MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An activist from military-ruled Myanmar who has documented human rights and environmental abuses, and a Thai scientist who devoted her life to finding a cheaper AIDS drug were among the 2009 winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rare lawsuit filed by four North Korean siblings staking claim to their late South Korean father’s fortune is making its way through the South Korean court system, closely watched by legal experts who say it could inspire other families divided by war six decades ago.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Amnesty International’s highest award for her defense of human rights, underscoring international support for the Nobel laureate, whose trial ended Tuesday, July 28.
HONG KONG (AP) — A drunken American university student challenged a murder charge Monday, July 27, after being accused of causing the crash of a Hong Kong taxi and the death of its driver before commandeering the vehicle and slamming it into another cab.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, faced with the prospect of civil unrest unless she steps down at the end of her term, vowed Monday to not extend her time in office.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday, July 20, refused to temporarily suspend a lower court ruling that made gay sex legal among consenting adults, an attorney said.
In 1994, it was a just a chance flyer from Group Health that encouraged LaRelle Catherman to go on a research and medical trip to Hue, Vietnam. Influenced by her work as a nurse and her graduate studies on health care systems, she decided that the trip would broaden her knowledge in international health care.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — A small square of plastic, no bigger than a credit card, is all that stands between Pralhad Dandekar and his ability to bring home food for his wife and two daughters.
URUMQI, China (AP) — Police fatally shot two Uighur men and wounded a third in western China, where violence has continued to flare despite the massive numbers of troops sent to restore calm more than a week after deadly ethnic rioting.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan lifted a ban on organ donations from children, reversing a restriction that created such a dearth of small organs in the country that young patients were forced to seek transplants abroad.