asia & pacific
The amount of undeclared or suspected criminal proceeds seized from Chinese travelers in Canada has more than doubled since 2013. Now, it represents 30 percent of all suspect money seized by Canadian authorities at airports.
In a rare video address to the Japanese public, the 82-year-old said he feared his deteriorating health is preventing him from carrying out his duties.
Gunmen shot into a crowd and threw hand grenades, in the country's northeastern Assam state. The government blamed separatists.
At least 40 people from nomadic communities in northern Siberia have been hospitalized during an anthrax outbreak linked to thawing reindeer carcasses.
Rodrigo Duterte took office a month ago promising impunity to vigilantes who kill drug dealers. People have taken him at his word, and it's been a massacre.
10 other people who were going to be shot on Friday got a reprieve, and 16 more are scheduled to be killed this year by the government of President Joko Widodo.
The chief political correspondent for the American division of CCTV, China's main state-run TV network, speaks about state censorship, the Chinese disdain for Hillary Clinton, and their take on Donald Trump.
The 26-year-old suspect in the massacre had previously threatened to kill hundreds of disabled people "for the sake of Japan."
Chinese internet giants like Sina won't be able to produce news autonomously anymore, in a move that tightens government controls on the media.