• Taiwan throws support behind HK democracy demands

    Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement.

  • UK's Cameron promises tax cuts, EU battle

    British Prime Minister David Cameron promised a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions in a speech designed to rally the Conservative faithful and sway other voters ahead of a national election next year.

  • Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities

    Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial.

  • Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family

    The Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks — including ones by Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo — that are part of his alleged ill-gotten wealth, an official said Wednesday.

  • RI national escapes from S. Arabian death row

    Syarif Hidayatul Anang, an Indonesian national who was sentenced to death after being convicted of adultery and manslaughter involving an Indonesian woman, has escaped the death penalty during a court session in Saudi Arabia, Antara has reported.



  • Obama, Netanyahu to meet as Iran deadline looms

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip heightened tensions between the two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship.

  • 12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

    A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people and injuring dozens, officials said Wednesday.

  • Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day

    Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.

  • Small countries struggle to be heard at the UN

    Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.

  • Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

  • Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq

    Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday.

  • China to continue strengthening ties with RI

    On the 65th anniversary of its founding, the People’s Republic of China pledged to continue to maintain the strong ties with Indonesia by cooperating fully with the incoming Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration.

  • RI, Malaysia urge university partnerships

    To strengthen bilateral cooperation in education, Indonesia and Malaysia have urged universities in both countries to be more active in establishing partnerships without relying much on government-to-government collaborations, an official has said.

  • China pledges to continue strengthening ties with RI

    The People’s Republic of China will continue to maintain strong ties it has forged with Indonesia by fully cooperating with the upcoming Joko "Jokowi" Widodo-Jusuf Kalla government, a top envoy has said on the 65th anniversary of the People's Republic's founding.



  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

  • EU supports capacity building in nuclear security

    The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) is hosting an EU-funded regional training course on radioactive security that brings together nuclear security specialists from countries in Southeast Asia and other regions across the world.



  • Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists

    Iran will supply the Lebanese army with military equipment to be used in fighting Muslim extremist groups, a visiting senior Iranian official said on Tuesday.

  • Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

    A former railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death Tuesday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, then killing her and throwing her body out the window, an attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists.

  • Golden slumbers

    Student activists sleep in the shade of umbrellas, on a road near the government headquarters where pro-democracy activists have gathered and made camp, on Tuesday in Hong Kong. Students and activists, many of whom have been camped out since late Friday, spent a peaceful night singing as they blocked streets in Hong Kong in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience to push demands for genuine democratic reforms. (AP/Wong Maye-E)

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