The number of women jailed in Afghanistan for "moral crimes" such as fleeing abusive husbands has risen sharply, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, undermining claims that the status of women has improved. More »Rise in Afghan women jailed for 'moral crimes': rights group
Flirtatious women were reportedly using strange methods to catch Liam Hemsworth's eye at Cannes Film Festival. More »Liam Hemsworth 'is hit with ladies in Cannes'
CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) - A group of journalists from Thailand visited Cebu over the weekend to meet with Cebu journalists and learn from the experience of members of the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) in news coverage and the practice of journalism. More »Thai journalists group visits Cebu
Polish doctors carried out the world's first life-saving face transplant, the centre's spokeswoman said Wednesday, weeks after a 33-year-old man was disfigured by a machine in a workplace accident. More »Poland claims world's first life-saving face transplant
Israel said on Sunday a France 2 television report seen worldwide on the death of a Palestinian child in 2000 was "baseless", following an analysis of the raw footage. More »Israel rejects France 2 findings on Dura affair
The German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation (BKA) has warned of potential terrorist attacks at fan zones across Germany for Saturday's Champions League final, according to reports. More »Germany's football fan zones 'warned of attacks'
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Filipino seafarers may file work-related complaints even while aboard ocean-going vessels, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). More »Filipino seamen may file complaints at sea
Three decades after Ronald Reagan launched his "Star Wars" project, the costly missile defense program has become a pillar of US strategy despite lingering doubts about its technology. More »US missile defense still plagued by technical doubts
Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - The Muslim World Conference 2013 will be held at Chulalongkorn University next week. The theme of the event this year is "Competitive Collaboration Strategies and the Common Culture of the Asean Community". More »Thailand to host Muslim conference
Here we are again with our weekly startup list! Remember, for startup tips and story suggestions, feel free to email us . Alternatively, you can send tips here and/or tell us about your startup here . ... More »16 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is trying to accelerate its uranium enrichment programme, a U.N. nuclear report showed, but experts said it was unclear when Tehran's new machines could start operating and how efficiently they would work. The Islamic state's progress in introducing next-generation centrifuges is closely watched in the West and Israel as it would enable Tehran to speed up accumulation of material that could be used to build atomic bombs. Iran denies any such aim. ... More »Iran seeks to speed up nuclear activity - IAEA
The Los Angeles Clippers, ousted in the first round of the NBA playoffs, said they won't bring back head coach Vinny Del Negro. More »Los Angeles Clippers part with coach Del Negro
Cyber hackers attacked several official Saudi websites on Saturday, posting an Algerian flag on their homepages that later vanished, local media reported. More »Hackers attack Saudi official websites: reports
While others let go of burdens in an attempt to fly, it was by taking on more challenges that a young Filipino cadet soared from the shadow he had been under. More »Pinoy to graduate with honors from U.S. Air Force Academy
Jakarta (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - More than a million people worldwide have joined online calls for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to block the Aceh administration's plan to open protected forests for commercial exploitation. More »Global calls to save Aceh forest