Hong Kong protesters to hold referendum on government proposal
HONG KONG--Organizers of student-led demonstrations demanding democratic reform in Hong Kong said they will hold a civil referendum Oct. 26 to decide whether to accept the...
Used Japanese comic books refurbished in Cambodia, get new life back home
PHNOM PENH--In a factory here in the nation's capital, a 19-year-old worker is standing in front of a pile of Japanese comic books on a worktable, applying oil to their price tag...
Hong Kong police use tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters on Oct. 17. (Ryosuke Ishibashi)
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong
GENEVA--The United Nations Human Rights Committee called Oct. 23 on China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.
China unveils steps to improve judiciary
Beijing to host headquarters of China-led global bank
Hong Kong students, officials talk but remain far apart on demand...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Korean National Defense Minister Han Min Koo as he arrives for an honor cordon on Oct. 23 at the Pentagon. (AP Photo)
US, South Korea agree to delay wartime control transfer
WASHINGTON--The United States on Oct. 23 agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been...
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Japan team heading to N. Korea to pressure it on abductees, Abe...
North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained
In this file photo, hospital personnel with the help of the relatives of the avalanche victims, shift the body of a victim onto a stretcher at a morgue at Teaching Hospital in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)
Nepal vows new safety rules for trekkers after deaths of 41 killed ...
KATMANDU--Nepal on Oct. 21 said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.
Reform-minded outsider Widodo takes the reins as new Indonesian...
Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm
Nepal snow storm death toll reaches 38 as rescuers spot 9 more...

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