Russian-Turkish cooperation meeting cancelled

High-Level Cooperation Council meeting was to be an intergovernmental cooperation mechanism between Russia and Turkey ANKARA - The meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council, which is an...

UPDATE – Gunman dead after killing 4 in rural China

Two policemen among those killed by suspect who allegedly suffered from schizophreniaUPDATES DETAILSBEIJING - A Chinese villager has been found dead after shooting...

Pakistan: 8 Malala attackers were acquitted, not jailed

Despite earlier reports, only two were jailed from group of 10 tried for attempted murder of Pakistani teen By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan has been...

Thailand: 13 Rohingya found abandoned by smugglers

BANGKOK Thai officials confirmed Wednesday that 13 Rohingya Muslims were found alongside a road after reportedly being abandoned by people smugglers in southern Chumphon province. Police...

US plays down anthrax scare in South Korea

- Live anthrax sample destroyed after being accidentally dispatched to a United States Air Force base in South Korea. By Alex Jensen SEOUL - An anthrax...

Philippines president denounces China on Japan trip

China accused of encroachment on small reefs and atolls also claimed by Philippines and five other nations By Todd Crowell TOKYO - As protesters gathered back home,...

Pakistan: Gov’t not shutting down int’l NGO operations

Pakistan denies reports that it is shutting down operations of international NGOs. By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan denied reports Friday that it was shutting...

Malaysia confirms 2 dead after quake at mountain

Sabah state minister says 137 stranded people make it to safety; police say 17 missing By P Prem Kumar KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian officials confirmed Saturday...

Thailand: Migration conference told to focus on cause

Thai delegate warns that unless action taken to solve such issues as those faced by Rohingya, Indian Ocean boat crisis likely to flare up...

Peaceful rally in vain for SKorean protesters

South Korean government proceeds with its labor reform push, despite opposition from workers By Alex Jensen SEOUL - Protesters hoping to derail South Korea’s planned labor reforms...

Kashmir University shut after police, students clash

Tension in Kashmir University after police fire into air during clashes with students over protester arrest By Shazia Yousuf SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir - Police in the...

US to bolster military defence of South Korea

Announcement by US military based on Korean Peninsula comes as North claims it is ready to launch nuclear war. By Alex Jensen SEOUL (AA) - The cold...
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Chinese economic fugitive repatriated from Singapore

Former financial official accused of embezzling over $15 million fled to Singapore in 2011 BEIJING -- A former Chinese official accused of embezzling more than...

Japanese lawmakers visit controversial war shrine

Visit to Yasukuni Shrine honoring war dead, including convicted WWII criminals, criticized day after PM sends offering. TOKYO -- More than 100 Japanese lawmakers from...

9 die in fire at Philippines maximum security prison

One prisoner remains unaccounted for in blaze that broke out in penal colony in central Philippines, razing prison hospital and other buildings By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA,...

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