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Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko “Shirley” Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of World War II, has died at the age of 94 after a life as dramatic as any of her films.
Japanese actress Shirley Yamaguchi dies at 94

 

It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops.
 

A boat sank Sunday in bad weather off eastern Indonesia, killing at least 14 people and leaving 12 others missing, an official said.
 

A boat sank Sunday in bad weather off eastern Indonesia, killing at least 14 people and leaving 12 others missing, an official said.
 

Three paramilitary soldiers were killed when a group of militants launched a rocket attack on a mountain fort in Pakistan's troubled northwest early Sunday, security officials said.
 

Fresh rain in Indian Kashmir disrupted rescue operations Sunday, a week after deadly floods struck the Himalayan region and then left hundreds of thousands marooned both in India and neighboring Pakistan.
Fresh rain hampers rescue operations in flood-ravaged Kashmir

 

Bangladesh's highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life.
Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on charges of graft, embezzlement

 

Philippine communities on Sunday prepared for flashfloods, landslides and possible storm surges as Typhoon Kalmaegi rushed toward the country, bearing powerful winds and heavy rains, authorities said.
 

Survivors from a ferry that sank after encountering steering problems in the central Philippines said Sunday that they were tossed about by the churning sea in darkness for six hours while praying and clinging to an overturned life raft before a passing ship rescued them.
 

North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Miller to six years' hard labor for “hostile” acts, two weeks after he and two other detained Americans had pleaded for help from Washington.
N. Korea sentences American to 6 years' hard labor

 
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