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  • Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

    Sat, 9:41am

    Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workersMOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a Moscow printing plant warehouse on Saturday, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan, Russia's emergency services said. A representative of the Kyrgyz community said the victims were all young women trapped in a dressing room while changing into their work clothes.


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  • Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

    Sat, 9:36am

    FILE - In this photo Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, 47 year old Wang Hongfa holds the hand of his 8 year old son Wang Lichang at a hospital where he donated part of his liver to his ailing son as a living donor organ transplant in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. China claims it ended the harvesting of executed inmates' organs for transplants in January 2015. Some foreign doctors who have worked in China say authorities are behaving more responsibly, but other observers say China hasn't done enough to prove that it's fulfilled that pledge. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an executed prisoner.


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  • Top Asian News 1:35 p.m. GMT

    Sat, 9:35am

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful." Two months later, nearly 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users lay dead as morgues continue to fill up. Faced with criticism of his actions by rights activists, international bodies and outspoken Filipinos, including the top judge, Duterte has stuck to his guns and threatened to declare martial law if the Supreme Court meddles in his work. read more

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