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  • China shares continue to slide
    Shares in mainland China continue their slide on Tuesday, a day after the Shanghai Composite index saw its biggest drop in eight years.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:18am -
  • South Korea declares 'end' to Mers
    South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:44am -
  • Viewpoint: Why Britain does not owe reparations to India
    Why Britain does not owe reparations to India
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:47pm -
  • Apple fake factory 'caught in China'
    A factory which had made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been caught in China leading to nine arrests.
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:45pm -
  • US removes Cuba from slavery list
    The United States removes Cuba from the list of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:40pm -
  • Baidu profits miss expectations
    China's biggest online search engine Baidu missed analysts' expectations as profits took a hit from investment redirected elsewhere.
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:35pm -
  • VIDEO: How India police siege unfolded
    At least ten people have died in the Indian state of Punjab after security forces brought an end to a siege at a police station.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 9:19pm -
  • Actress faces child sex charges
    Maggie Kirkpatrick, who starred in 1980s soap Prisoner Cell Block H and later Home and Away, is charged with indecent assault and gross indecency.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 9:08pm -
  • UK and Indonesia agree 'anti-IS plan'
    The UK and Indonesia agree measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State extremism at the start of David Cameron's four-day tour of South East Asia.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 9:03pm -
  • Ex-Indian President Abdul Kalam dies
    Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, known as "Missile Man", dies at the age of 83 after collapsing while delivering a lecture.
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 6:56pm -

CNN Asia

The LA Times - Asia Pacific

New York Times - Asia Pacific

The Guardian - Asia Pacific

  • South Korea: Mers virus outbreak is over
    Prime minister urges people to ‘resume normal daily activities’ after 36 people died and panic left economy strugglingSouth Korea has declared an end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) that killed 36 people, triggered…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:05am -
  • Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam has died, aged 83
    Kalam, known as the father of the country’s military missile program, died on Monday after collapsing while delivering a lectureFormer Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country’s military missile program, died on Monday…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:00am -
  • Prisoner TV star Maggie Kirkpatrick charged with historical ​child sex charges
    The 74-year-old Australian actor will face a Melbourne court next month charged with the indecent assault of a 13-year-girl in the 1980sAustralian actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, who played the Freak in the original series of Prisoner (known as Prisoner:…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:59am -
  • Beijing vows to prop up China's stock market after greatest losses since 2007
    Government-controlled agency will buy stocks to stabilise stock market, regulator says, after Monday’s frenzied sellingBeijing has vowed to step up its interventions in China’s volatile stock market following a traumatic day on Monday when stocks…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:50am -
  • Actors call on Amnesty to reject plans backing decriminalisation of sex trade
    Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Lena Dunham among signatories of letter arguing that policy change would ‘legalise pimping’A host of Hollywood stars, including Oscar-winning actors Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson, have…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:13am -
  • US family make million-dollar gold find from Spanish fleet off Florida
    A treasure-hunting family has found more than $1m worth of gold artefacts from the wreckage of a sunken 1715 Spanish ship in the Atlantic OceanA Florida family has been rewarded for years of treasure hunting after finding gold artefacts worth $1m or…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:10am -
  • Ireland to allow adopted people to get their birth records for first time
    Without consent, records will only be released if an adopted person signs a statutory declaration not to contact their birth parent Ireland will allow tens of thousands of adopted people access to their birth certificates for the first time under pro…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:34am -
  • Daughter wins £164,000 after decade-long legal battle over will with charities
    Court of appeal increases Heather Ilott’s share of inheritance after she fell out with her mother, who left her entire estate to three animal charitiesAfter a decade-long legal fight with three animal welfare charities over her mother’s decision…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:55pm -
  • Madeleine McCann investigators contact Australian police over body
    UK police make inquiries about remains found in suitcase but Australian authorities say there is currently ‘no evidence’ it relates to McCann casePolice officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have contacted Australian author…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:13pm -
  • José Mourinho hits out at Wenger and Pellegrini: the full transcript
    The Chelsea manager on why Arsenal are not the poor relatives, confusing Manuel Pellegrini with Mauricio Pellegrino and Eden Hazard’s lucky escapesBy conceding four goals in 45 minutes! (Chelsea conceded four in the second half against New York Red…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:02pm -

VOA News - Asia

  • Obama to Visit AU Headquarters Tuesday
    U.S. President Barack Obama visits the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday after spending a day focusing on Ethiopia and South Sudan.Obama met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in the Ethiopian capital on Monday,…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:20am -
  • El Salvador Bus Drivers Strike as Gang Violence Surges
    El Salvador's bus drivers went on strike on Monday, demanding better security in the wake of escalating gang attacks and leaving thousands of commuters stranded on the streets of the Central American capital.Five bus drivers and one other transport…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:52am -
  • After 30 Years, Gipsy Kings Keep Crowds Dancing
    Nearly 30 years after launching their "Rumba Flamenca" music style, the Gipsy Kings are still keeping crowds around the world dancing to hits such as "Bamboleo", "Djobi Djoba" and "Bem Bem Maria."The group, whose music mixes flamenco with pop and L…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:15am -
  • Benghazi Plunges Into Darkness as Fighting Hits Power Plants
    Libya's eastern city of Benghazi has been plunged into darkness as clashes between pro-government forces and Islamist fighters have knocked out three of five power stations serving the city, the country's second largest, officials said on Monday.Po…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:58am -
  • Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Leaders
    The Boy Scouts of America lifted its outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization.The new policy, which takes effect imme…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:55am -
  • Zimbabwe Farmers Fear Winter of Hunger After Poor Tobacco Crop
    Farmer Kenny Mabvumbe looked upset as he returned virtually empty-handed from the tobacco auction floors in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare.His decision to venture into tobacco farming had turned into a nightmare. Only 70 kg out of the 200 kg he t…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:55am -
  • US Calls Fight Against Human Trafficking a Must Win
    The United States is promising not to give up its fight against what Secretary of State John Kerry calls the “scourge” of modern slavery. Officials released the country’s annual human trafficking report Monday – a report that’s being met wi…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:21am -
  • Turkey, US Try to Establish Buffer Despite Differences
    Turkey says it has secured an agreement with the Obama administration to jointly secure a zone in a small part of northern Syria. But while U.S. officials are confirming the outlines of the deal, discrepancies in how Washington and Ankara view the bu…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:51pm -
  • Dutch Exhibit to Highlight 17th Century 'Selfies'
    The selfie may be a contemporary look, but a Dutch museum aims to show that its roots go back centuries.In an upcoming exhibition, the Mauritshuis in The Hague is showing a collection of self-portraits by master artists including Rembrandt, Jan Ste…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:47pm -
  • Kerry Heads for Egypt, the Gulf to Discuss Iran Deal, ISIS
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries shar…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:21pm -

