Philippines warns ASEAN over China reef reclamation

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:50AM UTC A Chinese vessel, top center, is used to expand structures and land on the Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines and Chigua by China, at the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has urged fellow Southeast Asian nations to jointly demand that China stop its land reclamation in contested South China Sea reefs.

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.

Singapore: Fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane located

By Thu, Jan 15, 2015 1:17PM UTC The wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 lying on the sea floor in the Java Sea. Pic: AP.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Singapore’s defense minister says a Singaporean navy ship has located the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia plane in the Java Sea.

Singapore’s ‘Battle for Merger’ revisited – Part II

By Wed, Jan 14, 2015 1:03PM UTC Image via New Mandala

For the benefit of the younger generation, it is necessary to describe the historical background at the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, i.e. the period prior to merger and Operation Coldstore.

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