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Japan's long-held global life expectancy reign is ending

CNN / Asia

Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds.

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Actress reappears after vanishing without a trace

CNN / Asia

Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has appeared in public for the first time since she vanished without a trace three months ago, sparking rumors that she had been disappeared by the Chinese Communist Party.

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Vietnamese activist 'Mother Mushroom' arrives in US after release from prison

CNN / Asia

A high-profile Vietnamese dissident and online blogger has arrived in the United States where she has been granted asylum following her release from prison in her home country.

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Return to Rakhine: 'Genocide never happened in this country'

CNN / Asia

As our convoy of white jeeps rattles along the dirt roads through a vast landscape of fertile farmland, it's hard to see any physical evidence of the 392 villages that were burned down in Myanmar's Rakhine State, other than the odd patch…

Wednesday, Oct 17

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India minister quits amid sex assault claims

CNN / Asia

A series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault has prompted the resignation of an Indian government minister, the most prominent public figure named in the country's own #MeToo movement.

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Born an Indian prince, he chose to become a Netflix star

CNN / Asia

"Sacred Games" is the platform's first production out of India, and will expose the star to an international audience.

China fiercely defends Xinjiang camps after denying they exist

CNN / Asia

China has fiercely defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of "re-education camps" are happier following their imprisonment.

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Japan's most sacred weapon

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At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending…

China fines faulty vaccine company more than $1 billion

CNN / Asia

A Chinese vaccine manufacturer that released hundreds of thousands of batches of faulty vaccines, including a number intended for use on children, has been fined $1.32 billion by the government.

Tuesday, Oct 16

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Thai cave boys surprised by their hero

CNN / Asia

The Thai soccer team whose escape from a waterlogged cave transfixed the world appeared on the US talk show Ellen on Monday, where they had a surprise meeting with their hero soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Indian minister defiant amid #MeToo storm, sues accuser

CNN / Asia

An Indian government minister has hit back at a series of allegations of sexual harassment, rejecting calls to step down and suing one of his accusers, after he became the most prominent public figure to be named in what's been dubbed…

Monday, Oct 15

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Why you're seeing more of Japan's military

CNN / Asia

When tanks rolled and troops marched at a Japanese military base on Sunday, it was just the latest display in what analysts say is a campaign by Tokyo to increase the profile of its Self-Defense Forces.

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9 climbers dead after snowstorm

CNN / World

A renowned South Korean climber was among nine people killed when a vicious snowstorm hit their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, according to officials.

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New megacity rises in India

CNN / Asia

Amaravati, a new town in Andhra Pradesh, India, is transforming from farmland to urban utopia, with British architect Norman Foster's firm at the helm. Will it succeed?

China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater

CNN / Asia

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas.

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Chinese online star detained for five days for 'insulting' national anthem

CNN / Asia

A popular Chinese online personality who authorities claim "insulted" the country's national anthem has been put into detention for five days, local Shanghai police said in a statement.

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Chinese ambassador to US says Beijing doesn't know who to deal with

CNN / Asia

The Chinese ambassador to the United States said diplomats are confused over who is the "final decision maker" in the Trump administration, complicating future negotiations amid the escalating US China trade war.

Sunday, Oct 14

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20 killed as mudslides wipe out school

CNN / Asia

Twenty people were killed when torrential rains and flooding triggered mudslides that wiped out part of an elementary school in Indonesia's North Sumatra, officials said.

Saturday, Oct 13

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Malaysia politician Anwar Ibrahim returns to politics

CNN / Asia

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a parliamentary seat Saturday, returning to politics just months after receiving a royal pardon for sodomy.

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14 killed at rally for female Afghan candidate

CNN / Asia

A bomb Saturday that targeted a parliamentary election rally for a woman running for office in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least 14 people, according to a local official.

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At least 8 climbers dead after snowstorm

CNN / Asia

Eight members of a climbing expedition are dead and another is missing after a snowstorm at Nepal's Mount Gurja, police in the South Asian country said.

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Trump leaves Beijing on back foot

CNN / Asia

There is growing realization -- and fear -- among Chinese officials in Beijing that US President Donald Trump could be serious in his promise to upend the types of bilateral relations they have become accustomed to in the past few decades.

Friday, Oct 12

Air India plane hits wall on takeoff

CNN / Asia

An Air India Boeing 737 aircraft was damaged after hitting an airport wall during takeoff on a flight from Trichy to Dubai on Friday.

Thursday, Oct 11

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China's 're-education camps' rooted in deep-seated paranoia

CNN / Asia

China finally admitted this week what had been widely reported: that it is interning thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people in "re-education camps" in the far-western region of Xinjiang.

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After ex-Interpol chief's disappearance, his wife is publicly fighting Chinese authorities

CNN / Asia

When now-former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei disappeared suddenly last month, his wife did something unexpected: She took up a public fight against the Beijing authorities, a move rarely seen from family members of accused senior Chinese…

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China legalizes Xinjiang 're-education camps' after denying they exist

CNN / Asia

Authorities in China's far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.

Wednesday, Oct 10

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Deaths of civilians spike as US, Afghan air forces pound Afghanistan

CNN / Asia

The number of civilians -- mostly women and children -- killed or injured by airstrikes in Afghanistan has risen a startling 39% year on year, according to UN figures released Wednesday, casting fresh scrutiny on the use of air power by…

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Wife of ex-Interpol chief fears for her life

CNN / World

The wife of Interpol's former chief Meng Hongwei has said she fears for her life and that of her twin boys after her husband was detained by Chinese officials, in the latest case of a forced disappearance in Beijing.

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India's #MeToo moment?

CNN / Asia

A year after the fall of US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a flurry of allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior has shaken the Indian media and entertainment industries, prompting many to ask if the #MeToo movement has…

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Latest victim of China's VPN crackdown

CNN / Asia

A Chinese software developer has received a suspended prison sentence for selling software that allowed internet users to dodge the Chinese government's intensifying efforts to control their online activities.