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Dozens of young women in South Korea were allegedly forced into sexual slavery on an encrypted messaging app

9 hours 46 min ago
The word slave was written across lower stomach of one girl. Another was made to bark like a dog while naked.

Singapore threatens 6 months in jail for breaking social distancing laws

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 23:31
Singapore has introduced new laws governing social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak that could see offenders serve six months in jail.

As coronavirus cases spike worldwide, China is closing itself off

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:31
China is closing its border to most foreigners amid fears of imorted novel coronavirus cases causing a second outbreak in the country where the infection was first detected.

Virus frees elephants from tourist rides

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 00:40
Elephants forced to perform tricks and carry tourists in the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Thailand are to be liberated from their controversial work as a consequence of the coronavirus, the park's owner says.

Kashmir Fast Facts

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:24
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Kashmir, a region in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership.

Accused Christchurch mosque shooter pleads guilty to killing 51 people

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:20
The man accused of murdering 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques last year has changed his plea to guilty, according to New Zealand Police.

There's a new entry in India's electric rickshaw race

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 22:14
Electric rickshaws could help reduce air pollution in India, and a number of companies are entering the three-wheel race.

Doctors in India evicted from their homes as coronavirus fear spreads

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 17:16
As the global coronavirus pandemic worsens by the day, fear is swelling in India -- and frontline medical workers are bearing the brunt of public panic.

China's premier warns local officials not to hide new coronavirus infections

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 17:16
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned local officials not to hide new coronavirus cases, after the country reported several days of no locally transmitted infections in a major turnaround in its fight against the deadly pandemic.

A coronavirus test can be developed in 24 hours. So why are some countries still struggling to diagnose?

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 11:16
One German scientist created a coronavirus test in January to give countries outside China a head start on the battle against the virus. Three months later, many have squandered that opportunity.

India, population 1.3 billion, orders 'complete' coronavirus lockdown

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 23:14
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a "complete" lockdown for India's 1.3 billion people on Tuesday, warning that "many families will be destroyed forever" if the country didn't get to grips with its coronavirus outbreak in the next three weeks.

Rodrigo Duterte Fast Facts

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 23:14
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Australian woman finds huge Burmese python on her porch

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 20:09
Australia is famously home to all sorts of exotic animals, including snakes.

India faces up to potential coronavirus crisis, but is the country really prepared?

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:09
India's normally-bustling streets are quiet. Delivery drivers wear gloves and face masks. Even the country's unrelenting construction has come to a halt.

China to lift lockdown on Wuhan, ground zero of coronavirus pandemic

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 17:09
China has announced it will lift the lockdown on Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, on April 8, marking a significant milestone in its battle against the deadly outbreak.

Japan asked the media to change how we write their names. No one listened

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 17:23
In a full-page spread on March 2, 1979, the Los Angeles Times introduced its readers to Pinyin, a Chinese romanization system it said was changing the "familiar map of China."

India places millions under lockdown to fight coronavirus

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 14:03
Millions of people across India have been placed under lockdown until the end of the month as efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country intensify.

Hong Kong appeared to have the coronavirus under control, then it let its guard down

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 14:03
As the sudden surge in cases in Hong Kong shows, quarantines and social distancing must continue well beyond the initial wave of cases, if another round of infections is to be avoided.

North Korea Nuclear Timeline Fast Facts

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 14:03
Read CNN's North Korea Nuclear Timeline Fast Facts to learn more about the country's nuclear capabilities and efforts.

From self-quarantine, India collectively applauds nation's health care workers

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 05:01
Hours into Sunday's nationwide self-quarantine, people across India took a moment to join in solidarity and thank the nation's health care workers combating the novel coronavirus pandemic.