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  • Fresh nuclear leak detected at Fukushima plant

    22 Feb 2015 : TOKYO - Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant.

  • Japan calls for return of isles from South Korea

    22 Feb 2015 : TOKYO - Japan urged South Korea again Sunday to return disputed islets, one of the issues which have soured ties between the two US allies.

  • Pentagon chief reviews plans to shut Kandahar base

    22 Feb 2015 : KANDAHAR (AFGHANISTAN) - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter headed to southern Afghanistan on Sunday to review plans to withdraw US forces in a volatile area that has long preoccupied American commanders.

  • Dozens feared missing after ferry sinks in Bangladesh: police

    22 Feb 2015 : DHAKA - Dozens were feared missing Sunday when a ferry sank in central Bangladesh after colliding with a cargo ship, police said.

  • Philippine, French leaders to discuss 'terrorism': spokesman

    22 Feb 2015 : MANILA - French President Francois Hollande will discuss international terrorism when he meets his Philippine counterpart Benigno Aquino this week, a spokesman said Sunday.

  • Ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

    22 Feb 2015 : DHAKA — At least 100 people have gone missing after a river ferry capsized in western Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday.

  • Korean Air, Airbus sign accord for jet fighter bid

    22 Feb 2015 : SEOUL - Korean Air and European aerospace giant Airbus have signed an agreement to jointly bid for an $8-billion jet fighter project, an airline spokesman said Sunday, pitting them against a team comprised of Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries.

  • China protests after India PM visits frontier region

    22 Feb 2015 : BEIJING - China has expressed "strong dissatisfaction and staunch opposition" after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a frontier area controlled by New Delhi but claimed by Beijing, state media reported.

  • 1,500 homes damaged by Cyclone Marcia in Australia

    22 Feb 2015 : MACKAY (AUSTRALIA) - Australian officials on Sunday said all efforts were being made to help those affected by tropical Cyclone Marcia which smashed through Queensland state leaving 1,500 homes damaged and thousands without electricity.

  • Freight shipping prices sink on oversupply, China slowdown

    22 Feb 2015 : LONDON - Freight shipping prices have plummeted to a historic low, fuelled by a long-standing problem of too many ships and lower demand from China, but experts cautioned against seeing it as a warning on the global economy.

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