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N Korea puts tearful detained American before cameras

Philippines hits out at Madonna over flag stunt

The Philippines criticized Madonna yesterday for disrespecting its flag during a concert in Manila, and said it would call on organizers of future events to avoid similar incidents. Photos from…

Japan population shrinking

TOKYO: Japan’s latest census confirmed the hard reality long ago signaled by shuttered shops and abandoned villages across the country: the population is shrinking. Japan’s population stood at 127.1 million…

Madonna makes surprise visits to Manila children’s shelters

Filipino torture victims vow to derail Marcos campaign

Indonesian police arrest 41 Islamist militants

Reversal: China accuses US of militarizing South China Sea

BEIJING: China yesterday accused the US of militarizing the South China Sea, just days after it was revealed Beijing had deployed surface-to-air missiles on an island in the hotly disputed…

Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements

Pacquiao faces vote boycott for bigoted gay comments

Pacquiao apologizes for describing homosexuals as ‘worse than animals’

Indonesia toughens anti-terrorism laws – Islamist radicalization in prison to be addressed

Overweight Malaysian cops feel the burn – It is survival of the fittest for 11,000 officers