5:20 pm May 22, 2015 | No Comment
Barpak, Nepal. Dressed in his brother’s old British army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother’s home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month’s earthquake. Ghale had been working as a plumber a full day’s journey away in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, but with […]
2:25 pm May 22, 2015 | 1 Comment
Seoul. Former Korean Air Lines executive Heather Cho walked free after nearly five months in prison on Friday after an appeals court suspended the sentence she was given for her outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts. Cho, the daughter of the airline’s chairman, was sentenced in February to one year in […]
5:12 pm May 21, 2015 | 6 Comments
Beijing. China on Thursday expressed “serious concern” over the blowing up of a Chinese fishing vessel seized by Indonesia six years ago, the first such incident under President Joko Widodo. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the country had pressed Indonesia for more details about the destruction of the Chinese boat, which was among 41 vessels […]
2:28 pm May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Tokyo. A Japanese town notorious for killing dolphins may set up a dolphin breeding farm after zoos and aquariums decided to stop buying their animals caught in the wild, but it has no plans to halt the controversial hunt, its mayor said on Thursday. The western port town of Taiji, the location of an annual […]
11:05 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN, which was on board the flight on Wednesday. At one stage, after the American pilots responded by saying the plane was flying through international […]
8:12 pm May 20, 2015 | No Comment
Military commanders from Japan, Australia, the Philippines and 20 other mostly Asia-Pacific nations huddled around a large tactical map, poring over satellite images in readiness for an amphibious raid on Hawaii's most populous island Oahu.
6:06 pm May 19, 2015 | No Comment
More than 450 mostly Western scholars have urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to confront boldly Japan's wartime past, the latest sign that the conservative leader has not erased concern that he wants to dilute past apologies.
1:04 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
The United States and China are discussing further sanctions on North Korea as it has “not even come close” to taking steps to rein in its nuclear weapons program, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.
4:07 pm May 16, 2015 | 2 Comments
Malaysian vessels on Saturday intercepted a boat crammed with migrants after the Thai navy towed it away from Thailand, the latest of a number of vessels pushed back to sea by governments who have ignored a UN call for an immediate rescue.
1:36 pm May 16, 2015 | No Comment
Thailand has found more than 100 migrants on a southern island but thousands remain adrift as boats are pushed back out into Southeast Asia's seas by governments who have ignored a UN call for a coordinated rescue.
12:33 pm May 16, 2015 | 2 Comments
When the US navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well.
12:11 pm May 16, 2015 | 9 Comments
Hillary and Bill Clinton have earned at least $30 million since January 2014, including more than $25 million for delivering about 100 speeches, according to a government filing.
10:26 am May 16, 2015 | 9 Comments
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by a US jury on Friday for helping carry out the 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded 264 others in the crowds at the race's finish line.
4:57 pm May 14, 2015 | No Comment
Japan's cabinet approved on Thursday bills to implement a drastic shift in security policy allowing the military to fight abroad for the first time since World War II, although the public is divided and wary over the changes.
10:11 am May 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
US Secretary of State John Kerry will leave China "in absolutely no doubt" about Washington's commitment to ensuring freedom of navigation and flight in the South China Sea when he visits Beijing this weekend