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Japanese court upholds ban on same-sex marriage

The Osaka district court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit in which three same-sex couples were seeking compensation from the government of 1 million yen...

South Korea launches homegrown Nuri rocket carrying satellites into orbit

The three-stage rocket, more than 47 meters (154 feet) long and weighing 200 tons, was launched from the Naro Space Center in the country's...

North Korea reports ‘epidemic’ of unidentified intestinal disease after Covid wave

At least 800 families suffering from what North Korea has only called an "acute enteric epidemic" have received aid so far in South Hwanghae...

Islamic State says attack on Sikh temple in Kabul is revenge...

The attack on Saturday was "an act of revenge" following insults made by members of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party about the Prophet Mohammed,...

Shanghai surprise: How I survived the world’s strictest Covid lockdown

Still less could I have foreseen that, after serving three weeks of government-mandated quarantine on arrival, my housing compound would be hermetically sealed for...

Sri Lanka economic crisis: Only enough fuel for about five more...

The country of 22 million people is caught in its worst financial crisis in seven decades after its foreign exchange reserves dwindled to record...

Sri Lanka wants a four-day work week. But it’s not...

But in crisis-hit Sri Lanka the concept is more about coping with crippling food and fuel shortages. The South Asian country, struggling with the...

Cambodian court jails American lawyer, dozens of others for treason

Theary Seng, a Cambodian-American lawyer and human rights activist, was among more than 100 people affiliated with the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)...

Korean War Fast Facts – CNN

Under Japanese rule before and during World War II, Korea was divided into two parts after the Japanese surrender. The Soviet Union occupied...

China and Russia are building bridges. The symbolism is intentional

Now -- as Russia's economic isolation in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine pushes it closer to Beijing -- that is changing, with...

Xi Jinping Fast Facts – CNN

Father: Xi Zhongxun, revolutionary and vice premierMother: Qi XinMarriages: Peng Liyuan (1987–present); Ke Lingling (divorced)Children: with Peng Liyuan: Xi MingzeEducation: Tsinghua University, Chemical...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: 11 years later, residents return to Katsurao village

Kazunori Iwayama, a former resident of Katsurao village, which lies about 40 kilometers (24 miles) from the Fukushima Daiichi plant said, "It feels like...