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  • Despite canceled trip, Obama 'committed' to U.S. pivot toward Asia

    Despite canceled trip, Obama 'committed' to U.S. pivot toward Asia
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama pushed his staff for several days this week to keep a long-planned trip to Southeast Asia on his schedule, even after advisors concluded he could not leave the country with the government in shutdown mode. But with dozens...
  • Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown

    Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown
    SACRAMENTO — On a day when immigrant-rights activists nationwide rallied for action from Washington, Gov. Jerry Brown put California at the vanguard of change, signing sweeping laws aimed at speeding the assimilation of those in the country...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate

    Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate
    President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
  • Fraud suit against Greg Mortenson's '3 Cups of Tea' rejected

    Fraud suit against Greg Mortenson's '3 Cups of Tea' rejected
    A class-action lawsuit claiming damages against Greg Mortenson over "Three Cups of Tea" was rejected Wednesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appeals court judges upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss the case. The plaintiffs were...
  • Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack

    Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack
    Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
  • Review: Cambodia's evolution vividly captured in 'River Changes Course'

     Review: Cambodia's evolution vividly captured in 'River Changes Course'
    Returning to the country her family fled years earlier because of persecution by the Khmer Rouge, Kalyanee Mam has crafted a deeply felt portrait of Cambodia. Her documentary "A River Changes Course" is a profile of three families in different parts of...
  • Review: A modern Silk Road passes through OCMA's Pacific Rim show

    Review: A modern Silk Road passes through OCMA's Pacific Rim show
    More than 2,000 years ago, the Silk Road emerged as a network of flourishing trade routes between Asia and Europe, as well as parts of North and East Africa. Cultures crossfertilized. Civilizations prospered, others flamed out. Art recorded the complex...
  • Indian, Chinese leaders meet in New Delhi, pledge better relations

    Indian, Chinese leaders meet in New Delhi, pledge better relations
    NEW DELHI – The Indian and Chinese premiers papered over their differences at a meeting in New Delhi on Monday, pledging to tackle a border dispute that has soured relations for decades and to work together for global stability. The meeting was...
  • Bombs, bullets and baby steps toward democracy in Pakistan

    Bombs, bullets and baby steps toward democracy in Pakistan
    Kidnappings, suicide bombings and hundreds of violent deaths have bloodied Pakistan’s campaign trail. Still, the parliamentary vote Saturday is being heralded as a milestone in the country’s democratic advancement. Once the votes are tallied...
  • South African court sentences rhino horn smuggler to 40 years

     
    South African court sentences foreign rhino horn smuggler to 40 years jail: A South African court Friday sentenced Thai national, Chumlong Lemtongthai, to 40 years jail for his part in a Laos-based rhino smuggling syndicate which managed to take dozens of...