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Book Review: Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

'Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia' by Lukas Straumann is a controversial book that uncovers the modus operandi of a multi-billion timber industry accused of wiping...

Burma News

Burma government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire deal

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the text of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest....

Cambodia News

Cambodian tribunal charges another Khmer Rouge suspect

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged another suspect with crimes against humanity, defying for the second time this month a warning from Prime Minister...

China News

Anti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A group that helps Internet users in China see blocked websites says Chinese authorities are behind cyberattacks against the group's site and a U.S.-based web resource for...

Hong Kong News

Telefonica sells UK phone operator O2 to Hutchison Whampoa

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015

LONDON (AP) — European cell phone operator Telefonica says it has reached an agreement to sell its British business, O2, to Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa for 10.25 billion pounds...

India News

Death toll in Kashmir floods rises to 15

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the...

Indonesia News

Book Review: Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

'Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia' by Lukas Straumann is a controversial book that uncovers the modus operandi of a multi-billion timber industry accused of wiping...

Japan News

Same sex marriage wins recognition in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Shibuya ward has become the first locale in Japan to recognize same sex partnerships as the "equivalent of a marriage," guaranteeing the identical rights of married...

Malaysia News

Malaysian to hang for killing 2 British students

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court has sentenced a fishmonger to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island....

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Short-range nuclear missiles needed to deter India

By Tue, Mar 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top adviser to the government of Pakistan says it needs short-range "tactical" nuclear weapons to deter archrival India, although critics fear it could increase the risk...

Philippines News

Pacquiao Watch: The X-factors – age and legs

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

The Las Vegas moneyline says Manny Pacquiao is almost 2-1 underdog when he goes up against Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines)....

Singapore News

Singapore teen Amos Yee charged for YouTube video attacking Lee, Christianity

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Singapore teen Amos Yee has been charged with three offences for a video uploaded to YouTube in which he made remarks about Christianity and former leader Lee Kuan Yew, who...

South Korea News

As nation goes hungry, North Korea’s elite develop a taste for baguettes

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

As secretive as North Korea attempts to be, it regularly fails to keep wraps on the indulgences of the Hermit Kingdom's rich and powerful. From former leader to Kim Jong-il's...

Taiwan News

Smutty meets sacred: Funeral strippers make a comeback in China

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015

The sacred and the smutty are converging at funeral services in rural China. According to a recent 'Shanghaiist' article, many urban Chinese residents hailing from the northeastern province of Hebei...

Thailand News

Thai junta leader Prayuth moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister and junta leader has asked the king for formal approval to lift martial law, which the military imposed ahead of a coup last May...

Vietnam News

14 killed in scaffolding collapse in central Vietnam

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police say at least 14 people were killed and 28 others were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a construction site in central Vietnam. Deputy police chief...

Other Countries News

New Maldives law strips ex-president Mohamed Nasheed of party membership

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament has passed a law that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust...