Asian educators urged to embrace ‘Hour of Code’ initiative

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:30PM UTC Image via Daniel Maxwell.

From December 8-14 students across the globe will be introduced to the world of code and computer programming as part of an international initiative called the ‘Hour of Code’.

China defends land reclamation in South China Sea

By Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:17PM 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.

BEIJING (AP) — China has defended its land reclamation in a disputed area of the South China Sea and says it is for public service use, although a London-based security group says the new island could host an airfield to intimidate neighbors.

David Beckham Facebook post causes a stir in Vietnam

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 5:58PM UTC David Beckham Facebook post causes a stir in Vietnam

A Vietnamese woman faces fines for taking photographs of David Beckham while riding a motorcycle without a helmet. An image, which was taken and posted on Facebook by Beckham, shows that there was was a small child on the motorcycle at the time, also apparently not wearing a helmet.

Obama seeks deeper engagement with Vietnam

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 6:55PM UTC

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — President Barack Obama says he sees opportunities for deeper engagement and cooperation with Vietnam despite the difficult history between the two nations. Obama cited trade, security and human rights as areas for cooperation as he prepared to meet Thursday with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on

Obama and other leaders wrap up Asia summit in Burma

By Thu, Nov 13, 2014 4:04PM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama, center, shakes hands with ASEAN leaders at Thursday's summit. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders wrapping up a series of summits in Burma are expected to offer tepid expressions of concern about issues ranging from territorial disputes in the South China Sea to the Islamic State group and no firm recommendations.

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