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Australia News

Will Australia be next to legalise same-sex marriage?

By Sat, Jun 27, 2015

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities in Australia have welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to legalise same-sex marriage in all its 50 states - bringing the...

Burma News

Hackers target website of extremist Burmese monk Wirathu

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Hardline Burmese monk Wirathu is in the market for an IT expert after his popular website was targeted by hackers at the weekend....

Cambodia News

Southeast Asian nations to set up fund to help Rohingya migrants

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed...

China News

Top Chinese universities clash in student recruitment war of words

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015

The Chinese higher education system has been rocked this week by accusations of underhand tactics employed by universities to recruit students. Peking University and Tsinghua University have been at the...

Hong Kong News

Illustrations show why Hong Kongers don’t want to be part of China

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

As pro-democracy protesters took to Hong Kong's streets to mark the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule, this collection of illustrations from Local Studio HK was...

India News

Is Asia’s growth creating a generation of sick people?

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Recent scientific research on air quality and human health has only underscored how much — and in how many ways — pollution can cause harm and even death. High concentrations...

Indonesia News

Southeast Asian nations to set up fund to help Rohingya migrants

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed...

Japan News

Japan police seek motive for self-immolation on bullet train

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Japanese police have searched the apartment of the man who set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train, killing himself and another passenger, as officials sought clues to his...

Malaysia News

Malaysian fund denies it funneled $700 million to prime minister

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's state investment fund 1MDB says it has never provided any funds to Prime Minister Najib Razak, denying reports that entities linked to the fund...

Pakistan News

Monsoon rains kill 81 in India

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy early monsoon rains have killed at least 81 people in India's western Gujarat state, bringing misery to thousands of people uprooted from their flooded homes....

Philippines News

Ferry capsizes in Philippines, at least 38 dead (VIDEO)

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

A ferry with 173 passengers has capsized 100 meters (yards) from a pier in the central Philippines, and 36 people are confirmed dead....

Singapore News

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul...

South Korea News

North Korea’s new airport opens to much fanfare… and controversy

By Wed, Jul 01, 2015

North Korea opened its new airport in Pyongyang Wednesday as leader Kim Jong-un and his wife posed for photos in fancy duty free shops and next to a chocolate fondue...

Taiwan News

2nd person dies after Taiwan water park fire; 200 in intensive care

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

A U.S. man is fighting for his life after he was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park at his weekend, his family said....

Thailand News

Thailand could abolish college uniforms in crackdown on gang warfare

By Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Thailand’s Education Ministry is considering changing or even abolishing polytechnic college uniforms in a bid to rein in gang violence between students....

Vietnam News

Thai junta forces cancellation of HRW event in Bangkok

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Thai authorities have forced a human rights group to cancel the launch of its report on the Vietnamese government's persecution of an ethnic minority....

Other Countries News

Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of Farkhunda Malikzada

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge says a court has overturned the death sentences for four men convicted of taking part in the mob killing of a woman outside...