President Xi Jinping vows to tackle China’s football woes

On February 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked on his latest attention-grabbing initiative. After a......

Singapore police investigate man posing as Uber driver

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly......

Why Australia’s secret cull of 700 koalas doesn’t come as a surprise

It was shocking to hear of the secret cull of about 700 starving koalas in......

Michelle Obama to visit Japan, Cambodia this month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will visit Japan and Cambodia later this month, part of......

Indonesia moves Bali Nine duo to execution island

Earlier this morning in Indonesia, the Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were......

Singapore: Time to raise national service pay above the poverty line

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World’s oldest person celebrates a day before turning 117

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 6:53PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person says 117 years doesn't seem like such a long time....

Turkish Airlines jet skids off on runway in Nepal, passengers safe

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:32PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials say a Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital has skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries....

US cracks down on Chinese maternity tourism rings

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:21PM UTC

IRVINE, California (AP) — Federal agents are searching more than a dozen homes in a crackdown on an industry that helps pregnant Chinese women travel to the U.S. to give birth to American babies....

UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new government

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:10PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A U.N. envoy says the Sri Lankan government should act quickly to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils that it isn't doing enough to promote post-war reconciliation....

Philippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed waters

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 7:14PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino-British company says the Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China....

Afghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing north

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 6:39PM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul....

Why Australia’s secret cull of 700 koalas doesn’t come as a surprise

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 4:11PM UTC View Comments

It was shocking to hear of the secret cull of about 700 starving koalas in the Cape Otway region near the Great Great Ocean Road in western Victoria, but this does not come as a surprise....

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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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