In Indonesia, Women Begin to Fight ‘Epidemic’ of Street Harassment

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tunggal Pawestri says she’ll never forget being groped on a public bus while traveling to her high school in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, when she was...

Sina Doubles Down to Ward Off Activists After Proxy Fight

Sina, the Chinese internet company, won a proxy fight against an American hedge fund last week. On Tuesday, it doubled down to avoid further challenges from activist investors. Just days...

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...

Lonely Giant of the Taipei Skyline Is About to Get Some Company

TAIPEI — The Taipei 101 building, which was for five years the world’s tallest, has towered over the Taiwanese capital for more than a decade. Very much a build-it-and-they-will-come venture,...

Using Stealth, and Drones, to Document a Fading Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Three masked explorers appeared atop an apartment tower in Hong Kong’s North Point district and sent a black drone flying, over a clothesline, until it was...

A Radiation Cloud, and a Mystery, From Russia

MOSCOW — When a container of radioactive waste exploded at the Mayak factory 60 years ago, in one of the worst accidents of the nuclear age, the incident was...

At 100 or So, She Keeps a Philippine Tattoo Tradition Alive

BUSCALAN, Philippines — She wakes up every morning at dawn and mixes an ink out of pine soot and water. She threads a thorn from a bitter citrus tree...

Focus Turns to North Korea Sleeper Cells as Possible Culprits in Cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea — They take legitimate jobs as software programmers in the neighbors of their home country, North Korea. When the instructions from Pyongyang come for a hacking...

Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Involved in Fatal Accident Near Hong Kong

HONG KONG — A sailboat competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, a marquee around-the-world sailing competition, collided with a Chinese fishing vessel near Hong Kong early Saturday, killing one...

Some Afghan Children Find an Alternative to Jail — for Now

KABUL, Afghanistan — On visiting days in the women’s wing of Pul-e-Charki prison in Kabul, Najia Nasim would regularly see a little girl named Dahlia waiting outside her mother’s...