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Chinese bishops ‘taken away’ by police: report

Four bishops loyal to the Vatican have been “taken away” by Chinese police in recent days to take part in a state-sanctioned ordination, the Catholic news...

China urges ‘wisdom’ to resolve sea disputes

China on Monday told the Philippines and Vietnam to use “diplomatic wisdom” to resolve tensions in the South China Sea, amid criticisms that Beijing was...

Dozens of students killed in Bangladesh road crash

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A vehicle packed with schoolchildren returning home from a soccer tournament crashed into a canal in southeastern Bangladesh on Monday,...

Suicide bomber kills 7 in northwest Pakistan

BATGRAM, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up as he was being searched at a political rally in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing seven people,...

Three die in China coal mine rescue

Three rescuers died as they tried to help workers trapped in a colliery in eastern China, local authorities said Monday, as 21 people remained stuck in another mine in...

Helicopter crashes in sea off Myanmar, killing 3

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A helicopter carrying crew from an offshore drilling rig crashed into the sea off Myanmar,…

"Pay-Offs Were Made to Secure Party Chairmanship for Anas": Nazar

, Jakarta:Disgraced lawmaker Muhammad Nazaruddin, himself declared a suspect over a major bribery scandal, attempted recently to throw mud at the name of Democratic...

A Grim Tale Told in House Speaker’s Text Message to Yudhoyono

, Jakarta:Text messages to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, allegedly sent by House Speaker Marzuki Alie, tells of increasing tensions amid top officials of the...

West Indies 294-8 in second innings (AFP)

AFP – West Indies were 294 for eight in their second innings at lunch for a lead of 151 on the last day of the third Test against India at Windsor Park on Sunday.

U.S. withholds $800 million in aid to Pakistan: White House (Reuters)

Reuters – The United States is withholding some $800 million in military assistance to Pakistan in a show of displeasure over its cutback on U.S. trainers, limits...