Asia

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Chinese dredging vessels seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this video image taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the U.S. Navy, May 21, 2015.
An international tribunal at the Hague overwhelmingly rejected China's claims to the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a move that observers say is likely to stoke tensions between the Asian powerhouse and its primary rival, the United States. The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Global water shortages, exacerbated by human-caused climate change, are likely...
Nika Knight, staff writer
The United States' globe-spanning military on Thursday dispatched a "small...

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