By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and <!–more–>calculus—and then, since he didn’t have much interest, he took an interest in philosophy. Shah is the first Indian American judge to serve for the King […]
By Manik Banergee Associated Press SHAHPARA, India (AP) – The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated.
The annual UW Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is an international competition in which students from around the world present business solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges — including poverty, health, and development. This year’s competition featured 19 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, […]
The Rafu Shimpo Los Angeles Japanese Daily News In response to a skit aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Oct. 16, 2013, top executives of ABC met with representatives of Asian Pacific American organizations on Jan. 24.
Dr. Jim Yong Kim defied the odds and became the first Asian American to head the World Bank. Despite his achievements as a physician, global health expert, and president of Dartmouth College, Kim faced a challenging run against two other candidates, one from Nigeria and one from Colombia. He also faced opposition from member countries […]
By Martin Crutsinger The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Yong Kim, the Obama administration’s nominee to head the World Bank, is starting a global tour to promote his candidacy with stops in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the Treasury Department announced on March 26. Treasury officials said that Kim, the president of Dartmouth College, began his […]
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India has not had a case of polio in nine months, raising hopes the country is on the verge of defeating the disease, health officials said Monday, Oct. 24.
By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — While many young tech wizards strive to invent the next iPad, Umar Saif is working to bring Internet-style networking to millions of Pakistanis who don’t have access to the web. He could shake up the country’s politics in the process. Saif’s efforts recently earned him […]
It’s 20 miles from the nearest paved road, untouched by electricity, running water, sanitation, and even the barest of health care.