Topic 1 Chinese Ship Aims to Spread Goodwill, Show Strength
A Chinese military ship is traveling in the disputed South China Sea to train its sailors and visit other countries.
Topic 2 Thailand's Anti-Fake News Center Fuels Concerns over Press Restrictions
Thailand plans to set up a center to fight the spread of fake news on social media and the internet.
Topic 3 WTO Approves $7.5 Billion in US Tariffs on EU Goods
United States President Donald Trump reacted to a World Trade Organization decision permitting tariffs on European Union goods calling it a "nice victory."
Topic 4 Uzbek Officials Unable to Keep Up with Workaholic Leader
At an international conference in Uzbekistan, a government official suddenly collapsed onto the floor.
Topic 5 Thoughts of Peace, Uniting Fighters Fade Away with Afghan Violence
Chances for peace in Afghanistan appeared less likely this week after another suicide bomb attack.
Topic 6 Vietnam's Expensive Housing Risks Affordability Crisis
In some Vietnamese cities, it is not hard to find apartments that cost millions of dollars. But on the same streets, small, poor houses made of metal sheets can be seen.
Topic 7 Russian Officials Appear Unable to Suppress Protests
A new report says Russia’s use of arrests, long jail terms and pressure on activists appears to be having little effect on anti-government protests.
Topic 8 Japan Raises Trade Tensions with South Korea in Dispute
Japan plans to remove South Korea from its list of top trading partners in a dispute that may be linked to historical tensions between the sides.
Topic 9 NY Times: Trump Wanted a Snake-Filled Waterway at Mexican Border
A New York Times report says that the American president has suggested unusual, and even illegal, methods for preventing illegal immigration at the southern border.
Topic 10 Report: African Children Will Make Up ‘Half of World’s Poor’ by 2030
By the year 2030, African children will make up more than half of the world’s poor people, warns a new report.
Topic 11 Vietnam’s Economy Gets Boost from US-China Trade War
Vietnam is expecting solid growth this year as it receives an economic lift from the U.S.-China trade war.
Topic 12 Free, Fair, Peaceful Election for Mozambique?
An escalating rebel movement, attacks on political campaigners and a frightened population have people worrying about Mozambique’s elections.
Topic 13 Drought Hurts Tea Crop in China
Que Liu and his wife Si En spend their mornings picking pu’er leaves in a forest not far from their village in the highlands of southwest China.
Topic 14 Rights Group Says Migrant Workers Unpaid, Trapped in Qatar
The human rights group Amnesty International says thousands of migrant workers in Qatar are not getting paid by their employers.
Topic 15 Will Latino Vote Decide Next US President?
Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz says it has been a struggle to educate Latinos in the United States about their growing strength as voters.
Topic 16 China Steps Up Efforts to Influence Taiwan with Soft Power
Experts say China is trying different ways to influence Taiwan, the self-ruled island it hopes to bring under its flag.
Topic 17 Indian Security Campaign Affecting Kashmir’s Fruit Industry, Economy
September is harvest time in Kashmir, but the market in the northern town of Sopore is empty.
Topic 18 What is Causing Cuba's Fuel Shortage?
Cubans wait hours for buses to arrive. In Havana, drivers wait in long lines at gasoline stations.
Topic 19 Vietnam Tops List of Trade Performers in ASEAN
HO CHI MINH CITY - Vietnam has just topped a list of economic performers in Southeast Asia, a list that Standard Chartered Bank calls the “rising stars” of global trade based on improvements the countries have made and their future potential.
Topic 20 African Youth Leaders Tell UN: We Are Force for Change
African youth activists say the 220 million young people on their continent should be seen as a positive force for change, not a problem requiring solutions.