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Pakistan airport cleared after red alert updated 45 minutes ago

The Benazir Bhutto International Airport was cleared and resumed operations early Tuesday, after a red alert, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority said.

North Korea and the Sony hack: The war of words escalates updated 4 hours 33 minutes ago

President Barack Obama accused North Korea of "cybervandalism," and Pyongyang claimed that the U.S. government was behind the making of the movie.

North Korea denies Sony hack but warns U.S.: Worse is coming updated 7 hours 29 minutes ago

North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-official found guilty in city's biggest corruption trial updated 16 hours 0 minutes ago

A billionaire who jointly controls Asia's biggest property development company and a former No. 2 official of Hong Kong were found guilty of conspiracy to commit misconduct in the city's biggest corruption trial.

Chinese government assures care, education for shunned boy with HIV updated 17 hours 57 minutes ago

The Chinese government has pledged to protect a HIV-positive boy who was shunned by his entire village in Sichuan province, state media reported.

Pakistan: Several Taliban killed following school massacre updated 1 days ago

Pakistani security forces said they killed several Taliban in and around Peshawar on Saturday, four days after Taliban gunmen massacred scores of children.

Australian mother charged with murder in deaths of 8 children updated 1 days ago

As Australia grapples with another shocking tragedy -- the deaths of eight children -- the mother of seven of them might be able to explain what happened.

U.S. seeks China's help against North Korean cyberattacks updated 1 days ago

The Guardians of Peace, a group of hackers accused of performing the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, mocks the FBI.

North Korea Fast Facts updated 2 days ago

Here's some background information about the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), also called North Korea. It borders China, Russia and South Korea.

Mother arrested in deaths of 8 children in Australia, police say updated 2 days ago

The mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a house in the northeastern Australian city of Cairns has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Mad about free speech and North Korea? Hack back, says group updated 2 days ago

Instead of stealing information from North Korea, "hackers" try to get information about the regime into the hands of the people.

Cambodia orders probe into 'HIV village' as more than 100 test positive updated 2 days ago

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an inquiry into a mass HIV infection in a remote village in northwestern Battambang province.

Xi Jinping Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Xi Jinping, president of the People's Republic of China.

Analyst: We underestimated North Korea updated 3 days ago

As the United States gets ready to blame the Sony hack on North Korea, a troublesome question is emerging: Just what is North Korea capable of?

Pakistani army targets militants after Taliban school massacre updated 3 days ago

Dozens of militants were killed in crackdowns across Pakistan, officials said, days after the Pakistani Taliban massacred nearly 150 people at a school.

Stunned by the loss: So much blood, sorrow updated 3 days ago

CNN's Nic Robertson visits the Pakistan school where 132 children were killed and finds there is no getting away from the pain of the wasted young lives.

Pakistan to appeal bail of man accused of masterminding Mumbai attacks updated 3 days ago

The Pakistan government has decided to challenge the bail of the mastermind behind the deadly attacks in Mumbai in 2008, according to local authorities.

Shinzo Abe Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Watch out world: North Korea deep into cyber warfare, defector says updated 4 days ago

A defector who once worked as a computer expert says North Korea runs a vast network of hackers committing cyberwarfare against its perceived enemies.

Pakistan school attack: Bloodstains, bullet holes mark Peshawar classrooms updated 4 days ago

Bloodstains and bullet marks tell a tale of horror inside the auditorium and classrooms of the Peshawar school attacked by the Pakistan Taliban.

Why Sony hasn't learned lessons of 2011 Playstation hack updated 4 days ago

As Sony Pictures struggles to recover from one blow after another related to the devastating cyber attack, one may overlook the fact that its parent company in Japan has been a popular target of hackers for years.

Things that annoy North Korea: Christmas trees, soap operas and K-pop updated 4 days ago

"The Interview" isn't the first case of Pyongyang freaking out over seemingly innocuous things

Pakistan militants: Children's massacre was to avenge army strikes updated 4 days ago

As Pakistan mourns, the Taliban say they targeted a Peshawar army school because students aimed to follow "their fathers and brothers" to target militants.

How a lawyer left the courtroom to discover she had X-Men powers updated 4 days ago

Marjorie Liu is a New York Times bestselling author, however she is also a qualified lawyer who changed her career after college.

Sydney hostage-taker called himself a cleric -- and had a criminal record updated 4 days ago

Man Haron Monis, the gunman who held hostages for hours in a Sydney cafe, was no stranger to police.

Australian Prime Minister: Why wasn't Sydney gunman on a watch list? updated 4 days ago

The gunman behind the deadly siege of a cafe in Sydney this week was not on a security watch list, and Australia's Prime Minister wants to know why.

Pakistan school attack: Students, teachers recount the horror they saw updated 4 days ago

The attack by the Pakistani Taliban on the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar has shocked the world.

Police: Afghan forces end Taliban bank siege in Helmand province updated 5 days ago

Afghan security forces stormed a bank branch besieged by insurgents in Helmand province Wednesday, ending a deadly attack, police said.

Who are the Pakistani Taliban? updated 5 days ago

The Pakistani Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar is the latest in a long list of assaults against the military and civilians, analysts say.

In Pakistan school attack, Taliban terrorists kill 145, mostly children updated 5 days ago

Taliban school attack: At least 145 people were killed in a siege at a school in northwest Pakistan.

Taliban school attack: What do the militants want? updated 5 days ago

Pakistan school attack: Gunmen stalked through the school, shooting children as they cowered under benches and booby-trapping buildings with explosives.

Victims of Sydney siege: A mother of three and a beloved son updated 5 days ago

As the identities of the two victims -- Katrina Dawson and Tori Johson -- were revealed Tuesday morning, tributes began to pour in.

Sydney cafe siege: What we know, what we don't know updated 6 days ago

The cafe siege in the heart of Sydney ended early Tuesday -- but a great deal of unanswered questions remain.

Nut scandal executive may face legal action updated 6 days ago

Nut scandal executive may face legal action as Korean transport ministry files complaint to prosecutors on Tuesday.

U.S. Marine charged with murder in death of transgender woman in Philippines updated 6 days ago

A U.S. Marine has been charged with murder in the death of a transgender woman who was found strangled in a Philippines hotel room in October.

With two hostages and gunman dead, grim investigation starts in Sydney updated 6 days ago

The deadly siege of a central Sydney cafe has ended but the investigation is just beginning.

Former addict fights Indonesia's drug problem updated 6 days ago

A former addict and his wife started one of Jakata's only rehab centers to educate addicts, the pair aim to show them they don't have to go back to drugs.

Hostage siege: Australians stand up to Islamophobia with #illridewithyou updated 6 days ago

A social media campaign condemning Islamophobia under the hashtag #illridewithyou takes off after a gunman takes hostages in Sydney.

The scene in Sydney: Grenades and gunfire grip Australia's biggest city updated 6 days ago

Dramatic scenes ended a tense hostage situation early Tuesday in Sydney as police stormed a cafe where a gunman had taken hostages.

Sight for sore eyes: 'Maverick' doctor who restored the vision of 100,000 people updated 7 days ago

In the past 30 years, Nepalese doctor Sanduk Ruit has personally restored the sight of more than 100,000 people across Asia and Africa.

Five people flee from Sydney cafe amid hostage drama updated 7 days ago

Hundreds of police officers shut down an area in the heart of Sydney where an unconfirmed number of people are being held hostage in a popular cafe.

Death roll rises in Indonesia landslide updated 7 days ago

At least 39 people have died and scores are missing in a landslide in Indonesia, officials said on Sunday.

No weddings, no funerals: China decrees new rules when singing national anthem updated 7 days ago

China's 1.3 billion citizens may soon find it much harder to belt out their national anthem at will.

In Japan snap elections, voters back Abe's economic reforms updated 7 days ago

In Japan's snap election, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition wins a landslide victory, according to exit polls.

Mahathir bin Mohamad Fast Facts updated 8 days ago

Here is a look at former Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Bin Mohamad.

American who says he crossed into North Korea denounces U.S. policies updated 8 days ago

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference Sunday in which he denounced U.S. policy.

American who says he crossed into North Korea denounces U.S. policies updated 8 days ago

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference Sunday in which he denounced U.S. policy.

Voting begins in Japan's snap elections updated 8 days ago

Japanese voters head to polling stations for snap parliamentary elections Sunday, described by PM Shinzo Abe as a referendum on his economic policies.

2 American soldiers, 19 Afghans killed in 2 days of Taliban attacks updated 8 days ago

Two U.S. soldiers and 18 Afghan troops were killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan on Friday and Saturday, officials say.

Indian police arrest man suspected of running pro-ISIS Twitter account updated 9 days ago

The man suspected of running the pro-ISIS Twitter account @ShamiWitness was arrested Saturday, police in the Indian city of Bangalore said.

Korean Air executive to quit remaining posts after nuts scandal updated 9 days ago

The Korean Air executive who kicked up a fuss over a bag of nuts will resign from her remaining posts with the airline, the company chairman said Friday.

