UN says, 1.4 million people victimized by Nepal earthquake need food assistance

More than 1.4 million people affected by Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal are in need of food assistance, a United Nations spokesman said Monday. Citing Nepalese government figures, U.N. spokesman…

TV presenter accused of racism after congratulating teenage girl for inheriting white skin

An Australian TV presenter has been accused of racism after she congratulated a teenage girl for inheriting her father’s fair skin.Sunrise host Samantha Armytage sparked outrage when she made the…

23 injured as Asiana plane overruns runway in Japan

TOKYO – More than 20 passengers were injured when an Asiana Airlines Airbus A320 overran a runway in western Japan on Tuesday evening, officials and local media said. The South…

Super Typhoon Maysak barrels toward the Philippines

A massive, menacing storm system dubbed Super Typhoon Maysak churned in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, days away from a possible direct hit on the Philippines. Maysak churned west-northwest at…

Daniel Vettori confirms retirement from NZ cricket

WELLINGTON — Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori returned home to New Zealand on Tuesday and confirmed what he had hinted at last week — the Cricket World Cup final against Australia…

Clarke dedicates World Cup win to Phil Hughes

Michael Clarke has dedicated Australia’s World Cup win to former team-mate Philip Hughes, who died tragically in November last year after being struck by a cricket ball. Clarke – in…

Australia’s fifth world cup win cements standing

Even though Australia entered the World Cup with a firm grip on the No.1 ranking, a reflection of its peerless winning percentage since the 2011 tournament, captain Michael Clarke said…

Australia’s Mitchell Starc named player of World Cup

MELBOURNE – Australia bowler Mitchell Starc has been named player of the tournament at the Cricket World Cup after they defeated New Zealand in Sunday’s final at the MCG. Starc…

Singapore holds funeral procession in farewell to Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore is bidding farewell to its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Despite torrential rain, tens of thousands lined the streets to view the…

Vanuatu receives first aid for islands ravaged by Pam

Vanuatu receives first aid for islands ravaged by Pam

VANUATU – Aid is beginning to arrive in Vanuatu after the Pacific island nation was hit by a cyclone which President Baldwin Lonsdale described as a “monster.” Air force planes…