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China News

Vietnam seizes 2 tons of smuggled elephant tusks

By Wed, Oct 09, 2013

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Authorities in Vietnam have seized nearly 2 tons of elephant tusks illegally imported from Malaysia, state media reported Wednesday. Customs officials in the northern port city...

India News

Indian cricket at a crossroads

By Fri, Sep 02, 2011

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is beginning to look more like the beleaguered UPA government, and a lot less like a professional body that ran some of...

Japan News

Smoke rises from crippled Japan nuke plant

By Wed, Mar 23, 2011

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s utility company says black smoke has been seen emerging from Unit 3 of the crippled nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, prompting a new evacuation of the...

Philippines News

Philippines: High school graduates should consider a career in microfinance

By Sat, Apr 30, 2011

Microfinance and microentrepreneurship may not be in the list of top choices for prospective college students, but these are proving to be great choices for a growing number of young...

South Korea News

Stem-cell fraudster Hwang Woo-suk loses Libya contract

By Wed, Mar 02, 2011

Hwang Woo-suk, a Korean stem-cell researcher who fell from grace in a 2005 fraud scandal, has lost his latest research project: a clinic and research lab near Tripoli, Libya.  The project,...

Thailand News

Nida Poll shows Yingluck’s approval rating declines to 64%

By Tue, Jul 10, 2012

Every quarter, NIDA releases a poll on the performance of the Prime Minister and the government. BP blogged on the previous quarter from December 2011 here and the January-March 2012 quarter here. There is...

Other Countries News

SKorea: Namsan Tunnel evacuated after taxi explodes

By Fri, Jul 15, 2011

At about 6pm on July 14 the engine of a taxi driving through Namsan Tunnel no. 1 exploded, forcing everyone in the tunnel to evacuate on foot as the fire...