A year of Narendra Modi: What has he achieved?

Narendra Modi has completed one year in office and traveled to more locations around the......

South Korean court suspends ‘nut rage’ exec’s prison term

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has suspended the prison term for......

Rohingya crisis: The myth of Australia’s ‘front door’

How should asylum seekers, fleeing persecution, aided and abetted by their own government, escape their......

One year on: Future looks grim under Thailand’s ruling junta

When Pink Floyd’s vocalist and bassist Roger Waters wrote the 1979 rock classic ”Another Brick......

Burma to attend migrant crisis meeting next week

A presidential official in Burma said Thursday that it will send delegates to regional talks......

‘Nope, nope, nope': Abbot says Australia won’t take Rohingya migrants

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out Australia resettling any Rohingya refugees, warning that......

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China TV show pulled over explosive crotch grenade scene

By Thu, May 21, 2015 5:37PM UTC

Talk about a bombshell. A popular Chinese television drama has been pulled off air over a scene where a hidden grenade is pulled from a woman’s crotch during an amorous scene....

South Korea confirms third case of MERS virus

By Thu, May 21, 2015 5:04PM UTC

South Korea says three cases of the MERS respiratory virus have been confirmed after a 76-year-old man was found to have contracted the virus Thursday....

Police in China arrest real life ‘Walter White’

By Thu, May 21, 2015 4:15PM UTC

A former chemistry professor at a Chinese university has been arrested for his involvement in a major drugs ring producing and distributing methcathinone, a drug similar to methamphetamine....

Malaysia PM orders Rohingya migrant boat rescues

By Thu, May 21, 2015 3:30PM UTC

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he has ordered the navy and the coast guard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying Rohingya migrants stranded at sea....

US, Gambia offer to resettle Rohingya migrants

By Thu, May 21, 2015 10:13AM UTC

The international community is slowly stepping forward with offers of assistance to help alleviate Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis....

Thailand criticized over failure to offer refuge to Rohingya migrants

By Wed, May 20, 2015 7:11PM UTC

While Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to take in the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea, Thailand has not committed to providing them with refuge....

A year of Narendra Modi: What has he achieved?

By Fri, May 22, 2015 2:47PM UTC View Comments

Narendra Modi has completed one year in office and traveled to more locations around the world than most Indians would in a lifetime. A robust foreign policy no doubt is a big plus of his tenure so far. Does India need a foreign minister with Modi at the helm, is one question....

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Rohingya crisis: The myth of Australia’s ‘front door’

By Fri, May 22, 2015 11:23AM UTC View Comments

How should asylum seekers, fleeing persecution, aided and abetted by their own government, escape their plight? How may the Rohingya, who suffer mass internment, destitution, malnutrition, starvation and widespread discrimination, find refuge?...

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Will Aung San Suu Kyi break her silence on Burma’s Rohingya crisis?

By Thu, May 21, 2015 1:00PM UTC View Comments

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party appears to have finally shown some support for the nation's persecuted Rohingya Muslims after years of ignoring their plight....

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Rohingya crisis highlights ASEAN’s unwillingness to tackle thorny issues

By Thu, May 21, 2015 12:32PM UTC View Comments

The tragic plight of the Rohingya migrants adrift off the coasts of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesian has brought ASEAN’s shortcomings and its unwillingness to tackle difficult issues firmly into the global spotlight....

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Thailand: Elephant steals camera, takes amazing selfie

By Thu, May 21, 2015 11:10AM UTC View Comments

A globe-trotting Canadian in Thailand received an unexpected addition to his photo album and international media exposure after an elephant nabbed his camera and took a picture perfect selfie. ...

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Singapore: Early elections would reveal PAP’s lack of self-confidence

By Thu, May 21, 2015 9:06AM UTC View Comments

One of the quirks of the Westminster system is that it grants the incumbent Prime Minister absolute power to call elections at will. In countries where this is permitted, the ruling party typically uses this rule to its advantage, calling elections whenever it has the highest chance of winning it, and delaying elections if it expects its odds to improve even further in the future....

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