Sex workers battle authorities in Indonesia’s Dolly red light district

At the end of last week families across Indonesia were getting ready to celebrate Hari......

To pee or not to pee? Beijing’s marathon conundrum

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Sewol ferry survivors: We were told to stay on sinking ship

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean students who survived April's deadly ferry disaster say......

Scientists explore link between climate change and human health

The Australian Academy of Science has gathered 60 researchers in order to raise concerns about......

Thailand visa crackdown likely to impact English education

Thailand's crackdown on people living and working on tourist visas will have far-reaching effects in......

Leaks confirm attacks on Hong Kong’s press

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Teen survivors still haunted by Sewol ferry sinking

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 5:07PM UTC

ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — South Korean teenagers who survived April’s ferry sinking say they are still haunted by the disaster that killed dozens of their friends. Students from Danwon High School near Seoul testified Tuesday for a second day at the trial of the ferry’s 15 crew members, who face charges of negligence and...

US voices concerns on media rights in Sri Lanka

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:15AM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States has urged the Sri Lankan government to protect the rights of journalists after a government-backed protest forced the cancelation of a training program for journalists. ...

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine unrest

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:17PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine. ...

US meat supplier says China unit violated standards

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:03PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. meat supplier says a Chinese unit embroiled in a safety scandal has fallen short of its requirements for maintaining high standards....

HK pro-democracy site ‘The House News’ folds amid ‘political pressure’

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:55PM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — A popular Hong Kong pro-democracy website has closed, citing political pressure. It's the latest sign of mounting tensions over Beijing's desire to hobble democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese city, with activists threatening to shut down Hong Kong's heart with a major rally....

Police in China remove cross in crackdown on church buildings

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 4:20PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A Christian evangelist in eastern China says hundreds of police have taken down a local church's cross amid a crackdown on church buildings around Zhejiang province....

Sex workers battle authorities in Indonesia’s Dolly red light district

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 1:08PM UTC View Comments

At the end of last week families across Indonesia were getting ready to celebrate Hari Raya Idul Fitri - the breaking of the fast which marks the end of Islam's holiest month. Over in Surabaya's infamous 'Dolly' red light district, however, the holiday spirit was conspicuously lacking, as local residents, pimps and sex workers found themselves battling with law enforcement....

Scientists explore link between climate change and human health

By Tue, Jul 29, 2014 6:00AM UTC View Comments

The Australian Academy of Science has gathered 60 researchers in order to raise concerns about climate change as it relates to public health. ...

Thailand visa crackdown likely to impact English education

By Mon, Jul 28, 2014 5:59PM UTC View Comments

Thailand's crackdown on people living and working on tourist visas will have far-reaching effects in several sectors, not the least of which is education. English teachers who have not been able to secure work permits may soon face unemployment or an uphill battle to get the documents needed to work there legally....

‘Losing is not an option’: How far will Prabowo go after election defeat?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 8:50PM UTC View Comments

On Tuesday this week, just hours before the official winner of Indonesia's presidential election was scheduled to be announced, former military strongman Prabowo Subianto seemingly "withdrew" from the competition, leaving rival Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo to celebrate his victory amidst an atmosphere of widespread uncertainty and confusion, particularly among Prabowo's own supporters....

Bereaved families clash with police at Sewol tragedy remembrance event

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 9:17AM UTC View Comments

SEOUL - Several people were injured, including two who were rushed to the hospital in ambulances, Thursday night as family members of the victims of the Sewol disaster and their supporters clashed with police during their march to demand legislation of a special law to determine the cause of the ferry sinking....

Best colleges in the UK for international students

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 6:45PM UTC View Comments

Every year, students all over the world research colleges and universities abroad where they can continue their education and gain a rich experience away from home. Around 110,000 people from outside the UK apply each year to join the cohort of international students who recognise the value a qualification from the UK will have around...

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