India lawmakers demand Modi speak on conversion to Hinduism

NEW DELHI (AP) — Opposition lawmakers have thrown India's Parliament into an uproar by charging......

Reports on Bangkok shakedown generate surprising police response

Since I wrote last week’s Bangkok Shakedown article a lot has happened. The Sydney Morning......

Pakistan says arrests made in Taliban school carnage

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister says authorities have made arrests in the case of......

US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put......

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

SYDNEY (AP) — Police say an Australian woman has been charged with murder in the......

AP source: US seeks China’s help after cyberattack

HONOLULU (AP) — The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential......

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Indonesian janitors get up to 8 years in rape case

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 7:41PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has sentenced five janitors to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner at an international school in Indonesia....

N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 11:16AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures and warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."...

Strong quake hits east Indonesia; no tsunami warning

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:59AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia, but there are no reports of injuries or damage, and authorities say a tsunami is not likely....

Bomb blast kills 3, hurts 5 in northeastern India

By Sun, Dec 21, 2014 4:10PM UTC

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Police say an explosion in the parking lot of a bus station has killed three people and wounded five others in northeastern India....

N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

By Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:37AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment....

Pakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militants

By Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:35AM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing five Taliban fighters....

Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 7:56PM UTC View Comments

SYDNEY (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were admitted to an Australian hospital after surviving with their father for 10 days in a remote national park....

China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 7:40PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have formally indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was first detained....

China punishes hospital for operating room photos

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 4:11PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have put a hospital president on probation and fired three supervisors following public outrage over photos posted online of smiling medical staff posing with patients in the middle of surgery. ...

China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 4:05PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media have reported that China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country's first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission....

North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting

By Mon, Dec 22, 2014 2:41PM UTC View Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An angry North Korea is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time....

12 workers freed from collapsed tunnel in Vietnam

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:42AM UTC View Comments

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An official says rescuers have recovered 12 workers who were trapped for more than three days in a collapsed tunnel at a hydropower plant under construction in central Vietnam....

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Oil slick line the banks of the Shela River after an oil tanker sank in one of the world's largest mangrove forests, threatening wildlife in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. The oil tanker carrying more than 350,000 liters (92,500 gallons) of bunker oil sank Tuesday on the major river flowing through the Sundarbans after being hit by a cargo vessel. The slick had spread over up to 70 kilometers (45 miles) of the Shela river, threatening several types of animals including rare Irrawaddy dolphins, a senior official of the Bangladesh Forest Department said. (AP Photo/ Khairul Alam)