Thailand: Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing investigation

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say a foreign suspect has been arrested in the investigation......

Malaysia: Thousands gather for Bersih 4 rally, urge PM to quit

Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for......

Australia’s military crackdown on fraud visas backfires

Australia’s Operation Fortitude, one of the latest campaigns of the Tony Abbott’s Government to crackdown......

Malaysian censors block websites ahead of Bersih 4 rally

The Malaysian government has not only declared that this weekend's Bersih 4.0 rally is illegal,......

Superstition is wiping out the world’s rare rhino populations

Due to the trafficking of rhinoceros horn, the past 40 years have seen global populations......

Thailand issues warrant for suspect in second Bangkok bomb blast

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court has issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect......

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Rival Koreas fix date for preparing family reunions

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 6:48PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North and South Korea have fixed a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War....

7 killed, 2 injured in China paper mill accident

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 3:03PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in central China authorities say seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill....

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 2:23PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers have approved a law requiring large companies to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers....

Chinese stock index jumps 5.3% as Asian stocks rise

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 5:08PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China's main stock market index has surged 5.3 percent, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as Asian markets rose following Wall Street's overnight rebound....

Forbes: Mall tycoon Henry Sy tops Philippines’ rich list for 8th year running

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:34AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the Philippines' richest person for the eight consecutive year, with his net worth up $1.7 billion from last year to $14.4 billion....

North Korea reports dozens of casualties after heavy rains

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015 9:44AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says heavy rainfall has caused dozens of human casualties, destroyed homes and flooded farmland in a northeast area home to a special economic zone....

Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it’s copied

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 2:04PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers have defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Games was taken from a Belgian theater....

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Australia’s military crackdown on fraud visas backfires

By Fri, Aug 28, 2015 7:27PM UTC

Australia’s Operation Fortitude, one of the latest campaigns of the Tony Abbott’s Government to crackdown on illegal aliens, has been widely ridiculed by anti-racist activists. The operation, set for the weekend, was announced on Friday morning, but was cancelled within 12 hours....

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The legacy of Ieng Thirith: The ‘First Lady’ of the Khmer Rouge

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 1:02PM UTC

By Alexandra Demetrianova Silently and out of the spotlight, Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin province in Cambodia at the weekend. She was 83 – an age most people of the Khmer Rouge era never had a chance to reach. Ieng Thirith was the ‘First Lady’ of the bloody regime, which exterminated roughly a quarter...

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The kids will drink: Why Thailand booze ban could do more harm than good

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:44PM UTC

It’s uncertain at the moment how the military junta intends to enforce its ban of alcohol sales within 300 metres (500 metres has also been talked about) of educational institutions. ...

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Landslide in China’s southwest kills 3

By Sun, Aug 23, 2015 2:41PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says rescue workers are searching for eight people missing after a landslide that killed three others in the country's mountainous southwest....

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Afghan official: Bodies of 3 abducted police found in east

By Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:34AM UTC

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the bodies of three border police officers who were abducted in a volatile eastern region have been found by local residents....

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