China, US and India named chief culprits as carbon emissions rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists estimate that the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the......

German families to sue Ukraine over flight MH17 crash

BERLIN (AP) — A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in......

Hong Kong students spearhead struggle for democracy

The Hong Kong Federation of Students (FSU) held a press conference Thursday to announce their......

Australia rallies for action on climate change

Families and children turned out in numbers for Melbourne's climate rally held on Sunday as......

Rescuers save 50,000 as floods hit south Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers with boats and helicopters have evacuated......

Russia says flight MH17 blame part of ‘an information war’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's U.N. ambassador says Ukrainian rebels and the Russian government were......

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Aquino: Philippine troops unlikely to return to Golan Heights soon

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:06AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says he's been told security threats on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights are not expected to ease soon, dimming hopes that U.N. peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future....

Quakes destroy homes in southern Philippines

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 3:34PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people. Eduardo Buenacosa, disaster officer of Makilala municipality in North Cotabato province, says a magnitude-5 quake, the strongest of the tremors that shook the area Saturday, caused most of the damage...

Dalai Lama says India a model of religious harmony

By Sun, Sep 21, 2014 3:27PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama says the enduring harmony between India's many religions is proof to the world that different communities can live peacefully and solve problems together....

Thai royalist receives suspended sentence in UK for ‘Rose’ threats

By Sat, Sep 20, 2014 3:42PM UTC

Thai royalist Thitipan Rungrawd (34) - also known as DJ Ken - was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Bromley Magistrate's Court in the UK Tuesday for harassment and possession of a fake firearm....

Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 2:30PM UTC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad in a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices. ...

Pakistan rescues thousands as floods hit south

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:20AM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's disaster management agency says rescuers have evacuated thousands of people stranded in parts of the country's south after being hit by floods ...

Hong Kong students spearhead struggle for democracy

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:21AM UTC View Comments

The Hong Kong Federation of Students (FSU) held a press conference Thursday to announce their plans for the week-long boycott of classes starting today, September 22. Thousands of students from 26 higher education institutions of Hong Kong are expected to take part in the strike, which is being held in protest against Beijing's recent refusal to grant Hong Kong universal suffrage....

Trouble brews as Vietnam considers banning sidewalk beer sales

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 6:45PM UTC View Comments

In dispiriting news for many outdoor drinking enthusiasts, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has admitted that it is mulling draft regulation that would outlaw the sidewalk sale of beer throughout Vietnam....

Beijing introduces tougher rules for foreign teachers

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 3:59PM UTC View Comments

On Sunday, a handful of Beijing institutions – among them, the Beijing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Foreign affairs office of Beijing and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education – released a decree reiterating the rules for hiring foreign workers and announcing that new, stricter regulations will be enforced starting on October 31. The new policy, while affecting all jobs, seems to target teachers in particular....

Japan ignores IWC vote against resumption of whaling

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 9:53AM UTC View Comments

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference has voted against Japan's plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan has vowed to go ahead anyway. ...

The creative industries: reborn in a digital age

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 9:59PM UTC View Comments

In the age of technological domination, students from creative disciplines could be forgiven for questioning their choice of industry. While numerous attempts have been made to emphasise the civilising role of arts and culture to society, today’s graduates require more robust evidence; what better confirmation than examples of employment opportunities? Never has there been a...

US man detained for trying to swim to North Korea

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:39PM UTC View Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An official says South Korean border guards have arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea. ...

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