09/03/2013 12:32amWinter lacked its usual Antarctic chill in New Zealand this year _ to record effect.
09/03/2013 1:12amThe shark's fin, bird's nest and abalone are gone from the offerings at Beijing's Xiang E Qing restaurant _ a favorite of Communist Party cadres just months ago. Diners are now left with less exotic fare such as shredded beef, pickled turnip and fried peanuts.
09/03/2013 3:00amIndia's most powerful politician and leader of the ruling Congress party alliance Sonia Gandhi has left for the United States for a health check, party officials said Tuesday.
09/03/2013 4:41amSri Lanka's powerful Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa complained Tuesday that a visit of the United Nations human rights chief to the island nation was influenced by propaganda from remnants of the Tamil Tiger rebels who lost the civil war four years ago.
09/03/2013 6:28amIndia plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.
09/03/2013 10:36amAfghanistan is trying again to privatize a major bank whose near-collapse rocked the country's fragile economy and served as an example of the country's rampant corruption.