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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...

New Zealand eager to play as Rugby World Cup host (AP)

AP – Ox and his mates are hitting the road to watch their beloved All Blacks play in the Rugby World Cup, making a trip they’ve been working on for months.

Turkey expels Israeli diplomats after U.N. report (Reuters)

Reuters – Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador and suspended military cooperation with the Jewish state on Friday after a U.N. report on the deaths of nine...

India’s West Bengal becomes ‘Paschim Banga’

The Indian state of West Bengal will now be known as “Paschim Banga” after state lawmakers voted unanimously in favour of the name change on Friday, despite...

Chinese bloggers question official’s suicide

Tens of thousands of Internet users have gone online to question reports in China’s state-run media saying an anti-corruption official found dead with 11 stab...

Hong Kong drops plan to import rare whales

A Hong Kong theme park has dropped a contentious plan to buy and import rare wild-caught beluga whales, in a decision lauded Friday by conservationists who had protested...

China censors Ai Weiwei’s Newsweek essay

Chinese censors have removed an essay by Ai Weiwei in which the dissident artist strongly criticises the country’s government and justice system from the latest...

Restrict Doling Out Jail Remissions

, Jakarta:The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has proposed that jail sentence cuts should only be handed out to those convicts who blow the whistle on graft scandals....