Counting the cost of Burma’s deadly monsoon floods

The monsoon is a God-send for much of Southeast Asia: without its healing waters, much......

Chinese police save newborn baby girl from pipe of public toilet

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say police have rescued a newborn baby who was......

Cambodian PM backtracks on 2018 poll date; calls opposition ‘stupid’

Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen showed a notable return to form Monday, rolling back on......

That sinking feeling: Is time running out for Bangkok?

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Man loses foot in China’s latest escalator incident

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Duterte for President? Look at his actions, not just his words

Rodrigo Duterte loyalist and former Cotabato Gov. Manny Piñol resented the apparent Malacañang snub when......

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Floodwaters moving downriver pose new threat in Burma

By Wed, Aug 05, 2015 10:03AM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — New devastation is feared in Burma as water from the badly flooded central and northern regions flows down rivers to the country's more populous areas....

Damning report reveals how Japanese gaming giant Konami treats its staff

By Tue, Aug 04, 2015 6:51PM UTC

A new report by Japanese business news outlet Nikkei has unveiled a shockingly grim corporate culture inside troubled gaming giant Konami....

John Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

By Tue, Aug 04, 2015 4:59PM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion....

SKorea reaches $73m deal with Chinese consortium to raise Sewol ferry

By Tue, Aug 04, 2015 4:50PM UTC

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it reached an agreement with a Chinese-led consortium on a 85.1 billion won ($73 million) deal to salvage a ferry that sunk in an accident that killed more than 300 people in April last year....

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118

By Tue, Aug 04, 2015 12:08PM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities say the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to 118. Meanwhile, floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless....

WATCH: Satellite videos show Manam volcano erupting in Papua New Guinea

By Mon, Aug 03, 2015 2:30PM UTC

Dramatic satellite footage has emerged of Papua New Guinea’s Manam volcano erupting Friday. The huge plume of volcanic ash forced Mopah Airport in Merauke to close from Friday night until Saturday morning....

Counting the cost of Burma’s deadly monsoon floods

By Tue, Aug 04, 2015 6:13PM UTC

The monsoon is a God-send for much of Southeast Asia: without its healing waters, much of the region’s agricultural sector would be in despair. This year, however, the rains are turning from dream to nightmare as flooding has hit large parts of Burma (Myanmar), claiming dozens of lives, submerging villages and wreaking havoc on agriculture. ...

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Duterte for President? Look at his actions, not just his words

By Mon, Aug 03, 2015 8:00PM UTC

Rodrigo Duterte loyalist and former Cotabato Gov. Manny Piñol resented the apparent Malacañang snub when the face of the Davao City mayor was not simultaneously flashed with presidential hopefuls Jejomar Binay, Grace Poe and Mar Roxas during the state of the nation address of President Benigno Aquino III last week. He said Mayor Rodrigo Duterte...

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Australian academics say universities ‘dumbing down’ for foreign students

By Mon, Aug 03, 2015 1:42PM UTC

Discuss the subject of academic standards with the older generation of university academics and you will be told in no uncertain manner, that standards are deteriorating dramatically....

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Hong Kong delegation to discuss maid abuse in Manila visit

By Sat, Aug 01, 2015 3:27PM UTC

On August 2, a delegation of representatives from Hong Kong‘s Legislative Council and domestic workers groups will travel to Manila to meet with their Filipino counterparts to discuss concerns of Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong....

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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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