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Japan lands robot rovers on an asteroid's surface The Japanese space agency JAXA said it made history Saturday by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid. | 4 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
China and Vatican agree on terms for bishops in China The Vatican and China have signed a provisional agreement to allow jointly-approved Catholic bishops in China for the first time, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said in a recorded press statement Saturday. | 12 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
China and Vatican Reach Agreement Over Selection of Bishops Details were scant, but the two sides said the “provisional” accord would pave the way for picks to be recognized by the Beijing authorities.
New York Times | 13 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Death Toll for Afghan Forces Is Secret. Here's Why. The Taliban is killing Afghan soldiers and police officers in record numbers. Last week, 400 were killed, officials say.
New York Times | Sep 21, 2018 8:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Bishop in India arrested after being accused of raping nun A Catholic bishop in India's southern state of Kerala was arrested Friday in the alleged rape of a nun, according to a police official. | Sep 21, 2018 8:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cambodia Frees Australian Filmmaker Convicted of Spying The arrest and conviction of James Ricketson came to symbolize a crackdown on journalists and opposition figures in Cambodia.
New York Times | Sep 21, 2018 2:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mother of 7-year-old rape victim: Attacker 'should be hanged' The man accused of raping a 7-year-old girl in New Delhi, India, deserves to be hanged, the victim's mother said. | Sep 21, 2018 1:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
India launches sex offenders registry, amid spate of rape cases India is to launch a national register of sex offenders in a bid to combat a rise in reports of sexual violence against women and children, following nationwide outrage over a string of high-profile gang rape cases. | Sep 21, 2018 12:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61 after illness Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday aged 61 at a military hospital in the capital Hanoi following a period of illness, state media said. | Sep 21, 2018 08:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As U.N. Gathers, Taiwan, Frozen Out, Struggles to Get Noticed China's clout has kept Taiwan out of the United Nations. But as the General Assembly convenes in New York, the democracy of 23 million still intends to be heard.
New York Times | Sep 21, 2018 06:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend