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US-China make progress on climate change

By Thu, Jul 11, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials are wrapping up annual strategic and economic talks that have yielded greater cooperation on reducing greenhouse gases but again exposed Washington’s frustration...

India News

India’s parliament stalls over corruption scandals

By Wed, Aug 10, 2011

NEW DELHI (AP) – Angry opposition lawmakers are paralyzing India’s parliament with screaming demonstrations against the government that make it nearly impossible to get any work accomplished. The protesters are...

Japan News

Japan says partial meltdown likely at 2nd reactor

By Sun, Mar 13, 2011

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s top government spokesman says a partial meltdown is likely under way at second reactor affected by Friday’s massive earthquake. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Sunday...

Philippines News

American Idol: Thia, Thia, why couldn’t ya?

By Sun, Mar 20, 2011

Thia Megia, the 15-year-old Filipino-American who is now among the top 12 in “American Idol”. She is proving to be a disappointment. Instead of breaking out of the conventions of...

South Korea News

Indian man is 100,000th naturalized Korean

By Mon, Jan 24, 2011

In Gwacheon on January 24 the Indian man pictured below became the 100,00th person to take South Korean citizenship. His name is Roy Alok Kumar. Also, I love that the...

Thailand News

Thai billionaire who created Red Bull dies at 89

By Sat, Mar 17, 2012

BANGKOK (AP) — State media in Thailand say the self-made Thai billionaire who created the renowned Red Bull energy drink three decades ago has died. He was 89. Thai state...

Other Countries News

Burma’s fast-rising currency

By Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Kyat’s rise confounds economists, hurts exporters and families dependent on overseas remittances, writes Asia Sentinel’s Claude Dexter When Burma’s national currency, the kyat, dramatically rose in value on the black...