Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:30PM UTC Image via Daniel Maxwell.

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code and computer programming as part of an international initiative called the ‘Hour of Code’.

Bomb kills 2, wounds 23 in southern Philippines

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:43AM UTC Bomb kills 2, wounds 23 in southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine mayor says a bomb exploded in a billiard hall near a crowded town carnival in the south, killing two people and wounding 23.

Obama and other leaders wrap up Asia summit in Burma

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 4:04PM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama, center, shakes hands with ASEAN leaders at Thursday's summit. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders wrapping up a series of summits in Burma are expected to offer tepid expressions of concern about issues ranging from territorial disputes in the South China Sea to the Islamic State group and no firm recommendations.

UN’s Ban Ki-moon calls on Asia to step up Ebola fight

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 9:57AM UTC UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called on Asia to step up efforts in the global fight against Ebola.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon to attend Southeast Asian and G20 summits

By Mon, Nov 10, 2014 1:32PM UTC U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend the U.N. summit with 10 Southeast Asian nations in Burma this week and then travel to Australia to participate in the summit of the world’s 20 largest economies.

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