The world according to Amos Yee and the meaning of tolerance

In an astonishing act of self-interest—it couldn’t have been anything else, the notion of grace......

UN: Burma’s stability is at risk if Rohingya issue not solved

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is warning Burma that stability in its......

Thai authorities face ‘Tiger Temple’ dilemma

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Activists, politicians call for protection of human rights at ASEAN forum

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Indonesia moves Filipino maid to ‘Execution Island’

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Filipino maid facing the death penalty after being convicted of......

In-depth: China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea

While the Chinese real estate market is experiencing some serious problems, construction work is booming......

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US lifts sanctions on prominent Burmese businessman

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:41AM UTC

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Pakistan leaders in Saudi Arabia to press Yemen negotiations

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 6:33PM UTC

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Sri Lankan police arrest former president’s brother

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 9:23AM UTC

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Beijing says air pollution down 19% this year

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015 5:53PM UTC

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The world according to Amos Yee and the meaning of tolerance

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 8:42AM UTC View Comments

In an astonishing act of self-interest—it couldn’t have been anything else, the notion of grace being quite foreign to the intolerant religionists, who we call 'Christians' when in polite company—one deluded worshipper of the malicious and deceitful fantasy deity, Jesus Christ, unwittingly posted bail for Singapore’s dearly beloved, prisoner of conscience, Amos Yee. ...

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In-depth: China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:26AM UTC View Comments

While the Chinese real estate market is experiencing some serious problems, construction work is booming in the South China Sea, the area whose sovereignty is disputed by China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei....

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China gets tough on funeral strippers

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:48AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say they are cracking down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas....

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‘Handy happiness': How glitzy malls are taking over life in Bangkok

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 10:25AM UTC View Comments

Tourists in Thailand searching for the real Bangkokian's lifestyle experience needn't shop at Jatujak Market, have pad thai on Khaosarn Road or go clubbing in Nana. Just go to malls. Bangkokians go to malls....

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Find out what Jaymee Nghi Do, from Vietnam, thinks of her experience at De Montfort University.

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 12:21AM UTC View Comments

Jaymee Nghi Do, from Vietnam, is currently studying the International Foundation Certificate in Art and Design at Leicester International Pathway College, at De Montfort University campus. She is sharing her positive experience below. “I chose to join Leicester International Pathway College (LIPC) as its International Foundation Certificate in Art and Design allows me to progress...

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Will Thai junta’s Education Ministry purge help raise teaching standards?

By Wed, Apr 22, 2015 10:31AM UTC View Comments

It’s almost a year since General Prayuth Chan-o-cha came to power in Thailand’s 12th successful coup, but during this time there had been little sign of the promised reforms that Thailand’s education system so badly needs. However, all that might now be changing with signs that this most urgent of issues is finally being tackled....

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