Trump Taps Harry Harris, Known for Being Tough on China, as Australia Envoy

SYDNEY, Australia — President Trump has said he plans to nominate Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the commander of the United States Pacific Command and a vocal critic of...

Duterte Draws Fire for Crude Threat to Female Rebels in Philippines

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine strongman who has earned a reputation for dirty tactics and language, was criticized on Monday for having boasted that he ordered...

Train Plows Into Elephant Herd in India, Killing 5 Animals

NEW DELHI — The night train to Silchar was moving fast — too fast, the authorities say. As it chugged into a forested area of northeastern India on Saturday night,...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Kills More Than 100 in China This Year

BEIJING — A rash of gas poisonings in a region of southern China has left at least 104 people dead and hundreds more hospitalized so far this year, according...

Philippines Bars Citizens From Working in Kuwait, Citing Abuses

MANILA — The Philippines on Monday barred its citizens from traveling to Kuwait for employment, accusing the oil-rich Gulf state of turning a blind eye to the abuse and...

Adding to Olympic Nerves: A Wardrobe Malfunction on Ice

Yura Min and her ice dancing partner Alexander Gamelin had to overcome obstacles to make it to the Olympics. Their first performance would bring yet another one: a costume...

Election Losses Test Sri Lanka’s Leader, and the Country’s Direction

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Local elections across Sri Lanka on Saturday were supposed to be about small issues, like installing street lighting for some neighborhoods and improving garbage sweeping...

Catholic Bishop Says He’s Willing to Step Down for Vatican Deal With Beijing

SAIQI, China — A Chinese Catholic bishop at the center of a dispute between the Vatican and China said on Sunday he would respect any deal worked out between...

Kim Jong-un’s Sister Turns on the Charm, Taking Pence’s Spotlight

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, decided to send a large delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, the world feared...

Even Australia’s Medical Marijuana Poster Boy Cannot Obtain the Drug

BRISBANE, Australia — Lindsay Carter had his first violent seizure at 14. He toppled face first onto a tiled floor in front of his father. At 19, Mr. Carter can...