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Philippines hopes sea dispute with China should ease

The Philippines hopes a territorial dispute over the South China Sea will ease after President Benigno Aquino’s trip to China, the nation’s military chief...

India signs peace pact with rebel group

The Indian government on Saturday signed a pact with one of India’s oldest rebel groups to end militant violence in the restive northeastern state of Assam and...

All Blacks vow they are ready for World Cup

The All Blacks on Saturday said they are ready to challenge for the World Cup as they shrugged off a barrage of grim news just six days before they open the tournament...

Two dead as typhoon Talas strikes Japan

Typhoon Talas cut across western Japan Saturday leaving at least two people dead and five missing after heavy rains and fierce winds, officials and press reports said....

House to prioritize justice candidates over KPK hopefuls

The House of Representatives will conduct fit and proper tests on justice candidates before the selection of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders, a...

Under Guard, Lawmakers Are Sworn In in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — The speaker of Parliament on Saturday swore in eight of nine new members reinstated last month by the country’s election commission, as...

Impasse continues at India’s largest carmaker

India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki on Saturday said it rolled out just 150 cars from its plant in the north of the country — fraction of the usual number...

Millions hit by heavy floods in north and eastern India (Reuters)

Reuters – Surging flood waters in northern and eastern India have affected millions of people, forcing many from their homes as swollen rivers wash away roads and...

Japan’s PM picks fresh faces, unifiers for Cabinet (AP)

AP – Japan’s new prime minister chose fresh faces and political unifiers for his Cabinet Friday, promising to steer the troubled nation through disaster...

Turkey expels Israel ambassador over flotilla raid (AP)

AP – Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador and will cut military ties with the country over its refusal to apologize for last year’s deadly raid on a...