Australia says Indonesia gave 72 hours notice of executions

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister says Indonesia has given two Australians on death......

More than 2,150 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An official in Nepal says at least 2,152 people are now......

Nepal: Kathmandu region rocked by magnitude-6.7 aftershock

U.S. Geological Survey has said the Kathmandu region has been hit by magnitude 6.7 aftershock.......

Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice; UN calls for clemency

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's attorney general's office has notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian......

Nepal quake avalanche killed at least 17 people, says trekking guide

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A senior trekking guide says at least 17 people have been......

US sending disaster response team, $1 million aid to Nepal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million......

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Nepal quake: Google exec Dan Fredinburg killed on Everest

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015 11:01AM UTC

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday....

Man admits landing drone on roof of Japan PM’s office

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:13PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police are investigating a man claiming responsibility for landing a drone on the roof of the Japanese Prime Minister's Office this week....

Thousands honor soldiers on 100th anniversary of Gallipoli battle

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 11:32AM UTC

GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — As dawn broke, families of soldiers, leaders and visitors gathered near former battlefields, honoring thousands of Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the World War I Gallipoli campaign on the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated British-led invasion....

China denies ‘exodus’ of bureaucrats amid anti-graft drive

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 7:18AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official has publicly denied rumors of an "exodus" of bureaucrats from civil service following reports of widespread unhappiness over poor working conditions and an anti-corruption drive....

US lifts sanctions on prominent Burmese businessman

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:41AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury has removed a prominent Burmese businessman from a blacklist that had barred him from doing business in the United States....

Pakistan leaders in Saudi Arabia to press Yemen negotiations

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 6:33PM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's top leaders are in Saudi Arabia to push for negotiations in the Yemen conflict....

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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Find out what Jaymee Nghi Do, from Vietnam, thinks of her experience at De Montfort University.

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 12:21AM UTC View Comments

Jaymee Nghi Do, from Vietnam, is currently studying the International Foundation Certificate in Art and Design at Leicester International Pathway College, at De Montfort University campus. She is sharing her positive experience below. “I chose to join Leicester International Pathway College (LIPC) as its International Foundation Certificate in Art and Design allows me to progress...

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