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US veteran fails to make it to NKorea war site

07/29/2013 12:14am
A decorated Korean War veteran from Massachusetts left North Korea on Monday without fulfilling his mission: to travel the Chosin Reservoir battleground where he was hoping to locate the remains of a friend who was the U.S. Navy's first black aviator.

China opens pipeline to bring gas from Myanmar

07/29/2013 1:59am
China has switched on a pipeline bringing natural gas from Myanmar, a state company said Monday, in a project that has raised concerns in Myanmar's nascent civil society about whether its giant neighbor's resource grabs will benefit local people.

New Zealand PM says spy net could catch reporters

07/29/2013 2:05am
New Zealand's prime minister says his country doesn't spy on journalists, but it's theoretically possible reporters could get caught in surveillance nets when the U.S. spies on enemy combatants.

New Zealand father and son feared dead in K2 slide

07/29/2013 4:27am
A New Zealand man and his son are feared dead following an avalanche on the world's second-highest mountain, K2.

Whistleblower: Olympus ignores Japan court order

07/29/2013 6:00am
More than a year after Japan's Supreme Court ordered camera and medical-equipment maker Olympus to stop punishing a whistleblower and reinstate him to his regular job, Masaharu Hamada is still fighting his courtroom battle.

NZ disputes report that it spied on journalist

07/29/2013 7:18am
New Zealand on Monday disputed a newspaper report saying its military conspired with U.S. spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan, a report that has provoked concerns over how surveillance programs revealed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden might be used to spy on reporters.

Indonesians angered over hard-line Ramadan raids

07/29/2013 7:59am
The head of Indonesia's largest Muslim organization called Monday for the disbanding of a hard-line Islamic group after a pregnant woman was killed in a car accident during illegal raids to curb prostitution during the holy month of Ramadan.

Sri Lankans protest alleged Indian intervention

07/29/2013 10:49am
A group of Sri Lankans urged neighboring India on Monday not to interfere in their country's internal affairs by criticizing plans to withdraw rights from provincial councils set up to share power with ethnic minority Tamils.

Princesses in north India win a royal fortune

07/29/2013 6:50pm
It has all the makings of a best-selling novel. An Indian maharaja crowned as a toddler and rich beyond imagination falls into a deep depression in old age after losing his only son.

A relic of Myanmar's past, internal spying, stays

07/29/2013 7:23pm
Two years since Myanmar's new government promised its people a more open way of life, the plainclothes state intelligence officers still come to ask where former student activist Mya Aye is and when he'll return.