Hong Kong: Best and worst case scenarios

With the Occupy Central campaign having entered the fourth day with the protests still alive,......

Still no answers in murder of British tourists on Koh Tao

Tourism authorities in Thailand are considering fitting tourists with ID bracelets so locals can identify......

Hong Kong protests continue as China marks National Day holiday

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in......

Hong Kong protestors wait for Beijing’s response

As China prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Peoples Republic......

China approves iPhone 6 after Apple gives security assurances

BEIJING (AP) — China's phone regulator has approved the iPhone 6 for sale after Apple......

Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identifications wristbands for tourists “so that......

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Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 2:17PM UTC

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window....

Why Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia is no ‘rebel architect’

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:27AM UTC

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South Korean ship runs aground, everyone rescued

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:04AM UTC

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US urges Hong Kong to show restraint with protesters

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 9:26AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters. ...

China: Two men sentenced to death for killing of imam in Xinjiang

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:33PM UTC

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Japanese climber killed on Nepal mountain

By Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:19AM UTC

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Hong Kong: Best and worst case scenarios

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 12:48PM UTC View Comments

With the Occupy Central campaign having entered the fourth day with the protests still alive, the movement has now gone in a new direction, transformed into what is being called the “Umbrella Revolution,” a name that transcends the “Occupy” phenomenon and gives it a broader identity. So what are the scenarios that we can expect to play out from here? ...

Still no answers in murder of British tourists on Koh Tao

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 12:03PM UTC View Comments

Tourism authorities in Thailand are considering fitting tourists with ID bracelets so locals can identify foreigners who are "in trouble". The proposed ID bracelet scheme seems to be the latest in a series of haphazard responses to the brutal murder of two British backpackers on the southern island of Koh Tao....

Hong Kong protests continue as China marks National Day holiday

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 10:22AM UTC View Comments

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in Causeway, Mongkok and Admirality throughout the day, and more people appeared to be joining the protest as evening approached. Authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets....

Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:58PM UTC View Comments

Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identifications wristbands for tourists “so that if they’re out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted,” Reuters reports. ...

Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:04AM UTC View Comments

Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and brother of the president, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has recently published a lengthy article in a policy-oriented journal called PRISM. The publication of this article, particularly at a time when the Sri Lankan government has been under the microscope for alleged war crimes and ongoing human rights abuses, raises a number of questions....

China’s new pollution rules will have global impact

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 6:00AM UTC View Comments

Operating a global system makes everything a global issue. Case in point: pollution-fighting measures in China are shaking up global coal markets. Recent legislation will ban the burning of the dirtiest coal in China’s urban areas, effectively limiting imports on coal that contains high levels of ash and sulfur starting in 2015. This could mean...

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters gather at Hong Kong's Mongkok district Monday evening. Pic: AP.