Afghan judge sentences 4 to death over Farkhunda mob killing

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge has convicted and sentenced four men to death......

Opinion: Nepal needs help, but not the kind we think

Relief volunteer Mat Carney arrived in Nepal last week, where he found a starkly different......

Chinese tour guide rebukes travelers for not spending enough, gets fired

The tour guide scolded the bus-full of travelers, asking them: "Where are your sense of......

China, EU working on common approach to climate change

BEIJING (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief says she's confident the EU and......

Shutting down The Real Singapore: The naked truth about sedition

TODAY published an excellent article on Sunday which sheds light on the recent decision by......

Thai police find new human trafficking camp, crackdown intensifies

PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police have found a recently abandoned camp on a forested......

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2nd Uber office in China under investigation

By Wed, May 06, 2015 5:29PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China....

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in prison

By Wed, May 06, 2015 5:21PM UTC

MUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been sentenced to five years in jail after he was found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in 2002....

Spaniard confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake, officials say

By Wed, May 06, 2015 11:00AM UTC

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish Foreign Ministry says one Spaniard has died in the earthquake that devastated Nepal late last month....

Climbers begin to return from Everest base camp

By Tue, May 05, 2015 3:30PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineering officials says that climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp have started packing their climbing gear and are leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche...

EU rejects Australian policy for handling migrant influx

By Tue, May 05, 2015 12:34PM UTC

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will not be adopting Australia's migration methods despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that some Europeans are seeking policy advice....

UN official praises China’s assistance to Nepal after quake

By Tue, May 05, 2015 9:46AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The leader of the United Nations Development Program has praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow....

Shutting down The Real Singapore: The naked truth about sedition

By Wed, May 06, 2015 9:38AM UTC View Comments

TODAY published an excellent article on Sunday which sheds light on the recent decision by the Media Development Authority (MDA) to shut down The Real Singapore (TRS). MDA argues that there is no sub judice involved because the court case is irrelevant to its decision. It says that the court case is about sedition, whereas the MDA’s action is prompted by TRS's broadcasting of material that violated the Internet Code of Practice. But this is really potato potato, tomato tomato—a semantic quibble. The substance of both the court case and MDA's action are the same....

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Pressing questions after human trafficking grave found in southern Thailand

By Tue, May 05, 2015 6:30AM UTC View Comments

Thailand’s military government is facing new pressure following the discovery of a mass grave in the country’s south, where dozens of bodies, presumably victims of human trafficking, were buried. Police have made several arrests linked to the crime and the Thai junta has vowed to take action. The shallow graves containing 26 bodies were discovered by Thai authorities on...

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Pakistan military says strikes kill 44 suspected militants

By Sun, May 03, 2015 2:58PM UTC View Comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says airstrikes have killed 44 suspected militants in the tribal region near the Afghan border....

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Pacquiao Watch: The longest night

By Sat, May 02, 2015 8:41PM UTC View Comments

Until they have gone through the first three or four rounds, nobody really knows which versions of Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao will show up for the biggest fight tomorrow, Sunday in the Philippines....

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Kerry travels to Sri Lanka to cheer on democratic reforms

By Sat, May 02, 2015 4:04PM UTC View Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry is making the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade. It's a rare opportunity to champion democratic reform and to tighten ties at a strategic crossroads in the vast Indian Ocean....

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Shanghai supermodels dress like beggars after banned from auto show

By Sat, May 02, 2015 3:12PM UTC View Comments

Who says modelling is all about the glamor? After being banned from Shanghai’s auto show last week, several tall, gorgeous fashionistas rubbed muck on their faces, donned tattered rags and gathered up picket signs to stage a protest as fake beggars outside the event. A video of their demonstration can be seen here....

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