Nepal official says human waste on Everest a major problem

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says human waste left by......

Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

BEIJING (AP) — Britain's Prince William is turning his attention to football and film during......

North Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea is lifting severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last......

Burma prevents student protesters from marching to Yangon

LETPADAN, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Truckloads of police have prevented hundreds of student protesters from marching......

Thai junta’s lawmakers see ‘nothing wrong’ with hiring family members

Dozens of Thailand's lawmakers have employed their family members with state money and see nothing......

Afghan avalanches, flooding death toll rises to near 250

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says that the death toll from a......

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Australia expected to announce more troops bound for Iraq

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 10:35AM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is expected to confirm an increase in troop numbers to be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi security forces to fight the Islamic State group....

China lists 14 generals snared in anti-corruption campaign

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 8:30PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese military prosecutors have released a list of 14 generals convicted of graft or placed under investigation in an accelerating nationwide anti-corruption drive....

Journalist jailed for online post freed from Burma prison

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 8:28PM UTC

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — A photojournalist who was arrested for mocking Burma's leaders on Facebook has been freed....

Foreign lease holders could face trouble in Thailand

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 3:14PM UTC

Foreigners who hold long-term leases on property in Thailand were in for a shock last week, when a Phuket court ruled that formerly attractive secured leases are "not valid." Foreigners technically can't own land in Thailand, but they can sign a 30-year lease that can be renewed twice, for two more subsequent 30-year periods....

Is new Australian poll a lifeline for Abbott or a death sentence?

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 11:26AM UTC

A recent poll by Fairfax-Ipsos has revealed a shift amongst voter favour that on the surface seems to favour the incumbent but battling Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The national poll of 1406 voters could offer a lifeline at just the right moment for Abbott, who survived a potential leadership challenge three weeks ago....

Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short range missiles

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 10:15AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired two short range missiles into the sea off its east coast....

Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids’ polio vaccine

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 10:15AM UTC View Comments

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say hundreds of parents have been arrested in recent days because they refused to allow vaccinators to give their children the polio vaccine....

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Bangladesh arrests suspect in killing of American blogger

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 8:24PM UTC View Comments

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh security officials say they have arrested a leading suspect in the hacking death of an American blogger who wrote against religious extremism....

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Is new Australian poll a lifeline for Abbott or a death sentence?

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 11:26AM UTC View Comments

A recent poll by Fairfax-Ipsos has revealed a shift amongst voter favour that on the surface seems to favour the incumbent but battling Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The national poll of 1406 voters could offer a lifeline at just the right moment for Abbott, who survived a potential leadership challenge three weeks ago....

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Britain’s Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 10:20AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Britain's Prince William is making the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation, testing his diplomatic mettle as the second in line to the throne....

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China’s manufacturing measure shows contraction for February

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 1:45PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China's manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still shows contraction amid China's economy slowdown....

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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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