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Summons of Japanese media execs raises fears of interference

By Sat, Apr 18, 2015 2:02PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s ruling party has summoned executives from two leading television networks to discuss critical or objectionable programs in a move the opposition says endangers press freedoms.

Wounded US marine to attempt to scale Mount Everest

By Sat, Apr 18, 2015 1:39PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A former U.S. Marine who lost his right leg after an explosion while serving in Afghanistan is attempting to scale Mount Everest to inspire others like him to take up challenges.

Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 6:32PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A report says China has begun work on a new airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea.

Thailand’s new constitution draft ready for council’s review

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 6:23PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s constitution drafters have submitted the draft of a new national charter to an advisory council for review, nearly a year after the military took power from an elected government.

China’s Xi Jinping to visit close ally Pakistan

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 2:54PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China says President Xi Jinping will travel to close ally Pakistan next week for a visit postponed last year amid mass anti-government demonstrations in that country’s capital.