Media and Malaysian tragedy: A look at coverage of MH17 and MH370

Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian people suffered two shocking tragedies this year. The disappearance of......

Thailand introduces tough new overstay rules

Thailand’s immigration crackdown continued today with authorities confirming that tough new rules on foreigners overstaying......

Analysis: Can Malaysia Airlines survive double tragedy?

The tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 with 298 passengers and......

SKorea: Body of Sewol ferry tragedy fugitive found

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they've found a body of a......

Rebels hand over flight MH17 black boxes to Malaysian experts

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A train carrying the bodies of 282 of the 298 passengers......

Emerging markets drive Google Play’s quest for dominance

Significant increases in customer numbers in the emerging markets of Asia and Latin America......

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Bitcoin goes live in Vietnam despite government concerns

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:38AM UTC

Vietnam’s first online Bitcoin trading floor has gone live, allowing customers to buy and sell Bitcoins in Vietnamese dong....

UN passes resolution calling for full plane crash investigation

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:48AM UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved an Australia-proposed resolution calling for an international investigation into the Malaysian plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the site....

Philippine army says 18 killed in rebel clashes

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:33AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine military official says 17 Muslim rebels from a breakaway faction and a soldier have died in renewed clashes in the south of the country....

Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China deaths up to 26

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 6:48PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A typhoon that barreled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26....

Philippines President Aquino hit with impeachment complaint

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 6:25PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Twenty-eight Filipinos, including prominent activists, have filed an impeachment complaint against Philippine President Benigno Aquino III for implementing a major economic stimulus program that the Supreme Court has declared partly unconstitutional....

Armed bandits demand water in drought-ridden northern India

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 4:00PM UTC

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say armed bandits are threatening villagers with death unless they deliver 35 buckets of water each day in northern India. So far, 28 villages have been taking turns to deliver what the bandits are calling a “water tax,” but officer Suresh Kumar Singh in the city of Banda says persistent...

Media and Malaysian tragedy: A look at coverage of MH17 and MH370

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 1:44PM UTC View Comments

Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian people suffered two shocking tragedies this year. The disappearance of flight MH370 continues to be a painful mystery, and the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine came as a another brutal shock, leaving many in Malaysia to ask "Why is this happening again?"...

Thailand introduces tough new overstay rules

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 12:27PM UTC View Comments

Thailand’s immigration crackdown continued today with authorities confirming that tough new rules on foreigners overstaying their visa or entry permit have now been put in place. ...

Analysis: Can Malaysia Airlines survive double tragedy?

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 11:07AM UTC View Comments

The tragic loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 with 298 passengers and crew aboard, coupled with the mysterious disappearance of a second Boeing 777-200 into the Indian Ocean with the loss of 239 on March 8, could well doom the airline....

‘I’d never run’: Labor activist won’t flee Thailand defamation charges

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 12:46PM UTC View Comments

Activist Andy Hall is a man of principle. He’ll tell you that himself, especially when questioned about the mounting legal woes facing him in Thailand....

New survey reveals fear of conflict in Asia… and some unlikely alliances

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:46AM UTC View Comments

If you haven't yet read the latest public opinion survey released by the Pew Research Center earlier this week, then it's time you did. Based on interviews with over 48,000 people from 44 different countries in the last five months, the survey attempts to lend some perspective to the tit-for-tat manoeuvring and out-manoeuvring of the world's leaders on Asia's stage. Some of the findings are interesting, to say the least?...

Thai military junta tightens grip on media, issues gag order

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:30AM UTC View Comments

Thailand’s military government has further tightened its grip on the country’s media by banning criticism of the junta, threatening to shut down the offending media outlet and legal consequences. The edict came at a time when probably not many were listening. On Friday night, shortly after the weekly, self-adulating TV address by army chief and...

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