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......

Koh Tao murders: Police hunt for new suspect

A new suspect has emerged in the investigation of the gruesome murder of two British......

Police: American suspect confesses to Bali killing

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say an American man has confessed that he killed......

Trouble brews as Vietnam considers banning sidewalk beer sales

In dispiriting news for many outdoor drinking enthusiasts, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has......

Filipino peacekeepers leave Golan Heights 2 weeks early

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says the bulk of Filipino peacekeepers of more......

Beijing introduces tougher rules for foreign teachers

On Sunday, a handful of Beijing institutions – among them, the Beijing Human Resources and......

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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 ...

Philippines arrests 43 in cybersex raids

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:00AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities say they have arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide....

NKorean reporters use fax to file stories from Asian Games

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 5:04PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners' websites are blocked in the South....

North Korean team officially welcomed to Asian Games village

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 2:53PM UTC

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The proper flag was raised, there were smiles for the South Korean break dancers on stage and gifts were warmly exchanged as North Korea's team was officially welcomed into the athlete's village at the Asian Games after a series of controversies that nearly scuttled their trip....

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. ...

Down the memory hole: Thaksin’s name removed from Thai textbook

By Tue, Sep 16, 2014 9:59AM UTC View Comments

In a move that would make the Ministry of Truth proud, Thomas Fuller of the NYT reports: His legacy is inseparable from the past decade of political tumult in Thailand, but high school students will not find the name Thaksin Shinawatra in the history textbooks that the country’s military junta recently ordered schools to use. Mr....

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