Chinese President Xi Jinping has reminded Macau and Hong Kong that they are part of "one China." He made the comment on a two-day visit to Macau.
Sony Pictures have said they are looking for alternatives to release "The Interview" after pulling the film due to cyberattack threats, thought to be by North Korea. The studio has been criticized for the move.
An Israeli airstrike has hit targets in Gaza, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state. It was the country's first strike since August's truce, following a deadly 50-day war.
US efforts to kill Taliban leaders in Afghanistan have had "limited" results, according to a secret CIA document. Targeted killing can backfire, provoking insurgents to regroup in a way favorable to them, analysts say.
South Korea's constitutional court has ordered that a leftist political party be dissolved amid claims it has "pro-North Korea" views. A court petition was raised last year to disband the Unified Progressive Party.
It has been deemed 'the most successful' offensive to date against the "Islamic State." Kurdish forces announced Thursday they have broken the siege on Mount Sinjar and recaptured territory in a two-day assault.
A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for the US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a major critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Gulen is accused of leading a terrorist plot to seize power.
Authorities in Belarus imposed a 30 percent fee at money exchanges to stop the citizens from buying foreign currency. Belarusians reacted with panic at the plummeting of the Russian ruble.
It's bad, but not surprising. A new poll says that a majority of Americans believe torture is justified. That won't change until the country starts to take the problem seriously, writes Michael Knigge.
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The militant Islamist Boko Haram has struck once again, kidnapping and killing civilians. A disgrace - and not just for Nigeria - writes DW's Daniel Pelz.
A US drone strike in Pakistan has killed several militants in Pakistan's tribal region. This comes just days after the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar, killing almost 150 people.
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