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World Apr 16Indonesia voters to decide between strongman and ‘people’s president’
About 193 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in presidential and legislative elections Wednesday.
World Mar 19Christchurch harbored white supremacists before massacre
The New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage. For decades, Christchurch has also been the center of the country's small but…
World Mar 18Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre
They came together as one, more than 1,000 students from rival Christchurch schools and different religions, joining voices to honor the 50 lives lost in a massacre that has deeply wounded the cozy New Zealand city.
World Mar 17New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre
The New Zealand leader’s promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population.
World Nov 17Pence, Xi trade barbs in speeches at Pacific summit
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traded barbs in speeches at a summit of world leaders Saturday, outlining competing visions for global leadership as trade and other tensions between them simmer.
World Oct 29Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air plane crash
A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board. The accident was a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of…
World Sep 28Families missing after tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island
Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu, with people screaming and running in fear. The water smashed into buildings and a large mosque that collapsed under the force.
World Jul 10Entire Thai soccer team now rescued from cave
A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life…
World Jul 09Amid jubilation, 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave
"Two days, eight Boars," read a Facebook post by the Thai Navy SEALS of the dramatic rescue that began Sunday, more than two weeks after the members of the Wild Boars soccer team were trapped.