Nepal quake death toll rises to 4,438 across 3 countries

A Nepal police official says at least 4,352 bodies have so far been recovered after......

SKorea: Captain of doomed Sewol ferry sentenced to life in prison

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appellate court has handed down a sentence......

UNESCO chief says damage to Nepal’s heritage sites a ‘huge disaster’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations cultural agency says a preliminary......

Hong Kong activists call for last-minute pardon of Mary Jane Veloso

HONG KONG - Activists in Hong Kong joined counterparts around the globe Monday evening to......

Drone footage shows shocking aftermath of Nepal earthquake

This drone footage taken by Kishor Rana and posted to Storyful's YouTube channel shows the......

Activists criticize government deal with Thailand’s ‘Tiger Temple’ monks

A compromise has been reached at 'Tiger Temple' in Kanchanaburi Thailand, but it could hardly......

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Pacquiao Watch: What to look for

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 7:49AM UTC

By this time, Team Pacquiao is on its way to Las Vegas for what could be a long wait to eternity. Despite the glare of the spotlight and the chaotic frenzy of the media and fans as the fight nears, it will be the loneliest week for both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr....

Japan PM Shinzo Abe speaks at Harvard; next stop MIT

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 6:44AM UTC

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Japan's prime minister says his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage....

South Korea’s prime minister steps down over bribery scandal

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 8:48PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has accepted the resignation of her prime minister because of a bribery scandal....

Malaysia PM says ASEAN will avoid confrontation on South China Sea

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 5:59PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader says Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but will push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea....

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 1:45PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6 million hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in the country's history....

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe begins US visit in Boston

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:18AM UTC

BOSTON (AP) — Japan's prime minister has arrived in the U.S. for a closely watched visit beginning with a stop at Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and a dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry....

Hong Kong activists call for last-minute pardon of Mary Jane Veloso

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 9:57AM UTC View Comments

HONG KONG - Activists in Hong Kong joined counterparts around the globe Monday evening to hold a candlelight vigil for Filipina migrant domestic worker and mother of two Mary Jane Veloso, who is to be executed by firing squad in the coming days unless granted last-minute clemency by Indonesian President Joko Widodo....

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Singapore Police Force develops new pepper spray gun to shoot rioters

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 8:37PM UTC View Comments

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has outdone itself once again. It has developed a rifle that will allow officers to fire pepper spray bullets. The P4.1 is to be used by riot troops against dangerous rioters....

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The world according to Amos Yee and the meaning of tolerance

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 8:42AM UTC View Comments

In an astonishing act of self-interest—it couldn’t have been anything else, the notion of grace being quite foreign to the intolerant religionists, who we call 'Christians' when in polite company—one deluded worshipper of the malicious and deceitful fantasy deity, Jesus Christ, unwittingly posted bail for Singapore’s dearly beloved, prisoner of conscience, Amos Yee. ...

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In-depth: China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:26AM UTC View Comments

While the Chinese real estate market is experiencing some serious problems, construction work is booming in the South China Sea, the area whose sovereignty is disputed by China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei....

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China gets tough on funeral strippers

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:48AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say they are cracking down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas....

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‘Handy happiness': How glitzy malls are taking over life in Bangkok

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 10:25AM UTC View Comments

Tourists in Thailand searching for the real Bangkokian's lifestyle experience needn't shop at Jatujak Market, have pad thai on Khaosarn Road or go clubbing in Nana. Just go to malls. Bangkokians go to malls....

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