Radio Free Asia

NPR - Asia

Foreign Affairs - Asia

Asia Sentinel

Asian Correspondent

  • Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand
    The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving it open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:34am -
  • PH biz groups welcome new cabotage law
      Mindanao businessmen today lauded the signing of Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act that will reduce logistics costs for producers and create a more efficient import and export system. “It will reduce shipping costs for Philippine exporters, especiall…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:15am -
  • Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua province
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 underground quake struck at 6:41 a.m.…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • Indonesia, Britain to step up efforts to fight Islamic State
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Britain have agreed to step up joint efforts to fight their shared enemy, the Islamic State group.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 9:48pm -
  • Chinese woman dies in horrific escalator accident, but saves son
    A Chinese woman has died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her 2-year-old son to safety.
    - 16 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 11:30am -
  • Philippines: Protesters, police clash ahead of Aquino speech
    Left-wing protesters have clashed with riot policemen amid a downpour as they tried to breach a barricade of barbed wire and vehicles ahead of the Philippine president's final state of the nation address.
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:03am -
  • Thai Airways suspends unprofitable US flights, cuts 1,401 jobs
    Thailand's beleaguered national airline will suspend flights to the U.S. as part of efforts to end years of losses.
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 7:41am -
  • WATCH: Badass Thai cop takes down motorcyclist at checkpoint
    This video has been doing the rounds on Thai social media again this weekend. Captured on what appears to be a police camera last year, it shows a Thai police stopping a motorcyclist who tried to drive away from a police checkpoint in the northern ci…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 5:53am -
  • Confusion reigns over Thai junta’s latest booze ban
    On the face of it, the Thai junta’s attempts to limit the sale of alcohol around schools and universities is laudable. The reality, however, could see hundreds of bars and restaurants being put out of business in the coming weeks if authorities ref…
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:20am -
  • Suspected rebels attack bus, police station in India
    New Delhi (AP) — Indian police say suspected militants have fired at a bus station and entered police barracks on the outskirts of a northern town bordering Pakistan, wounding at least six people.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:13am -

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Vasant Panchami - Saraswati Puja, Rajshahi Riverside, Bangladesh
Vasant Panchami - Saraswati Puja, Rajshahi Riverside, Bangladesh
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Angkor complex : Banteay Srey temple #23
Angkor complex : Banteay Srey temple #23
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Asia Japan Tokyo - Lace Seat
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The Petrol Staion
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Angkor complex : Banteay Srey temple #22
Angkor complex : Banteay Srey temple #22
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Inde - Punjab - Chandigardh
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Po Lin Temple
Po Lin Temple
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Tian Tan Buddha
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Hong Kong Suburbia
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Delivery Trikes
Delivery Trikes
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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

  • Can All Chinese Debt Be Rated A+?
    The discrepancy between bullish ratings by Chinese firms on local bonds versus much lower ratings by the major global bond-rating companies is becoming an increasing concern.
    - 23 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:07am -
  • Weak Euro Masks Woes at Top Luxury Brands
    The low euro is boosting revenue at LVMH and Gucci parent Kering. But under the veneer of growth lie lingering problems over the companies’ flagship brands and a slowdown in demand.
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:44am -
  • Asian Stocks Fall, Pressured by Weak Earnings Overseas
    Stocks in Asia fell Monday amid pressure from disappointing earnings results overseas and a continued downtrend among commodities.
    - 24 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:36am -
  • Networks Catch Fantasy-Sports Bug
    The Fox Networks Group unit of 21st Century Fox. has led a $300 million venture-funding round for daily-fantasy-sports startup DraftKings.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:14am -
  • Fed Officials May Offer More Clarity on Rates
    Central bank officials are likely to emerge from their meeting Wednesday with short-term interest rates still pinned near zero, though they could send hints that they’re getting closer to raising the rates. Chairwoman Yellen has emphasized she expe…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 2:56am -
  • Danone's New Boss Looks to Revive Fortunes in China
    Danone is dropping efforts to revive its flagship infant formula unit in China to instead raise its stake in a state-linked milk producer after a massive food scare destroyed its once powerful brand.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 1:17am -
  • Malaysia's Palm-Oil Workers Tell of Abuses
    The $30 billion global palm-oil industry, which has boomed with demand from the U.S. and China, contributes to Asia’s human trafficking problem, rights advocates say.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 1:15am -
  • More Layoffs Expected at U.S. Energy Firms
    U.S. energy companies are planning more layoffs, asset sales and financial maneuvers to deal with a recent, sudden drop in U.S. crude-oil prices to under $50 a barrel, the lowest level in four months.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 1:05am -
  • As Trade Deal Nears Potential Home Stretch, Worries Abound
    Negotiators must hash out thorny disputes during the Pacific trade deal talks this week. Enough uncertainties remain that both participants and observers worry the talks may falter in what is supposed to be the final round.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 1:00am -
  • Pearson in Talks to Sell Economist Stake
    Pearson said that it is in talks over the potential sale of its 50% stake in the The Economist Group, just days after the U.K.-based publisher and education specialist agreed to sell its Financial Times newspaper.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 12:17am -

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

The Global Post - Asia Pacific

Wall Street Journal - Scene Asia

New Mandala

Asia News Network - Breaking News

  • China's safety standards in spotlight after fatal escalator incident
    Safety standards in China are again in the spotlight following the death of a young mother just after she thrust her son to safety when part of an escalator collapsed under them
    - 44 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43am -
  • What really connects the people of Asean?
    Next year marks the 49th anniversary of a historical turning point for this region
    - 44 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43am -
  • Thai foreign ministry says US TIP report not fair
    The Foreign Ministry issued a statement late Monday night, expressing its disagreement to the US Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2015 that maintained Thailand in Tier 3 for second consecutive year
    - 44 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43am -
  • Ringgit at 17-year low
    The ringgit fell to 17-year lows yesterday as Chinese stocks slumped amid a drop in global crude oil prices
    - 44 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43am -
  • Aquino a lame duck?
    In July 2005, at the lowest point in Gloria Arroyo’s presidency, she went to the Batasan for the State of the Nation Address rite not so much to defend herself, as to test her political allies’ defences
    - 44 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43am -
  • Taking the right path to growth
    China's Belt and Road Initiative envisages greater economic trade between China and Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East
    - 44 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43am -
  • Profits dry up for Thai rice farmers
    Thailand's unusually long drought will have little effect on the global price of rice, but could leave millions of Thai farmers on the edge of destitution, with the government's US$1
    - 44 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43am -
  • Japan's Cabinet approval rate hits record low of 43%
    The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s second Cabinet stands at 43 per cent, the lowest level since its inauguration, according to the latest Yomiuri Shimbun poll
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:56am -
  • Aquino delivers final State of the Nation Address
    He didn’t use the word goodbye but President Aquino on Monday might as well have said it as he expressed gratitude in his farewell State of the Nation Address (Sona)
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:56am -
  • S. Korea's spy agency denies tapping civilians
    Korea’s top spy agency chief Monday categorically denied allegations the agency used a hacking program to wiretap citizens during the first session of a bipartisan parliamentary committee that aims to probe any wrongdoings by the NIS
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:41am -

The Economist - Banyan Blog

  • Farewell to Banyan, the blog
    IT IS with heavy trunk and trailing roots that Banyan, this blog, folds up its branches—and leaves. Many of us have grown attached to it over the past four years, in which time it has shot off nearly 1,200 posts. Starting life as Banyan’s noteboo…
    - 14 Nov 14, 3:47pm -
  • A bigger bazooka
    THE riposte to doubts about Abenomics, the three-part plan of Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, to shake the country from its economic torpor, is more of the same, and a lot more. On October 31st the Bank of Japan (BoJ) stunned the financial mark…
    - 31 Oct 14, 5:11pm -
  • On permanent parole
    A FOUR-YEAR battle ended yesterday, when Singapore's highest court upheld the constitutionality of Section 377(a) of the country's penal code, which renders any man convicted of committing "or abet[ting] the commission of...any act of gross indecency…
    - 30 Oct 14, 3:41am -
  • Soldiering on
    EVEN seasoned taxi drivers confess that they are finding it difficult to navigate sections of Christchurch. Portions of New Zealand’s second-largest city have become unrecognisable since an earthquake hit in February 2011, killing 185 people and in…
    - 29 Oct 14, 1:46pm -
  • When the luck runs out
    CASINOS have served Cambodia as a rare and dependable cash cow ever since the country first emerged from its decades of civil war, in the late 1990s. On the face of it this year will be no different, with the government expecting to increase its taki…
    - 23 Oct 14, 7:29am -
  • Stakes upped
    THE bet was bound to be a risky one. In July Japan decided to restart talks with North Korea in the hope of securing the return of citizens kidnapped in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The stakes have since been raised. North Korea’s initial report…
    - 22 Oct 14, 11:59pm -
  • Party on
    WEIRDLY enough, Japan is still a land where you can’t move to the rhythm legally in a nightclub after midnight. This is despite years of campaigning by Japan’s youth. Yet nothing they have done has succeeded in changing laws—from the time of Ja…
    - 21 Oct 14, 4:21am -
  • The second Modi wave
    EVEN though the results were not surprising, they are significant. So large was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) victory in general elections in May 2014, led by Narendra Modi, that his party was widely expected to triumph again in state elections in…
    - 20 Oct 14, 8:14am -
  • Third term lucky
    THIRD-TERM governments are reputedly difficult for a governing party—and particularly in New Zealand’s multi-party system, in which voters plump for both a party and a candidate for their local electorate. But John Key, the country’s prime mini…
    - 17 Oct 14, 11:11pm -
  • Pushing the limits
    SHORTLY before he became prime minister last year, Tony Abbott praised the “freedom that our civilisation has nurtured”. Last month Mr Abbott’s mood in parliament was more sober. “Regrettably,” he said, “the delicate balance between freed…
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:02am -

The World Bank - East Asia and the Pacific on the Rise

  • Empowerment for social change in the Philippines
    All eyes are on her as she stands up. Her impassioned voice is a magnet, pulling people’s attention. Her tone is resolute and confident, almost like a political candidate campaigning to get votes.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 2:16pm -
  • 中国的新增银行账户数提升了全球普惠金融数据
    根据2014全球普惠金融数据库(Global Findex)信息,中国每10个成年人中有将近8人拥有银行账户,比2011年增长15个百分点。过去三年,全球没有银行账户的人数从25亿降至20亿,来自中国的贡献…
    - 40 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:24pm -
  • New accounts in China drive global financial inclusion figures
    Nearly eight in 10 adults in China now have a bank account, according to the 2014 Global Findex. This represents a 15 percentage point increase since 2011. According to the survey, the number of global unbanked has decreased from 2.5 billion to 2 bi…
    - 40 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 12:18pm -
  • 高铁带来交通便利带动欠发达地区发展

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  • In China, high-speed rail increases mobility and drives growth in underdeveloped regions
    Nanguang Railway is one of six rail lines currently supported by the World Bank in China and one of three that recently became operational. With a route length of 576 kilometers (358 miles), it connects the capital cities of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomou…
    - 41 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 7:51am -
  • Natural capital accounting: balancing ecological protection and economic growth
    Each time I go to Manila, I can’t help but feel a bit overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city. It seems that with each visit I make, a newer, taller building is being built, a road is being paved and, from time to time, a new shopping mall…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:41pm -
  • Ứng phó với biến đổi khí hậu – đảm bảo tương lai cho nông dân
    Việt Nam là một trong những nước chịu tác động nặng nề nhất của biến đổi khí hậu. Chính phủ đã sử dụng tiền đầu tư để ứng phó với vấn đề này như thế nào? Xem toàn bộ đồ họa th…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:21pm -
  • Adapting to climate change – securing dreams for farmers
    Vietnam is likely to be among the countries hardest hit by climate change. How has its government invested to respond to this issue? View the full infographic. Y Cham, whom I met during a mission to plan for our support for the coffee rejuvena…
    - 42 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 12:13pm -
  • Menyediakan dana yang cukup bagi sekolah di Indonesia
    Tahun ini Indonesia merayakan satu dekade pelaksanaan Bantuan Operasional Sekolah. Program ini bertujuan untuk memastikan agar sekolah memiliki dana yang cukup untuk beroperasi, mengurangi biaya pendidikan yang ditanggung oleh rumah tangga, serta m…
    - 43 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 3:49am -
  • Providing schools with the money they need
    This year, Indonesia celebrates the first decade of its school grant scheme BOS (Bantuan Operasional Sekolah). The program aims to ensure that schools have sufficient funds to operate, reduce the education costs faced by households and improve scho…
    - 43 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 3:19am -

Global Voices - East Asia

Channel News Asia

  • Strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua
    A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:58am -
  • South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak
    After 36 deaths and 186 infections following the first diagnosis since May 20, South Korea's Prime Minister has declared the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome over. 
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:57am -
  • Malaysia lets ringgit fall below 1998-2005 peg
    Malaysian authorities have in the past three weeks allowed the ringgit to trade below levels that in 1998 prompted them to impose a dollar peg and capital controls. Economists expect more downside, with the Federal Reserve set to raise US interest ra…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:34am -
  • US upgrades Malaysia, Cuba in trafficking report
    The United States has upgraded Malaysia in an annual report on human trafficking despite calls by human rights groups and nearly 180 US lawmakers to keep the Southeast Asian country on a list of worst offenders in failing to suppress trafficking.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 12:52am -
  • US report highlights suspected Thai official role in human trafficking
    The U.S. government's decision to keep Thailand on its list of worst human-trafficking centres for an unprecedented two straight years highlights the suspected role of Thai officials in the trade despite government efforts to stop it.
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 9:50pm -
  • Former Indian President Abdul Kalam dies, aged 83
    India's former President and top scientist Dr APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday (Jul 27) after collapsing during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong.
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 6:53pm -
  • At least 10 dead in assault on India police post
    Ten people including three civilians were killed on Monday when gunmen wearing army uniforms stormed a police station in northern India near the border with Pakistan, sparking a shootout lasting almost 11 hours.
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:57pm -
  • India's opposition Congress Party drums up rebellion against Land Acquisition Bill
    India's opposition Congress Party is leading a charge against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his proposed Land Acquisition Bill, saying the government would be handing over agricultural land to capitalists close to the ruling BJP if the Bill becom…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:53pm -
  • Successor's reform zeal key to Philippines' resurgence: Aquino
    In his last annual address to parliament on Monday (Jul 27), President Benigno Aquino urged the Philippines to elect a new leader with the zeal to pursue reforms which he said had led to high growth.
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:06pm -
  • North, Sourth Korea mark 62nd armistice anniversary
    The armistice was signed on Jul 27, 1953 to temporarily suspend the Korean conflict that broke out in 1950. Since then, no peace treaty has been signed to officially declare the end of the war.
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:42pm -

