BEIJING (AP) — A man who was told by officials they couldn’t register his fourth child because he didn’t pay a penalty for breaking China’s family planning laws stabbed to death two government workers and injured four others,
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt army chief calls for mass rallies to back a military move against ‘terrorism’
GYEONGSAN, South Korea (AP) — Hong Jong Soon gazes out her window for hours each day, past a small garden where sesame and red peppers grow, past an iron gate and low wall, hoping to witness the return
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have detained an activist singer after she wrote that she wanted to blow up a government agency seen as inept. Her supporters say the singer would never have carried out her threat and
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A U.N. delegation tasked with investigating chemical weapons allegations in Syria has arrived in Damascus on the first such trip.
Swedish chemical weapons expert Ake Sellstrom and U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane arrived Wednesday
BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents ambushed a local police headquarters in northern Iraq early Wednesday, killing at least nine policemen and extending the surge of violence that has killed more than 500 people this month alone, officials said.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Afghanistan’s first and only female governor and a humanitarian worker from Myanmar’s Kachin minority are among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, often regarded as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize.
BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were searching Wednesday for dozens of asylum seekers still believed missing after their boat sank in Indonesian waters on the way to Australia. More than 150 survivors were brought to safety and three
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Kensington Palace Wednesday to see her new great-grandson, who has spent a first night at home with his parents, Prince William and Kate.
The 87-year-old monarch made a short
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has urged fellow European Union member states to support its drive for a new global charter protecting personal privacy online.
A letter sent by Germany’s foreign and justice ministers to their EU counterparts cites
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Benjamin Netanyahu wants the fate of the West Bank included in a referendum on any land-for-peace deal with the Palestinians.
Current law only requires a referendum if Israel gives up east
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal investigation of President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department has the potential to become a political headache for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Clashes across the Mexican state of Michoacan (meech-wah-KAHN’) have killed at least 20 gunmen and two federal police officers.
The Mexican government says gunmen blocked roads and ambushed police patrols in at least six
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An out-of-control natural gas well off the Louisiana coast has caught fire, hours after a blowout that prompted the evacuation of 44 workers.
Meanwhile, officials stressed that Tuesday’s blowout wouldn’t be close to as
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Radio listeners didn’t hear a peep out of the animated Spanish-language personality nicknamed for “Tweety Bird” after Univision Radio Network yanked the talk radio host from the air, playing only music in his