India tackles worryingly high level of suicides among young people updated 10 days ago

India, whose government this week made it no longer a crime to attempt suicide, has the highest suicide rate in the world for the 15-to-29 age group.

CNN International crowned 'Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year' at Asian TV Awards for second year running updated 10 days ago

CNN International clinched the 'Cable & Satellite Channel of the Year' at the 2014 Asian TV Awards in Singapore on Thursday for the second year running.

Why prison gangs aren't all bad updated 10 days ago

Prisons in developing countries can usually be characterized as hazardous and chaotic places for offenders. Due to limited resources, the prisons are left to be run by ruthless gangs.

Chinese city in restive Muslim region bans burqa in public updated 10 days ago

Legislators in the capital of China's restive far-western Xinjiang province passed a law Wednesday to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported Thursday, highlighting the government's continued campaign against religious extremism.

Deadly suicide bombing interrupts play condemning suicide bombings updated 10 days ago

Official: A suicide bomber attacks inside a French-funded school in Kabul during a play aimed at condemning suicide attacks.

Emperor Akihito Fast Facts updated 11 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Fast Facts updated 11 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.

Police pull down tents and haul off last protester at Hong Kong protest site updated 11 days ago

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters' main encampment of is cleared by authorities, ushering in the end of an extraordinary occupation.

Police: Indian Uber driver accused of rape is awaiting trial in other cases updated 11 days ago

The Indian Uber driver accused of raping a passenger in New Delhi is awaiting trial in at least four criminal cases in his home state, police said

Suicide bombing kills 5 Afghan soldiers updated 11 days ago

A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers in Kabul on Thursday morning.

Korean Air executive resigns over nuts on a plate row updated 11 days ago

A senior Korean Air executive has resigned after causing a scandal over how her nuts were served on a plane.

Malala, Satyarthi accept Nobel Peace Prize, press children's rights fight updated 11 days ago

Children's right champions Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday.

Putin's visit to India: Don't focus on the rhetoric updated 12 days ago

In the space of six weeks, with great displays of importance, India's capital will have hosted two world leaders who no longer speak with each other: the presidents of Russia and the United States.

End looms for Hong Kong street protests as police prepare to move in updated 12 days ago

More than two months of pro-democracy protests that transformed the heart of Hong Kong's financial district could be coming to an abrupt end this week.

Tropical Storm Hagupit batters Philippines, killing at least 25 updated 12 days ago

Tropical Storm Hagupit, which has buffeted the Philippines for days, weakened Monday as it rumbled from one island to another.

Indonesian maid says she was tortured with vacuum cleaner updated 12 days ago

An Indonesian maid has told a Hong Kong court that she was tortured for six months by her former employer, who shoved a vacuum cleaner tube into her mouth.

Listen up Beijing. This is what you can learn from Los Angeles about fighting smog updated 12 days ago

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says his city offers great lessons Beijing must follow if it is to tackle its pollution problem.

India urges states to block Web-based taxi services after Uber rape case updated 12 days ago

India's federal government warned states against allowing Web-based taxi services after an Uber driver was accused of raping a woman in New Delhi.

New Delhi bans Uber after woman says driver raped her updated 13 days ago

Transport authorities in New Delhi have cracked down on the car service Uber after a woman accused one of its drivers of raping her.

The last POW: The story of an 85-year old 'enemy spy' updated 13 days ago

After days of relentlessly questioning Merrill about his role in the Korean War, the North Korean "investigator" suddenly switched subjects.

Pakistan's army kills al Qaeda commander who grew up in U.S. updated 14 days ago

Pakistan's army said it killed an al Qaeda operative who grew up in the United States and was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.

Indian Uber driver arrested after alleged rape, police say updated 14 days ago

Police on Sunday arrested an Uber driver accused of raping a woman in the Indian capital, authorities said.

U.N. report: Opium cultivation thrives in Asia's 'Golden Triangle' updated 14 days ago

Opium production in southeast Asia's "Golden Triangle" has tripled since 2006, fueling an illicit drugs trade worth $16.3 billion, a new United Nations report says.

Typhoon Hagupit pummels Philippines, killing at least two updated 14 days ago

As Typhoon Hagupit pounds the Philippines with torrential rain, it's threatening the country with huge storm surge, intense flooding and landslides.

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong ends hunger strike updated 14 days ago

The Hong Kong teenager who has become the face of pro-democracy protests in the city ended his hunger strike on Saturday for health reasons.

