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Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:47PM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government says it will allow the body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk to be brought into the country and cremated.

Should Asia-Pacific countries ban the plastic bag?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:00AM UTC A boy brushes his teeth standing next to a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage, on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India last month. Pic: AP.

The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.

US proposes construction freeze in South China Sea

By Sat, Jul 12, 2014 1:58PM UTC

The U.S. is calling for Asian nations to freeze new construction and establishment of outposts in the disputed South China Sea to lower the risk of a conflict.

Bus carrying Chinese tourists crashes in U.S.

By Sat, Jul 12, 2014 1:47PM UTC

Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park, and eight people were hospitalized.

US officials: Dinosaurs returning home to Mongolia

By Fri, Jul 11, 2014 1:18PM UTC

U.S. officials say they have returned enough dinosaur skeletons to the government of Mongolia to stock a museum.

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