A North Korean student in Hong Kong for an international math contest is seeking asylum in the city, media reports said Thursday. The 18-year-old male student, who was not identified, took refuge at the South Korean consulate in Hong Kong, according to local newspaper Ming Pao. The student was part
Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. In a new report, the US-based rights group documented
CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia quickly rebuffed appeals from the U.N. human rights chief and the European Union to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes as preparations intensified Thursday at the prison island where the death row inmates are held.
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock benchmarks were mostly lower Thursday as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan.
JERUSALEM (AP) — For years, Dani Dayan was the West Bank settler movement's face to the outside world. Next week, he'll become the face of Israel to much of North America.
Modasta delivers authenticated content in the form of articles, videos and audios contributed by doctors and health experts and consumer health forums. Modasta, an India-focused health content portal, has raises US$1.5 million in funding from a consortium of Mauritius-based high net-worth individuals
South Korea's government plans to expand tax benefits for research and development of robotics and other technologies as it seeks out industries that could become new economic growth engines. Up to 30 percent of R&D expenses will be tax deductible for companies across 11 key sectors starting 2017
By John Walcott, Joseph Menn and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some U.S. intelligence officials suspect that Russian hackers who broke into Democratic Party computers may have deliberately left digital fingerprints to show Moscow is a "cyberpower" that Washington should respect. Three
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday launched a foundation planned to be funded by the Japanese government to provide support for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II.
Credit Suisse bounced back into profit in the second quarter, earning 170 million Swiss francs ($172 million, 156 million euros), as it reported making progress on a major restructuring programme. Plunging client activity and difficult market conditions as well as writeoffs pushed Switzerland's
By Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel interrupted her vacation on Thursday to face down accusations at home and abroad that her open-door refugee policy allowed Islamist terrorism to take hold in Germany. Two assailants, a Syrian asylum seeker and a refugee from either Pakistan
We keep the tough going with 2,300 convenient locations, 6,500 helpful employees & a 97% customer satisfaction rating. Talk about strength in numbers.
KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Pope Francis has held a private meeting with an order of nuns at a convent in Krakow ahead of a visit to Poland's holiest shrine on the second day of visit to the country.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned.
President Barack Obama implored Americans to help Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump, warning the 2016 race was not just about politics, but the nature of US democracy. Speaking before a rapt Democratic convention in Philadelphia, Obama praised Clinton's caliber and readiness for the White House
President Barack Obama delivered a powerful endorsement of his onetime rival Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, saying she is the most qualified person to succeed him at the White House. Obama's speech capped a night of tough talk about Republican Donald Trump from an array of
By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) - Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. Within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries - more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with
KUCHING, July 28 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said he has directed the Prison Department to separate those arrested for links to the Islamic State from other...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police found about 200 lapel pins bearing the image of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il strewn near the country's main international airport on Thursday, police officers said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge dismissed pay-to-play charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Wednesday, ending a high-profile case that landed soon after he wrapped up 12 years as the state's top lawman.
By Jeff Mason and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America's future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton's bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. "
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a mostly quiet Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention.
You might remember him as that Minister who managed to ban Go-Jek, Grab, and Uber –for less than 24 hours Tuesday was a big day for Indonesia as President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced and officiated 13 new ministers as part of a cabinet reshuffling. Former President Director of state airport operator
Gunfire echoes through a dusty northwest tribal town, the soundtrack to Pakistan's biggest arms black market, where Kalashnikovs welded from scrap metal are cheaper than smartphones and sold on an industrial scale. Darra Adamkhel, a town surrounded by hills some 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of
BOSTON (AP) — A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their family's seafaring past. Just be warned: You
Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another. Two years ago, the social-media giant forced its users to adopt its Messenger app for direct communication, a change it enforced ...