Men Still Have an Edge in Communist Vietnam’s Gender-Equal System

HO CHI MINH CITY If a basic tenet of communism is equality, including based on gender, then from some points of view the Socialist Republic of Vietnam would seem to…

Successful Uyghur Developer Confirmed Detained by Xinjiang Authorities

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have arrested a successful Uyghur property developer, according to a relative.Ilyas Memet, a 48-year-old father of five, was arrested at his…

Dog Rescued Swimming 220 KM Off Thailand

A dog found swimming more than 220 kilometers (135 miles) from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.A…

WHO: Number of Measles Cases Increasing Sharply Worldwide

The number of measles cases worldwide nearly quadrupled in the first three months of the year compared to last year, the World Health Organization reported Monday.The United Nations agency, citing…

Heritage Site or Home? Indigenous Thais Fight for Right to Forest

BANGKOK Hundreds of indigenous Karen people in Thailand face evictions from a national park that authorities wish to turn into a World Heritage Site, joining millions in a similarly precarious…

One Dead, One Critical in Australia Nightclub Shooting

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA A drive-by shooting outside a popular Melbourne nightclub in Australia early Sunday left one man dead, another critically wounded and two others injured, police said.Police said shots were…

China, Pakistan Move Against ‘Illegal Matchmaking’

ISLAMABAD Pakistani media are reporting that Chinese human traffickers are operating illegal matchmaking centers in Pakistan, where they allegedly trap women from economically burdened families in fake marriages before transporting…

As Many as 1,200 Uyghur Detainees Held in Gansu Prison After Secret Transfer From Xinjiang

Why Cryptocurrency Is Gaining in Philippines Despite 2018 Bitcoin CrashTAIPEI Cryptocurrency exchanges are growing in the Philippines, despite a downturn last year in the value of the virtual currencies, due…