Five years on: Asian Correspondent launches new logo

Asian Correspondent today launched a new logo to reflect the growing global network of regional......

Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

OTAKI, Japan (AP) — A dozen more bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit......

Burma and Sri Lankan Buddhist hard-liners sign agreement

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Burma Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both......

Hong Kong: Best and worst case scenarios

With the Occupy Central campaign having entered the fourth day with the protests still alive,......

Still no answers in murder of British tourists on Koh Tao

Tourism authorities in Thailand are considering fitting tourists with ID bracelets so locals can identify......

Hong Kong protests continue as China marks National Day holiday

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in......

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Japanese swimmer awaits decision on theft at games

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:25PM UTC

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese swimmer suspected of stealing a camera at the Asian Games has been summarily indicted by local authorities and remains in South Korea awaiting a decision on his case, games organizers said Wednesday....

Burma says sectarian violence challenges reforms

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 2:03PM UTC

NEW YORK (AP) — Burma's foreign minister says sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up an "unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in the country's transition to democracy, but he denies the unrest has been fueled by racism....

Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 2:17PM UTC

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window....

Why Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia is no ‘rebel architect’

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:27AM UTC

Earlier this month, Al Jazeera broadcast a series called ‘rebel architecture’. Each episode focused on an architect who is using their profession to try and ameliorate or solve social problems. ...

South Korean ship runs aground, everyone rescued

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:04AM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's coast guard says a cruise ship has run aground off the southwestern coast but all of the 109 people aboard the vessel have been rescued. ...

US urges Hong Kong to show restraint with protesters

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 9:26AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters. ...

Five years on: Asian Correspondent launches new logo

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Asian Correspondent today launched a new logo to reflect the growing global network of regional ‘Correspondent’ news and current affairs websites....

Hong Kong: Best and worst case scenarios

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 12:48PM UTC View Comments

With the Occupy Central campaign having entered the fourth day with the protests still alive, the movement has now gone in a new direction, transformed into what is being called the “Umbrella Revolution,” a name that transcends the “Occupy” phenomenon and gives it a broader identity. So what are the scenarios that we can expect to play out from here? ...

Still no answers in murder of British tourists on Koh Tao

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 12:03PM UTC View Comments

Tourism authorities in Thailand are considering fitting tourists with ID bracelets so locals can identify foreigners who are "in trouble". The proposed ID bracelet scheme seems to be the latest in a series of haphazard responses to the brutal murder of two British backpackers on the southern island of Koh Tao....

Hong Kong protests continue as China marks National Day holiday

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 10:22AM UTC View Comments

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong Monday. Protesters gathered in Causeway, Mongkok and Admirality throughout the day, and more people appeared to be joining the protest as evening approached. Authorities earlier withdrew riot police from the streets....

Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:58PM UTC View Comments

Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identifications wristbands for tourists “so that if they’re out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted,” Reuters reports. ...

Sri Lanka’s propaganda finds a home in Washington

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:04AM UTC View Comments

Sri Lanka’s powerful defense secretary and brother of the president, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, has recently published a lengthy article in a policy-oriented journal called PRISM. The publication of this article, particularly at a time when the Sri Lankan government has been under the microscope for alleged war crimes and ongoing human rights abuses, raises a number of questions....

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