Thai police: 2 Burmese men admit killing British tourists

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say two workers from Burma have confessed to killing two......

Hong Kong police warn protesters not to storm buildings

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters......

China using app to spy on Hong Kong protesters, says security firm

HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. security firm says the Chinese government might be using......

The wrong kind of refugee: Australia exports its problems to Cambodia

CAMBODIA and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last Friday to take processed and......

Thailand: Immigration officials raid Chiang Mai co-working space

Immigration officials detained 11 foreigners at a co-working space in Chiang Mai Wednesday morning, acting......

US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. and Chinese diplomats are publicly airing differences over the......

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Filipinos express support for Hong Kong protest

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 1:39PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos opposed to Chinese claims in the South China Sea have expressed support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, saying Beijing should not use force to stop the protests in the global financial hub or in resolving its territorial disputes with the Philippines. About 50 members of the Akbayan party...

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. ...

5 ways graduate programmes spur students to succeed

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 7:13PM UTC View Comments

Expensive, time-consuming and irrelevant: three accusations which have been levelled at graduate programmes in an era of tuition fee increases across Europe, Australia and the US and high living costs worldwide. In what is, undoubtedly, a turbulent period for graduate study, the significant benefits of remaining in Higher Education have become muddied by myth and...

Discover the secret weapon of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 6:51PM UTC View Comments

The juxtaposition of a recent surge of graduate employment in science and engineering with funding cuts and decreased support for disciplines such as the arts could leave students pondering why they would risk their futures by studying anything other than science or technology. Countless budding artists, historians and sociologists worldwide have fallen prey to the...

The wrong kind of refugee: Australia exports its problems to Cambodia

By Thu, Oct 02, 2014 1:03PM UTC View Comments

CAMBODIA and Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last Friday to take processed and refugees off Australia’s hands that are currently being held on the remote island of Nauru....

Five years on: Asian Correspondent launches new logo

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 6:12PM UTC View Comments

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....