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Asian markets rebound after early losses

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Asian stock markets showed signs of recovery Tuesday morning after most markets opened lower....

Burma News

Burma parliament reopens, all eyes on ousted USDP leader Shwe Mann

By Tue, Aug 18, 2015

NAYPYITAW, Burma (AP) — Burma's Parliament has reopened for its final session before a nationwide election, with the spotlight on the influential speaker following his ouster as head of the...

Cambodia News

The legacy of Ieng Thirith: The ‘First Lady’ of the Khmer Rouge

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015

By Alexandra Demetrianova Silently and out of the spotlight, Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin province in Cambodia at the weekend. She was 83 – an age most people of...

China News

Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong faces new charges

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong for his role in a protest that helped trigger last year's 79-day pro-democracy street occupations....

Hong Kong News

Hong Kong student protest leader Joshua Wong faces new charges

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police have charged teenage student leader Joshua Wong for his role in a protest that helped trigger last year's 79-day pro-democracy street occupations....

India News

India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — India and the United Nations are appealing for peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces are patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood...

Indonesia News

Asian markets rebound after early losses

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Asian stock markets showed signs of recovery Tuesday morning after most markets opened lower....

Japan News

Obama expresses regret to Japan’s Abe over WikiLeaks spying allegations

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama has called Japan's leader to express regret over recent WikiLeaks allegations that the U.S. had spied on senior Japanese officials....

Malaysia News

Malaysian universities warn students to stay away from Bersih rally

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Malaysian universities have threatened to take disciplinary action against students who attend this weekend’s Bersih 4.0 anti-government rally, which they claim are illegal....

Pakistan News

India, Pakistan blame each other for cancellation of talks

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Pakistan are blaming each other for the cancellation of talks between their national security advisers, with the rivals squabbling over the meeting's agenda....

Philippines News

Forbes: Mall tycoon Henry Sy tops Philippines’ rich list for 8th year running

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the...

Singapore News

Singapore to hold general election on September 11

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's government has announced that it will hold a general election on September 11....

South Korea News

South Korea turns off cross-border speakers as Pyongyang expresses ‘regret’

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015

South Korea says it has turned off loudspeakers broadcasting cross-border anti-Pyongyang propaganda as part of an accord with rival North Korea meant to avert possible military confrontation....

Taiwan News

WATCH: Dramatic dashcam footage shows car blown away by tornado in Taiwan

By Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Dramatic dashcam footage had emerged this week of a car getting blown away by a a mini-tornado in Taiwan over the weekend. This incident, captured on the dashcam of the...

Thailand News

Thailand: Elephant kills handler, runs off with Chinese tourists

By Thu, Aug 27, 2015

One of Chiang Mai's most popular tourist activities turned deadly on Wednesday, as an elephant gored its mahout trainer and bounded into the jungle with the three Chinese tourists still...

Vietnam News

Vietnam devalues currency by 1 percent

By Wed, Aug 19, 2015

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Wednesday devalued its currency by 1 percent following the devaluation of the Chinese yuan and a possible U.S interest rate increase....

Other Countries News

India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence

By Wed, Aug 26, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — India and the United Nations are appealing for peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces are patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood...

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