Asia Times Online

  • Apple settles China iPad trademark dispute for $60 million
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has paid $60 million to China's Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to settle a dispute over the iPad trademark, a Chinese provincial court said on Monday. The announcement of the court-mediated settlement was made on the web…
    - 2 Jul 12, 3:50am -
  • Huge demo as Hong Kong marks 15 years under China
    Hong Kong's biggest protest for nearly a decade packed the former British colony's streets in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule.
    - 2 Jul 12, 1:43am -
  • China caps car sales in Guangzhou to ease jams
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's booming southern city of Guangzhou is limiting the number of new cars on the streets to ease traffic jams and cut pollution, state media said on Sunday, a move that could weigh on sales in the world's largest car market. G…
    - 1 Jul 12, 1:55pm -
  • U.S. Reaches Out to China, but Not for Naval Maneuvers
    Chinese analysts said that cooperation was not the main American goal, as a 22-nation war exercise began off Hawaii.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • World Briefing | Asia: China: Astronauts Finish Mission and Return to Earth
    China’s first female astronaut and two other crew members returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.
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  • China, India step up global role with IMF fund
    After years of pressure to take a greater role in global affairs, China and India have stepped up by contributing to a new IMF emergency fund -- from which the United States is absent.
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  • Laos, where rubber hits the road to China
    The rice fields that blanketed this remote mountain village for generations are gone. In their place rise neat rows of young rubber trees -- their sap destined for China. As Beijing scrambles to feed its galloping economy, it has already scoured the…
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  • In battle with China for allies, Taiwan resorts to riskier tactics
    A scandal here over a bungled Taiwan attempt to forge official ties with Papua New Guinea has thrown a spotlight on the long-running, shadowy war between China and Taiwan for allies. (International Herald Tribune)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • IMF cuts Chinese economic growth forecasts to about 9%
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday it has adjusted its forecasts for the global economic growth in 2008 downward to below 4 percent, with a growth of just above 9 percent for the Chinese economy. (China Daily)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • China's submarine progress alarms India
    Reports of China building a massive strategic naval base capable of housing nuclear-powered submarines on Hainan island in the South China Sea have India on red alert. The fear is not so much that China will launch any offensive against India, but th…
    - 8 May 08, 9:06am -

Council on Foreign Relations - Asia

  • The Meaning of China’s Stock Market Intervention
    <p>Josh Kurlantzick discusses that the Chinese government’s decision to prop up slumping markets may well signal a comeback for centralization.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 7:53pm -
  • The Emerging Role of China’s Economy
    <p>Experts discuss recent developments in the Chinese economy.</p>
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 4:45pm -
  • China's Market Plunge: Correction or Crisis?
    <p>The odds of an economic hard landing for China remain low, but continuing stock volatility could set back critical market reforms, says expert Stephen Roach.</p>
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jul 15, 2:14pm -
  • Safe Enough to Thrive
    <p>As the U.S. slows down its troop withdrawal, the women of Afghanistan have more time to solidify their social and political gains. Write Catherine Powell, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, and Hannah Chartoff.</p>
    - 12 days ago, 15 Jul 15, 5:16pm -
  • By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest Is Changing The World
    <p>Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore how Chinese demand drive global commodity prices, the broader implications of the Chinese slowdown for the global economy and regional security, and consequences of China’s resource quest for the…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jul 15, 6:36pm -
  • What to Do About North Korea
    <p>Experts discuss U.S. foreign policy options toward North Korea.</p>
    - 16 days ago, 12 Jul 15, 7:45am -
  • Making Sense of China's Markets
    <p>Experts discuss China's markets. </p>
    - 18 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 3:30pm -
  • The Risks and Rewards of SCO Expansion
    <p>The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is expected to welcome India and Pakistan as full members at its fifteenth annual summit in Ufa, Russia. CFR's Elizabeth C. Economy and William Piekos weigh the rewards and risks of expansion.</p>
    - 19 days ago, 8 Jul 15, 6:52pm -
  • Cybersecurity Law of the People's Republic of China
    <p>National People's Congress of China released this draft text on July 6, 2015, and it will be available for public comment through August 2015. The law outlines the Chinese government's goals for security standards for technical systems, networks,…
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  • National Security Law of the People's Republic of China
    <p>National People's Congress in China passed this law on July 1, 2015. It outlines the government's authority to respond to threats to China's assets and activities in its borders and territories, as well as in cyberspace, space, the deep sea, and p…
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MSNBC - Asia Pacific

  • Chinese ex-cops detained while fighting corruption
    The call came late on Monday night. "More than 70 police raided our (guest house)," said former policeman He Zuhua. "Police are everywhere.
    - 4 Mar 13, 6:01pm -
  • Video: Rodman: Kim Jong Un is ‘my friend’
    After being filmed spending time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, basketball legend Dennis Rodman said that while he doesn’t “condone what he does,” the dictator is “a good guy” and a friend. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports. (TODAY)…
    - 4 Mar 13, 1:25pm -
  • Sanctions call over Thai elephant ivory trade
    Environmental groups plan to table a motion at a conference on endangered species in Bangkok next month calling for sanctions against hosts Thailand over the trade in elephant ivory.
    - 2 Mar 13, 9:02am -
  • Rodman: N. Korea dictator an 'awesome guy'
    The U.S. State Department is criticizing North Korea for "wining and dining" visiting ex-National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman while its own people go hungry.
    - 1 Mar 13, 7:50pm -
  • Chinese trader accused of busting Iran missile embargo
    A Chinese businessman indicted in the United States over sales of missile parts to Iran is still making millions of dollars from the trade, say security officials who monitor compliance with Western and U.N. sanctions.
    - 1 Mar 13, 5:04pm -
  • 2 US sailors imprisoned for rape in Japan
    A Japanese court on Friday sentenced two U.S. sailors to up to 10 years in prison for raping a woman in Okinawa last year.
    - 1 Mar 13, 1:24pm -
  • China executes notorious 'Golden Triangle' drug lord
    BEIJING – A notorious gang leader and drug lord from Myanmar was among four foreigners executed in China Friday, marking the first time Beijing has extradited, tried and put to death foreign nationals.
    - 1 Mar 13, 1:06pm -
  • Video: Dennis Rodman meets, hugs Kim Jong Un
    As part of a documentary film, NBA’s former all-star Dennis Rodman headed to North Korea, but soon found himself bonding with its leader, making him the first American to meet Kim Jong Un since the nation’s leader took power. (TODAY)
    - 1 Mar 13, 12:48pm -
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  • China says US-based hackers target its websites
    China's military said Thursday that overseas computer hackers targeted two of its websites an average of 144,000 times per month last year, with almost two-thirds of the attacks originating in the United States. The claim from Defense Ministry spokes…
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The Telegraph - Asia

France 24 - Asia Pacific

  • Foreign investors turn their eyes to Iran
    A few investors are racing to establish funds for Iran following last week’s nuclear deal with world powers, and many others are tapping into multinationals already present in the $400 billion economy.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 15, 9:24am -
  • Japan’s Mitzubishi apologises to US prisoners of war
    Japan's Mitsubishi Materials made a landmark apology Sunday to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during World War II, seven decades after the conflict.
    - 8 days ago, 20 Jul 15, 5:41am -
  • Nuclear deal will not alter Iran's policy toward ‘arrogant’ US, says Khamenei
    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that a landmark nuclear deal with world powers "won't change" the country's stance toward the "arrogant" United States.
    - 10 days ago, 18 Jul 15, 5:49am -
  • Victims’ families mark MH17 crash anniversary
    Families of the victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, which crashed over eastern Ukraine a year ago, are marking the anniversary amid calls for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 15, 6:47am -
  • Japan’s new security bill threatens regional peace, says China
    China on Thursday urged Tokyo to avoid "crippling regional peace and security", after the lower house of Japan's parliament passed bills that could see Japanese troops fight abroad for the first time since World War II.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 11:53am -
  • Iranians take to streets to celebrate nuclear deal
    Iranians poured onto the streets of Tehran after the Ramadan fast ended at sundown Tuesday to celebrate the historic nuclear deal agreed earlier with world powers in Vienna.
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jul 15, 8:14pm -
  • Iran, six world powers reach 'historic' nuclear deal
    Diplomats said Tuesday that a landmark agreement was reached on Iran’s nuclear programme on the 18th day of marathon talks in Vienna, with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini calling the deal “a sign of hope for the entire world”.
    - 14 days ago, 14 Jul 15, 7:24am -
  • Sticking points remain over Iran nuclear deal as deadline missed
    Nuclear negotiations between Tehran and six world powers failed to meet a midnight deadline on Monday, with a meeting planned for Tuesday morning amid reported deadlock over a UN arms embargo and other sticking points.
    - 14 days ago, 13 Jul 15, 6:48pm -
  • Cambodia passes controversial law to regulate NGOs
    Cambodia passed on Monday a contentious law to regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which government critics fear will be used to muzzleopposition.
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 15, 9:25am -
  • Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies of cancer at 55
    Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, died on the weekend of a bile duct tumor, the company said Monday. He was 55.
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 15, 8:20am -

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Washington Post - Asia Pacific

The Economist - Asia

  • Soldiering on
    Najib intends to roll on, not overWHATEVER the truth of them, the accusations levelled against Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime minister, have astonished a country that some had thought inured to scandal. In early July the Wall Street Journal rep…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 2:49pm -
  • Exile island
    Life’s no easier when they get to BangladeshTHE watchtowers and the high-security fence on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh make this frontier look impregnable. Yet thousands of Rohingyas cross into Bangladesh each year. Rohingyas are…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 2:49pm -
  • Small reefs, big problems
    EVERY ten or so days, and rarely at weekends, the Chinese coastguard arrives at eight in the morning, in time for the Japanese foreign ministry to deliver a formal complaint to its Chinese counterpart by lunchtime. It is something of a ritual th…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 2:49pm -
  • I don’t
    “PLAN B”, a guidebook for unmarried women living in Seoul, the South Korean capital, begins with a test. “Have your parents chided you for wanting to live alone?” “Are you often told that a woman’s best chance of happiness is being a…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 2:49pm -
  • Distant hopes
    EVEN by Afghanistan’s murderous, war-torn standards (see chart) it has been a gory week. More than 100 civilians were injured or killed in acts of terrorism in just 48 hours. Yet, after the first meeting in years this month between an Afghan g…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • Writers’ block
    PORTRAITS of writers hang in a new literature museum in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) deems them the best Vietnamese scribblers of the past millennium. Recent ones belonged to the Vietnam Writers’ Asso…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • The lose-lose election
    A DATE has now been set for an election that will mark a defining moment in Myanmar’s slow march away from military dictatorship and towards democracy. On November 8th voters will go to the polls for the first free national ballot since 1990.…
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  • See U in court
    IT IS hard to have an argument with only one person in the room, but the Philippines is having a go. On July 13th a tribunal in The Hague concluded a first week of hearings related to its bitter dispute with China over maritime boundaries in the…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 2:48pm -
  • Rajapaksa redux
    Rajapaksa, rejected, returnsGIVE credit to Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former president of Sri Lanka (pictured), for his fighting spirit. In early January voters unexpectedly and narrowly denied him a third successive term in office. An opposition alli…
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  • Gloves off
    FOR months Japan’s Diet (parliament) has been debating one of the country’s most important legislative changes since the second world war. Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, wants to make it easier for Japan’s armed forces to join military ac…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 2:47pm -

CFR - Asia Unbound

The Independent - Asia

Google - Asia News Feed

  • The Great 'Fall' Of China - Forbes
    ForbesThe Great 'Fall' Of ChinaForbesAbout three years ago, I wrote the book, The Coming China Crisis, which predicted the sequence, such as record debt, mal-investments, excessive debt-financed speculation in real estate, 64 million empty condominiu…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:49pm -
  • Dow closes near 6-month low amid China, commodity slide - CNBC
    ReutersDow closes near 6-month low amid China, commodity slideCNBCU.S. stocks closed lower on Monday under pressure from an overnight plunge in the Shanghai Composite and a continued decline in commodities, amid a lackluster earnings season. ( Tweet…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:17pm -
  • Dow sheds 128, oil slips under $48 after China plunge - USA TODAY
    USA TODAYDow sheds 128, oil slips under $48 after China plungeUSA TODAYStocks fell Monday, the Dow losing 128 points, after the Shanghai Composite plunged 8.5% and Europe benchmarks got hammered. The U.S. stock market kicked off the new week on a roc…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:14pm -
  • US blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on trafficking - Yahoo News
    Yahoo NewsUS blasts Thailand, rewards Malaysia on traffickingYahoo NewsVenezuela, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Zimbabwe and others joined Russia and Thailand at the bottom of an annual ranking compiled by the State Department and announced…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 7:58pm -
  • This is how bad China would have to get to stop Fed - CNBC
    CNBCThis is how bad China would have to get to stop FedCNBCChina's stock market selloff is unlikely to slow the Fed's path to rate hikes, unless it creates an economic slowdown or deflationary spiral that slams the global economy. The Fed begins its…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 6:31pm -
  • Woman killed after shopping mall escalator collapses under her feet in central ... - South China Morning Post (subscription)
    South China Morning Post (subscription)Woman killed after shopping mall escalator collapses under her feet in central ...South China Morning Post (subscription)Concerns over the safety of China's public facilities swamped the internet after a malfunc…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 6:22pm -
  • China growth fears crush oil and commodities - USA TODAY
    USA TODAYChina growth fears crush oil and commoditiesUSA TODAYOil prices continued their steep slide Monday, with a barrel of U.S.-produced crude hitting a 52-week low of $47.20 a barrel as investors reacted to the biggest one-day stock sell off in C…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 5:38pm -
  • China police shut down factory making $19 million-worth of fake iPhones - Fortune
    FortuneChina police shut down factory making $19 million-worth of fake iPhonesFortuneChina's reputation for producing counterfeit goods has come up again after police in Beijing busted a company that made and exported more than 41,000 fake iPhones wo…
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  • This move in China could be a big boon for game console makers - Fortune
    FortuneThis move in China could be a big boon for game console makersFortune... steps to make their consoles available in China. Microsoft started selling their Xbox One in September of last year, and sold more than 100,000 units on the first day alo…
    - 13 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 2:47pm -
  • As China's Global Footprint Grows, So Do Risks for Chinese Abroad - Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street JournalAs China's Global Footprint Grows, So Do Risks for Chinese AbroadWall Street JournalIt is unusual but not unheard of for members of China's People's Armed Police—a paramilitary organization whose primary task is domestic security…
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 12:08pm -

Bing - Asia News Feed

Yahoo! - Asia News Feed

  • U.S. softens view of Malaysia, Cuba in human trafficking report
    By Jason Szep and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States took Malaysia off its list of worst offenders in human trafficking on Monday, removing a potential barrier to a signature Asia-Pacific trade pact despite opposition from huma…
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  • Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries shar…
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  • John Kerry travels to Mideast then Southeast Asia next week
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry travels to the Mideast next week and then Asia, including a stop in Vietnam.
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  • Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Department of politicizing its annual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat modern-day slavery, as key trading partner Malaysia was taken off a blacklist.
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  • U.S. report highlights suspected Thai official role in human trafficking
    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's decision to keep Thailand on its list of worst human-trafficking centers for an unprecedented two straight years highlights the suspected role of Thai officials in the trade despite gov…
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  • Bach: Facilities and sustainability key to winning 2022 bid
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and sustainability, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Monday.
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  • Image of Asia: A dance on Korean War anniversary
    In this photo by Wong Maye-E, students participate in a mass dance in front of a mural of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea, as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.…
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  • British PM starts Asia trip with big loan offer to Indonesia
    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday his government would make available loans of up to 1 billion pounds to Indonesia to help finance infrastructure projects. Indonesia is Cameron's first stop on a four-day trade mission to Southeast A…
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  • Kyrgyz leader says U.S. 'sought chaos' by decorating dissident
    By Olga Dzyubenko CHOLPON ATA, Kyrgyzstan (Reuters) - Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said on Monday the United States had sought to "create chaos" in his country by granting an award to a jailed dissident. The Central Asian country protested to…
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  • IOC awards Olympic broadcast rights to Qatar's beIN Media
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has awarded broadcast rights in the Middle East and North Africa from 2018-2024 to Qatar's beIN Media Group.
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Popurls - Asia

Reddit - Asia

The Huffington Post - Asia

  • Tenzin Dorjee: Undefeated in Death: Tenzin Delek Rinpoche
    Rinpoche's death, tragic as it was, will initiate yet another generation of Tibetans into the freedom struggle. Instead of merely praising Tibetan pacifism, the world must support the Tibetan people's nonviolent struggle to end Chinese rule and estab…
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  • Dr. Susan Albers: Are You an Adventurous Eater?
    See one of my favorite pictures from my group trip to China last year. Check out this menu. There are over 240 food options! Some items were fami... Read more: Diet, Motivation, Weight Loss, Eating, Travel, Food, China, Eating Mindf…
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  • Michael Rose: The Look of Silence - a New Documentary Wants Us to Make Noise
    What filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer uncovered in his first film on the subject, The Act of Killing, and now in his follow up film, The Look of Silence, is the dirty little secret that this was a cover story to justify a ruthless military take over of t…
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  • LG Just Introduced A New Flip Phone For Smartphone Users
    Is your smartphone... too functional? LG may have a solution.The electronics company on Sunday announced the LG Gentle, a new flip phone ... Read more: Lg, Lg Gentle, Flip Phone, Motorola Razr, South Korea, Technology News
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  • Jacada Travel: Author and Family Traveller John Ahern on Traveling With Kids
    When the author John Ahern and his wife's children were aged two and four, the pair decided to take a break from corporate life and set out on a year-long trip as a family. Read more: Family Travel, John Ahern, Travel Literature, Travel…
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  • Richard Javad Heydarian: Philippines' Moralpolitik: Good Governance and Aquino's Legacy
    You don't have to be an expert to realize that with the Philippines' weak state institutions, hobbled by entrenched networks of political patronage, and only a single six-year term in office, there is just so much a well-meaning leader can do to over…
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  • China Reverses Longstanding Ban On Video Game Consoles
    BEIJING (AP) — China is lifting its ban on sales of video game consoles to promote the industry and a new manufacturing zone in Shanghai.Conso... Read more: China, Video Games, Gaming, Video Game Ban, Children and Video Games, Playst…
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  • Video Captures Woman’s Death As She Saves Son In Escalator Accident
    A Chinese woman was killed Sunday after a floor panel at the top of a mall escalator collapsed under her feet. Harrowing footage from a mall in... Read more: China, China Escalator Accident, Escalator Accident, Jingzhou, World News
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  • Militants Stage Deadly Attack On Indian Police Station
    DINANAGAR, India, July 27 (Reuters) - Indian police overcame a group of gunmen dressed in military fatigues on Monday after a 12-hour battle that end... Read more: India, India Pakistan, Pakistan, Punjab, India Violence, World News
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  • China's State Media Pour Scorn On Obama's Africa Trip
    BEIJING (AP) -- China's state media are pouring cold water on President Barack Obama's visit to Africa, saying U.S. attention to the continent is lar... Read more: Barack Obama, US, China, Africa, Ethiopia, China Africa Relations, US Af…
    - 20 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 7:16am -

Newsvine - Asia

  • Without BDS, Palestine is Alone
    Hasbara is pro-Israel propaganda, in short – spin & lies justifying decades of zionist war crimes and crimes against humanity. Greater than arms and security, Israel’s largest export industry is Hasbara“Israel has already poured hundreds of mi…
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  • UN Security Council Calls for Lifting of Israeli Siege and Occupation
    The Security Council met yesterday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Gaza. It was agreed that the current state of the Strip could not continue, and that the illegal Israeli siege must end as a prerequisite to speed up the reconstruction proce…
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  • Why Israel, but not Iran? | The Salt Lake Tribune
    Why is it that some countries have the right to have nukes and not Iran?  Yes, Israel has 100 to 200 nuclear bombs!
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  • Israel, Don't Level My Village
    SUSIYA, West Bank — IN 1948, as Israeli forces closed in on his village of Qaryatayn, my grandfather carried my father in his arms to Susiya, about five miles north, in the South Hebron Hills area.“We will go back home soon,” my grandfather to…
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  • The clown show that was the Senate Iran hearing, in one tweet - Vox
    Top administration officials are at Congress today for a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Iran nuclear deal, a subject that has always brought out the crazy in American politicians. No one expected this hearing to be any…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 9:01pm -
  • Israel and American Jews Should Not Lobby Congress Against Iran Deal | Michael A. Eisenberg
    I am in NYC this week and there is a "Stop Iran" rally here in Times Square to urge congress to block the Iran deal. I am not going. Israel is gearing up to push congress to block the deal. I am not supportive of that approach. I think even a winning…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 6:27pm -
  • Exclusive: After labeling, EU think-tank proposes banking steps on Israel - Yahoo News
    The EU agreed this week to push ahead with introduction of labels that specifically identify Israeli goods made in settlements in the occupied West Bank, a policy that has angered Israel; but now an influential European think-tank is proposing going…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jul 15, 8:41pm -
  • EU protests against Israeli plans to demolish Palestinian village | World news | The Guardian
    European foreign ministers join US in warning against ‘harmful and provocative’ demolition or evictions in West Bank village of Khirbet SusiyaEU foreign ministers have called on Israel to halt plans for the “forced transfer of population and d…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jul 15, 5:19pm -
  • How Israel can stop a nuclear arms race in the Middle East | Sharon Dolev
    The NPT, which was written in 1968 and came into effect in 1970, is based on three basic principles: not using nuclear weapons, dismantling nuclear weapons, and the right to nuclear energy. Most countries in the world are parties to the treaty, save…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 15, 9:47pm -
  • UN approves accreditation for Palestinian Return Center - Yahoo News
    The United Nations approved U.N. accreditation Monday for the London-based Palestinian Return Center in a defeat for Israel which claims the organization is affiliated with Hamas and "openly promotes terrorism."
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 15, 5:27pm -

