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China scientist defends gene-editing babies as trial paused

China Confirms Birth of Gene-Edited Twins

Chinese authorities answered one of the lingering questions in the case of rogue scientist He Jiankui on Monday by confirming the twin girls he claims to have genetically edited as embryos were born and are currently under medical supervision.

Russian soldiers load an Iskander-M missile launcher during a military exercise at a firing range in Ussuriysk, Russia on Nov. 17, 2016. (Yuri Smityuk/TASS/Getty Images)

Report: Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missile Launchers to Ukraine Border

A Fox News exclusive report on Thursday claimed Russia may have deployed ballistic missiles within 270 miles of the Ukrainian border. The Iskander missiles captured by satellite photographs have sufficient range to reach Ukrainian territory and are capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads.

Security personnel near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, in the Xinjiang region of China. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims in Xinjiang have been held in a network of indoctrination camps.CreditCreditNg Han Guan/Associated Press

China Invites Islamic Country Envoys to Visit Muslim Internment Camps

The Chinese government invited representatives from 12 neighboring, mostly Muslim-majority countries this week to tour some of the internment camps built in western Xinjiang province to indoctrinate, torture, and exploit the labor of Chinese Muslims.

A Muslim ethnic Uighur woman begs with her baby on a street in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang region on July 2, 2010 ahead of the first anniversary of bloody violence that erupted between the region's Uighurs and members of China's majority Han ethnicity. The government says nearly 200 people …

State Media: China Has World’s ‘Fastest Human Rights Progress’

China’s ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, published an opinion column in the official Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily on Friday suggesting that China has the world’s “fastest human rights progress,” “anyone could express his or her views anywhere anytime” in the country, and those who condemn Chinese authoritarianism are hypocrites.

Kim Yong Chol (C), who leads a North Korean high-level delegation to attend the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games closing ceremony, arrives at the inter-Korea transit office in Paju on February 25, 2018. The blacklisted North Korean general arrived in the South on February 25 for the Winter Olympics closing …

Reports: Top North Korean Envoy in D.C. for Summit Talks May Meet Trump

Senior North Korean official Kim Yong-chol, the second-in-command in the ruling communist Workers’ Party, reportedly landed in Washington, D.C., Thursday for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Several reports suggest Kim may meet with President Donald Trump and may be carrying a letter from dictator Kim Jong-un.

TOPSHOT - In this photo taken on July 21, 2017, swimmer Ri Song-Hui (21) poses for a portrait at the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Investing Heavily in Beachside Resort

Analysts at 38 North on Wednesday reviewed evidence of extensive construction at the Wonsan-Kalma resort, possibly indicating North Korea expects sanctions to end, engagement with the outside world to increase, and tourism to boom.

NEMURO, JAPAN - AUGUST 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) In this aerial image, Habomai Islands are seen on August 29, 2013 in Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. The southernmost Kuril Islands, where Japan have demanded the return from Russia. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Japan Protests Russian Detention of Fishing Boats near Disputed Islands

Hopes that 2019 might be the year Japan and Russia finally put World War II to bed were dealt a setback on Thursday when the Japanese Foreign Ministry formally protested Russia’s “unacceptable” detention of two Japanese boats that were fishing near the contested Kuril Islands.

Members of the Pakistani transgender community stage a protest against their persecution in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on March 12.

Transgender Pakistanis Take Their Rights to Nation’s Islamic Courts

A Pakistani transgender activist brought the rights of fellow transgender people in the country to a court in Lahore on Wednesday seeking police enforcement of laws against beating and torturing transgender people, a regular occurrence in the Islamic country.

Trump to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes after denuclearisation: South Korea president

Report: Second Trump-Kim Summit to Take Place March or April in Vietnam

South Korean news outlets, citing a report from the Washington Post, claimed on Thursday that North Korea and the United States agreed to a second summit between American President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un, likely to occur in Vietnam in March or April.

Right to remain silent: A policeman yawns while standing guard outside the Beijing court where prominent Chinese legal activist Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in organizing protests, furthering a crackdown on a rights movement he championed. | AFP-JIJI

Chinese Media Complains About ‘Clumsy, Droopy, Paunchy, Old’ Security Guards

China’s state-run Global Times published a scathing critique of Chinese security staff on Wednesday, deriding many security guards as poorly trained, out-of-shape, and too elderly for their demanding positions. Although it was only very briefly mentioned in the article, this concern was prompted by last week’s attack on a school classroom in Beijing.

Afghan Taliban militants stand with residents as they took to the street to celebrate ceasefire on the second day of Eid in the outskirts of Jalalabad on June 16,2018. - Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces hugged and took selfies with each other in restive eastern Afghanistan on June 16, …

Report: Pakistan Releases Senior Taliban Jihadi Days After Arrest

Authorities in Pakistan released a senior Taliban leader briefly detained this week to apply pressure on the narco-jihadi group to engage in U.S.-backed peace negotiations with the Afghan government, Reuters learned from the terrorist organization.

Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

Huawei Founder Praises Communism, Apple Computers, Donald Trump, and Immortality

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei spoke to foreign reporters this week for the first time since his company concluded a disastrous year of cyber-espionage suspicions, bans by the United States and other governments, and Canada’s arrest of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who happens to be Ren’s daughter. Ren did some damage control for Huawei in his press engagements, striving to project optimism and stressing his corporate independence from the Chinese Communist government.

A woman prays inside the Christian Glory church in Wuhan on September 23, 2018. - The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic …

Report: 245 Million Christians Facing ‘Extreme’ Persecution Worldwide

WASHINGTON, DC — North Korea remains at the top of a list of 50 countries where at least 245 million Christians are facing “extreme” persecution” this year, up 14 percent from 215 million at the beginning of 2018, the World Wide Watch List (WWL) released on Wednesday by Open Doors, a group that monitors the mistreatment of Christ followers, revealed.