Hong Kong protestors wait for Beijing’s response

As China prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic......

China approves iPhone 6 after Apple gives security assurances

BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator has approved the iPhone 6 for sale after Apple......

Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identifications wristbands for tourists “so that......

Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and brother of the president, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has recently published......

LIVE: Hong Kong pro-democracy protests continue

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in......

US urges Hong Kong to show restraint with protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint......

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Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 2:17PM UTC

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window....

Why Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia is no ‘rebel architect’

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:27AM UTC

Earlier this month, Al Jazeera broadcast a series called ‘rebel architecture’. Each episode focused on an architect who is using their profession to try and ameliorate or solve social problems. ...

South Korean ship runs aground, everyone rescued

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:04AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's coast guard says a cruise ship has run aground off the southwestern coast but all of the 109 people aboard the vessel have been rescued. ...

China: Two men sentenced to death for killing of imam in Xinjiang

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:33PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say two men were sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for killing a pro-government Muslim cleric in the far western city of Kashgar. The government-run news portal Tianshan Net said the court in Kashgar on Sunday found Gheni Hasan and Nurmemet Abidilimit guilty of organizing and leading...

Japanese climber killed on Nepal mountain

By Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:19AM UTC

A Nepalese mountaineering official says a Japanese climber attempting to scale the world's eighth-highest peak slipped and was killed, becoming the first casualty of the autumn climbing season....

Fatal school stampede in China blamed on horseplay

By Sat, Sep 27, 2014 6:27PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A stampede that killed six children and injured 26 at a southern Chinese elementary school is being blamed on horseplay that sparked panic among dozens of schoolchildren....

Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:58PM UTC View Comments

Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identifications wristbands for tourists “so that if they’re out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted,” Reuters reports. ...

Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:04AM UTC View Comments

Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and brother of the president, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has recently published a lengthy article in a policy-oriented journal called PRISM. The publication of this article, particularly at a time when the Sri Lankan government has been under the microscope for alleged war crimes and ongoing human rights abuses, raises a number of questions....

LIVE: Hong Kong pro-democracy protests continue

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:22AM UTC View Comments

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in Causeway, Mongkok and Admirality throughout the day, and more people appeared to be joining the protest as evening approached. Authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets....

China’s new pollution rules will have global impact

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 6:00AM UTC View Comments

Operating a global system makes everything a global issue. Case in point: pollution-fighting measures in China are shaking up global coal markets. Recent legislation will ban the burning of the dirtiest coal in China’s urban areas, effectively limiting imports on coal that contains high levels of ash and sulfur starting in 2015. This could mean...

Top polluter China makes its case at UN climate summit

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014 6:01AM UTC View Comments

With Chinese President Xi Jinping’s absence looming large at the UN Climate Summit held in New York last week, showing Beijing’s commitment to global environment fell on China’s Vice Premier and, for the occasion, special envoy. ...

Hong Kong students ‘savvy and bold’ in pursuit of democracy

By Fri, Sep 26, 2014 3:48PM UTC View Comments

While US Vice President Joe Biden claims the US will chase ISIS to the gates of hell, on Thursday evening nearly 4,000 Hong Kong students chased democracy to the gates of the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's mansion in the hills over looking the city....

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Student activists sleep in the shade of umbrellas in Hong Kong Tuesday. Pic: AP.