Holed up in university, Hong Kong protesters issue demands

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters holed up in a Hong Kong university have partially cleared a road they were blocking and are demanding the government commit to holding local elections on Nov. 24. ...