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Hong Kong tycoons go Ivy with $350m Harvard ‘gift’

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:57AM UTC Harvard University. Pic: AP.

Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung and his brother Gerald have made international headlines with their record-breaking US$350 million donation to Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

Thailand recalls maths books featuring Japanese porn star on cover

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:06AM UTC The designers of the book cover, left, took care to put the word 'Mathematics' on the 'teacher's' file.

Thai education authorities have recalled 2,000 high school maths books after it emerged that a female ‘teacher’ shown on the cover is in fact a Japanese porn star, according to report by Khaosod English.

China shackled Uighur scholar’s feet for a month, says lawyer

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:28AM UTC Ilham Tohti. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A lawyer says a Chinese minority scholar accused of separatism and awaiting trial has been shackled on his feet for more than a month.

1 in 10 North Koreans may have cell phones, says study

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 6:34PM UTC Pic: AP.

In what is considered the most isolated country in the world, over two million people were reported to have registered mobile phones in North Korea, according to a new research report by John Hopkins University.

Malaysian govt uses sedition law to silence critics

By Wed, Sep 03, 2014 1:19PM UTC Pic: AP.

The Sept. 2 decision by Malaysian authorities to charge University of Malaya law professor Azmi Sharom with sedition represents the latest development as the government seeks to hamstring its opponents using the law, critics say.

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