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High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC Japanese students from an international school in Singapore on a cultural exchange in Thailand. Pic: AP.

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of children of expat families, diplomats, politicians and society’s elite.

Asia stocks down as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015 11:10AM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks are weaker after Greece’s anti-austerity opposition party won a big victory in national elections, renewing fears the euro currency bloc could unravel.

Hong Kong court hears final arguments in high-profile maid abuse trial

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015 5:13PM UTC Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, left, an Indonesian maid who was allegedly tortured by her employer in Hong Kong, was interviewed by Hong Kong police investigators at a hospital in Indonesia last year. Pic: AP.

Defense lawyers for Law Wan-tung, the 44-year-old who is accused of abusing three domestic workers who worked in her Hong Kong home, accused 23-year-old Erwiana Sulistyaningsih of being dishonest and exaggerating in her testimony.

Hong Kong teen protest leader turns himself in

By Fri, Jan 16, 2015 3:05PM UTC Prominent Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — The teenage face of Hong Kong’s months-long democracy protests struck a defiant note as he turned himself in for possible arrest.

Hong Kong: Pro-democracy media tycoon’s home attacked

By Mon, Jan 12, 2015 1:27PM UTC Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, owner of the Hong Kong and Taiwan newspaper Apple Daily. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police are investigating after small firebombs were thrown at the home and business of a pro-democracy media magnate in an apparent intimidation attempt.

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