Topix - Asia

  • Ex-president known as father of Indian missile program dies
    In this Feb. 3, 2006 file photo, the then Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam waves to well-wishers prior to boarding his limousine upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. Kalam has died at a hospital after collapsing while…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:24pm -
  • Litvinenko poisoning suspect given last chance to appear at inquiry
    A suspect in the killing of Alexander Litvinenko has been given a final chance to give evidence to the inquiry into the spy's death after he was accused of "manipulating" the probe. Dmitri Kovtun was given a deadline of 9am tomorrow by judge Sir Robe…
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:15pm -
  • North Korea marks 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War
    Students participate in a mass dance in front of a mural of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung delivering a speech, Monday in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. PY…
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 12:17pm -
  • Lightning kills construction worker in Moscow amid heavy rain, flash flooding
    Russian news agencies on Monday quoted investigation spokeswoman Yulia Ivanova as saying that the man was stuck by lightning in a park in the west of the city earlier on Monday and died on the spot. The man is believed to be a construction worker who…
    - 17 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:13am -
  • In an Afghanistan awash in arms, a push to ban toy guns
    At least 184 people, nearly all children, suffered eye injuries over the recent Eid al-Fitr holiday from toy weap... . In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo, Murad Ali Gharibyar 45, an Afghan toy guns salesman holds a toy at his shop, in Kabul, Afgha…
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:04am -
  • Afghan official: 21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight
    A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and another 10 wounded, an official said Monday. Jaweed Basharat, the governor of Baghlan province, said a gunfight broke out between two groups attending the wedding in An…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 5:53am -
  • Gunmen in army uniform attack police station in Gurdaspur; 1 dead
    Terrorists wearing army uniforms opened fire at a bus and attacked a police station in Dinanagar town in Punjab's Gurdaspur district early on Monday, killing at least three people and leaving four others injured. A group of three to four attackers ca…
    - 22 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 4:58am -
  • Modi greets Maldives on Independence Day
    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to c…
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  • Afghan officials say Taliban take remote police base in deal
    Some 6,500 athletes from 165 countries - the most to converge on Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympics - have poured into town this week to hit tennis balls, kick soccer balls, swim laps, ride horses, lift... Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 15, 8:34pm -
  • Boy's murder in Nepal a 'human sacrifice', eleven arrested
    Police have arrested 11 villagers over the murder of a 10-year-old boy in southwestern Nepal, in what authorities are calling a case of human sacrifice. Local media reports said the father of a sick teenager had last Tuesday lured away the 10-year-ol…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 15, 4:19pm -

MetaFilter - Asia

  • Funeral stripping in China, Taiwan: rural tradition vs urban modernity
    [Note: *starred* links contain images of scantily clad women, making them possibly NSFW] If you've caught some of the *shorter "Crazy China" articles* circulating around recently, you've heard that the Chinese government is trying to crack down on st…
    - 74 days ago, 14 May 15, 7:46pm -
  • That dystopian fiction need not be confined to the developed world.
    "Why the hero of my YA dystopian novel had to be an angry young Indian girl." [Guardian Books] Laxmi Hariharan challenges the domination of dystopian western worlds in teen novels, why not a dystopian Asia or Latin America? And how it's time for the…
    - 6 Apr 15, 9:24pm -
  • Walking in... single shot videos of city life
    Kees Colijn's "Walking in..." project is a series of fascinating single shot videos, each up to two hours long, filmed as he walks through cities such as Yangon in Myanmar, Varanasi in India, Makassar in Indonesia and Pokhara in Nepal (Youtube links)…
    - 14 Feb 15, 6:45am -
  • Let the wild rumpus start
    "In some zoos in Japan and China, staff members perform regular security drills to practice their response to a large animal escape by using costumed zookeepers as the fugitive animals. Individuals in furry costumes or pairs in full-size mockups of l…
    - 12 Feb 15, 3:57pm -
  • Gay marriage comes to Asia?
    Shibuya, Tokyo to begin issuing certification to same-sex couples of "relationship equivalent to marriage."
    - 12 Feb 15, 4:45am -
  • The Myth of China's Super Schools
    The Myth of China's Super Schools China had all the elements necessary for an industrial revolution at least four hundred years before Great Britain, but keju diverted scholars, geniuses, and thinkers away from the study or exploration of modern scie…
    - 3 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • Time erases everything
    It's a Secret: My Time with Charles Sobhraj, the Bikini Killer by the grate Gary Indiana.
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  • The origins of that stereotypical Chinese nine-note riff
    Kat Chow, with NPR's Code Switch, put together a short piece on the history and the prevalence of the well-known nine note "stereotypical Asian theme." As described in a 2005 Straight Dope forum question: You know, the one that goes dee dee dee dee d…
    - 29 Aug 14, 5:05am -
  • Kenji in Asia
    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director at food blog Serious Eats, recently took an extended trip to China and southeast Asia with his wife, Adri, after driving across the country during a move from New York to San Francisco. He documented his…
    - 1 Aug 14, 3:54pm -
  • Illustrated Skills of the Traveller, Physician, Sailor, Martial Artist
    The Art of Shen Ku is a rambling, eccentric website displaying pages of an illustrated instructional book of the same name. The site is roughly divided into four topics: Traveller, Physician, Sailor, and Martial Artist. It features heavily notated il…
    - 18 Jul 14, 3:21am -

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East Asia Forum

  • China aims to set the regional cooperation agenda
    Author: Chen Dongxiao, SIIS In late October 2013, the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee held a conference of Diplomatic Work with Neighbouring Countries  in Beijing, where it unveiled new priorities under its New Neighbourhood Diplomacy guid…
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  • Middle-power multilateralism bringing China into the fold
    Author: Yoshihide Soeya, Keio University China is a central concern in the evolving East Asian order, and its aggressive behaviour toward disputed islands in the South and East China Seas is attracting growing concern. China’s uncompromising attitu…
    - 15 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Down to the wire on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Author: Peter Drysdale, East Asia Forum Officials and ministers from around the Pacific are descending on Hawaii this week for what should be the final round in the negotiation of the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The big two in the a…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Jul 15, 2:00am -
  • The race to a risky Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
    Author: Shiro Armstrong, ANU The largest hurdle for the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement — the US president’s ability to get Trade Promotion Authority, or fast track — has been cleared. Many people think that the TPP can be w…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • How to secure equal representation in India’s parliament?
    Author: Vidisha Mishra, Observer Research Foundation The parliament of a representative democracy is essentially a mirror of the democracy’s society. Naturally, societies still entrenched in patriarchal constructs have male-dominated legislatures.…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • The Philippines’ education investment scores top marks
    Author: Jose Ramon G. Albert, Philippine Institute for Development Studies While the Philippines has had robust economic growth since 2010, even despite a weak global economy, it has had little progress in reducing income poverty. Recognising that so…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • With China’s oil rig back in the South China Sea, what’s Vietnam’s play?
    Author: Chau Bao Nguyen, University of East Anglia The redeployment of a Chinese oil rig in the South China Sea (SCS) shows an inconsistency in the rhetoric and practice of China’s policy in the disputed waters. Together with its mass land reclamat…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Minorities forgotten as Vietnam–US ties improve
    Author: Helen Clark, Deakin University Twenty years after the post–war normalisation of Vietnam–US ties, the two nations are increasingly close. This process has sped up with China’s moves in the South China Sea since 2014, although a number of…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • Europe finds the China connection
    Authors: Maaike Okano-Heijmans and Daniel Lanting, Clingendael Institute Good news from the 2015 EU–China Summit: Europe appears on track to taking itself and its relationship with China more seriously. The launch of the Connectivity Platform was a…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • Small ASEAN states deserve big-picture security leadership
    Author: Phoak Kung, CISS As defence chiefs from 26 countries gathered for the annual Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore in May, all eyes were on the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and his Chinese counterpart Admiral Sun Jianguo,…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 15, 12:00am -

