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Australia News

Advocate: 5 asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee advocate says five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar) and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island...

Burma News

Advocate: 5 asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee advocate says five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar) and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island...

Cambodia News

Advocate: 5 asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee advocate says five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar) and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island...

China News

Auto show in China bans skimpily clad female models

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

SHANGHAI (AP) — The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers....

Hong Kong News

China says Taiwan won’t be among charter members of new bank

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China says Taiwan won’t be among the charter members of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, apparently because the question of how it will be referred to...

India News

5 students killed in India as school van hits auto-rickshaw

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say five teenage students were killed when a school van collided with an auto-rickshaw in the eastern Indian state of Bihar....

Indonesia News

Indonesia suspends football association amid club ownership dispute

By Sun, Apr 19, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government has suspended the country’s official football association in a lingering dispute over club ownership. A letter signed by Minister of Youth and Sports...

Japan News

Japan’s rapidly declining population is now back to 2000 levels

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Japan’s population is now back to 2000 levels after a fourth straight year of decline. Statistics released by the Internal Affairs and Communication Ministry Friday said Japan’s population on...

Malaysia News

Development for all: Protecting workers as economic integration sweeps Southeast Asia

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015

As corporate executives and political leaders prepare to gather in Jakarta for the World Economic Forum on East Asia focused on 'Anchoring Trust in East Asia’s New Regionalism', both governments...

Pakistan News

Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Pakistan to unveil $46 billion in investments

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit in which he is expected to announce $46 billion worth of investment projects in energy...

Philippines News

Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A report says China has begun work on a new airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea....

Singapore News

Kyaukphyu: History to repeat itself in Burma’s newest Special Economic Zone?

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

“We don’t want electricity when there is no rice to cook in the pot. Without our land, we have no job, and no food,” a villager from Pyai Sate Kay...

South Korea News

South Korea ready to start work on salvaging Sewol ferry

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's oceans ministry says it's ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people....

Taiwan News

Japan: Tsunami warning lifted after M6.8 quake off Okinawa

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities issued a warning for a tsunami of up to 1 meter (3 feet) after a strong earthquake struck Monday in the seas south of Okinawa...

Thailand News

Japanese expat unleashes another Thai taxi tirade

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The last time Koki Aki ranted against Thailand's taxi drivers and airport conditions online, some cabbies threatened to boycott him and his fellow Japanese passengers. But despite that aggressive pushback...

Vietnam News

China kills 2 alleged terror suspects near Vietnam border

By Sat, Apr 18, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities and state media say two terrorism suspects have been killed near the Chinese-Vietnamese border after an intense clash with armed forces....

Other Countries News

Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche

By Sun, Apr 19, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in Nepal's capital to mark the anniversary of the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest....