SKorea: Son of sunken Sewol ferry owner detained

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the......

Prabowo appeals election result at Indonesia’s highest court

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lawyers say the losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election has filed......

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Is China’s love affair with Western fast food at an end?

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Hong Kong: Chicken off the menu at McDonald’s amid meat scandal

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Xi bolsters Latin America ties with string of lucrative deals

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US says China tested anti-satellite missile

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014 2:59PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says China has tested a missile designed to destroy satellites and is urging Beijing to refrain from destabilizing actions. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the “non-destructive” test occurred Wednesday. She said a previous destructive test of the system in 2007 created thousands of pieces of dangerous debris in space....

Investigators examine Taiwan plane crash black boxes

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 4:31PM UTC

XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people....

Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:31PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew....

US senator urges Burma to amend constitution

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:26PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Burma to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule....

South Korea lab fails to determine how Sewol tragedy ferry owner died

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 1:47PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's state-run forensic lab says it has failed to find out how a fugitive billionaire blamed for April's ferry disaster died....

Cambodia defamation ruling raises media freedom concerns

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:47AM UTC

Media watchdogs have voiced concern after a Cambodia-based journalist and blogger was ordered to pay 100 million riel (US$25,000) to a French property developer after he was convicted of defamation charges by Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday....

‘Losing is not an option’: How far will Prabowo go after election defeat?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 8:50PM UTC View Comments

On Tuesday this week, just hours before the official winner of Indonesia's presidential election was scheduled to be announced, former military strongman Prabowo Subianto seemingly "withdrew" from the competition, leaving rival Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo to celebrate his victory amidst an atmosphere of widespread uncertainty and confusion, particularly among Prabowo's own supporters....

Bereaved families clash with police at Sewol tragedy remembrance event

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 9:17AM UTC View Comments

SEOUL - Several people were injured, including two who were rushed to the hospital in ambulances, Thursday night as family members of the victims of the Sewol disaster and their supporters clashed with police during their march to demand legislation of a special law to determine the cause of the ferry sinking....

Best colleges in the UK for international students

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 6:45PM UTC View Comments

Every year, students all over the world research colleges and universities abroad where they can continue their education and gain a rich experience away from home. Around 110,000 people from outside the UK apply each year to join the cohort of international students who recognise the value a qualification from the UK will have around...

Thai interim constitution gives absolute power to the junta

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014 2:45PM UTC View Comments

Last night, the 2014 interim constitution was gazetted (the original in Thai is available from here).* The interim constitution comprises 48 clauses that will be in use until the new constitution is drafted. See Saksith’s post here for his take on the interim constitution. If anyone spots any mistakes, please e-mail bangkokpundit@gmail.com or point out on...

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:51PM UTC View Comments

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year's contentious election....

Media and Malaysian tragedy: A look at coverage of MH17 and MH370

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 1:44PM UTC View Comments

Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian people suffered two shocking tragedies this year. The disappearance of flight MH370 continues to be a painful mystery, and the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine came as a another brutal shock, leaving many in Malaysia to ask "Why is this happening again?"...

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Yoo Dae-gyun, center, the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner, is surrounded by the reporters upon his arrival at Incheon District Prosecutors' Office in Incheon, South Korea, Friday. Pic: AP.