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Finns to use Angry Birds to teach Chinese children

By Tue, Sep 10, 2013

HELSINKI (AP) — The Finnish makers of the popular Angry Birds game say they are using the product to introduce the Nordic country’s educational system to China. Rovio says the...

India News

Indian corruption hits all aspects of life

By Wed, Aug 24, 2011

NEW DELHI (AP) — When her husband died suddenly of a heart attack, Rukmani Devi and her oldest son went to the local government offices so the state pension checks...

Japan News

Japan backs off venting of leaking nuclear reactor

By Sun, Mar 20, 2011

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The operator of Japan’s overheating, leaking nuclear plant backed off a tricky venting of radioactive gas from a troubled reactor Sunday as concerns grew about wider...

Philippines News

Pacquiao Watch: Fear factor

By Thu, Apr 21, 2011

Fear Factor may be Manny’s best psychological weapon against any boxer – the same weapon that is keeping the biggest fight in his era from happening.  Many are dropping his...

South Korea News

World stocks up amid big US-French drug takeover

By Thu, Feb 17, 2011

BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were higher Thursday, with investment sentiment getting a boost from a major U.S.-French pharmaceutical deal and a raft of strong corporate earnings from the...

Thailand News

Sai Loh Fah: Democrat Party’s street protest group

By Thu, Jun 07, 2012

Nick Nostitz blogging at New Mandala about the protests last week about the reconciliation bills and the Democrat Party’s gathering on the weekend. He blogs about a new development: The real...

Other Countries News

Will Burma hit the Wa Army next?

By Tue, Jul 12, 2011

The United Wa State Army (UWSA) believes it is the next target for the Burma Army following the attacks on the Shan State Army (SSA) “North” and Kachin Independence Army...