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Australia News

Migrants say they saw Australian navy pay off people smugglers

By Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Two migrants who were on a people-smuggling boat at the center of claims Australia's navy paid the crew to turn back to Indonesia say they saw the money handed over....

Burma News

Burma’s parliament blocks changes to constitution

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become...

Cambodia News

Vocational education: A new driver for economic diversity in ASEAN?

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Education is generally accepted to be one of the major drivers of economic growth. This is one of the major infrastructural investments any government will channel a large percentage of...

China News

China’s 40-year-old meat was smuggled in through India, HK and Vietnam

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Chinese authorities have cracked down on 14 meat smuggling gangs, unveiling a horrific cargo of rotting meat, some of it more than 40 years old....

Hong Kong 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...

India News

China’s 40-year-old meat was smuggled in through India, HK and Vietnam

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Chinese authorities have cracked down on 14 meat smuggling gangs, unveiling a horrific cargo of rotting meat, some of it more than 40 years old....

Indonesia News

Indonesia court rejects appeal of Frenchman facing execution for drugs charges

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has rejected the final appeal of a French national facing execution for drug offenses....

Japan News

Ex-Bangkok police chief held in Japan after ‘forgetting’ he had gun

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Former Bangkok metropolitan police chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang remained in custody in Japan Wednesday after he was detained at Narita International Airport in Japan earlier this week for having a gun...

Malaysia News

Malaysia buries 21 Rohingya human-trafficking victims

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have given a Muslim burial to 21 human trafficking victims, believed to be Rohingya Muslim refugees, found in shallow graves in jungles bordering...

Pakistan News

Pakistan allows Save the Children to reopen offices

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for the international aid group Save the Children says the government of Pakistan has allowed it to reopen its offices....

Philippines News

Philippines: Glencore sells share of Tampakan mine to Indophil Resources

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015

GENERAL SANTOS CITY - Commodities trader Glencore Plc has reportedly agreed to sell its entire stake at Sagittarius Mines Inc (SMI) to Indophil Resources NL, which was acquired by Alsons...

Singapore News

Vocational education: A new driver for economic diversity in ASEAN?

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015

Education is generally accepted to be one of the major drivers of economic growth. This is one of the major infrastructural investments any government will channel a large percentage of...

South Korea 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...

Taiwan News

WATCH: Taiwanese student’s video of green ‘alien worm’ horrifies world

By Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Well this is the weirdest creature we’ve seen in a while. The original video of this ‘alien worm’, as some have dubbed it, was uploaded to Facebook by Taiwanese student...

Thailand News

Bangkok airport: No gun detected in former police chief’s luggage

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Airport officials in Thailand say they followed proper security measures and gave no special treatment to Bangkok's former police chief, who was arrested earlier this week in Tokyo with a...

Vietnam News

China’s 40-year-old meat was smuggled in through India, HK and Vietnam

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Chinese authorities have cracked down on 14 meat smuggling gangs, unveiling a horrific cargo of rotting meat, some of it more than 40 years old....

Other Countries News

Beijing says 90% of drugs enter China from the ‘Golden Triangle’ region

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The ‘Golden Triangle’ region, on the borders of Laos, Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand, has long been regarded as one of the drug-producing hot spots of the world. More traditionally it’s...