China says a surge in respiratory illnesses is caused by flu and other known pathogens
China’s health ministry says a surge in respiratory illnesses across the country that has drawn the attention of the World Health Organization is caused by the flu and other known pathogens and not by a novel virus.
South African leader accuses Israel of war crimes. Putin and Xi strike more cautious note at meeting
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accused Israel of war crimes and genocide in Gaza during a virtual meeting of leaders of developing countries including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping.
The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to China for tour marking 50 years since its historic 1973 visit
The Philadelphia Orchestra has returned to Beijing for a tour that will mark 50 years since its historic performance in China, the latest sign of improving ties between the two countries ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.
Takeaways from AP's reporting on Chinese migrants who traverse the Darién Gap to reach the US
The monthly number of Chinese migrants crossing through Panama's Darién Gap jungle has risen this year as more people from the world's most populous country look to immigrate to the U.S. The number has risen from 913 in January to 2,588 in September.
Reporter wins support after Nebraska governor dismissed story because the journalist is Chinese
Advocates and Nebraska lawmakers are defending a reporter after Gov_ Jim Pillen said her story about environmental concerns at his farms wasn’t worth discussing because the reporter was from “communist China.”.
IAEA team gathers marine samples near Fukushima as treated radioactive water is released into sea
An International Atomic Energy Agency team is in Fukushima for the agency's first marine sampling since treated radioactive wastewater started being released from the area's damaged nuclear plant into the sea.
Pentagon releases footage of hundreds of 'highly concerning' aircraft intercepts by Chinese planes
The Pentagon has released footage of some of the more than 180 intercepts of U.S. warplanes by Chinese aircraft that have occurred in the last two years — more than the total amount over the previous decade and part of a trend U.S. military officials called concerning.
Russia is defeated in its bid to regain a seat on the UN's top human rights body
Russia has been defeated in its bid to regain a seat in the United Nations premiere human rights body by a significant majority in an election in the General Assembly, which voted last year to suspend Moscow after its invasion of Ukraine.
Weston school pushes back on claims of Chinese influence after state pulls scholarships
A Weston private school, among four whose school choice scholarships were suspended by the Florida Department of Education over alleged “direct ties to the Chinese communist party,” is pushing back on claims of foreign influence.
Foreign firms in China say vague rules and tensions with Washington hurting business, surveys show
Foreign companies operating in China say tensions with Washington over technology, trade and other issues and uncertainty over Chinese policies are damaging the business environment and causing some to reassess their plans for investing in the giant market.
Australian and Indonesian forces deploy battle tanks in US-led combat drills amid Chinese concern
Thousands of soldiers from the United States, Indonesia, Australia and other allied forces demonstrated their armor capabilities in combat drills on the Indonesian island of Java at a time of increased Chinese aggression in the region.
U.S. envoy visits Fukushima to eat fish, criticize China's seafood ban over wastewater release
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel has visited a city in Fukushima, where he ate a seafood lunch with the mayor, talked to fishermen and stocked up on local produce to show they are safe after the release of treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
Dominican's recovery, penguin peril and GOP denial: What to know about extreme weather now
The Dominican Republic is getting back on its feet after Tropical Storm Franklin struck the island nation, causing heavy flooding that killed at least two people and knocked out power and water to hundreds of thousands.
China blasts US-Japan-South Korea summit, warns of ‘contradictions and increasing tensions’
China is blasting this weekend's summit among the leaders of the U_S_, Japan and South Korea, saying no country should “seek its own security at the expense of the security interests of others and of regional peace and stability.”.
Patrick Hamilton, ex-AP and Reuters photographer who covered Central American wars, dies at 74
Patrick Hamilton, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War who covered civil wars in Central America as a photojournalist for The Associated Press,and later worked at Reuters covering the first Gulf War in Iraq, has died after a long struggle with cancer.
Japan's Kishida hopes to further strengthen strategic cooperation with US and South Korea at summit
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says he has high hopes to discuss further strengthening of three-way strategic cooperation with the United States and South Korea at a summit hosted by President Joe Biden at Camp David later this month.
US challenges world to tell Russia to stop using Ukrainian grain as `blackmail'
U_S_ Secretary of State Antony Blinken is challenging all countries to tell Russia to stop using the Black Sea and Ukraine’s grain as “blackmail” and stop treating the world’s hungry and vulnerable people as leverage in its “unconscionable war.”.
China proposes to limit children's smartphone time to a maximum of 2 hours a day
China’s internet watchdog has laid out regulations to curb the amount of time children spend on their smartphones, in the latest blow to firms such as Tencent and ByteDance, which run social media platforms and online games.
Typhoon Khanun forecast to turn back to Japanese islands where it already caused damage and injuries
A typhoon that damaged homes and knocked out power on Okinawa and other southern Japanese islands this week is slowly moving west but is forecast to make a U-turn and dump even more rain on the archipelago.
France is investigating suspected smuggling to China and Russia of advanced chip technology
French magistrates are investigating a leading chip supplier whose advanced technology with possible military uses was reportedly smuggled to China and Russia, allegedly skirting sanctions and export controls.
Accused of bomb threats they say they didn't make, family of Chinese dissident detained in Thailand
The wife and daughter of exiled Chinese dissident Gao Zhi are in detention on immigration charges in Thailand, after a series of bomb threats made in their names against airports, luxury hotels and the Chinese embassy in Bangkok derailed the family’s plan to join Gao in the Netherlands.
Blinken heads to Tonga, New Zealand, Australia as US shifts Indo-Pacific strategy into overdrive
Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Tonga, New Zealand and Australia next week as the Biden administration shifts its Indo-Pacific strategy into overdrive in part to counter China’s growing influence in the region.