Sri Lankan president’s brother dies in axe attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two......

Pacquiao-Mayweather Watch: Beyond the numbers, the intangibles

The punch lines this column discussed over the past three posts point to a comfortable......

Malaysia detains notorious ‘Viking’ poaching vessel

Another major blow has been dealt to illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean with the......

Australia: Caped refugee campaigner disrupts Cricket World Cup final

In a jampacked Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), a cape-wearing man came out to steal the......

Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans are lining a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the city-state......

Over 10 percent of Singapore brave long queues to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

More than 415,000 out of the 3.9 million residents living in Singapore have made the......

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Winter Olympics inspectors positive after Beijing visit

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:58AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — International Olympic Committee inspectors are departing Beijing after offering a positive evaluation of the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics....

Cambodian tribunal charges another Khmer Rouge suspect

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:12PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged another suspect with crimes against humanity, defying for the second time this month a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen that adding more defendants could cause unrest....

3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:04PM UTC

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth....

South Korea’s swimming star Park apologizes for doping ban

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:39AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has offered a public apology four days after received an 18-month ban for failing a doping test....

Afghanistan: The role of social media in bringing justice for Farkhunda

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 5:51PM UTC

Though now based in Kabul, I learned about Farkhunda’s death on social media — as many people did both in and outside Afghanistan. Pictures of the tragic and shocking event had been posted on a Facebook’s security page used by Afghans in and out of Kabul to navigate suicide bombs, protests, shootings, traffic accidents and explosions in their city commute. These postings, which include pictures, eye-witness accounts and on the spot news stories (once media teams make it to the site), also are filled with discussion and venting about the state of security in Afghanistan. The death of the 27-year-old...

Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 5:29PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says an estimated 4,000 fishermen are stranded on a handful of islands in Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Steve Hamilton, the group’s deputy chief of mission in Indonesia, says many of the men were abandoned by boat captains...

3 dead as rebels attack government convoy in northeast India

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:52AM UTC View Comments

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Officials say 3 policemen were killed and six others injured when militants attacked a convoy of lawmakers in India's remote northeast....

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Flood in shale mine in central China leaves at least 5 dead

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:49AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — A flood in a shale mine in central China has left at least five miners dead and one missing....

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Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:45AM UTC View Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced that it will join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank....

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Caught in the middle: An interview with blogger Jeraldine Phneah

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 5:05PM UTC View Comments

Two days before Mr Lee Kuan Yew passed away, on March 21, Jeraldine Phneah published a post titled, “A Middle Ground Perspective on Lee Kuan Yew’s death”. In her article, Ms Phneah, a 24-year-old lifestyle blogger, wrote that she would feel sad, “but not extremely so” about Mr Lee’s death. She explained that Mr Lee did not deserve all the credit for Singapore's success, that Mr Lee had lived a good life for 91 years, and that he did not exactly "sacrifice a lot" for Singapore....

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Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:16PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is arguing for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while speaking a major regional economic conference....

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US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 11:53AM UTC View Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank is leaving it isolated among its Asian and European allies....

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