01 Feb 2015 : The Islamic State group said in a video Saturday it had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing outrage from Tokyo and condemnation from Washington.
31 Jan 2015 : VIENNA - Carl Djerassi changed the lives of women around the world by helping to develop oral contraceptives.
31 Jan 2015 : A senior police officer and son of a former cabinet minister was arrested and crystal methamphetamine seized during a raid on a hotel room in Bangkok early Saturday.
31 Jan 2015 : SYDNEY — Australia defeated South Korea 2-1 after extra-time in the final of the Asian Cup Saturday to claim the continental honour for the first time in their history.
31 Jan 2015 : MELBOURNE — American top seed Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam title on Saturday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Russia's Maria Sharapova.
31 Jan 2015 : Three people were killed and two others injured when their pickup truck skidded off a road and overturned as they were heading to Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai on Saturday afternoon.
31 Jan 2015 : MANILA — The Philippine air force said one of its Italian-made light planes crashed at sea on a training mission on Saturday, killing the two pilots.
31 Jan 2015 : YANGON — A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, a businessman who now owns them said on Saturday.
31 Jan 2015 : US embassy officials are free to meet Thai red-shirt leaders but the government hopes they will not meddle in Thailand's internal affairs, Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda said on Saturday.
31 Jan 2015 : ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — A pair of American and Russian pilots has travelled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.