US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may......

Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Australian officials say the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight......

Beijing combats garbage crisis with new trash incinerator

Beijing’s ecologists say officials will worsen the city’s deadliest environmental issue in their efforts to......

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum......

Womenomics to fuel Japan’s growth

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sets out to empower women as a pillar of economic......

Asian universities challenging Europe and America’s monopoly

At the beginning of October the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 were released......

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Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:42AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans....

Sri Lanka’s ’15 budget raises pay, lowers tariffs

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:31AM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government has presented a relief budget that increases salaries and reduces water and electricity tariffs ahead of a possible presidential election in 2015....

Nepal bus accident kills 9 and injures dozens

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:22PM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others....

French journalists jailed in Papua, Indonesia

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 7:06PM UTC

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua....

‘Karen rebel’ journalist shot dead by Burmese military

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 6:43PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's press council says the army shot dead a freelance journalist who was detained while covering clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops along the country's rugged border....

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 5:40PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities say a British woman has died under anesthesia during a corrective cosmetic procedure at the same Bangkok clinic. Public Health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said Friday she was operated on by a doctor who was not certified for cosmetic surgery. He has been arrested on charges of causing reckless death....

US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:34AM UTC View Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says the United States will pay 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year....

Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:30AM UTC View Comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year to 220....

Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:32PM UTC View Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says he is considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola....

China launches experimental moon orbiter

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:55AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface....

Malaysia returning officer to NZ for assault trial

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 9:38AM UTC View Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign ministry says a military official accused of assaulting a woman in New Zealand will be returned there Friday to face trial....

Engineering: a tool for global development

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 4:59PM UTC View Comments

Have you ever thanked an engineer for the last Snickers bar you devoured? Perhaps not. How about consulting an engineer for insight into the latest controversial, progressive art exhibition? Highly unlikely- but why? Because the study of engineering has little to do with confectionery and nothing to do with culture? Few statements could be further from the...