Tuesday August 7, 2012Sikh shooting victim leaves grieving Indian family
For 16 years, Lokinder Kaur waited patiently for the day her husband would be reunited with her and their children. That dream died with him in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
Tuesday August 7, 2012China blasts U.S. for sending 'wrong message' on South China Sea disputes
China blasted the United States on Saturday for its recent public criticism and urging of diplomacy to address territorial disputes in the South China Sea, saying the U.S. statement shows "total disregard for the facts" and sends "a seriously wrong message."
Tuesday August 7, 2012U.N. envoy warns of 'serious' human rights situation in Myanmar
Sectarian violence has sparked a "serious" human rights situation in western Myanmar, a U.N. envoy said.
Tuesday August 7, 2012Flooding brings chaos to Philippine capital
Fueled by seasonal monsoon rains and a nearby tropical storm, widespread flooding in the Philippines worsened Tuesday, causing a landslide that killed nine members of a family, the national disaster agency reported.
Tuesday August 7, 2012Fresh violence in India's Assam state
The number of people killed in violence in India's Assam state has risen to 73 people with the deaths of three more people in recent violence.
Friday August 3, 2012Decline of entrepreneurship blamed for Japan woes
Japan's economic doldrums may at least partly in the mind, requiring a new approach and revival of entrepreneurship.
Friday August 3, 2012Scarce rain in India hits farmers, power supply
Amarnath Sharma has waited weeks for rains to soak his parched rice paddy fields so that he can start planting. He is one of millions of farmers across India who are hoping and praying for elusive monsoon showers.
Friday August 3, 2012Kim Jong Un promises 'happy and civilized' North Korea
North Korea's new young leader has told chief backer China that his priority is to develop the decaying economy and improve living standards in one of the world's poorest states, the latest sign that he may be planning economic reforms.
Friday August 3, 2012Mongolia ex-leader Nambar Enkhbayar jailed
Former Mongolian President Nambar Enkhbayar has been jailed for four years after being convicted of corruption.
Friday August 3, 2012Philippine death toll from typhoon rises to 39
Philippine officials say the bodies of 13 more drowning victims have been recovered, raising the death toll from a typhoon that left the country days ago to 39.
Thursday August 2, 2012Global slowdown bites across Asia
Asia's biggest economies posted disappointing export and manufacturing figures on Wednesday in the latest sign that the region is following the US and Europe into an economic slowdown.
Thursday August 2, 2012India lifts ban on investment from Pakistan
India's government says it has lifted its ban on foreign investment by citizens and companies from neighbor and rival Pakistan.
Thursday August 2, 2012UN: NKorea needs immediate food aid due to flood
U.N. agencies say North Korea needs immediate food assistance in the wake of heavy rains that killed scores and left vast swaths of farmland submerged in water.
Thursday August 2, 2012China responds to US criticism on religious rights: Don't 'meddle' in our policies
China has blasted a State Department report that criticized its controls on religion, saying Thursday that the document was prejudiced and an attempt to meddle in domestic affairs.
Thursday August 2, 2012Philippines and Cambodia in South China Sea row
The Philippines has summoned Cambodia's ambassador over comments linked to Manila's territorial row with Beijing.
Wednesday August 1, 2012Fears grow for rise in food prices
The increase in grain prices is already being felt around the world. In Indonesia, the tofu industry has threatened to strike over rising soyabean prices; in Mexico, the cost of corn tortillas is on the rise; and Iran last week witnessed a rare protest over the cost of chicken.
Wednesday August 1, 2012Full power restored after India hit by second huge outage
Crews restored full power to northern India on Wednesday as officials continued to search for the cause of the country's worst blackout in at least a decade.
Wednesday August 1, 2012Planned reforms send North Korea rice prices soaring
Talk that North Korea's young leader plans to reform the broken economy is already having an impact. It is helping send rice prices even further out of the reach of most families in one of the world's most under-fed societies.
Wednesday August 1, 2012'Campaign of violence' in Burma state - rights group
Government forces are continuing to persecute Muslims in Burma's Rakhine state after failing to protect them during deadly clashes in June, Human Rights Watch has said in a report.
Wednesday August 1, 2012Vietnam nabs 2.4 tons of smuggled elephant tusks
State-controlled media say authorities in Vietnam have seized 2.4 tons of elephant tusks illegally imported from Africa.