Bangladesh's highest court upholds execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, Jamaat-e-Islami leader, for war crimes.
UN "extremely worried" for Syrians living in makeshift camps as snow, rain and freezing temperatures grip Bekaa Valley.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate began an around-the-clock talkathon Wednesday over some of President Barack Obama's nominees as embittered and outnumbered Republicans refused to let the Senate take a break given new, Democratic-driven curbs on the GOP's power.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares slipped to a 2-1/2 month low on Thursday on heightened expectations the Federal Reserve may act sooner than later to unwind its stimulus after a provisional budget deal in Washington eased some of the fiscal drag on the U...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Europe, long a scapegoat for weak earnings at U.S. multinational companies, is now looking like a more dependable source of profits, and that could make some stocks that have lagged this year's rally more enticing to investors.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of President Barack Obama's longest-serving advisers plans to leave the White House at the end of the month, the New York Times confirmed late on Wednesday, part of a staff shake-up in the West Wing after a botched rollout of...
Two inmates hanged, bringing to eight the number of prisoners executed under Shinzo Abe's government this years.
By attempting to block Ukraine’s path to the EU Association Agreement, the Kremlin may have triggered the scenario it most fears: A reawakening of the massive civil unrest that helped reverse the outcome of the 2004 presidential election and brought the pro-Western “Orange” movement to power.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a deadline approaches for people to sign up for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, some insurers and state-run online marketplaces are giving shoppers an extra week to pay their first premiums.
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co and federal authorities are nearing settlements over the bank's relationship with convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, striking tentative deals that would involve about $2 billion in penalties and a rare criminal action, the New York Times reported.
THE last man the playwright had expected to hear on his telephone was Mahinda Rajapaksa, the president, calling to commiserate with him over the banning of his latest script. During a genial, 15-minute conversation, Mr Rajapaksa said he was piqued with the government’s Public Performances Board (PPB) for blocking the political play. Show More Summary
A nightmarish tale of unparalleled child abuse has come to light in Australia. The Children’s Court has published documents about a clan that practiced incest for generations. The Daily Telegraph reports that the activities of the Colt...Show More Summary
Offbeat China translated a local report and some netizens’ reaction on the forced demolition of a 100-year-old Buddhist Temple in Fuzhou city, Fujian. Written by Oiwan Lam · comments (0) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter · googleplus · reddit · StumbleUpon · delicious
IKEA has recalled eight of its children's wall-mounted lamps after one toddler died and another was injured, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. In each case, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infant, creating the strangulation hazard. Both incidents took place in Europe. There are eight different models involved in […]
Jeremiah from Jotting in the Granite Studio comments on the China's state broadcaster CCTV's attempt to draw the link between Mandela and Mao Zedong: Mandela didn’t really have much in common with Mao. Mao was an idealist in the strictest sense of the word, a man who believed that how...
China's state-broadcaster CCTV claimed on December 8 that smog has brought five surprising benefits to China: It makes Chinese people more united, more equal, more clear-headed, more humorous, and more knowledgeable. You can imagine how netizens reacted to such comment. (See ChinaSMACK for more.) Written by Oiwan Lam · comments...
A former New Orleans police officer who was convicted three years ago of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man after Hurricane Katrina was found not guilty Wednesday by a second jury. "I took the action I had to take," David Warren told reporters after the verdict. " …