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  • Asia plays waiting game for PlayStation 4 release

    By Nov 14, 2013

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    Amazon prepares for the imminent release of the Playstation 4 in the US. Pic: AP.

    As gamers in the US and Canada wait with bated breath for Friday’s release of the long awaited PlayStation 4 console, their Asian counterparts must wait another month before it is officially released in the region. Japanese gamers face an even more agonising wait, as the console will not be released there until February 22.

  • VIDEO: Cambodia’s brutal protest crackdown

    By Nov 14, 2013

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    An injured Cambodian worker escapes from riot police during clashes in Phnom Penh last November. Pic: AP.

    The below video montage uploaded to YouTube exposes the vicious brutality of Tuesday’s crackdown on protesting garment factory workers outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Police fired live ammunition during the clashes , killing a bystander who was struck by a bullet while selling rice and injuring at least 20 people. The video clearly shows police brutalizing defenceless

  • China: Beluga whale bullies toddler (VIDEO)

    By Nov 06, 2013

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    China: Beluga whale bullies toddler (VIDEO)

    This super cute clip from China has been going a bit viral this week. It’s difficult to tell if the beluga whale is being playful, or if he’s a bit of a bully. Note the wings on the the kid’s back, for extra cuteness!

  • Woman damages ‘Kinetic Rain’ sculpture at Singapore airport (VIDEO)

    By Nov 05, 2013

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    Woman damages ‘Kinetic Rain’ sculpture at Singapore airport (VIDEO)

    This YouTube video of a woman climbing onto, and apparently stealing some of, Singapore Changi Airport’s ‘Kinetic Rain’ moving sculpture has been doing the rounds on the Internet, clocking up nearly quarter of a million views so far. The unidentified woman appears to risk life and limb by climbing across the base of the elevated

  • China’s Laiwang chat app invitations hit ‘security’ barrier

    By Nov 05, 2013

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    A man uses his smartphone  at the waiting hall at Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China. Pic: AP.

    The crowded, competitive Chinese chat app market is again making waves with users of new arrival Laiwang saying they are being blocked from accepting invitations received through rival app WeChat. Alibaba’s Laiwang, which was launched midway through 2012, is going up against the more established WeChat platform, which has more than 200 million active monthly

  • Leading boarding schools for Asian students

    By Nov 04, 2013

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    Pic: Geelong Grammar School.

    In today’s interconnected world, competition between nations, professionals – even students – is more intense than ever before. Parents who want the best for their children have to start early, enrolling them in schools that will prime them for entry to leading universities around the world. The past decade has seen an enormous uptick in

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