Searchers scour Reunion beaches in hope of finding MH370 clues

Malaysia's prime minister says debris from an aircraft found on the French island of Reunion......

Top scientist Yuen Kwok-Yung quits Hong Kong University council

A top scientist resigned from the prestigious Hong Kong University's council Friday amid deepening rifts......

WATCH: Inside Cathay flight CX884 as it makes emergency landing in Alaska

This footage was taken by event manager Ethan Williams who was on board Cathay Pacific......

Pacquiao Watch: Political fortunes and misfortunes

With Interior Secretary Mar Roxas today bagging the endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III at......

Ai Weiwei lawyer disputes UK visa snub

The British Embassy in Beijing has restricted a visa for dissident artist Ai Weiwei, alleging......

Why we need to worry about Burma’s extremist Ma Ba Tha monks

One of the most concerning developments in any nascent democracy is the institutionalisation and mainstreaming......

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Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 6:30PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games....

Students protest changes to curriculum with sit-in at Taiwan Education Ministry

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 4:12PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Dozens of students have staged a sit-in at Taiwan's Education Ministry demanding that officials take responsibility for a student leader who killed himself in an apparent protest over curriculum changes that critics say overemphasize China's ties to the island....

Aquino chooses Roxas as Philippine presidential candidate

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 1:54PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has chosen Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas II as the administration candidate to succeed him in elections next year....

Flight MH370 passenger’s sister skeptical over debris find

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:46AM UTC

The sister of a Flight 370 passenger says she is skeptical that the crusty wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean is from the Malaysia Airlines plane....

Western Australia: Fracking is ‘dead’, ALCOA scraps $40m gas deal

By Fri, Jul 31, 2015 7:52AM UTC

The call for a "frack free" Kimberley is winning, at least for now. Greens hailed ALCOA Australia in dumping its $40 million deal with Buru Energy to supply up to 500 petajoules of gas, a deal struck eight years ago....

Landslides in Nepal bury villages, killing at least 7 people

By Thu, Jul 30, 2015 12:48PM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities say landslides in a mountain area of Nepal have buried two villages, killing at least seven people with several more believed to be buried....

Why we need to worry about Burma’s extremist Ma Ba Tha monks

By Thu, Jul 30, 2015 8:34PM UTC

One of the most concerning developments in any nascent democracy is the institutionalisation and mainstreaming of extremist ideologies. Countries undergoing political transitions are perhaps most susceptible to this, given that the conditions of early democratization — the jockeying of groups for power at a time when institutions are too weak to constrain those forces—are ripe for mass ideologies to take hold and proliferate. ...

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Thrill seekers take insane selfies on China’s tallest skyscrapers

By Thu, Jul 30, 2015 11:23AM UTC

We're getting vertigo just looking at these! To say these three guys have nerves of steel would be a serious an understatement. The thrillseekers from Hong Kong in Russia recently toured China, climbing the tallest buildings in a number of cities and taking these amazing images at the top. ...

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Fukushima or fluke: What do we know about Japan’s mutant daisies?

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:09AM UTC

It’s been nearly four and a half years since an earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, causing what is considered the most severe nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986....

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Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:52PM UTC

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene....

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Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:34AM UTC

The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving it open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human trafficking report....

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Organizers reveal emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 3:26PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics revealed the emblem on Friday, five years to the day before the opening ceremony....

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