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    Asia summit ends in historic failure amid US-China feud

    Asia summit ends in historic failure amid US-China feud


    For the first time in its 25-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended Sunday with its leaders failing to agree on a formal joint...

    For the first time in its 25-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended Sunday with its leaders failing to agree on a formal joint statement.
    See Hanoi's Old Quarter on a vintage motorbike

    See Hanoi's Old Quarter on a vintage motorbike


    With its pastel-hued shop houses, labyrinthine lanes and impenetrable swarms of motorbikes, the Old Quarter is among the most-visited areas of Hanoi,...

    With its pastel-hued shop houses, labyrinthine lanes and impenetrable swarms of motorbikes, the Old Quarter is among the most-visited areas of Hanoi, Vietnam.
    Egg coffee in Hanoi: Where to get your caffeine fix

    Egg coffee in Hanoi: Where to get your caffeine fix


    Walk down any street in Vietnam, and it quickly becomes apparent this is a country that's crazy about coffee. From people sipping and sitting on low plastic stools on the sidewalk while gossiping with friends, to those who prefer the pricier,...

    Walk down any street in Vietnam, and it quickly becomes apparent this is a country that's crazy about coffee. From people sipping and sitting on low plastic stools on the sidewalk while gossiping with friends, to those who prefer the pricier, hipster-style cafes popping up around Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, the need for caffeine is inescapable.
    All aboard the Maharajas' Express, India's most luxurious train

    All aboard the Maharajas' Express, India's most luxurious train


    From Jaipur to Jodhpur, India's northerly Rajasthan region is famous for its ancient forts, opulent palaces and gleaming marble...

    From Jaipur to Jodhpur, India's northerly Rajasthan region is famous for its ancient forts, opulent palaces and gleaming marble monuments.
    Why India is the next big thing in surfing

    Why India is the next big thing in surfing


    Forget Hawaii, California and Bali. India could be the next big thing in the surfing...

    Forget Hawaii, California and Bali. India could be the next big thing in the surfing world.
    Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft

    Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft


    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 molten sparks...

    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 molten sparks flying majestically into air.
    Classic paintings with tiny manga characters

    Classic paintings with tiny manga characters


    Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita...

    Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita Sagaki.
    Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks

    Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks


    Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly...

    Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly indiscernible.
    World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion

    World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion


    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in...

    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.
    Matsushima: Japan's most scenic views

    Matsushima: Japan's most scenic views


    It's a chilly Saturday afternoon in February and temperatures are creeping just above the freezing mark -- a time of year when most seaside destinations are devoid of leisure...

    It's a chilly Saturday afternoon in February and temperatures are creeping just above the freezing mark -- a time of year when most seaside destinations are devoid of leisure travelers.
    Aung San Suu Kyi Fast Facts

    Aung San Suu Kyi Fast Facts


    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Aung San Suu Kyi and learn more about the Burmese politician, activist and Nobel Peace Prize...

    Read CNN's Fast Facts about Aung San Suu Kyi and learn more about the Burmese politician, activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
    Chinese-language 'Oscars' overshadowed by political controversy

    Chinese-language 'Oscars' overshadowed by political controversy


    An award acceptance speech by a young Taiwanese filmmaker has stirred passionate reactions on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, pitting some of the region's leading entertainment and political figures against each other just a week before an important...

    An award acceptance speech by a young Taiwanese filmmaker has stirred passionate reactions on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, pitting some of the region's leading entertainment and political figures against each other just a week before an important election on the self-ruled island.
    North Korean defector: 'If you don't have money or power, you die in a ditch'

    North Korean defector: 'If you don't have money or power, you die in a ditch'


    The North Korean soldier who was caught on tape making a dramatic escape through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to South Korea late last year has given some startling insights into life in the North, including the suggestion that the majority of young...

    The North Korean soldier who was caught on tape making a dramatic escape through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to South Korea late last year has given some startling insights into life in the North, including the suggestion that the majority of young people there have no loyalty to Kim Jong Un.
    China hoped for a soft power win at APEC, instead Xi Jinping left dissatisfied

    China hoped for a soft power win at APEC, instead Xi Jinping left dissatisfied


    With the presidents of the United States and Russia staying home, it seemed Chinese President Xi Jinping would dominate this weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and increase his country's influence in the...

    With the presidents of the United States and Russia staying home, it seemed Chinese President Xi Jinping would dominate this weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and increase his country's influence in the Pacific.


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    Lion Air victim's family files suit against Boeing

    Lion Air victim's family files suit against Boeing


    The parents of Dr. Rio Nanda Putrama, who died in the Indonesia airplane disaster last month that killed all 189 passengers on board, have sued Boeing for its alleged "unsafe design" of the 737 Max 8...

    The parents of Dr. Rio Nanda Putrama, who died in the Indonesia airplane disaster last month that killed all 189 passengers on board, have sued Boeing for its alleged "unsafe design" of the 737 Max 8 aircraft.
    The 'death knell' of press freedom in Hong Kong has been a long time coming

    The 'death knell' of press freedom in Hong Kong has been a long time coming


    Every day before work, Kevin Lau stopped for breakfast at a restaurant in Sai Wan Ho, a residential area in eastern Hong Kong. It was a routine as ingrained in him as brushing his teeth, and it nearly cost him his...

    Every day before work, Kevin Lau stopped for breakfast at a restaurant in Sai Wan Ho, a residential area in eastern Hong Kong. It was a routine as ingrained in him as brushing his teeth, and it nearly cost him his life.
    Kim Jong Un tests 'high-tech' weapon in message to the US

    Kim Jong Un tests 'high-tech' weapon in message to the US


    North Korea has tested a "newly developed ultramodern" weapon in an event supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, state media said Friday, amid faltering nuclear disarmament negotiations with the United...

    North Korea has tested a "newly developed ultramodern" weapon in an event supervised by leader Kim Jong Un, state media said Friday, amid faltering nuclear disarmament negotiations with the United States.
    Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling

    Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of genocide in landmark ruling


    Almost four decades on from the collapse of Pol Pot's tyrannical communist regime, an international tribunal has ruled that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide, a landmark verdict that is hoped will bring closure to millions of...

    Almost four decades on from the collapse of Pol Pot's tyrannical communist regime, an international tribunal has ruled that the Khmer Rouge committed genocide, a landmark verdict that is hoped will bring closure to millions of Cambodians.
    Xi Jinping starts goodwill tour of the Pacific amid rise in South China Sea tensions

    Xi Jinping starts goodwill tour of the Pacific amid rise in South China Sea tensions


    Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a packed itinerary in Papua New Guinea Friday at the start of a tour which marks Beijing's latest diplomatic foray into a region once considered outside of China's sphere of...

    Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a packed itinerary in Papua New Guinea Friday at the start of a tour which marks Beijing's latest diplomatic foray into a region once considered outside of China's sphere of influence.
    Beijing lashes out after diplomats call for Uyghur crackdown explanation

    Beijing lashes out after diplomats call for Uyghur crackdown explanation


    China's Foreign Ministry has responded furiously to an official letter, reportedly drafted by 15 Western diplomats, calling for answers to the continuing human rights crisis in...

    China's Foreign Ministry has responded furiously to an official letter, reportedly drafted by 15 Western diplomats, calling for answers to the continuing human rights crisis in Xinjiang.