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China’s Xi Jinping to visit close ally Pakistan

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 2:54PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China says President Xi Jinping will travel to close ally Pakistan next week for a visit postponed last year amid mass anti-government demonstrations in that country’s capital.

Development for all: Protecting workers as economic integration sweeps Southeast Asia

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:44PM UTC

As corporate executives and political leaders prepare to gather in Jakarta for the World Economic Forum on East Asia focused on ‘Anchoring Trust in East Asia’s New Regionalism’, both governments and companies need to show they can be trusted to safeguard human rights.

Deployment of US missile defense considered for South Korea

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:15PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military commander says China should not be concerned if the U.S. deploys an advanced missile defense system in South Korea to counter the threat from a nuclear North Korea.

Gunmen shoot and wound US woman in southern Pakistan

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:09PM UTC

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police say gunmen have shot and wounded a U.S. citizen in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. Police officer Pir Muhammad Shah says four men shot at Debra Lobo, a physician, as she drove to work at a medical college on Thursday. He says Lobo is

Rape in Thailand: Stop blaming the victims

By Fri, Apr 17, 2015 10:21AM UTC

The Thai New Year Festival has come to en end, the streets are eerily quiet, and online news media is mopping up the aftermath of the festival’s more negative impact on society. This year, arguably, was a stand-out out year for official extremism concerning safety initiatives, with Thai people being exposed to a very long list of crackdowns relating to: water-squirting weapons, alcohol consumption, dangerous driving, and “improper dances or performances that do not reflect Thai culture”.