Asia / Pacific

Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two Americans to face trial in N. Korea, Pyongyang says

Two US citizens will face trial for carrying out hostile acts against North Korea, Pyongyang announced on Monday. A small number of Americans visit North Korea each year as tourists despite the US State Department’s warnings against it. Investigations into US nationals Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle have confirmed their hostile acts with […]

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Tensions high on 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Security was tight in the Chinese capital Beijing on Wednesday for the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, while tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong to attend commemoration ceremonies marking the deadly crackdown. Massive crowds convened in downtown Hong Kong for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims at Victoria Park. Organisers said […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]

Pakistan stoning victim’s husband blames police inaction

Pakistan stoning victim’s husband blames police inaction

The husband of a pregnant woman stoned to death Tuesday outside a Pakistani courthouse has said the police failed to intervene and stop the killing. Sitting on a charpoy, or traditional woven bed, surrounded by his relatives, Muhammad Iqbal recounts how police officials in the Pakistani city of Lahore “watched and did nothing” as his […]

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

Afghanistan’s wheelchair hoop stars make world debut

They have led lives of quiet desperation on the margins of society as victims of never-ending wars and prejudice but Afghanistan’s wheelchair basketball team was in celebratory mood as it made its international debut in Italy. In between a punishing round of matches against Italian teams, members of the national team found time to fool […]

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014

August 6-10 1st Test, Galle (05:30 BST) 14-18 2nd Test, Colombo (P Sara Oval) (05:30 BST) 20 v opponents TBC (50 overs), Colombo (venue TBC) (05:15 BST) 23 1st ODI, Hambantota (05:15 BST) 27 2nd ODI, Pallekele (d/n) (10:00 BST) 30 3rd ODI, Colombo (RPS) (05:15 BST) NB Fixtures and start times are subject to […]

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