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200 million Chinese to be obese in 10 years

BEIJING, AFP At least 200 million people in China will suffer from obesity within 10 years if current trends spurred by unhealthy...

Australia is tightening its security with a new, super-powered ministry

dpa SYDNEY -- Australia will create a new government super ministry to oversee all its domestic national security agencies and its immigration...

Philippines tells China to respect coming arbitration on sea claims

AP MANILA, Philippines--The Philippines asked mainland China on Monday to respect an upcoming decision by an international arbitration tribunal on Beijing's claim to most of...

Australia’s new conservative cabinet is sworn in after narrow election victory

By Rod McGuirk, AP CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's new cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, but the conservative government will have the slimmest...

Sri Lankan forces kill 32 Tamil rebels in north

AP COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lankan soldiers assailed the last slice of land still controlled by ethnic Tamil separatists, killing at least 32 rebels,...

Op-Ed | Next up for disruption, the smartphone market

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - If apple slices the price of the iPhone as rumored, its competitors better have strategies ready. The price of a smartphone...
China's president, other leaders in Osaka for G-20 meetings

China’s president, other leaders in Osaka for G-20 meetings

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders are gathering in Osaka for a summit of the Group of 20...

DVD-sniffing dogs to extend their stay

By Sean Yoong KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, AP Two Labradors that have become celebrities in Malaysia for sniffing out massive stashes of counterfeit DVDs will have...
Violence flares at Indian citizenship law protest in Delhi

Violence flares at Indian citizenship law protest in Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police fired tear-gas and struck demonstrators with batons on Sunday in India's capital city, where thousands, including students at the...

Philippine rebels to discuss peace talks with new government

Jim Gomez, AP MANILA -- Philippine communist rebels said Thursday that long-stalled peace talks could be resumed with the government of...