Category Archives: World

Borthwick joins England rugby team as forwards coach

After masterminding Japan's breakthrough performances at the recent Rugby World Cup, Eddie Jones & Steve Borthwick have been reunited in England's restructured coaching set-up. Borthwick, a former England captain, was…

Critics of Thai junta face charges of insulting monarchy

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta is stepping up its offensive against critics, with a military court on Tuesday sentencing a single mother to seven years in jail for posting material…

Dangers for journalists still high in 2015: watchdogs

Journalists faced ongoing threats of jail or abduction for their work in many areas of the world, with China & Egypt imprisoning the largest number of reporters, watchdog groups said…

Top Asian News 5:11 p.m. GMT

BANGKOK (AP) — The president of one of the world's biggest seafood exporters expressed frustration & promised alter Tuesday after saying an Associated Press investigation that linked slave-peeled shrimp to…

Closer Tony Barnette signs 2-year deal with Texas Rangers

DALLAS (AP) — Right-handed closer Tony Barnette has signed a two-year contract with the Texas Rangers after six seasons in Japan. The deal, including a club option for 2018, was…

North Korean girl band cancelled China debut over rumours of tryst between lead singer and Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un's hand-selected girl band Moranbong have called off their much-anticipated performance in Beijing amid rumours their show had to be cancelled because of controversy surrounding an affair between the…

Thai man gets 40 years in prison for insulting King's dog

Thanakorn Siripaiboon was arrested at his home in Bangkok last week after authorities accused the factory worker of writing a “sarcastic” post on social media approximately Tongdaeng, King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s…

Saudi, Gulf states discussing sending special forces to Syria – Saudi foreign minister

PARIS (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia & other Gulf Arab states are discussing sending special forces to Syria as part of U.S.-led efforts to fight Islamic State, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir…

Arctic posts record warmth over land, less ice in its ocean

NEW YORK (AP) — The warming Arctic has set another record. The average air temperature over Arctic land reached 2.3 degrees F (1.3 degrees C) above average for the year…

Leoz to be extradited to US to face corruption charges

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Nicolas Leoz, the former head of the South American football confederation, is being extradited to the United States to face corruption charges linked to FIFA. A…