By Nicole Winfield Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis embarks on his second Asian pilgrimage this
Shoreline meets Asia
Shoreline Community College President Cheryl Roberts, International Education Executive Director Diana Sampson and Associate Director of Outreach Bo Fu visited China, Cambodia, and Indonesia in December.
Japan’s leader says he will express remorse for World War II
By Ken Moritsugu Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — In a year that marks the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end, a question weighs on the minds of policymakers in Asia and as far away as Washington, D.C.: What will Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe say about his country’s role in the war?
US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying
By Jim Gomez Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender woman.
Japanese paper regrets use of term ‘sex slaves’
By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term “sex slaves” in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.
Thai legislature approves ban on surrogacy
AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s interim parliament has given initial approval to a bill banning commercial surrogacy, the practice of hiring a woman to carry a fetus to term, a lawmaker said Friday.
Nominee questions fairness of Taiwan film awards
AP Wire Service TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The golden horse statues have been awarded, but the drama hasn’t ended from one of Asia’s biggest film festivals. Chinese actress Gong Li called Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Festival unprofessional after she lost the best actress category to Taiwanese actress Chen Shiang Chyi. Sometimes called the Chinese Oscars, […]
Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational
AP Wire Service MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christina Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to increase her lead to five strokes in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Myanmar-Rohingya Trafficking — Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus
By Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan Associated Press MYIN HLUT, Myanmar (AP) — The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War.
British man charged in Hong Kong double killing
By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Monday that they had charged a British man with killing two women, including one whose body was found inside a suitcase on the balcony of the man’s upscale apartment.
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