Amazing images, videos show the 3 typhoons bearing down on Asia

Asia was bracing for itself Wednesday as satellite images and videos revealed a trio of......

Koh Tao murders: World watches as Burmese migrants go on trial

At 8am Wednesday the two Burmese migrants accused of murdering British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and......

China, Hong Kong stocks in freefall; more companies suspend trading

Stocks in China and Hong Kong and China continued to plummet Wednesday with China’s markets......

Pacquiao Watch: When titles no longer matter

Quite a number Filipino boxing fans shared the links to the story that Floyd Mayweather......

WATCH: Drunk Thai policeman video goes viral

It’s not much of an advertisement for ‘Thailand’s finest’, but it was only inevitable that......

Why business schools in Southeast Asia are ‘second class’

Business education has increased exponentially all around the world over the last two decades. The......

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Malaysia freezes bank accounts linked to PM amid corruption allegations

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 5:50PM UTC

Malaysian authorities have frozen six bank accounts as part of an investigation into allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were transferred from a state investment fund to the personal accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak....

World’s oldest man dies in Japan at the age of 112

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 2:27PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest man, a retired educator from Japan, has died at the age of 112....

Vietnam Communist Party chief to visit Obama at White House

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 1:16PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of Vietnam's Communist Party is heading to the White House on Tuesday for meetings with President Barack Obama and other top officials....

Thai military court orders release of 14 student activists pending trial

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 12:49PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen detained student activists have been brought before a military court in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly....

Samsung forecasts 4 percent drop in 2Q profit

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 10:22AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. forecasts its second-quarter profit has dropped 4 percent from a year earlier....

China to snub arbitration hearing on feud with Philippines

By Mon, Jul 06, 2015 6:10PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Chinese ambassador says Beijing has stood pat in its decision to reject international arbitration to resolve a disagreement with the Philippines over the South China Sea....

Pacquiao Watch: When titles no longer matter

By Wed, Jul 08, 2015 9:41AM UTC

Quite a number Filipino boxing fans shared the links to the story that Floyd Mayweather Jr was stripped of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title, but failed to appreciate what goes beyond it....

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Thai military court orders release of 14 student activists pending trial

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 12:49PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Fourteen detained student activists have been brought before a military court in a case that has attracted international calls for their release and criticism of the military junta's strict controls on freedom of speech and assembly....

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Why business schools in Southeast Asia are ‘second class’

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 11:46AM UTC

Business education has increased exponentially all around the world over the last two decades. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is one of the university's newest innovations, as is the MBA, and DBA. This has led to the growth of business schools around the world, with this phenomena also very quickly catching on within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region....

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Facebook and Thai politics: Press ‘Like’, and hope for the best

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015 10:54AM UTC

On the night of June 26 in Bangkok, the Thai police arrested 14 student activists for staging a non-violent demonstration against the junta. They were then charged with sedition and are now being...

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Prostitution: Thailand’s worst kept secret

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015 11:08AM UTC

You could be forgiven for thinking if you were new to Thailand that prostitution was a market aimed solely at foreign tourists and fund-dumping expatriates. The garish lights, garish hook-ups, and garish whispers in the night have become iconic, a thing of holiday myths, books, films, and for many who don’t live here deceitfully representative of an entire culture. But Thailand’s lusty epithet of a land of salacious, often mendacious smiles, is a foreign concoction, and within these borders most citizens I think don’t taint themselves with that brush....

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Homophobic war crimes boast betrays the arrogance of Burma’s junta leaders

By Mon, Jun 29, 2015 10:17AM UTC

On the same day the US Supreme Court voted in favour of same sex marriage, a different story emerged from Burma. Ruling party MP and infamous bigmouth Hla Swe took to Facebook to launch a homophobic tirade, casually bragging about using gay men as porters during junta rule....

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