MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has her eyes set on her next big dream: being a Bond girl. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach returned home to the Philippines for the first time since her crowning — and that awkward moment when host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner instead of her. […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An exterminator accused of strangling a pediatrician, who questioned his work and then tying her up with equestrian gear and setting her body on fire, has been convicted of first-degree murder, arson, and related offenses. Dr. Melissa Ketunuti was of Thai descent. Jason Smith, 39, faces a mandatory life term without the […]
By Didi Tang and Jack Chang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend, and her, her lawyer said. […]
By Louise Watt and Aritz Parra Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experiences and on which he spoke under a pseudonym about the pressure he faced as a homosexual.
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By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly A genetic mutation that prevents inflammation present in some Southeast Asians may hold the key to treating a deadly disease, but more research is needed according to researchers at the University of Washington.
By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK, THAILAND (AP) — The European aid group Doctors Without Borders said Monday, Oct. 28 it has been prevented from providing essential medical services because of tensions between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar.
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — About 300 AIDS patients and their relatives tore down the main gate of a government office in central China during a protest Monday over unmet demands for financial assistance.
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms, even though they are not infected with HIV.
By Katy Daigle The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India effectively ended Bayer’s monopoly on a patented cancer drug last Monday, licensing a much cheaper generic under a unique law aimed at keeping costs affordable. In a decision likely to upset Western pharmaceuticals, the patent office approved Natco Pharma Ltd.’s application to produce the […]