AP News

Filipino LGBT people celebrate Gay Pride, US court decision

By Sat, Jun 27, 2015 7:56PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Several hundred gays, lesbians and transgender people are holding a Gay Pride rally in the Philippine capital to push for LGBT rights and to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing gay marriages in all U.S. states as a victory for their cause.

Sri Lankan leader dissolves Parliament, calls August polls

By Sat, Jun 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved the Parliament loyal to his predecessor and called fresh elections.

Monsoon rains kill 81 in India

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 6:34PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy early monsoon rains have killed at least 81 people in India’s western Gujarat state, bringing misery to thousands of people uprooted from their flooded homes.

Cambodia to probe decade-old killings of union leaders

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 10:42AM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister has established a special commission to investigate the long-unsolved killings of three labor leaders.

‘Twilight’ director Catherine Hardwicke to film love epic in China

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 9:55AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke says she is going to make a sweeping romantic epic set in an ancient Silk Road city located in present-day western China.