Japanese journalist goes on trial for defaming SKorean president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with......

Could Davao’s ‘Dirty Harry’ become the next Philippines president?

Those who are still belittling Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a viable presidential contender......

The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

On Monday, the 'Bangkok Post' ran what was touted as the "first interview" given by......

Life under the Thai junta in 2014 – Part 1: On attitude and happiness

In the days preceding the six-month anniversary of the latest military coup the three-finger salute......

South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, have gathered......

Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code......

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Putin’s tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 6:59PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on the edge....

Cambodia Khmer Rouge trial suspended until January

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 9:56AM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal says it will suspend trial sessions until January, bowing to pressure from lawyers of one of the two defendants charged with genocide....

4 South Korean men arrested over stolen Buddha statue in Japan

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 3:16PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Four South Korean men have been arrested in southern Japan on suspicion of stealing an ancient Buddha statue....

Philippines lifts ban on 9 Hong Kong journalists

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 2:59PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has lifted a ban against nine Hong Kong-based journalists, following criticism from media and Hong Kong's government....

Hong Kong: Authorities begin clearing Mong Kok protest site

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:48AM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities have begun clearing away some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs....

Hong Kong authorities to clear more protest barricades

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:46PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities say they will remove some barricades from part of a pro-democracy protest site in Mong Kok district, scene of previous violent confrontations with police and angry mobs....

The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 8:51AM UTC View Comments

On Monday, the 'Bangkok Post' ran what was touted as the "first interview" given by former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra since the military coup of May 22, 2014, which ousted her government after nearly six months of anti-government protests and thus a manufactured political deadlock. ...

Life under the Thai junta in 2014 – Part 1: On attitude and happiness

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 3:59PM UTC View Comments

In the days preceding the six-month anniversary of the latest military coup the three-finger salute made a comeback in Thailand, coinciding with the premiere of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1'. It was a case of life imitating art imitating life....

Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 11:34AM UTC View Comments

At least two student protest leaders were arrested this morning as police and bailiffs clashed with demonstrators in Hong Kong this morning....

Malaysian censors target YouTube in Internet crackdown

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:31AM UTC View Comments

Malaysian censors are drawing up plans to block Internet content that does not adhere to guidelines set by the Film Censorship Board....

Cambodia: Massive blaze guts Phnom Penh’s ‘Old Market’

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 6:27PM UTC View Comments

An early morning fire broke out in Phnom Penh’s Phsar Chas market early Monday, destroying an estimated 70 percent of its 900 stalls....

Thailand: Burmese ethnic armed groups ordered to inform junta of meetings

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:54PM UTC View Comments

Lt-Gen Sathit Pittrat, commander of the Thai Third Regional Army, has directed that Burmese ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) must give advance notice to and seek permission from the army for any meetings they intend to hold in Thailand....