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Australia News

Australia: Caped refugee campaigner disrupts Cricket World Cup final

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

In a jampacked Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), a cape-wearing man came out to steal the show, disrupting play during the final match of the 2015 ICC World Cup between Australia...

Burma News

Burma government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire deal

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest....

Cambodia News

ASEAN rights activists demand change ahead of People’s Forum

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The missing Laotian civil society leader Sombath Somphone will be at the forefront of the conversation at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People's Forum meets in Kuala Lumpur next month....

China News

Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A group that helps Internet users in China see blocked websites says Chinese authorities are behind cyberattacks against the group's site and a U.S.-based web resource for...

Hong Kong News

Asiana flight to SKorea returns to Hong Kong due to wrong passenger

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An Asiana Airlines plane has returned to Hong Kong after finding a wrong passenger was aboard the aircraft....

India News

3 dead as rebels attack government convoy in northeast India

By Sun, Mar 29, 2015

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Officials say 3 policemen were killed and six others injured when militants attacked a convoy of lawmakers in India's remote northeast....

Indonesia News

Malaysia detains notorious ‘Viking’ poaching vessel

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Another major blow has been dealt to illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean with the detention of the Nigerian-flagged poaching vessel, Viking, in Malaysia - bringing a total of three...

Japan News

Japan extends sanctions against NKorea for 2 more years

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan says it will extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years after they expire on April 13....

Malaysia News

Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government has proposed two new anti-terror laws that reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting...

Pakistan News

Death toll in Pakistan church blasts rises to 15

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A senior Pakistani hospital official says the death toll in twin blasts outside a church in the eastern city of Lahore has risen to ten....

Philippines News

Philippines ends major offensive it says killed 139 rebels

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military chief says a month-long offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels in the south has ended after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured...

Singapore News

With LKY laid to rest, now we can examine the man behind the legend

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

A eulogy has strange powers. It brings the dead back to life as we listen, enthralled by captivating stories about what he did, who he was, and what he aspired...

South Korea News

South Korea’s swimming star Park apologizes for doping ban

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has offered a public apology four days after received an 18-month ban for failing a doping...

Taiwan News

Most Asian countries must wait for Apple Watch

By Tue, Mar 10, 2015

With the exception of China, Hong Kong and Japan, Asia will have to wait for the Apple Watch....

Thailand News

Assuming absolute control: Thai military junta to revoke martial law, but…

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015

The good news: the Thai military junta may soon lift martial law, which has been in place for nearly a year. The bad news: it will be replaced by something...

Vietnam News

14 killed in scaffolding collapse in central Vietnam

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police say at least 14 people were killed and 28 others were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in central Vietnam. Deputy police chief...

Other Countries News

New Maldives law strips ex-president Mohamed Nasheed of party membership

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament has passed a law that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust...