Asia News

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi to contest November election

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 5:59PM UTC

THANLYIN, Burma (AP) — Burma’s democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections.

Turkish President Erdogan visits China amid Uighur tensions

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:38AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Beijing amid tensions over China’s treatment of its Uighur minority and sensitive negotiations surrounding the possible purchase of a Chinese missile system.

Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 7:58AM UTC

HONG KONG (AP) — The oldest giant panda ever in captivity has tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday.

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 4:06PM UTC

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked the attorney general, who heads a task force investigating allegations that Najib received some $700 million in government money.

Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:52PM UTC

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with its conservative Islamic leaning, is that the flesh trade is thriving, as is the casual sex scene.