US couple found guilty of 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder

DENPASAR (UPDATE) - An Indonesian court found a young U.S. couple guilty on Tuesday of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her battered body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.Full article

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South Korea's prime minister offers to quit amid bribery scandal

As of 04/21/2015 1:10 PM
South Korea's prime minister, who has denied an allegation that he took illegal campaign funds from a businessman who committed suicide, has offered to resign over the scandal, the presidential office said on Tuesday. Full article

Student armed with crossbow kills teacher at school

As of 04/21/2015 10:31 AM
A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at his school in Barcelona on Monday before being subdued, police and witnesses said. Full article

US, Japan in 'grabbing distance' of pact on Asia trade deal

As of 04/21/2015 9:59 AM
WASHINGTON -- The United States and Japan are within ''grabbing distance'' of resolving their differences on a much-awaited massive Pacific free-trade pact, the top US diplomat for Asia said Monday. Full article

EU unveils migrant action plan as more boats in distress

As of 04/21/2015 7:41 AM
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini unveiled plans Monday to tackle a growing migrant crisis after telling member states they had "no more excuses" not to act as fresh distress calls rang out in the Mediterranean. Full article

Hillary Clinton dodges questions about family foundation

As of 04/21/2015 7:40 AM
US Democrat Hillary Clinton, on the 2016 presidential campaign trail Monday, faced unsettling new accusations of financial conflicts of interest involving her family's philanthropic foundation, including some in a new book. Full article

US, UK, Norway slam Sudan polls as not credible

As of 04/21/2015 7:38 AM
The US, Britain and Norway on Monday blasted Sudan for failing to hold free and fair elections which alleged war criminal President Omar al-Bashir is widely expected to win. Full article

Abe says he may omit apology from Japan WWII statement

As of 04/21/2015 7:38 AM
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said he may not issue a direct apology for Japan's past aggression in an upcoming statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Full article

Indonesia launches operation against IS-linked militants

As of 04/20/2015 7:21 PM
Indonesia's armed forces have launched a six-month anti-terrorism operation to crack down on militants with suspected links to Islamic State, the top general said on Monday, amid growing concern about military involvement in internal security. Full article

Asia needs new military balance, not led by one major power-Indonesia's top general

As of 04/20/2015 6:10 PM
JAKARAT - Asia needs a new military balance that is not led by one major power, Indonesia's top general told Reuters on Monday, as the region becomes increasingly concerned over China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea. Full article

Social spending key to lifting national income levels - Kim

As of 04/20/2015 1:29 PM
Middle-income economies must increase social spending if they wish to reach the income level of developed countries and end extreme poverty, the president of the World Bank said in an interview published on Sunday. Full article