China’s e-waste is a multi-billion dollar toxic goldmine

As the most populous country on the planet, and one that produces a staggering amount......

Nepal quake death toll rises to 4,456 across 3 countries

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UNESCO chief says damage to Nepal’s heritage sites a ‘huge disaster’

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Hong Kong activists call for last-minute pardon of Mary Jane Veloso

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Drone footage shows shocking aftermath of Nepal earthquake

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Activists criticize government deal with Thailand’s ‘Tiger Temple’ monks

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China now has more vineyard land than France, wine body says

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 5:08PM UTC

PARIS (AP) — China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France, but France has beaten out Italy to regain the title of world's No. 1 wine producer....

Australia says it has done all it can for death row prisoners in Indonesia

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 12:04PM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister has defended Prime Minister Tony Abbott against online criticism that he has not done enough to save the lives of two Australians on death row in Indonesia....

SKorea: Captain of doomed Sewol ferry sentenced to life in prison

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 10:50AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appellate court has handed down a sentence of life in prison to the captain of a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people....

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By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 7:49AM UTC

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe speaks at Harvard; next stop MIT

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 6:44AM UTC

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South Korea’s prime minister steps down over bribery scandal

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 8:48PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has accepted the resignation of her prime minister because of a bribery scandal....

China’s e-waste is a multi-billion dollar toxic goldmine

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 3:16PM UTC View Comments

As the most populous country on the planet, and one that produces a staggering amount of electronic products, it is natural that China also creates the largest amount of e-waste. Yet the relative poverty of the PRC when compared to the developed world means that China does not yet have the same kind of universal consumer culture as Western Europe, Japan or North America. So naturally, on a per capita basis, China ranks quite low in terms of electronic waste production, alongside poorer South and Southeast Asian countries....

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Hong Kong activists call for last-minute pardon of Mary Jane Veloso

By Tue, Apr 28, 2015 9:57AM UTC View Comments

HONG KONG - Activists in Hong Kong joined counterparts around the globe Monday evening to hold a candlelight vigil for Filipina migrant domestic worker and mother of two Mary Jane Veloso, who is to be executed by firing squad in the coming days unless granted last-minute clemency by Indonesian President Joko Widodo....

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Singapore Police Force develops new pepper spray gun to shoot rioters

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 8:37PM UTC View Comments

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has outdone itself once again. It has developed a rifle that will allow officers to fire pepper spray bullets. The P4.1 is to be used by riot troops against dangerous rioters....

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The world according to Amos Yee and the meaning of tolerance

By Sat, Apr 25, 2015 8:42AM UTC View Comments

In an astonishing act of self-interest—it couldn’t have been anything else, the notion of grace being quite foreign to the intolerant religionists, who we call 'Christians' when in polite company—one deluded worshipper of the malicious and deceitful fantasy deity, Jesus Christ, unwittingly posted bail for Singapore’s dearly beloved, prisoner of conscience, Amos Yee. ...

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In-depth: China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:26AM UTC View Comments

While the Chinese real estate market is experiencing some serious problems, construction work is booming in the South China Sea, the area whose sovereignty is disputed by China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei....

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China gets tough on funeral strippers

By Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:48AM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials say they are cracking down on stripteases and other lewd shows that have become popular at funerals in some rural areas....

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