With the police and the public searching for explanations of a devastating crime, experts said they feared people with mental illness would be vilified.
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State media accounts gave no explanation for the blast, which occurred at a factory in Henan Province.
On Saturday, she will be the first Asian-born player to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Despite a pledge to reduce civilian casualties, the Taliban have intensified attacks that kill civilians as well as soldiers.
Carrie Lam’s administration is confident that it can weather further demonstrations, despite recent violent clashes and signs that the economy could suffer.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Yang Hengjun, a Chinese-born Australian, should be released “if he is being detained for his political views.”
Vice President Leni Robredo was among 36 people charged in what opponents called a trumped-up case to discredit the president’s opponents.
Kyoto Animation is known for employing more women than most of its competitors do, and that was reflected in the toll from the apparent arson on Thursday.
Anti-Japanese sentiment in South Korea has often led to dramatic protests in front of the embassy. The two countries are currently locked in a bitter trade dispute.
U.S. shoots down Iranian drone
Thirty-three people have died in a fire at Kyoto Animation. Here are some of the studio’s most influential works.
Opposition figures denounced the arrest of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a senior figure for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, as part of a political vendetta.
As the world splits along U.S.-China fault lines, telecom companies in Vietnam appear to be quietly avoiding the Chinese tech giant in their 5G plans.
One of the deadliest land disputes in India in years, the violence reflects the pressure on land in the country, and harsh caste dynamics.
The prime minister’s party is favored to win an upper house parliamentary election on Sunday, with strong support from young Japanese who are happy with the status quo.
For the second time in two months, Japan is reeling from devastating apparent violence in a country that is generally considered one of the safest in the world.
How Notre-Dame was saved.
Mr. Saeed, founder of the group behind the deadly attacks in India in 2008, was placed in custody days before Prime Minister Imran Khan is due in Washington.
Daniel Victor, a reporter in Hong Kong, on why protesters there chose not to go after the Instagram moments while marching.
Myanmar’s commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, was among those named by the State Department as responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.