Wife of former US pilot complains of Australian treatment

The wife of a former U.S. military pilot accused by the United States of illegally training Chinese aviators said yesterday her husband was being held in inhumane

Independent radio station shut on order of PM

One of Cambodia’s last free media outlets, Voice of Democracy radio, yesterday ceased operations after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered its closure for allegedly slandering his

US forces returning to Philippines to counter China threats

Once-secret ammunition bunkers and barracks lay abandoned, empty and overrun by weeds — vestiges of American firepower in what used to be the United States’ largest overseas naval

Australian, New Zealand leaders’ talk focuses on China

Australian and New Zealand prime ministers met yesterday to talk about China’s importance to their national economies, resolving to voice their disagreements with their most important trading

Concern rises for lives of two activists on hunger strike

Concerns about the condition of two hunger strikers seeking political and judicial reforms in Thailand heightened this week after the hospital where the two women are

Wikipedia again up and running as Pakistan lifts ban on site

Pakistan lifted its ban on Wikipedia services before dawn yesterday, after the country’s media regulator blocked the site last week for not removing purportedly blasphemous content, claiming it

ASEAN vows to conclude pact with China on disputed territory

Southeast Asian foreign ministers vowed to finalize negotiations with China over a proposed pact aimed at preventing conflicts in the disputed South China Sea in their

Indian police nab over 2,000 men for illegal child marriages

Indian police have arrested more than 2,000 men in a crackdown on illegal child marriages involving girls under the age of 18 in a northeastern state, officials

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan martial ruler in 9/11 wars, dies

Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has

Washington, Manila agree on larger American military presence

The United States and the Philippines announced an agreement yesterday to expand America’s military presence in the Southeast Asian country, with U.S. forces granted access to four

Taliban asks Pakistan not to blame them for violence at home

Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed foreign minister yesterday asked Pakistani authorities to look for the reasons behind militant violence in their country instead of blaming Afghanistan. The

Resistance steadfast against army rule two years later

The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government

China scoffs at new Czech president’s phone call with Taiwan

China yesterday accused Czech President-elect Petr Pavel of challenging its hard line on national sovereignty by affirming ties with self-ruled Taiwan in a phone call with the

NATO chief wants firmer ties with Japan to defend democracy

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, in Japan as part of his East Asia tour, said “our security is closely interconnected” and called for stronger ties with Japan as

Death toll from mosque suicide bombing rises to 88

The death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan rose to 88 yesterday, officials said. The assault, on a Sunni mosque inside a

Russian embassy says lockdown lifted in Pyongyang

Russia's embassy in North Korea says the country has eased stringent epidemic controls in capital Pyongyang that were placed during the past five days to slow the

Auckland to get more dangerous rainfall after flood

A A state of emergency was declared on Friday when a volume of rain that would typically fall over an entire Southern Hemisphere summer hit in

Suicide bomber kills 20, wounds 96 at mosque in NW Pakistan

A suicide bomber struck yesterday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 20 people and wounding as many as 96 worshippers, officials said. No

Three dead, one missing as rain pounds Auckland

Authorities said over the weekend that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand’s largest city, causing

Tiny radioactive capsule lost triggers search

Authorities in Western Australia were searching for a tiny but potentially deadly radioactive capsule that got lost while being transported on a truck from a mine to

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