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Indonesian national search and rescue agency personnel watch over high seas during a search operation for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Andaman Sea on March 15, 2014. (credit: CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysian Official Does Not Know If Final Words From Missing Jet Came From Pilot, Co-Pilot

In a press conference Sunday Malaysian authorities said the number of countries involved with the search and rescue operation for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has increased from 14 to 25.

03/16/2014

Prosecutors say Leonard Francis offered luxury travel, prostitution services and other bribes to Navy officers in exchange for confidential information. (Getty Images)

Businessman In Navy Bribery Case Held Without Bail

A federal judge has ruled that Leonard Francis, the man at the heart of a multimillion dollar Navy bribery case, must be held without bail until his trial

11/26/2013

President Obama is cancelling his trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Cancels Asia Trip Because Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – President Obama has cancelled the rest of his planned trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. Obama was going to leave this weekend to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit […]

10/04/2013

File photo of a man with handcuffs  (Photo Credit: BERIT ROALD / AFP / GettyImages)

Suspected US Drug Smuggler Arrested In Thailand

An American described as a “leading drug lord” with a network spanning Asia and the United States was sent back to the U.S. on a government-chartered plane following his arrest in Thailand, authorities said Friday.

09/27/2013

More people around the world than ever are living abroad and the United States remains the most popular destination, according to new U.N. data released Wednesday.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

UN: More People Than Ever Live Abroad, US Most Popular Destination

More people around the world than ever are living abroad and the United States remains the most popular destination, according to new U.N. data released Wednesday.

09/11/2013

About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their wife or girlfriend was included, that figure rose to about a quarter. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: 1 In 10 Men In Asia Admit To Having Raped

About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their wife or girlfriend was included, that figure rose to about a quarter.

09/10/2013

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta walks with Commanding General of U.S. Army Central Command Army Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks upon his arrival to speak to troops at Ali Al Salem Air Base on December 12, 2012 in Kuwait. (credit: Susan Walsh - Pool/Getty Images)

4-Star General Takes Command Of Army In Asia, Pacific For First Time In Decades

A four-star general took command of the Army in Asia and the Pacific for the first time in nearly four decades on Friday as the military’s national security focus shifts to the region.

07/02/2013

John Kerry (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Kerry Heads To East Asia, Seeks China’s Help With North Korea Tension

John Kerry had been secretary of state for little more than a week when North Korea tested a nuclear bomb.

04/11/2013

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to members of the media after leaving a closed-door briefing on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Dec. 13, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Corker: Asian Leaders ‘Worried’ About Sequester Cuts On Defense

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.

04/03/2013

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, on Capitol Hill on Nov. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

McCain: Idea US Will Pivot Away From Mideast Is ‘Height Of Foolishness’

American envoys challenged assertions Saturday that Washington seeks to diminish its role in Middle East affairs, insisting U.S. political ties and energy needs bind the country closely to a region full of “threat and promise.”

12/10/2012

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