One of Indonesia's best-known pop stars was sentenced Monday to 3 1/2 years behind bars after sex tapes with his celebrity girlfriends found their way to the Internet, riveting and dividing this predominantly Muslim nation.
The mother of one of three inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison in July faces up to 2½ years in prison after admitting she provided assistance to her son following the escape.
Scientists say a NASA spacecraft braved a cosmic ice storm during a recent flight past a small comet.
China is expanding its naval surveillance fleet to better protect its maritime rights, state media reported Thursday amid bitter deep-sea territorial disputes with neighboring nations.
China has started talks with the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to formalize a code of conduct in disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing's ambassador to Manila said Thursday.
The U.S. military opposes the use of force by countries locked in a territorial dispute in the South China Sea and will maintain its presence in the strategic region for years to come, an American commander said Wednesday.
The United States and Vietnam demonstrated their blossoming military relations Sunday as a U.S. nuclear supercarrier cruised in waters off the Southeast Asian nation's coast — sending a message that China is not the region's only big player.
After meeting with President Bush in Washington this week, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will return next week to Israel in time to meet with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on June 25.