Strong quake rattles Tokyo; no tsunami threat

A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a......

The profitable and problematic Thai lottery

While Saraphee Rukthong was looking at a termite hill in her house, a black cobra......

Malaysia finds 139 graves of suspected Rohingya trafficking victims

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian home minister says police have discovered mass graves......

Women’s walk across Koreas’ DMZ denied; they cross on bus

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Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river

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No professor, the Rohingya really are homeless and stateless

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Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

By Mon, May 25, 2015 10:31AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says the country's aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, defying China's challenges to its planes and those of the United States....

China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:45PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negotiators from Taiwan and China have met for talks on a range of issues in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public....

Burma president signs off on controversial population law

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:39PM UTC

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma's president has signed off on a controversial law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart. Critics warn it could be used to repress not only women, but religious and ethnic minorities....

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....

The profitable and problematic Thai lottery

By Mon, May 25, 2015 2:08PM UTC View Comments

While Saraphee Rukthong was looking at a termite hill in her house, a black cobra snake popped its head out from the hill [http://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/303791]. Many would have fret and called for help, but Saraphee felt lucky and instead made the snake an altar. ...

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Philippines backs support for small enterprises at APEC meet

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:43PM UTC View Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top trade official says supporting the integration of micro, small and medium enterprises in global trade will help reduce poverty and inequality in the Asia-Pacific region....

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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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