Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

China tensions link U.S., Japan, Australia

SYDNEY - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea.  Full Article 

Charter Communications nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable 5:24am EDT

- Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian speaks in the newspaper's offices in Washington, DC in a November 6, 2013 file photo provided by The Washington Post. REUTERS/Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post/Handout via Reuters

Washington Post reporter goes on trial in Iran

DUBAI - Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Iran, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.  Full Article 

A forensic policeman transports body bags with human remains found at the site of human trafficking camps in the jungle close the Thailand border after bringing them to a police camp near Wang Kelian in northern Malaysia May 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Bodies exhumed from Malay trafficking camps

BUKIT WANG BURMA, Malaysia - Malaysian police forensic teams began the grim task of exhuming the bodies of dozens of suspected victims of human traffickers found buried around jungle camps near the Thai border.  Full Article 

A girl helps herself to a buffet at a fast food restaurant in Harlem in New York December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The big cholesterol battle

LOS ANGELES - Two powerful and innovative cholesterol drugs likely to be approved this summer both target the same protein. But there is at least one significant difference between the two offerings: the dosages in which they will be sold.  Full Article 

A kayaker rows through the flood waters above Sewell Park on the Texas State University campus near the headwaters of the San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Don Anders/Anders Photography/Handout

Five killed in Texas and Oklahoma floods

SAN ANTONIO - Texas Governor Greg Abbott likened the ferocity of flash flooding that left at least five people dead in Texas and Oklahoma to a tsunami, as authorities said a dam had given way in a state park.  Full Article 

One month on from Nepal's killer quake

Monday marks a month to the day since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake ripped through Nepal killing thousands. Life is starting to return to normal in parts, but many families are still homeless with heavy monsoon rains fast approaching.

A Greek flag flies behind a statue to European unity outside the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Opinion: A second election needed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras not only needs to eat his words, but also to call a new election.   Commentary