Asia Foundation - In Asia

  • To Be or Not To Be Part of AIIB
    By Véronique Salze-Lozac'hJune 29, 2015, may have marked a turning point in multilateral development financing in the Asia-Pacific region. On that day, 50 countries signed the articles of agreement of the $50 billion, China-led Asian Infrastructure…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jul 15, 11:05pm -
  • Timor-Leste: The Economic Dimensions of Domestic Violence
    By Diana Fernández and Lewti HunghanfooAs in many countries, there are myriad challenges to ending violence against women and children in Timor-Leste. Among these challenges, assumptions concerning women's economic vulnerability and their dependence…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jul 15, 11:03pm -
  • LankaCorps: A Conversation with Dr. Naj Nagendran
    Last week in Washington DC, The Asia Foundation held a fund-raising event to present its LankaCorps Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for young leaders of Sri Lankan heritage to engage in social, cultural, and economic development activities i…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jul 15, 11:01pm -
  • Cheng Siwei, 1935–2015
    One of China's most prominent economists, and a major figure in that nation's economic transformation, Cheng Siwei, passed away on July 12 at the age of 80. Known as the father of China's ChiNext stock market, and a key player in the development of C…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jul 15, 11:00pm -
  • Beijing Panel Explores Stabilizing Afghanistan: A Role for the Neighbors?
    By Tini TranAs the era of massive foreign aid and foreign troops in Afghanistan draws to a close, the eyes of the international community are turning to Afghanistan's nearest neighbors, including China, India, and Pakistan, to provide the diplomatic…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 12:03am -
  • Karl Eikenberry: A Role for China?
    Ambassador Karl Eikenberry is the Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and a trustee of The Asia Foundation. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011, where he led…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 12:02am -
  • Mongolia: Tracking Public Concern about Corruption
    By Amarzaya NaranMongolia's public commitment to fight corruption has been strong, from the adoption of the Anti-Corruption Law of 2006 and the creation of the Independent Authority Against Corruption (IAAC) in 2007, to the Law on Information Transpa…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 12:01am -
  • The United Nations Charter at Seventy
    By David D. ArnoldIn 1945, as World War II entered its terrible final months, world leaders were working on a new institution they hoped would prevent the next conflagration, a world forum built on international law, where nations could settle their…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:52pm -
  • Since the Bombs… My Life Has Changed
    By Yupa PhusahasFor the last 11 years, Thailand's southern border provinces of Yala, Narathiwat, and Pattani and neighboring districts of Songkhla – the Deep South – have been torn by a subnational conflict in which bomb attacks, assassinations,…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:50pm -
  • An Aerial Sensing Map-a-thon in Mongolia

    - 33 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 11:49pm -

AsiaOne - Asia News

  • Shaolin Temple complains to police about online accusation
    Shaolin Temple in Henan province has condemned an online attack against its abbot last week as slander and has turned to the police for help.Targeted by salacious accusations in the past that the police confirmed to be false, the abbot, Shi Yongxin,…
    - 25 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 3:02am -
  • President Aquino expresses gratitude in farewell State of the Nation Address
    He didn't use the word goodbye but President Aquino on Monday might as well have said it as he expressed gratitude in his farewell State of the Nation Address (Sona)."I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith," Aqu…
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  • North Jakarta parks contaminated by seawater
    North Jakarta's Parks and Cemeteries Agency faces an uphill battle to maintain the public parks in the municipality, with problems including the intrusion of salt water, which hampers plant growth.Agency head Agustin Puji Astuti said on Saturday that…
    - 35 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:52am -
  • Fisherman killed, hundreds stranded due to heavy rains in Cebu
    CEBU CITY, Philippines-A fisherman was killed while hundreds were stranded after water level rose in parts of Cebu City and Metro Cebu after more than two hours of raining on Monday afternoon.Benancio Pepito, 67, died from burns on his body after he…
    - 36 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:51am -
  • 1 dead, 3 cops injured in grenade blast in Zamboanga City
    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A man believed to be high on drugs was killed and three members of the Philippine National Police's Special Action Force were wounded in a grenade explosion in Barangay (village) Pasonanca here on Monday night.Efigenio J…
    - 46 mins ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:41am -
  • South Korea declares end to MERS outbreak
    SEOUL - South Korea on Tuesday declared an end to a deadly outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy.Addressing a meeting of government of…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:24am -
  • Abe cabinet approval rate hits record low
    The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's second Cabinet stands at 43 per cent, the lowest level since its inauguration, according to the latest Yomiuri Shimbun poll.The disapproval rating was 49 per cent, eclipsing the approval rating for…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:20am -
  • Strong 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua
    JAYAPURA, Indonesia - A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes.No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:18am -
  • Mechanical trouble suspected in crash
    The light propeller plane that crashed into a residential area in Chofu, Tokyo, may have had mechanical trouble and come down less than a minute after takeoff, as people near the accident site heard a sound like an explosion just before the crash, ac…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:14am -
  • Remarks on disputed islands may cost ex-President Lee retirement benefits
    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Lawmakers from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) vowed yesterday to amend laws to excise former R.O.C. President Lee Teng-hui's retirement payouts after comments he made in Japan concerning Taiwan's sovereignty claims to the Diaoyu Islands…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:11am -

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PBS Newshour - Asia & Pacific

  • News Wrap: Yemen airstrikes resume despite cease-fire
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The death toll from Sunday’s Al-Shabaab suicide bombing in Somalia’s capital rose today to 15. The facade of the five-story hotel in Mogadishu was sheared off when a car packed with explosives rammed…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:50pm -
  • Uncertainty for residents as Turkey strikes Islamic State, Kurdish targets
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Turkey and the U.S. are working on plans to sweep Islamic State fighters from a strip of land across the Turkish border with Syria. This comes as Istanbul steps up its air campaign against the extremist gr…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:45pm -
  • Obama promotes inclusivity, human rights during Africa visit
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: President Obama continued his visit to Africa today, making a personal push for peace and calls for democracy. “The Star-Spangled Banner” greeted the first American president to visit Africa’s se…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:40pm -
  • Does Obama’s Africa visit come too late?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Tomorrow, in Addis Ababa, Mr. Obama will be the first American president to address the African Union. Joining me now to discuss the visit and President Obama’s record on Africa is career diplomat an…
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:35pm -
  • ‘I was a slave': Nigerian women escape sexual bondage in Italy
    Migrants wait to cross the French border from Italy on June 17 in Ventimiglia, Italy. Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty ImagesCASERTA, Italy — She is 32 and demure, with a poise that belies the image of a woman who was enslaved for five years in…
    - 7 hours ago, 27 Jul 15, 8:30pm -
  • Report: Man accused of brutally killing one of Africa’s beloved lions
    Zimbabwean authorities hunt Spaniard accused of killing Cecil the lion— The Guardian (@guardian) July 26, 2015Cecil was a leading attraction of the national park in Hwange, Zimbabwe, until the…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 15, 10:13pm -
  • Photos: Chris Froome wins second Tour de France title
    Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain celebrates his overall victory on the podium after the final 21st stage of the race, finishing in Paris Champs-Elysees, France on July 26, 2015. This is Froome’s second title, after his first win in 2013. Phot…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 15, 8:56pm -
  • Presidential history: Obama opens first-ever visit to Ethiopia by U.S. president
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: President Obama is in Ethiopia tonight, the first sitting U.S. president to visit that country.His stop comes after a three-day visit to Kenya — one goal of the trip, strengthening trade between s…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 15, 8:40pm -
  • Fishermen stepping in to save migrants stranded in the Mediterranean
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioLISA DESAI: It’s just after sunrise in the coastal town of Zarzis in Southern Tunisia. Tourism and fishing are the staple of the local economy. And the fishermen sell their catches of dorado and tuna, in the earl…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 15, 7:40pm -
  • Obama in Kenya says country at ‘crossroads’
    U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during a joint news conference with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta after their meeting at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they c…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 15, 4:04pm -

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