Burma journalist arrested for satirical post

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Police in Burma have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical......

China’s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census......

US sanctions bill on NKorea passes legislative hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to restrict North Korea's access to hard currency has cleared......

30 arrested after Maldives opposition protest

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives have arrested 30 people as thousands of......

Chinese tourists opt for luxury Japanese toilet seats

On February 26, Global Times, a Chinese state-run outlet, published an editorial in both Chinese......

Ex-university president to head China’s environment agency

BEIJING (AP) — A former university president has been appointed to lead the Chinese government's......

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China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 6:52PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has sentenced a former vice governor to 17 years in prison on corruption charges....

Tokyo 2020 Olympics have 3 venue changes approved by IOC

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:36AM UTC

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been given the go-ahead by the IOC executive board to change three venue locations....

Powerful undersea earthquake shakes central Indonesia

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:10AM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake has shaken parts of south-central Indonesia, but no tsunami is expected because of its great depth....

China defends South China Sea activities after criticism from US

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:00PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is defending its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty....

Moderate quake jolts northwest Pakistan, no casualties

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's meteorological agency says a moderate earthquake has jolted northwestern Pakistan. The quake caused panic, but there were no immediate reports of casualties....

Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:39PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people has capsized off the Chinese territory of Macau, and 15 people are still missing....

US lawmaker urges Taiwan entry to crime-fighting Interpol

By Sat, Feb 28, 2015 11:13AM UTC View Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who oversees U.S. policy toward Asia wants Taiwan to be admitted into international organizations such as Interpol....

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6 years jail time for Hong Kong woman who tortured maid Erwiana

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:02PM UTC View Comments

Law Wan-tung, the Hong Kong woman who was found guilty of grievously abusing Erwiana Sulistyaningsih and another maid Tutik Lestari Ningsih has been sentenced to six years in jail and HK$15,000 in fines for repeatedly assaulting her former employees....

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Champion India aiming to continue World Cup momentum

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:25PM UTC View Comments

PERTH, Australia (AP) — After high-profile wins over archrivals Pakistan and one of the tournament favorites, South Africa, India's biggest concern ahead of Saturday's match against second-tier side United Arab Emirates could be complacency....

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Unidentified attackers hack US blogger to death in Dhaka

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:38PM UTC View Comments

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say unidentified attackers have hacked to death a prominent U.S. blogger, who was known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka....

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South Korea renews license of 2nd-oldest nuclear plant

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:12AM UTC View Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has renewed a license of its second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022....

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US says China is expanding its outposts in South China Sea

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:35AM UTC View Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence for the United States says China is expanding and accelerating its buildup of outposts in the South China Sea....

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