N. Korean missiles add urgency to Hiroshima A-bomb appeals

Hiroshima’s appeal of “never again” on the anniversary yesterday of the world’s first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea moves ever closer to acquiring

Feature | Seeking a dream, Indonesian family finds nightmare in Raqqa

The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins

Nature | Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in South Asia

Venturing outdoors may become deadly across wide swaths of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh by the end of the century as climate change drives heat and humidity

Korean crisis | North missile tests spook neighbors, but ‘what to do?’

North Korea’s flurry of missile launches — 20 of them just in the past year — is a new and alarming fact of life for Japan

Indonesia | Islamic school seeks to steer sons of militants to new path

The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing

Australia | Man freed after airline plot arrest shocked to be questioned

A man arrested over the weekend in Sydney has been released without charge and was shocked to be questioned about a plot to bring down an airliner, his

United Nations | Diplomat says US and North Korea are key to peace – not Beijing

The United States and North Korea hold “the primary responsibility” for de-escalating tensions and negotiating peace on the Korean Peninsula — not China, Beijing’s U.N. ambassador

India | Human-wildlife conflict: One human killed every day

A deadly conflict is underway between India’s growing masses and its wildlife, confined to ever-shrinking forests and grasslands, with data showing that about one person has been killed

Thailand | Former PM says she’s innocent, asks for ‘kindness’

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared her innocence and asked for “kindness” from a court yesterday during her final statement in a criminal negligence trial that

Australia | Few speak up on sex assaults, harassment on Aussie campuses

A survey of more than 30,000 Australian university students released yesterday found that half the respondents had been sexually harassed and almost one in 50 had been

North Korea’s evolving ways to get what it wants and needs

North Korea has been condemned and sanctioned for its nuclear ambitions, yet has still received food, fuel and other aid from its neighbors and adversaries for decades.

North Korea | Under ICBM’s red glare, Pyongyang pretties up its ‘pyramid’

While North Korea’s second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile dominated headlines late last week, Pyongyang quietly unveiled renovations around the capital’s biggest landmark: a futuristic, pyramid-shaped

Australia | Court debates release of Queen’s secret letters

A legal battle over secret letters revealing what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her Australian representative’s stunning plan to dismiss Australia’s government in 1975 opened in federal court

Forget casinos, Singapore’s Indian tourists are cruising

When Indian architect Rahul Maini and his parents embarked on their first trip abroad in May, Singapore was their destination of choice. But the trio wasn’t

Pakistan | Parliament to elect new PM tomorrow

Pakistan’s parliament will meet tomorrow to elect a new prime minister after the disqualification of three-term prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League party, which

US bombers fly over S. Korea after North’s second ICBM test

The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula yesterday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic

Australia | Police disrupt plot to ‘bring down an airplane’

Police disrupted the first alleged plot in Australia to bring down an airplane and arrested four men in raids on Sydney homes, officials said yesterday.

Feature | In North Korea, a generation gap grows behind the propaganda

She dances beneath 10-foot portraits of two smiling dictators, a modern young woman in a central Pyongyang plaza who twirls to music calling on North Koreans