High stakes in Burma’s peace process

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Interpol probes Thailand ‘baby factory’ case

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol says it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand calls......

Prabowo goes home empty-handed after a dramatic day in Indonesia

Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto attempted to invade Indonesia's Constitutional Court yesterday, as......

Thai immigration officials say digital nomads OK to work on tourist visas

Digital nomads - people working remotely or running online businesses - in Thailand can legally......

Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of......

Sri Lanka government trying to hamper UN probe, says activist

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan activist says President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to......

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Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:52AM UTC

TORONTO (AP) — Canada says "past incidents and behaviors" are to blame for China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ...

Philippines targets online extortion ring; arrests 8

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:35AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online extortion ring accused of blackmailing over 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcams. ...

China’s Xi bids to bolster ties with Mongolia visit

By Sat, Aug 23, 2014 10:25AM UTC

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is courting public opinion in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor. ...

Mongolian blogger imprisoned for tweets criticising transport minister

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014 3:38PM UTC

A Mongolian man was sentenced to three months in prison on Tuesday for defaming a high-profile politician on social media. Ts. Bat (@batengineer), an engineer and blogger, was found guilty on Tuesday of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation to the aviation sector....

Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:00AM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July....

Indonesian court: No proof of election fraud

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014 4:43PM UTC

Indonesia's Constitutional Court has rejected presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's claims of "structured, massive, systemic" fraud in the July 9 election. ...

Mongolian blogger imprisoned for tweets criticising transport minister

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014 3:38PM UTC View Comments

A Mongolian man was sentenced to three months in prison on Tuesday for defaming a high-profile politician on social media. Ts. Bat (@batengineer), an engineer and blogger, was found guilty on Tuesday of defaming the Minister for Roads and Transport A. Gansukh via a series of tweets posted last October in relation to the aviation sector....

Prabowo goes home empty-handed after a dramatic day in Indonesia

By Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:33AM UTC View Comments

Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto attempted to invade Indonesia's Constitutional Court yesterday, as a panel of nine judges finally reaffirmed Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo as the lawful winner of this year's election. ...

Top 5 reasons why Engineering degrees mean satisfaction, salary and success

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014 6:29PM UTC View Comments

What with Harvard’s production of a self-assembling ‘origami flat-pack robot’, new lift technology that could lead to the construction of buildings taller than the Burj Khalifa, and enviable graduate pay packages with Google and Microsoft, there is little doubt that today’s engineers operate at the forefront of global interdisciplinary development. Engineering graduates are likely to...

China NPC meeting could be writing on the wall for democracy in Hong Kong

By Thu, Aug 21, 2014 1:44PM UTC View Comments

Although Sunday's pro-Beijing march through the streets of Hong Kong resembled more of an all-inclusive sightseeing tour with transport, group leaders and a paid lunch provided for all, the demonstration was an outright show of strength from Beijing that could be the writing on the wall for Hong Kong's hopes of true democracy. ...

Former Malaysian PM Mahathir turns on Najib Razak

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 12:11PM UTC View Comments

After months of behind-the-scenes criticism, Malaysian former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has publicly withdrawn his support for the current premier, Najib Tun Razak, likening Najib to the fable of the emperor with no clothes....

The Thai junta’s 2015 draft budget, explained in 4 graphs

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:00AM UTC View Comments

Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the draft for the 2015 budget in its first reading on Monday. The body, whose members were all picked by the military junta and is thus dominated by active and retired military officers, rubber-stamped the budget bill with 183 votes and three abstentions (assumed to be the assembly president and his two deputies)....

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