The harsh, tropical sunlight that dapples Bali's tourist-thronged beaches streams through the fingers of a palm leaf and lands on the shoulders of Nengah, who slumps like a rag doll amid a pile of tattered pillows in the island's far eastern reaches.The poor village of Abang is remote, and Nengah sp
Miyo Tatebayashi used to live about three miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant, which suffered a crippling accident when the March 11 tsunami struck Japan.On a recent day, she had just returned from a government-organized trip to the radiation zone in Fukushima prefecture along Japan's northeast c
They are all retirees, and they have all volunteered for a single, dangerous mission: to replace younger workers at the badly damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.The "Skilled Veterans Corps for Fukushima" consists of more than 500 seniors who have signed up for a job that has been called courageous — an
Japan faces a dilemma: the country lacks natural resources and relies heavily on nuclear power. But in the wake of the nuclear accident in March, 70 percent of Japanese now say they want to phase out atomic energy.It's a huge, long-term challenge.
Pakistan's military announced Monday that the country's main intelligence agency has captured a senior al-Qaida leader responsible for planning and conducting international operations.Younis al-Mauritani, also known as The Mauritanian, was among three suspected al-Qaida operatives captured in the ci
Pakistan's long list of problems has a new addition this summer: vicious communal violence in Karachi.More than 300 people have been killed in recent weeks, some under grisly circumstances that include decapitations, torture chambers and bodies placed in gunnysacks and dumped on the side of the road
Japan is about to get a new prime minster — the sixth in five years.As early as Tuesday, Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda could formally get the job.He all but captured the post Monday when he won the leadership race of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan. The challenges he faces will be huge.