Nepal assesses if quake-hit villages are at risk before rain

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government has sent geologists to earthquake-damaged mountain villages to assess......

The Latest on Rohingya: Burma rescues over 200 boat people

Burma says its navy has rescued 208 migrants aboard two fishing trawlers off the western......

A year of Narendra Modi: What has he achieved?

Narendra Modi has completed one year in office and traveled to more locations around the......

South Korean court suspends ‘nut rage’ exec’s prison term

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has suspended the prison term for......

Rohingya crisis: The myth of Australia’s ‘front door’

How should asylum seekers, fleeing persecution, aided and abetted by their own government, escape their......

One year on: Future looks grim under Thailand’s ruling junta

When Pink Floyd’s vocalist and bassist Roger Waters wrote the 1979 rock classic ”Another Brick......

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China contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drills

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:55PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort....

US envoy on NKorea heads for talks in Seoul, Beijing

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:25PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China....

China says work on charter for Asian bank completed

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:05PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China says 57 governments that want to join a planned Chinese-led Asian regional bank have finished work on a charter and it is due to be signed in late June....

China TV show pulled over explosive crotch grenade scene

By Thu, May 21, 2015 5:37PM UTC

Talk about a bombshell. A popular Chinese television drama has been pulled off air over a scene where a hidden grenade is pulled from a woman’s crotch during an amorous scene....

South Korea confirms third case of MERS virus

By Thu, May 21, 2015 5:04PM UTC

South Korea says three cases of the MERS respiratory virus have been confirmed after a 76-year-old man was found to have contracted the virus Thursday....

Police in China arrest real life ‘Walter White’

By Thu, May 21, 2015 4:15PM UTC

A former chemistry professor at a Chinese university has been arrested for his involvement in a major drugs ring producing and distributing methcathinone, a drug similar to methamphetamine....

China says 2 schoolchildren die amid heavy flooding

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:48PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say two schoolchildren aboard an overloaded bus that plunged into a pond are among the dead in the latest round of flooding in the country's south....

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UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:12PM UTC View Comments

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors....

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A year of Narendra Modi: What has he achieved?

By Fri, May 22, 2015 2:47PM UTC View Comments

Narendra Modi has completed one year in office and traveled to more locations around the world than most Indians would in a lifetime. A robust foreign policy no doubt is a big plus of his tenure so far. Does India need a foreign minister with Modi at the helm, is one question....

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Rohingya crisis: The myth of Australia’s ‘front door’

By Fri, May 22, 2015 11:23AM UTC View Comments

How should asylum seekers, fleeing persecution, aided and abetted by their own government, escape their plight? How may the Rohingya, who suffer mass internment, destitution, malnutrition, starvation and widespread discrimination, find refuge?...

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Will Aung San Suu Kyi break her silence on Burma’s Rohingya crisis?

By Thu, May 21, 2015 1:00PM UTC View Comments

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party appears to have finally shown some support for the nation's persecuted Rohingya Muslims after years of ignoring their plight....

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Rohingya crisis highlights ASEAN’s unwillingness to tackle thorny issues

By Thu, May 21, 2015 12:32PM UTC View Comments

The tragic plight of the Rohingya migrants adrift off the coasts of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesian has brought ASEAN’s shortcomings and its unwillingness to tackle difficult issues firmly into the global spotlight....

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