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  • Tokyo stocks squeak out gain in 11-day rally AFP - 5 minutes ago

    Tokyo stocks squeaked out a small gain Friday, extending the benchmark index's rise to an 11th straight day, its longest in more than a quarter of a century. The Nikkei 225 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange edged up 0.06 percent, or 11.69 points, to end … More »

  • Islamic State settles into Ramadi, but the lull unlikely to last
    Islamic State settles into Ramadi, but the lull unlikely to last Reuters - 17 minutes ago

    When the evening prayer was over, the man, whose head was shrouded in black, delivered a speech to the faithful, hailing the Islamic State's capture of the capital of Anbar Province -- its greatest victory over Iraqi forces in almost a year. Ali … More »

  • Dollar eases against yen in Asia after rally AFP - 18 minutes ago

    The dollar took a breather Friday, after a sharp run-up fuelled by expectations for a US interest rate hike this year pushed it to a 12-year high against the yen. In Tokyo afternoon trade, the greenback bought 123.69 yen, weakening from 123.96 yen … More »

  • Myanmar says don't 'single us out' at migrant crisis talks AFP - 18 minutes ago

    Myanmar rebuked the UN Friday after being called on to address the cause of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from its shores, saying it is being "singled out" for criticism at international talks. Tensions over Southeast Asia's migrant crisis were … More »

  • Chile students, police clash at new protest over reforms AFP - 20 minutes ago

    Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting Thursday against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations. Thousands of students took to the … More »