Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: a Test Site for Atom Bombs

MARALINGA, Australia — Maralinga, a barren stretch of land in South Australia’s remote western desert, is the country’s only former nuclear test site open to tourists. And Robin Matthews...

Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Is Convicted of Killing Antelopes

NEW DELHI — An Indian court convicted the Bollywood star Salman Khan on Thursday in two cases of killing rare antelopes, settling — for now — a bitter legal...

Chinese Rights Lawyer, Li Heping, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence

HONG KONG — One of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers was given a suspended three-year prison sentence on Friday after being convicted of subversion charges. The lawyer, Li Heping,...

Cosmetic Surgery for a Pet Fish? In Asia, This One Is King of the...

SINGAPORE — Eugene Ng jabbed a pudgy finger against the side of the glass tank, like a predator singling out his unlucky target. “That fish’s eye is looking a little...

The North Korean Cheer Squad is Playing a Different Olympic Game

Winter Olympics fashion has, largely, been a tale of two events: the opening and closing ceremonies, where national costume comes out to play; and figure skating, where the aesthetic...

U.S. Naval Exercises Off Korean Peninsula Intended as ‘Message of Reassurance’

SINGAPORE — United States officials said on Friday that naval maneuvers this week off the Korean Peninsula were the first in two decades to involve two American aircraft carriers...

Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — In his 26 years as Kazakhstan’s first and only president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev has managed to keep a resurgent Russia at bay and navigate the treacherous...

Pressure Rises at U.N. on Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s authorities came under intensifying pressure on Thursday over the Rohingya refugee crisis, with the United Nations secretary general calling it a “human rights nightmare” that has driven more...

South Korea Prosecutor Seeks Arrest of Samsung Group Leader in Bribery Case

SEOUL, South Korea — A special prosecutor investigating the corruption scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment said on Monday that he was seeking to arrest the de...

U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Reports of Atrocities in Myanmar

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights body decided on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate atrocities that the army is said to...