Antarctic marine reserve plans fail to move ahead

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Environmentalists say that Russia and China have blocked a plan......

UN resolution urges Burma to drop identity plan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Burma's aggressive campaign......

Gen Y, social media & critical thinking: Developing skills schools neglect

Today's youth are spending increasing amounts of time communicating and interacting online. Parents and teachers......

Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the......

Surrogacy: Human right or reproductive exploitation?

What used to be a costly, sci-fi solution to childlessness has emerged as an everyday......

Obama speaks to Burma’s political leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two......

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New US general seeks China air safety dialogue

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 1:07PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific says she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air....

US blacklists Burma ruling party lawmaker

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 11:49AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a hard-line lawmaker of Burma's ruling party, accusing him of undermining political and economic reforms....

Thai prime minister, an ex-general, is millionaire

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 11:44AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption....

Pacquiao Watch: Algieri’s main (only) weapon cannot stop Manny

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 10:26AM UTC

New Yorker Chris Algieri will be a longshot when he goes up against perennial fan-favorite Manny Pacquiao. Despite being undefeated, Algieri will be heavy underdog against the ‘older’ 35-year old Pacquiao who will be defending his World Boxing Organization welterweight title....

NATO says service member has died in Afghanistan

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:28PM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says one of its service members has died in eastern Afghanistan from a non-battle-related injury....

Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 7:53PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country....

10 killed, 30 injured in Nepal bus collision

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 1:10PM UTC View Comments

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say two passenger buses have collided on a key highway, killing 10 people and injuring 30 others....

China experimental moon orbiter returns

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 11:56AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface....

EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 11:45AM UTC View Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official confirms that North Korea has invited its special representative for human rights to visit the country....

Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

By Sat, Nov 01, 2014 11:37AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China say they have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an official suspected of taking bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever....

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:34AM UTC View Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea is threatening to drop its offers of visits by United Nations human rights officials if a U.N. resolution on the country doesn't remove a reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday....

US and Australia drop sanctions against Fiji

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:30AM UTC View Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation....