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China has banned exports to North Korea of a range of technologies that could be used to build weapons.
Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.
Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial tiger temple with skins and fangs.
A knee-high robot designed to help around the house ended up serenading Taiwan's president as Asia's largest tech trade show kicked off Tuesday in Taipei.
The British media is riddled with "barbarians" who would benefit from a lesson in manners from China's ancient civilisation, a state-run newspaper said Thursday after Queen Elizabeth II called some Chinese officials "very rude".
A tonne of man-made "jellyfish" has been seized by China's police, adding a new ingredient to the country's long recipe of fake foods.
Queen Elizabeth II called members of a Chinese delegation "very rude", in a rare diplomatic gaffe by the British monarch.
Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence
A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of annual showcase.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who has revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency, is an elusive individual.
Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said.
Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data.
More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam because of a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone.
China has the youngest premium car buyers in the world, and their tech-savvy demand for connected cars is driving international automakers.
'It's a dying business,' Gong In-Young said as he watched US activists clear out the cages of his South Korean dog meat farm.
Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.
Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future.
Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.
The head of US Steel has accused Britain and the wider European Union of negligence over China dumping cheep steel on world markets.
Kazakhstan’s national chess team has become third at the classical chess Asia Nations Cup 2016.
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