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    K-Pop in crisis: Scandal threatens to end the 'Korean Wave'

    K-Pop in crisis: Scandal threatens to end the 'Korean Wave'


    South Korea's entertainment industry is a cultural juggernaut that has allowed the East Asian nation to punch well above its weight in terms of global soft...

    South Korea's entertainment industry is a cultural juggernaut that has allowed the East Asian nation to punch well above its weight in terms of global soft power.
    Mahathir Mohamad on Islam, politics and the love of his life

    Mahathir Mohamad on Islam, politics and the love of his life


    At 93, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the oldest leader in the world. In May, he made a stunning return to political power, he says in a bid to save his corruption-plagued country before it's too...

    At 93, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the oldest leader in the world. In May, he made a stunning return to political power, he says in a bid to save his corruption-plagued country before it's too late.
    Jessica Alba on the fight for female equality

    Jessica Alba on the fight for female equality


    As a movie star, mother and founder of a successful startup, Jessica Alba has been a vocal campaigner for female...

    As a movie star, mother and founder of a successful startup, Jessica Alba has been a vocal campaigner for female equality.
    How eSports became a big business for Razer

    How eSports became a big business for Razer


    When Min-Liang Tan started a business 13 years ago to make gear for playing video games, he faced a lot of...

    When Min-Liang Tan started a business 13 years ago to make gear for playing video games, he faced a lot of doubters.
    Grab valued at $14 billion after boost from SoftBank

    Grab valued at $14 billion after boost from SoftBank


    Southeast Asia's most popular ride-hailing company is getting a $1.5 billion cash boost from SoftBank's massive tech fund as it seeks to strengthen its presence across the...

    Southeast Asia's most popular ride-hailing company is getting a $1.5 billion cash boost from SoftBank's massive tech fund as it seeks to strengthen its presence across the region.
    Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft

    Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft


    At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks...

    At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying majestically into air.
    Classic paintings with tiny manga characters

    Classic paintings with tiny manga characters


    Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita...

    Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita Sagaki.
    Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks

    Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks


    Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly...

    Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly indiscernible.
    World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion

    World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion


    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in...

    Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.
    One week after Christchurch shootings, hundreds form human chain around New Zealand mosque

    One week after Christchurch shootings, hundreds form human chain around New Zealand mosque


    Hundreds of people gathered outside a mosque in Wellington, New Zealand, and locked arms to form a human chain, in a symbolic act of protection of the Muslim community during Friday...

    Hundreds of people gathered outside a mosque in Wellington, New Zealand, and locked arms to form a human chain, in a symbolic act of protection of the Muslim community during Friday prayer.
    New Zealand mourns mosque attack victims in national day of reflection

    New Zealand mourns mosque attack victims in national day of reflection


    New Zealand came together in a national day of reflection Friday to mark a week since the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50...

    New Zealand came together in a national day of reflection Friday to mark a week since the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people.
    North Korea withdraws from DMZ joint liaison office after new US sanctions

    North Korea withdraws from DMZ joint liaison office after new US sanctions


    North Korea is withdrawing from a joint liaison office near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) with South Korea, a key symbol of the rapprochement and ongoing peace process between the two...

    North Korea is withdrawing from a joint liaison office near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) with South Korea, a key symbol of the rapprochement and ongoing peace process between the two countries.
    Explosion at Chinese chemical plant kills dozens

    Explosion at Chinese chemical plant kills dozens


    A powerful explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China Thursday, killing at least 47 people and severely injuring 90...

    A powerful explosion ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China Thursday, killing at least 47 people and severely injuring 90 others.
    China begins training first cloned police dog

    China begins training first cloned police dog


    One Chinese police force has a new asset this month: its first cloned police...

    One Chinese police force has a new asset this month: its first cloned police dog.
    Young women trafficked to China and held until they give birth, report says

    Young women trafficked to China and held until they give birth, report says


    According to a new report by Human Rights Watch, women from Myanmar's Kachin minority are being trafficked into China, where they are sold as wives and raped until they become...

    According to a new report by Human Rights Watch, women from Myanmar's Kachin minority are being trafficked into China, where they are sold as wives and raped until they become pregnant.
    K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal

    K-pop star Jung Joon-young arrested in sex video scandal


    K-pop star Jung Joon-young was arrested Thursday over allegations that he shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent, South Korean police...

    K-pop star Jung Joon-young was arrested Thursday over allegations that he shared sexually explicit videos of women filmed without their knowledge or consent, South Korean police said.
    North Korea Nuclear Timeline Fast Facts

    North Korea Nuclear Timeline Fast Facts


    Read CNN's North Korea Nuclear Timeline Fast Facts and learn more about the country's nuclear capabilities and...

    Read CNN's North Korea Nuclear Timeline Fast Facts and learn more about the country's nuclear capabilities and efforts.
    Glacier melt on Everest exposes dead bodies

    Glacier melt on Everest exposes dead bodies


    Mount Everest expedition operators are finding increasing numbers of climbers' dead bodies on the world's highest peak as high temperatures melt glaciers and...

    Mount Everest expedition operators are finding increasing numbers of climbers' dead bodies on the world's highest peak as high temperatures melt glaciers and snow.