Australian academics say universities ‘dumbing down’ for foreign students

Discuss the subject of academic standards with the older generation of university academics and you......

Burma’s president visits area worst-hit by flooding

KALAY, Burma (AP) — Burma's president has visited one of the worst-hit areas of the......

Official: New debris found in Reunion not a plane part

PARIS (AP) — A senior Malaysian official says that an object found in Reunion has......

Malaysia seeks help to expand search for MH370 debris

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it's seeking help from territories near the island......

Failed bitcoin exchange chief Karpeles arrested in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police have arrested Mark Karpeles, head of Mt. Gox, a failed......

Hong Kong delegation to discuss maid abuse in Manila visit

On August 2, a delegation of representatives from Hong Kong‘s Legislative Council and domestic workers......

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WATCH: Satellite videos show Manam volcano erupting in Papua New Guinea

By Mon, Aug 03, 2015 2:30PM UTC

Dramatic satellite footage has emerged of Papua New Guinea’s Manam volcano erupting Friday. The huge plume of volcanic ash forced Mopah Airport in Merauke to close from Friday night until Saturday morning....

Monsoon rains kill more than 90 people in India

By Mon, Aug 03, 2015 10:18AM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Home Ministry says heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 90 people in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps....

China’s manufacturing shows zero growth in July

By Sat, Aug 01, 2015 2:58PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Official data show China's manufacturing recorded no growth in July, in a sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy....

India, Bangladesh settle decades-old boundary dispute

By Sat, Aug 01, 2015 2:36PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it has swapped more than 150 adversely-held enclaves with its small neighbor Bangladesh, settling a decades-old border dispute and an uncertain future for tens of thousands of people living in squalid conditions....

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 6:30PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games....

Searchers scour Reunion beaches in hope of finding MH370 clues

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 5:46PM UTC

Malaysia's prime minister says debris from an aircraft found on the French island of Reunion will be sent to France for investigation....

Australian academics say universities ‘dumbing down’ for foreign students

By Mon, Aug 03, 2015 1:42PM UTC

Discuss the subject of academic standards with the older generation of university academics and you will be told in no uncertain manner, that standards are deteriorating dramatically....

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Hong Kong delegation to discuss maid abuse in Manila visit

By Sat, Aug 01, 2015 3:27PM UTC

On August 2, a delegation of representatives from Hong Kong‘s Legislative Council and domestic workers groups will travel to Manila to meet with their Filipino counterparts to discuss concerns of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong....

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Why we need to worry about Burma’s extremist Ma Ba Tha monks

By Thu, Jul 30, 2015 8:34PM UTC

One of the most concerning developments in any nascent democracy is the institutionalisation and mainstreaming of extremist ideologies. Countries undergoing political transitions are perhaps most susceptible to this, given that the conditions of early democratization — the jockeying of groups for power at a time when institutions are too weak to constrain those forces—are ripe for mass ideologies to take hold and proliferate. ...

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Thrill seekers take insane selfies on China’s tallest skyscrapers

By Thu, Jul 30, 2015 11:23AM UTC

We're getting vertigo just looking at these! To say these three guys have nerves of steel would be a serious an understatement. The thrillseekers from Hong Kong in Russia recently toured China, climbing the tallest buildings in a number of cities and taking these amazing images at the top. ...

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Fukushima or fluke: What do we know about Japan’s mutant daisies?

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:09AM UTC

It’s been nearly four and a half years since an earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, causing what is considered the most severe nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986....

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Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:52PM UTC

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene....

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