A New Zealand man faces charges of committing religious offenses in Burma after posting images of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote a party at the bar he manages.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international rights group has criticized the dismissal of two top judges in the Maldives, including the country’s chief justice, calling it an assault on judicial independence. The Indian Ocean nation’s Parliament voted last Sunday to remove Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain and Supreme Court
To cope with poor mid-year economic predictions Australia is slashing its foreign aid by another AUS$3.7 billion after May cuts of AUS$7.6 billion.
Two years have passed since the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone, a celebrated civil rights worker in Laos. Sombath was last seen being driven away in an unknown vehicle in Vientiane on Dec. 15, 2012. He has not been heard from since. Sombath’s family, friends, and colleagues continue to demand answers about his whereabouts and accountability from a government notorious for strong-arming activists and others seen as “troublemakers”.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Police in southern India have detained a man they believe is behind a popular pro-Islamic State Twitter account.
Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:59PM UTC
Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:56PM UTC
Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:25PM UTC
SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:21PM UTC
Australia: 8 children found dead at Cairns home
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:12PM UTC
China pledges to speed entry of US pharmaceuticals
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:06PM UTC