08/20/2013 3:08amSingapore's government has ordered a prominent church to pay compensation to a former employee who was fired for alleged adultery, officials said Tuesday.
08/20/2013 5:33amThe Associated Press has named Elizabeth Kennedy, its chief of bureau for Lebanon and Syria, to the new position of South Asia news director, based in New Delhi.
08/20/2013 6:41amIndonesian officials on Tuesday dismissed as excessive and unethical a proposal by an education official on Sumatra island that would require female senior high school students to undergo virginity tests to discourage premarital sex and protect against prostitution.
08/20/2013 6:53amFlooding caused by some of the Philippines' heaviest rains that submerged more than half the capital began receding Tuesday, but authorities evacuated thousands of residents along Manila's overflowing rivers and braced for more chaos in outlying provinces.
08/20/2013 10:52am_ Aug. 11, 1943: Pervez Musharraf born in New Delhi in what is now India.
08/20/2013 6:21pmOnly a few people heard it, but when one of China's most prominent politicians slapped his police chief across the face, it would end up reverberating far and wide. The smack unleashed tales of murder and conspiracy at the highest levels of the Communist Party _ and eventually, the politician's own undoing.
08/20/2013 6:45pmHyundai's labor union said 46,000 workers will strike for four hours over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits.
08/20/2013 6:51pmFive people were believed to have drowned after a boat carrying more than 100 suspected asylum seekers sank in the remote Indian Ocean.
08/20/2013 8:10pmState media say a court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a Thai woman to death for trafficking 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine into the communist country.
08/20/2013 11:03pmThree Chinese ships are sailing east to join rare naval drills with the United States as Beijing ramps up its military diplomacy amid regional territorial disputes and other tensions.
08/20/2013 11:19pmTwo Canadians accused of scamming more than $140 million from investors worldwide in a penny stock fraud have been arrested in Thailand, police said Wednesday.