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Australia News

Malaysia detains notorious ‘Viking’ poaching vessel

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Another major blow has been dealt to illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean with the detention of the Nigerian-flagged poaching vessel, Viking, in Malaysia - bringing a total of three...

Burma News

Burma’s new ceasefire agreement: The devil is in the detail

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015

The first ever draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was signed between the government and ethnic armed leaders on Tuesday, March 31, but will it really bring peace to Burma?...

Cambodia News

Cambodia inaugurates memorial at Khmer Rouge genocide museum

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian officials have inaugurated a memorial at the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum to remember at least 12,000 people tortured and killed at the site when...

China News

US admiral says China ‘creating great wall of sand’ in South China Sea

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China is using land reclamation to create "a great wall of sand" in disputed areas of the South...

Hong Kong News

Hong Kong airport gets green light for $18bn third runway

By Wed, Mar 18, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong government gave final approval for a third runway at the Asian financial center's airport, aiming to meet surging growth in passengers and air...

India News

11 killed as bus plunges into gorge in eastern India

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015

PATNA, India (AP) — Police say at least 11 people were killed when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge in eastern India. Police superintendent...

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

Japan: Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person, has died aged 117

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person has died nearly a month after celebrating her 117th birthday....

Malaysia 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...

Pakistan News

Pakistan mourns victims of deadly Taliban church attacks

By Mon, Mar 16, 2015

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan is mourning for the victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people, and minority Christians...

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

16-year-old faces charges for offensive video: Where Amos Yee went wrong

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015

“Lee Kuan Yew is dead! Finally!” blared the 17-year-old teenager, Amos Yee, in his nasal voice. Dressed in a faded yellow T-shirt, the teen continues in his pseudo-American accent: Why...

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

Taiwanese mark anniversary of occupy parliament movement

By Sun, Mar 22, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — University students have gathered outside Taiwan's legislative house, kicking off a scheduled 31-hour demonstration to mark the anniversary of a movement that occupied the island's parliament....

Thailand News

Japan gives Thai-registered airlines a temporary reprieve

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Japan’s civil aviation authority will temporarily lift a charter flight ban on Thai-registered airlines for the next 2 months, Thailand’s transport minister said Wednesday....

Vietnam News

US admiral says China ‘creating great wall of sand’ in South China Sea

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China is using land reclamation to create "a great wall of sand" in disputed areas of the South...

Other Countries News

Wild rhino chased into forest after deadly rampage in Nepal

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Forest officers and tamed elephants have chased a wild rhino back to the forest after it killed a woman and injured seven people in a rampage...