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5 ways international boarding school pays off for parents and students

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Modi steps up India’s defense preparedness

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is galvanizing his administration to clear long-pending defense projects......

New Australian law targets leakers, not reporters

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's attorney-general says a contentious new law that carries a prison......

Thailand’s post-coup ‘reform’ process: Only a few ‘good’ men at the helm

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Burma’s president, army chief to meet Suu Kyi

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma President Thein Sein and commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing will jointly......

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South Korea soldiers convicted for hazing death of subordinate

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:56PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's Defense Ministry says a military court has sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison for bullying and beating a subordinate who died....

Japanese swimmer Tomita suspended for camera theft

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:47PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The Japan Swimming Federation has suspended Naoya Tomita until March 31, 2016 after the swimmer was allegedly caught stealing a camera at the Asian Games....

Ebola expert says China at risk and seeks Japan aid

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:09PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A scientist who helped to discover the Ebola virus says he is concerned that the disease could spread to China given the large numbers of Chinese workers travelling to and from Africa....

Plans for Antarctic marine reserve falter again

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 2:56PM UTC

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swathe of ocean off Antarctica's coast by creating the world's largest marine reserve appears headed for failure for a fourth time....

Pakistan army: 8 soldiers killed in tribal region

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:54AM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says eight soldiers have been killed during an operation in the country's Khyber tribal region....

UN investigator, North Korea meet again on visit

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:14AM UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights investigator has met for a second time with a North Korean official on a possible groundbreaking visit and the North's demand that a U.N. effort to refer the country's situation to the International Criminal Court be dropped....

Australian surfer kicks shark as it bites his foot

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:02AM UTC View Comments

SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old competition surfer says he accidentally stepped on a shark's head before it bit him off the Australian east coast....

New Zealanders to vote on whether to change flag

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:01AM UTC View Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will hold two national votes over the next two years to determine whether it will change its flag....

Pakistan army: 8 soldiers killed in tribal region

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:54AM UTC View Comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says eight soldiers have been killed during an operation in the country's Khyber tribal region....

Recovering crown princess to attend Japan banquet

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:08AM UTC View Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Crown Princess Masako is set to attend a banquet for the visiting Dutch royals, her first such appearance since developing a stress-related illness....

Captured Australian weight-loss conman convicted

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:27PM UTC View Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian who promoted fake slimming products has been convicted of assaulting police and resisting arrest during his recent capture after a year on the run....

Hong Kong tycoon feels Beijing’s ire for criticism

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:10PM UTC View Comments

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong tycoon is feeling Beijing's wrath after he failed to toe the official line by voicing doubts about the city's China-backed leader, who is struggling to end monthlong democracy protests....