BEIJING (RNS) Even a routine message, like the greeting Pope Francis sent by telegram Thursday as his plane crossed over China, carries historic significance given the two sides’ often-fraught relationship.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Many Malaysians are invoking the power of prayer to aid the massive multinational search operation for the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared without a trace.
(RNS) At the end of his fourth trip to North Korea over the past 12 months, Rodman said, “I’m sorry that I couldn’t do anything,” when asked if had raised Christian missionary Kenneth Bae’s case with leader Kim Jong Un.
BEIJING (RNS) Former NBA star Dennis Rodman apologized to the family of missionary Kenneth Bae for comments Tuesday in a CNN interview that appeared to blame Bae for being jailed inside North Korea.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (RNS) U.S. retail groups said they could improve worker safety in Bangladesh by conducting more rigorous inspections of their factories. But such vows of reform and promises of a better way have been met with stoic skepticism in the streets of Dhaka.
(RNS) In its latest move to crack down on dissent, the Chinese government treats self-immolations as a crime and charges anyone inciting the act with “intentional murder.”
BEIJING (RNS) A pregnant woman who was dragged to a hospital by authorities and forced to have an abortion has enraged Chinese and sparked an online flurry of debate over whether it is time to end China's draconian one-child family planning policy. By Calum MacLeod.