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  • U.N. delays report on Sri Lanka war crimes
    U.N. delays report on Sri Lanka war crimes

    The United Nations’ top human rights official agreed Monday to delay the release of a long awaited report on alleged atrocities during the Sri Lankan civil war, saying the country’s new government has offered “clear commitments” on cooperating with his office for the...

  • China running against light competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics
    China running against light competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics

    At first glance, Beijing's quest to host the 2022 Winter Olympics may sound, well, a bit quixotic. After all, the city's skies are notoriously smoggy, its main proposed ski venue is a five-hour drive northwest of the city center, and the mountains there receive, bid organizers acknowledge,...

  • Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him
    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

    The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and over in gold pinstripes.

  • China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries
    China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries

    China is rapidly building five man-made islands from tiny reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, U.S. officials say, sparking concern that Beijing is growing more assertive in the disputed waters even as the United States boosts its own forces in the western Pacific.

  • Nepal's child grooms suffer in physical, emotional ways
    Nepal's child grooms suffer in physical, emotional ways

    The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments.

  • Australia hints at tourism boycott if Indonesia executes two citizens
    Australia hints at tourism boycott if Indonesia executes two citizens

    Indonesian officials on Friday rebuffed pleas from the Australian government and a top United Nations human rights official to call off the imminent executions of two Australians convicted of attempted drug smuggling a decade ago.

  • In Taiwan, board-game parlors are the new nondigital thing
    In Taiwan, board-game parlors are the new nondigital thing

    Like most people in Taiwan, Chang Jui-cheng has a smartphone with access to games such as Candy Crush and Zombie Tsunami. But on a recent Saturday, the 24-year-old graduate student spent three hours playing old-fashioned board games, and actually paid for the low-tech experience.

  • White House has high hopes for U.S.-India 'bromance'
    White House has high hopes for U.S.-India 'bromance'

    First came a military band riding camels draped in bright pompoms and tiny mirrors. A float carried a giant, snapping crab.

  • Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy
    Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy

    Just two months after his last trip to Asia, President Obama left Saturday for a three-day visit to India that includes no world summits, no major decisions to make and a relaxed schedule designed mainly to give plenty of chances for dinner and conversation with the country's popular new...

  • In China, the California name and connection are golden
    In China, the California name and connection are golden

    Thousands of Beijingers wake up every day in Yosemite. Hordes more have moved to Palm Springs, not to mention Orange County and Silver Lake. They shop at UCLA and go to Hollywood for a bite to eat.

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