ASIA

Yang Hengjun: Australian blogger decides against appealing his Chinese death sentence

World
David Turner

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A China-born Australian democracy blogger will not appeal his suspended death sentence imposed by a Beijing court, with ...

Recession: Japan has lost its spot as the world’s third-largest economy

Business
Jessica Roberts

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy is now the world’s fourth-largest after it contracted in the last quarter of 2023 and fell behind ...

Taylor Swift prepares for an epic journey to the Super Bowl. Will she make it?

Entertainment
Laura Davis

TOKYO (AP) — Will she make it? Taylor Swift’s last song will still be ringing in the ears of thousands of fans ...

India: Uttarakhand passes uniform marriage law

World
David Turner

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — An Indian state has approved an unprecedented uniform code for marriage, divorce, adoption and inheritance for Hindus, Muslims ...

North Korean leader Kim calls for war readiness while inspecting construction of warships

World
David Turner

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reiterated his focus on strengthening his naval forces as he inspected ...

India begins flexing its naval power as China rivalry grows

World
David Turner

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For decades, India has focused its defense policy on its land borders with rivals Pakistan and China. Now, ...

A group of Japanese citizens launches a lawsuit against the police to stop alleged ‘racial profiling’

World
David Turner

TOKYO (AP) — A group of Japanese citizens, including a man of Pakistani descent, launched a civil lawsuit against the country’s police ...

China earthquake: 7.1 magnitude quake rattles part of Western China

World
David Turner

AKSU, China (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck a sparsely populated part of China’s western Xinjiang region early Tuesday, killing three ...

4 children, 3 women killed in Pakistan’s strikes on Iran: local official

World
David Turner

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s air force launched retaliatory airstrikes early Thursday on Iran allegedly targeting militant positions, an attack that killed at ...

Heather Mack, who killed and stuffed her mother into a suitcase in Bali, is set to be sentenced

U.S.
Amanda Smith

CHICAGO (AP) — An American woman who pleaded guilty to helping kill her own mother and stuffing the body in a suitcase ...