Asia News

China’s top blogger shuts down magazine

By Tue, Dec 28, 2010 12:10PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China’s most popular blogger says he’s shutting his freewheeling print magazine after just one issue because government officials appear to have blocked the printing of new editions. Han Han, a novelist and race car driver, has amassed millions of regular readers with his sly online critiques of

What are your 2011 predictions?

By Tue, Dec 28, 2010 11:24AM UTC

It’s that time of the year when the ShadowLands blog asks readers to demonstrate their amazing all-seeing clairvoyant skills, by predicting what will happen next year. These are my predictions, what are yours? From out of nowhere, Australia to go into light technical recession, in other words, two quarters of

England out for 513, takes 415-run lead

By Tue, Dec 28, 2010 10:11AM UTC

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Peter Siddle claimed James Anderson as his sixth wicket with the final ball before lunch to end England’s first innings at 513 with a massive 415-run lead on the third day for the fourth Ashes test against Australia on Tuesday. Seam bowler Siddle (6-75) continued to

Ponting fined by ICC after on-field incident

By Tue, Dec 28, 2010 10:02AM UTC

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia captain Ricky Ponting was fined 40 percent of his match fee by the ICC on Monday after arguing with umpires over an unsuccessful video review during the second day of the fourth Ashes cricket test against England. The International Cricket Council said Ponting was found

Afghanistan needs Pakistan help on security

By Tue, Dec 28, 2010 9:52AM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president’s spokesman says security cooperation with Pakistan is key if his nation is to be able to quell its virulent insurgency. Wahid Omar said on Monday that President Hamid Karzai discussed the issue with Pakistani officials during a recent mini summit in Turkey where