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Japan NHK boss under fire for comfort women remark

01/27/2014 1:38am
Japan's top government spokesman on Monday defended the new head of public broadcaster NHK for his remarks that the use of women as military prostitutes was common worldwide during World War II.

Philippines attempting to seize Marcos art works

01/27/2014 3:32am
The Philippine government is attempting to locate and seize more than 150 paintings that were owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos, but a lack of funds and other difficulties are hampering the search, an official said Monday.

Suicide suspected in death of Bangladesh survivor

01/27/2014 3:54am
A 27-year-old seamstress who was among those pulled alive last year from the rubble of a horrific Bangladesh factory collapse has died, officials said Monday. Police are investigating the case as a possible suicide.

Cambodian police break up protest for TV license

01/27/2014 4:07am
Cambodian police on Monday fired smoke canisters to break up an anti-government demonstration calling for a license to be issued for an opposition TV channel. At least eight people were injured.

Overcrowded Indian boat may have hit rock; 21 dead

01/27/2014 5:49am
An overcrowded tourist boat that capsized off India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands, killing at least 21 people, may have hit a rock before it went down, police said Monday.

Thai police suspect Tata executive killed himself

01/27/2014 7:48am
Thai police said Monday they suspect a top British executive at Indian automotive giant Tata Motors committed suicide in a fall from a luxury hotel in Bangkok.

France's ex-first lady: 'Don't worry about me'

01/27/2014 7:50am
In her first public appearance since the French president broke up with her, Valerie Trierweiler bristled Monday when asked about her future during a charity visit to India and said, "don't worry about me."

Tamil leaders vow to prove 'genocide' in civil war

01/27/2014 12:36pm
Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil-run provincial administration said Monday it wants to prove that the central government carried out an operation "akin to genocide" to win a long civil war against Tamil rebels.

Police: Australian boy likely killed by crocodile

01/27/2014 8:46pm
Rangers searching for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia have recovered evidence strongly suggesting the boy died in the attack.

China visa woes for NYT as government ups pressure

01/27/2014 11:31pm
The government is intensifying efforts to control foreign media coverage of China, blocking websites, harassing reporters trying to cover trials of activists in Beijing and thwarting efforts by The New York Times to station new journalists on the mainland.