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Police: Crash at Beijing’s Forbidden City kills 3

By Mon, Oct 28, 2013

BEIJING (AP) — A sport-utility vehicle veered into a crowd in front of Beijing’s Forbidden City and then crashed and caught fire Monday, killing three occupants and injuring tourists and...

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India News

India’s PM arrives in Bangladesh for key visit

By Tue, Sep 06, 2011

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has arrived in Bangladesh for a two-day state visit aimed at warming often prickly ties between the two South Asian neighbors....

Japan News

Are Japanese fleeing to Korea?

By Mon, Mar 28, 2011

Original article in Korean is at this link. Note the typically tasteful cartoon that accompanied it. Japanese people, dealing with the horror of radiation following an earthquake, are coming to...

Philippines News

Philippines: Aquino inaction harming Reproductive Health Bill

By Wed, May 11, 2011

As things stand, the Reproductive Health Bill may not become a law anytime soon due to a number of factors that have not changed. If unresolved, the seeming stalemate favors...

South Korea News

Korean parties gear up for April 27 by-elections

By Sat, Mar 05, 2011

With President Lee Myung-bak facing a downturn in popularity, his Grand National Party is nervously eyeing by-elections slated for April 27. Three of the seats open then were previously held...

Thailand News

Thai inquest probes Italian photographer’s death

By Tue, Jul 24, 2012

BANGKOK (AP) — An inquest began Monday into the death of an Italian photographer killed two years ago as troops quashed a protest by anti-government “Red Shirts” who had occupied...

Other Countries News

Actress Googie Withers, 94, dies in Sydney home

By Mon, Jul 18, 2011

SYDNEY (AP) — British actress Googie Withers, a Hollywood golden age staple best known for her appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes,” has died at her home in Australia....