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

A compromise has been reached at 'Tiger Temple' in Kanchanaburi Thailand, but it could hardly......

Global aid effort to help Nepal quake victims kicks into high gear

LONDON (AP) — Emergency aid flights are set to land shortly in Nepal to try......

The tragic circumstances of Mary Jane Veloso

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More than 3,600 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The official number of dead from Saturday's Himalayan earthquake has topped......

Should Singapore stick to 6.9m population target? A response to Calvin Cheng

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Nepal quake devastates Kathmandu’s historic sites

With Nepal still reeling from a 7.8 scale earthquake that struck on April 25 and......

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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....

Malaysia PM says ASEAN will avoid confrontation on South China Sea

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 5:59PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader says Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but will push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea....

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 1:45PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Customs officials in Thailand say they've seized 3 tons of ivory worth $6 million hidden in tea leaf sacks in what they're calling the second-biggest bust in the country's history....

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe begins US visit in Boston

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:18AM UTC

BOSTON (AP) — Japan's prime minister has arrived in the U.S. for a closely watched visit beginning with a stop at Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and a dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry....

Malaysia detains 12 men over suspected Islamic State links

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015 8:55PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have detained 12 men suspected of being linked to the Islamic State group and who are believed to be plotting attacks on strategic government targets in the country....

Nepal quake: Google exec Dan Fredinburg killed on Everest

By Sun, Apr 26, 2015 11:01AM UTC

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday....

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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‘Handy happiness': How glitzy malls are taking over life in Bangkok

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 10:25AM UTC View Comments

Tourists in Thailand searching for the real Bangkokian's lifestyle experience needn't shop at Jatujak Market, have pad thai on Khaosarn Road or go clubbing in Nana. Just go to malls. Bangkokians go to malls....

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Find out what Jaymee Nghi Do, from Vietnam, thinks of her experience at De Montfort University.

By Thu, Apr 23, 2015 12:21AM UTC View Comments

Jaymee Nghi Do, from Vietnam, is currently studying the International Foundation Certificate in Art and Design at Leicester International Pathway College, at De Montfort University campus. She is sharing her positive experience below. “I chose to join Leicester International Pathway College (LIPC) as its International Foundation Certificate in Art and Design allows me to progress...

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