Key al Qaeda figure possibly killed in Pakistan updated 15 days ago

Key al Qaeda figure Umar Farooq was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike on Sunday, Pakistani intelligence officials say; Pakistani military denies it.

10 permanently blinded in botched surgeries at Indian 'eye camp' updated 15 days ago

At least ten patients have been left blind following botched cataract surgeries at an illegal medical camp in Punjab state, India, health officials say.

How to get from Manila to Tacloban... in 31 hours updated 15 days ago

What happened when CNN's Andrew Stevens raced to beat Typhoon Hagiput to Tacloban.

Relief as Typhoon Hagupit spares Tacloban, passes north updated 15 days ago

When Harry returned home the morning after the typhoon struck, he found part of the roof missing from his home.

Thousands evacuate as Typhoon Hagupit lashes Philippines updated 15 days ago

A massive typhoon crept across central Philippines on Sunday, sending thousands of people into shelters and pouring heavy rain.

Swiss hostage escapes from Islamist extremists in the Philippines updated 16 days ago

A Swiss hostage abducted two years ago made a daring dawn escape Saturday from Islamist extremists in the Philippines, the military said.

Reuniting soldiers with dogs they left behind updated 16 days ago

Pen Farthing's nonprofit group has reunited animals with nearly 700 service members from eight countries.

Typhoon Hagupit barrels toward the Philippines, threatens storm surges updated 16 days ago

Rain lashed parts of the Philippines on Saturday as Typhoon Hagupit barreled toward the coast, bringing roaring winds and the threat of storm surges.

Tacloban fisherman on Hagupit: 'We fear this typhoon will destroy everything' updated 16 days ago

For Joseph Pedrero, the thought of another massive tropical storm bearing down on his home in Tacloban is traumatic.

Zhou Yongkang: From apex of power to caged 'tiger' in China updated 16 days ago

At the height of his power, Zhou Yongkang controlled police forces, spy agencies and court systems across China -- now he faces jail.

Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Hagupit updated 16 days ago

Super Typhoon Hagupit is approaching the Philippines from the same part of the western Pacific Ocean as Haiyan did 13 months ago.

Zhou Yongkang: China snares its biggest tiger updated 16 days ago

At the height of his power, Zhou Yongkang controlled police forces, spy agencies and court systems across China -- now he faces jail.

Philippines gets more than its share of disasters updated 16 days ago

The Philippines is regularly in the firing line for powerful typhoons. Why? What can be done to soften the blow?

Typhoon Hagupit reminds Tacloban of past horror updated 16 days ago

Anyone who visits Tacloban would be struck by the resilience of its people, many of whom lost everything -- family, friends, homes -- when Typhoon Haiyan battered the central Philippines a year ago.

Former top Chinese official arrested in corruption probe updated 16 days ago

China's former top domestic security official, Zhou Yongkang, has been arrested as part of a corruption probe, state news reports.

Attackers kill 11 in two explosions at Somali restaurant updated 17 days ago

Two explosions blasted a restaurant in southern Somalia Friday, killing at least 11 people and injuring 30 others, police said.

8 Indian soldiers killed in gunfight with militants in Kashmir updated 17 days ago

Eight Indian army soldiers die in a gunfight with militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir ahead of a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Why China will struggle to end organ harvesting from executed prisoners updated 17 days ago

Like many Chinese, Beijing bank clerk Zhou Keran shudders when asked if he would donate his organs should he die.

Beijing set to take aim at 'weird buildings' updated 17 days ago

China's skylines could look a lot more uniform in the years to come, if a statement by a Beijing official is to believed.

A year after Haiyan's devastation, new typhoon threatens Philippines updated 17 days ago

Super Typhoon Hagupit is approaching the Philippines from the same part of the western Pacific Ocean as Haiyan did 13 months ago.

Indian sterilization clinics under scrutiny after doctor used bike pump on patients updated 17 days ago

Conditions in Indian sterilization clinics under renewed scrutiny after doctor fired for using bicycle pump to inflate women's abdomens during procedure.

Thailand profile: Monarchy, the military and Buddhism in the 'land of smiles' updated 18 days ago

Thailand's people are justifiably proud of their country, which, sandwiched as it is between historically powerful neighbors, has managed skillfully to play off its rivals and retain its independence.

Japan elections: Is Abenomics working? It depends who you ask updated 18 days ago

Two years after Japan's PM unveiled his plan for the country's economy, the much-hoped-for renaissance has not filtered down to everyone.

3 Hong Kong Occupy leaders report to police, but others keep up the fight updated 19 days ago

The three co-founders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement arrived at a police station Wednesday to turn themselves in.

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