India | Authorities block foreign funds for Mother Teresa’s charity

India's government has blocked Mother Teresa’s charity from receiving foreign funds, saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws, dealing a blow to

Myanmar | Photos of aftermath of massacre fuel outrage

Photos of the aftermath of a Christmas Eve massacre in eastern Myanmar that reportedly left more than 30 people, including women and children, dead and burned

East Timor | American ex-priest found guilty of sex abuse

A defrocked American priest accused of sexually abusing orphaned and disadvantaged young girls under his care in East Timor was found guilty Tuesday and sentenced to 12

Thailand | Israeli man detained in Bangkok over virus

Officials in Thailand said yesterday an Israeli tourist who was the subject of a nationwide police manhunt after breaking out of quarantine while apparently infected with

India | Man beaten to death inside historic Sikh temple

A man was beaten to death in the northern Indian city of Amritsar after he allegedly attempted to commit a sacrilegious act inside the historic Golden Temple,

Pakistan | Death toll in Karachi sewer gas blast jumps to 17

The death toll from a sewer gas blast in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi jumped to 17 as some critically injured people died overnight and yesterday,

Philippines | Typhoon deaths top 100, mayors plead for food

The governor of an island province in the central Philippines said yesterday at least 63 people died in the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rai in more than

North Korea | Kim Jong Un’s decade of total but isolated rule

Since assuming power 10 years ago today, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ruled the isolated country with absolute power, significantly expanded its nuclear arsenal

Rescuers battle strong typhoon lashing southern Philippines

A powerful typhoon slammed into the southeastern Philippines yesterday, toppling trees, ripping tin roofs and knocking down power as it blew across island provinces where nearly 100,000 people

Hunger | Virus hits Asian food security, as millions go hungry: FAO

The prolonged pandemic and surging prices are undermining food security for millions of people in Asia, with 1.8 billion lacking access to healthy diets, a report by the

The Buzz | Philippines detects country’s 1st omicron cases

The Philippines said yesterday it has detected its first cases of the omicron strain in two travelers who arrived recently from Japan and Nigeria. The Department of

Indonesia | Blinken vows more US military might in Indo-Pacific

The United States will expand its military and economic relationships with partners in Asia to push back against China’s increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific, U.S. Secretary of

Philippines | Duterte quits from Senate race in latest flip-flop

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday withdrew his senatorial candidacy in next year’s elections in his latest change of mind over what he plans to do

Miss Universe is India’s Harnaaz Sandhu, 70th winner

Harnaaz Sandhu of India was crowned the 70th Miss Universe yesterday , topping a field of some 80 contestants in a pageant that was touched by politics

Nationwide ‘silent strike’ in Myanmar protests military rule

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar on Friday held one of their biggest nationally coordinated protests in months, successfully calling on people across the country to shut their

Obituary | Nintendo game console pioneer Uemura dies at 78

Masayuki Uemura, a Japanese home computer game pioneer whose Nintendo consoles sold millions of units worldwide, has died, according to the university in Kyoto where he

US envoy conveys concerns to Cambodia about Myanmar, China

A U.S. State Department envoy conveyed concerns to top Cambodian officials on Friday about bilateral and regional issues, including the crisis in Myanmar and the construction of

This day in history | 2001 Suicide attack on Indian parliament

A group of gunmen has broken through tight security to attack the parliament building in the Indian capital, New Delhi.  At least 12 people have been

Covid-19 | South Korea reports its worst virus surge since pandemic

New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the third consecutive day on Friday, as the worst surge since the start of the pandemic overwhelmed

Japan | About 100 lawmakers visit controversial shrine

A group of about 100 Japanese lawmakers prayed at a Tokyo shrine viewed by China and the Koreas as a symbol of Japanese wartime aggression yesterday, 80

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