Malaysia protests to continue a second day

Protesters calling on Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal have slept......

Thailand: Police arrest foreigner in Bangkok shrine bombing investigation

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say a foreign suspect has been arrested in the investigation......

Malaysia: Thousands gather for Bersih 4 rally, urge PM to quit

Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns are gathering in Kuala Lumpur for......

Australia’s military crackdown on fraud visas backfires

Australia’s Operation Fortitude, one of the latest campaigns of the Tony Abbott’s Government to crackdown......

Malaysian censors block websites ahead of Bersih 4 rally

The Malaysian government has not only declared that this weekend's Bersih 4.0 rally is illegal,......

Superstition is wiping out the world’s rare rhino populations

Due to the trafficking of rhinoceros horn, the past 40 years have seen global populations......

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Taking the poo to the loo in India

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 1:52PM UTC

In an attempt to eliminate open defecation health officers at the Ahmedabad Municipal Council are now paying children 1 rupee each or giving them chocolates to use public toilets....

The Latest: Suspect’s bomb material same as in deadly blast

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 3:36AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):...

China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 3:23AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature has approved a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates such as war veterans or juveniles released....

Rival Koreas fix date for preparing family reunions

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 6:48PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North and South Korea have fixed a meeting to prepare for more reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War....

7 killed, 2 injured in China paper mill accident

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 3:03PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in central China authorities say seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill....

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 2:23PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers have approved a law requiring large companies to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers....

Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 3:27AM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants....

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Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it’s copied

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 2:04PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers have defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Games was taken from a Belgian theater....

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Australia’s military crackdown on fraud visas backfires

By Fri, Aug 28, 2015 7:27PM UTC

Australia’s Operation Fortitude, one of the latest campaigns of the Tony Abbott’s Government to crackdown on illegal aliens, has been widely ridiculed by anti-racist activists. The operation, set for the weekend, was announced on Friday morning, but was cancelled within 12 hours....

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The legacy of Ieng Thirith: The ‘First Lady’ of the Khmer Rouge

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 1:02PM UTC

By Alexandra Demetrianova Silently and out of the spotlight, Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin province in Cambodia at the weekend. She was 83 – an age most people of the Khmer Rouge era never had a chance to reach. Ieng Thirith was the ‘First Lady’ of the bloody regime, which exterminated roughly a quarter...

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The kids will drink: Why Thailand booze ban could do more harm than good

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:44PM UTC

It’s uncertain at the moment how the military junta intends to enforce its ban of alcohol sales within 300 metres (500 metres has also been talked about) of educational institutions. ...

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Landslide in China’s southwest kills 3

By Sun, Aug 23, 2015 2:41PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says rescue workers are searching for eight people missing after a landslide that killed three others in the country's mountainous southwest....

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