Asia & Pacific

  • Koala sits on a branch at a zoo in Sydney, Australia, April 24, 2013. Researchers have discovered important information on the koala immune system. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Hope for Australia’s Koalas

    Each year thousands of Australian koalas die as a result of disease—but now there is hope. A joint team of researchers at the Australian Museum... Read more

  • Jon Bon Jovi, Pamela Sanquini, Jill LaZare

    Disney Pulls Out of Bangladesh Amid Factory Disasters: Report

    Disney pulls out: Amid a series of garment factory disasters in Bangladesh, the Walt Disney Company announced it would stop production of merchandise in the country... Read more

  • Dutch conceptual artist, Florentijin Hofman's floating duck sculpture called is moved into Victoria Harbor on May 2, 2013 in Hong Kong. (Jessica Hromas/Getty Images)

    Giant Rubber Duck Makes Waves in Hong Kong (+Photos)

    Giant rubber duck: A giant rubber duck project simply called “Rubber Duck” by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman was introduced in Hong Kong this week. The bright... Read more

  • Nicholas Kristof of the film 'Reporter' poses for a portrait at the Film Lounge Media Center during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on Jan 17, 2009 in Park City, Utah. (Matt Carr/Getty Images)

    Festival Brings Human Rights to Australian Screens

    On a harrowing journey, a Western journalist travels through ravaged villages and displacement camps in the heart of the Congo, making his way toward the... Read more

  • This undated family photo shows Michael Sheets of Ypsilanti, Mich. (AP Photos/Courtesy Sheets Family)

    747 Crash Mourned: Seven Americans Killed in Afghanistan

    747 crash mourned: The seven Americans who died on a Boeing 747 cargo plane that crashed in Afghanistan were mourned this week.  “He was a very... Read more

  • MIA Vietnam War Vet Found? Documentary Touches on Subject

    MIA Vietnam War vet found? A U.S. Army veteran who went missing in action during the Vietnam War was possibly found living in a remote section... Read more

  • This photograph taken from an aircraft shows an aerial view of Mount Everest (C) and The Himalayan mountain range. (Prakash MathemaAFP/Getty Images)

    Mt. Everest Brawl: Sherpas Allegedly Attack Climbers

    Mt. Everest brawl: Climbers on Mt. Everest got into a brawl with local Sherpa guides, prompting an investigation from authorities in Nepal. A team of... Read more

  • NSW Upper House member David Shoebridge (L) and Greens MP for Balmain, Jamie Parker (R) speak to the media outside the NSW Parliament on April 24, 2013. Over 72,000 petitioners supported legislative change in NSW to stop residents travelling overseas to receive unethically sourced organs. (Caroline Dobson/The Epoch Times)

    Australian Petition Highlights Grim Organ Trade

    SYDNEY—A petition with over 72,000 signatures calling for new laws to stop illegal organ harvesting was presented to NSW Upper House member David Shoebridge and... Read more

  • 6.4 Earthquake Hits: ‘We Just All Jumped Around’

    6.4 earthquake: A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook Papua New Guinea on Wednesday but no tsunami warning was issued. The Australia Broadcasting Corporation said that there were no... Read more

  • A model of the testing used to determine where the nuclear explosion came from. (Screenshot/YouTube)

    North Korea Traces: Investigators Find Radioactive Traces

    North Korea traces: A U.N. agency found evidence that a nuclear test announced by North Korea in Feb. was real. On Feb. 12 the CTBTO’s... Read more

  • 66 Ancient Skeletons Discovered in Indonesia

    66 ancient skeletons were discovered in a cave located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, researchers said Monday. The remains are believed to be more... Read more

  • A screenshot of the "Bagram Batman" videos

    Batman in Afghanistan Touches on Army Safety (+Videos)

    Batman in Afghanistan? A soldier dressed as Batman has appeared in PSA videos, educating soldiers for acting up at Army bases in Afghanistan. “Bagram Batman,” as... Read more

  • U.S. Golfers Pull Out of Korea Amid Tensions

    U.S. golfers pull out:  Two U.S. golfers pulled out of the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea on Monday due to political tensions in the area... Read more

  • Local villagers in Bansalan town in Davao Del Sur province Southern Philippines react upon seeing a preserved king cobra on March 7, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    53 King Cobras in Car Discovered in Vietnam

    53 king cobras in car:  Police in Vietnam discovered a car containing 53 king cobras before arresting the driver. HANOI, Vietnam—Vietnamese police say they have... Read more

  • Girls School Poison Gas Attack Suspected in Afghanistan

    Girls school poison gas attack: Dozens of Afghan schoolgirls became ill after being exposed to gas, and officials said they are being examined for potential... Read more

  • Surfer: 27 Hours at Sea Near Indonesia Before Rescue

    Surfer 27 hours at sea: A South African surfer was rescued after he spent 27 hours floating in the ocean near Indonesia. Brett Archibald, 50, from... Read more

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    N. Korea Missile Launchers: 2 New in Place

    N. Korea Missile Launchers: Another sign of preparations for a missile launch appeared on North Korea’s east coast—two new missile launchers. On North Korea’s east... Read more

  • North Korea Won’t Give up Nukes for Talks: Reports

    North Norea won’t give up nukes: North Korea said on Saturday that it would not relinquish its nuclear weapons. “The U.S. should not think about the... Read more

  • In this handout image provided by Kyotango City government, the world's oldest person Jiroemon Kimura is celebrated by Kyotango City Mayor Yasushi Nakayama as he celebrates his 116th birthday at his home on April 19, 2013 in Kyotango, Kyoto, Japan. (Kyotango City Government via Getty Images)

    Man’s 116th Birthday Celebrated in Japan (+Photo)

    Man’s 116th birthday: Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest man, celebrated his 116th birthday on Friday, it was reported. Kimura was born on April 19, 1897... Read more

  • Japan: 5.8 Quake Hits Northeastern Region

    Japan 5.8 quake: A magnitude-5.8 quake hit northeastern Japan on Wednesday, but there was no tsunami warning issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the quake’s... Read more

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