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......

Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong faces new charges

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong for......

China detains 11 over deadly Tianjin port blast

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over a massive warehouse explosion that......

Thailand: Elephant kills handler, runs off with Chinese tourists

One of Chiang Mai's most popular tourist activities turned deadly on Wednesday, as an elephant......

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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....

US says Sri Lanka should carry out its own investigation of war crimes

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 5:03PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States says that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka's government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes....

Obama expresses regret to Japan’s Abe over WikiLeaks spying allegations

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 4:42PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama has called Japan's leader to express regret over recent WikiLeaks allegations that the U.S. had spied on senior Japanese officials....

Chinese woman downs $200 bottle of cognac at airport security, is declared ‘too drunk’ to fly

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015 11:31AM UTC

It was bottoms up for a Chinese passenger during a layover at Beijing airport earlier this week, who chugged an entire bottle of US$200 Rémy Martin XO Excellence cognac because officers barred her from bringing it onboard....

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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China ramping up publicity for upcoming military parade

By Sat, Aug 22, 2015 3:07PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China is ramping up publicity for its upcoming World War II military parade, but officials still aren't saying what other countries are taking part in the spectacle....

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Philippines: General Santos City clamps down on smoking

By Sat, Aug 22, 2015 8:42AM UTC

General Santos City officials are not worried being accused of being copycats of neighboring Davao City. “It is for the good of our constituents,” Mayor Ronnel Rivera said during the launching of a new city ordinance that put more teeth on a 23-year old city law that bans smoking in public places....

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