Asia

126 Degrees: New Delhi Sweats Through Its Hottest Day Ever Recorded

New Delhi recorded its highest temperature ever measured on Wednesday — 126 degrees Fahrenheit, or 52.3 degrees Celsius — leaving residents of the Indian capital sweltering in a heat wave…

North Korea’s Latest Offensive: Dumping Trash on South Korea

North Korea has resumed an unusual operation to show anger at South Korea: dumping trash from the sky across the world’s most heavily armed border. Between Tuesday night and Wednesday,…

A Show That Makes Young Japanese Pine for the ‘Inappropriate’ 1980s

The younger generation in Japan has frequently called out their elders for their casual sexism, excessive work expectations and unwillingness to give up power. But a surprise television hit has…

I.M.F. Is Upbeat on China’s Growth but Questions Industrial Policy

Responding to China’s surging exports and extensive investments in new factories, the International Monetary Fund made sizable increases on Wednesday in how much it believes China’s economy will grow this…

What We Know About the Papua New Guinea Landslide

Nearly five days after the disaster hit a remote section of the country, officials have started evacuating residents. But the scale of the death toll remains uncertain. Source link

Why Lawmakers Are Brawling and People Are Protesting in Taiwan

Supporters of President Lai Ching-te are protesting legislative amendments introduced by the opposition that would limit his authority. Source link

Cyclone Remal Uproots Trees, Rips Down Power Lines in Bangladesh

People braved high winds and heavy rain to clear debris as the storm tore through the region. Source link

Cyclone Remal Tears Through Bangladesh, Killing at Least 13

At least 13 people were killed and millions were left without power in Bangladesh after Cyclone Remal, the first tropical storm of the season, hit the country and neighboring eastern…

Leaflet by Leaflet, a Few Aging Activists Fight India’s Tide of Bigotry

One recent morning, Roop Rekha Verma, an 80-year-old peace activist and former university leader, walked through a north Indian neighborhood prone to sectarian strife and parked herself near a tea…

Business-First Hong Kong Now Comes With a Catch: Beijing Politics

Doing business in Hong Kong increasingly comes with a new risk: the political cost of upsetting Beijing. Chinese clients recently dropped one big Chicago law firm after it recused itself…

North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket Carrying Satellite

North Korea launched a rocket on Monday in what appeared to be an attempt to put a military reconnaissance satellite in orbit, in defiance of United Nations Security Council ​resolutions,…

China, Japan and South Korea Hold Talks Overshadowed by U.S.

The leaders of South Korea and Japan on Monday sought to restore economic cooperation with China, their biggest trading partner, after years of souring relations, but their three-way talks were…

How China Pulled So Far Ahead on Industrial Policy

For more than half a century, concerns about oil shortages or a damaged climate have spurred governments to invest in alternative energy sources. In the 1970s, President Jimmy Carter placed…

Deadly Fires Highlight India’s Safety Shortfall

Seven newborn babies lost their lives after their New Delhi neonatal clinic was engulfed in flames. What remained of the two-story building on Sunday morning was its burned facade, a…

Death Toll in Papua New Guinea Landslide Estimated to Be at Least 670

At least 670 people are assumed to have died after a landslide in Papua New Guinea, according to a local United Nations official. The landslide hit a rural region of…

Free Food? Modi Makes Sure Every Indian Knows Whom to Thank for It.

Durga Prasad, an 80-year-old farmer, was resting under the shade of a tree in front of his home when the party workers came. An app on their smartphones could tell…

At Least 22 Dead in Fire at Amusement Park in India, Police Say

NEW DELHI — A massive fire broke out Saturday in an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, killing at least 22 people, including several children, the police said.…

5 Mount Everest Climbers Are Dead and 3 Missing This Summit Season

High above the clouds on Earth’s highest peak, climbers are making the arduous trek up Mount Everest. The narrow window of the spring summit season, which usually lasts from April…

Xi Jinping’s Recipe for Total Control: An Army of Eyes and Ears

The wall in the police station was covered in sheets of paper, one for every building in the sprawling Beijing apartment complex. Each sheet was further broken down by unit,…

China Has a Plan for Its Housing Crisis. Here’s Why It’s Not Enough.

China has a housing problem. A very big one. It has nearly four million apartments that no one wants to buy, a combined expanse of unwanted living space roughly the…

How Singapore’s Public Housing System Works

Six decades ago, when Singapore was emerging as an independent nation, it was one of the poorest cities in Southeast Asia. Three out of four residents lived in overcrowded and…

Kabosu, Shiba Inu Dog Who Helped Define the Doge Meme, Dies at 18

Kabosu, a Shiba Inu whose much wow face helped launched one of the defining memes of the last decade and inspired the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, died on Friday. She was 18…

The Architect Who Made Singapore’s Public Housing the Envy of the World

The high-rise apartments — some with panoramic views of Singapore’s tropical cityscape — are airy, light-filled and spacious enough to comfortably raise a family. They are also public housing units,…

Friday Briefing: Aid Trickles Through Gaza Pier

A U.S. aid project has brought little relief to Gaza The U.S. predicted that a floating pier off Gaza built by its military would allow for a steady stream of…