Japan gives Iran $490 million of its frozen assets

Iran receives fifth installment of assets blocked in Japan over its nuclear program. Iran has received $490 million from Japan - the fifth installment of its...

Myanmar’s peace process takes tentative step forward

16 rebel groups agree on wording to agreement with government’s Union Peacemaking Working Committee. Myanmar’s fraught peace process took a tentative step forward Monday as...

Cambodia: Monks defrocked after karaoke, drinking session

Suspicions at parlour as all had shaven heads—style only sported by members of clergy or sons after a parent has passed away. Four Cambodian Buddhist...

Indonesia: 7 die after drinking mosquito repellent

Men had mixed repellent mixed with liquor and energy drinks to increase its potency. Seven people have died in Indonesia after consuming tainted alcohol, according to local police. Local...

Quake hits Papua New Guinea coast; no injuries

Seismologist says magnitude-7.5 Pacific tremor believed to be one of most powerful recorded in world this year. A major earthquake struck off the coast of...

Cambodian jailed for trafficking kidneys to Thailand

Woman found guilty of illegally exporting human organs, exploitation and illegal human trafficking. A Cambodian court has sentenced a woman to 15 years in prison...

China’s Xi calls for win-win cooperation at Asia forum

President promotes Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives. BEIJING (AA) - Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that his country will promote a new...

The Great Wall of Japan

Doubts over gov’t plan to erect chain of breakwaters along ‘tsunami coast’ after 2011 tsunami overwhelmed record-breaking seawall. More than 30 years ago the northern...

China’s factory activity falls to 11-month low

Signals contraction by dropping to 49.2 in March, lower than market consensus of 50.5. BEIJING (AA) -- China's factory activity fell to an 11-month low...

Bangladesh to give cash handouts for health checkups

Bangladesh hopes to tackle child malnutrition by paying parents to attend regular health checkups DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) - Bangladesh's government decided Monday to begin providing cash...

China court executes 3 men for attack on train station

Given death sentences for leading knife-wielding group who randomly attacked people at station, killing 31. BEIJING (AA) – A court in China executed three men on...

Chinese firm to take over Italian tire company Pirelli

Move raises fears over foreign ownership of key companies in Italy. ROME (AA) - Chinese firm ChemChina is to buy a controlling stake in the...

Armenian soldier takes shelter in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Defense Ministry says 24-year-old soldier has voluntarily taken shelter in Azerbaijan. BAKU, Azerbaijan (AA) - A soldier from Armenian army has voluntarily taken shelter in Azerbaijan, leaving his...

Philippine Senate report on Mamasapano deaths blasted

Human rights chair says Senate report on incident in which nearly 70 people died emotion-driven, failed to understand facts with objectivity. A Senate report failed to provide a...

Indonesia to repatriate 12 citizens from Turkey

Four pregnant women remain of group of 16 Indonesians held on suspicion of trying to join Daesh in Syria. Indonesia has said that it expects...

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