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    The young man whose life hangs in the balance of Canada-China standoff

    The young man whose life hangs in the balance of Canada-China standoff


    Pale and grim-faced, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg sat stoically as he listened to a Chinese court sentence him to death on Monday. He had already been sentenced to more than a decade in a Chinese prison; the court's new execution order was a shocking...

    Pale and grim-faced, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg sat stoically as he listened to a Chinese court sentence him to death on Monday. He had already been sentenced to more than a decade in a Chinese prison; the court's new execution order was a shocking escalation that some suspect of political motivations.
    Mahathir Mohamad on Islam, politics and the love of his life

    Mahathir Mohamad on Islam, politics and the love of his life


    At 93, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the oldest leader in the world. In May, he made a stunning return to political power, he says in a bid to save his corruption-plagued country before it's too...

    At 93, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the oldest leader in the world. In May, he made a stunning return to political power, he says in a bid to save his corruption-plagued country before it's too late.
    Jessica Alba on the fight for female equality

    Jessica Alba on the fight for female equality


    As a movie star, mother and founder of a successful startup, Jessica Alba has been a vocal campaigner for female...

    As a movie star, mother and founder of a successful startup, Jessica Alba has been a vocal campaigner for female equality.
    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.
    Head of South Korean dog charity 'secretly euthanized hundreds of animals'

    Head of South Korean dog charity 'secretly euthanized hundreds of animals'


    One of South Korea's most prominent animal shelters has been rocked by a euthanasia scandal, amid accusations it secretly put hundreds of dogs to death despite its "no kill"...

    One of South Korea's most prominent animal shelters has been rocked by a euthanasia scandal, amid accusations it secretly put hundreds of dogs to death despite its "no kill" ethos.
    US, UK hold rare joint drills in the South China Sea

    US, UK hold rare joint drills in the South China Sea


    The US and the UK finished six days of coordinated drills in the South China Sea on Wednesday, in a move likely to antagonize Beijing, which views a large swathe of the contested sea as its...

    The US and the UK finished six days of coordinated drills in the South China Sea on Wednesday, in a move likely to antagonize Beijing, which views a large swathe of the contested sea as its territory.
    Canadian's death sentence leaves Beijing and Ottawa trapped in a crisis

    Canadian's death sentence leaves Beijing and Ottawa trapped in a crisis


    There's no easy way out in the darkening diplomatic feud between China and Canada over the detention of a Huawei executive -- even as a man's life now hangs on the...

    There's no easy way out in the darkening diplomatic feud between China and Canada over the detention of a Huawei executive -- even as a man's life now hangs on the outcome.
    The man whose life depends on a Canada-China standoff

    The man whose life depends on a Canada-China standoff


    Pale and grim-faced, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg sat stoically as he listened to a Chinese court sentence him to death on Monday. He had already been sentenced to more than a decade in a Chinese prison; the court's new execution order was a shocking...

    Pale and grim-faced, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg sat stoically as he listened to a Chinese court sentence him to death on Monday. He had already been sentenced to more than a decade in a Chinese prison; the court's new execution order was a shocking escalation.
    Justin Trudeau doppelganger spotted in Afghan talent show

    Justin Trudeau doppelganger spotted in Afghan talent show


    A contestant in an Afghan talent show has shot to fame thanks to his resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and even admitted his wife and family members see the...

    A contestant in an Afghan talent show has shot to fame thanks to his resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and even admitted his wife and family members see the likeness.
    Self-styled 'sex coach' who offered to trade info on US election unexpectedly pleads guilty

    Self-styled 'sex coach' who offered to trade info on US election unexpectedly pleads guilty


    The prostitution trial of a self-styled sex coach who claims to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections ended abruptly on Tuesday after she unexpectedly pleaded...

    The prostitution trial of a self-styled sex coach who claims to have insider knowledge of Moscow's attempts to meddle in the US elections ended abruptly on Tuesday after she unexpectedly pleaded guilty.
    China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

    China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon


    Cotton seeds carried to the moon by a Chinese probe have sprouted, marking what could be the first plant to ever grow there, according to Chinese government...

    Cotton seeds carried to the moon by a Chinese probe have sprouted, marking what could be the first plant to ever grow there, according to Chinese government images.
    Canada issues travel warning for China amid 'crisis' over death sentence

    Canada issues travel warning for China amid 'crisis' over death sentence


    Relations between Beijing and Ottawa are at crisis point after a Canadian man was sentenced to death by a Chinese court, a former Canadian ambassador to China told...

    Relations between Beijing and Ottawa are at crisis point after a Canadian man was sentenced to death by a Chinese court, a former Canadian ambassador to China told CNN.
    China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

    China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling


    A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling on Monday, a move likely to further inflame tensions between Ottawa and...

    A Canadian citizen in China has been sentenced to death after a court convicted him of drug smuggling on Monday, a move likely to further inflame tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.