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  • A key reform of California's landmark environmental law hasn't kept its promises
    It took until the morning the Golden State Warriors broke ground on their new professional basketball arena in San Francisco last week for the lawsuits against the project to end. The arena’s future neighbors had filed suit under the state’s prim…
    - 1 hour ago, 24 Jan 17, 8:05am -
  • Victory with a vengeance for Venus, Vandeweghe
    Venus Williams has reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal, her first at the Australian Open in 14 years.  CoCo Vandeweghe advanced to her first major semifinal, anywhere, beating Grand Slam winners in back-to-back rounds. The one sure outcome when t…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 7:00am -
  • Terrence Jones comes through for the Pelicans
    Terrence Jones filled in brilliantly for the injured Anthony Davis, scoring a season-high 36 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking LeBron James’ dunk attempt in the fourth quarter, and the host New Orleans Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers,…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:45am -
  • Michigan to hold practices in Italy
    Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is taking his team to Italy this spring before an NCAA rule change takes effect later this year. The Wolverines will hold three spring practices at the training facility of soccer club Roma in Rome. Harbaugh's willingness…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:15am -
  • NASCAR scoring drastically altered
    NASCAR is dramatically changing its format for the upcoming season, cutting every race into stages that reward points in hopes of making every lap matter and keeping fans interested.  The overhaul announced Monday assigns three stages to every race.…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:05am -
  • Sundance 2017 updates: Shailene Woodley joins protesters in urging the fest to ditch DAPL-funding sponsor
    Sundance 2017 updates: Shailene Woodley joins protesters in urging the fest to ditch DAPL-funding sponsor Jan. 23, 2017, 9:52 p.m. Filmmakers come to Sundance with stories that reveal personal truths -- the Park City festival isn't one for shallow bl…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 5:52am -
  • Laura Dern and Woody Harrelson on making "Wilson" and beating him up
    Sundance 2017 updates: Shailene Woodley joins protesters in urging the fest to ditch DAPL-funding sponsor Jan. 23, 2017, 9:52 p.m. Filmmakers come to Sundance with stories that reveal personal truths -- the Park City festival isn't one for shallow bl…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 5:52am -
  • College basketball: NC State gets first win at Duke in 22 years
    Freshman Dennis Smith Jr. scored a season-high 32 points Monday night to help North Carolina State rally from a 12-point deficit to a stunning 84-82 victory over No. 17 Duke at Durham, N.C. The Wolfpack, 14-7 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic Coast Con…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 5:50am -
  • After the Women's March, celebrities and activists suggest how they will be the change they want to see in America
    Trump signs orders pulling out of Pacific trade deal, freezing government hires Jan. 23, 2017, 6:12 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump formally pulls U.S. out of Trans-Pacific Partnership Group…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 5:42am -
  • Trump signs orders pulling out of Pacific trade deal, freezing government hires
    Trump signs orders pulling out of Pacific trade deal, freezing government hires Jan. 23, 2017, 6:12 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump formally pulls U.S. out of Trans-Pacific Partnership Group…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 5:42am -

New York Times - Asia Pacific

The Guardian - Asia Pacific

  • Should we have a second EU referendum? – live
    Join us at 12pm today to discuss where you stand and why. Follow the blog over the morning as we will update it with opinions from journalists and experts 10.56am BST David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, has this to say about our debate topic:I will contin…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:56am -
  • Brexit live: 'sad' Cameron says EU must deal with immigration concerns - latest news
    27 EU leaders meet without Britain for first timeCorbyn faces leadership challenge after news 172 MPs fail to back himStephen Crabb confirms he will stand for Tory leadership with Sajid JavidNicola Sturgeon in Brussels for meeting with JunckerCatch u…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:55am -
  • Chagos islanders lose supreme court bid to return to homeland
    Islanders forcibly evicted to make way for US base in Indian Ocean had launched legal challenge to overturn resettlement banChagos islanders, forcibly removed from their homes in 1971, have lost a legal challenge at the supreme court that could have…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:49am -
  • Scotty Moore, guitarist on Elvis's early hits, dies aged 84
    Moore only worked with Elvis for three years, but helped invent the sound that influenced everyone from Keith Richards to Bruce SpringsteenScotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revoluti…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:41am -
  • UK house price growth up in final set of figures before vote to leave EU
    Nationwide index shows annual growth rate of 5.1% in June, up from May’s 4.7%, but analysts warn of ‘calm before the storm’Growth in UK house prices picked up in June, but agents and analysts are warning that Britain’s decision to leave the E…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:22am -
  • Italian navy recovers ship that sank with 700 migrants onboard
    Forensic experts to begin identifying victims of 2015 Mediterranean disaster in which vessel capsized off Sicily The Italian navy has recovered the ship that sank off Sicily last year with between 700 and 800 people onboard in one of the worst-known…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:11am -
  • Istanbul airport attack: Isis behind deaths of at least 36, PM says – latest updates
    Series of deadly explosions tear through crowds at Atatürk international airport on Tuesday evening in attack officials blame on Islamic State 10.10am BST A video posted on Twitter shows the moment one of the Ataturk airport attackers detonated his…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:10am -
  • Joe Hart’s England place under threat after Iceland blunder
    After his errors against Wales and Iceland led to goals at Euro 2016 the goalkeeper’s six-year reign as No1 may be coming to an endAs mea culpas go Joe Hart’s could not be more searing: “I apologise for ultimately costing us the game and the to…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:01am -
  • Euro 2016 quiz: whose hair or beard is this?
    Can you spot the footballer by the hair on his head?Euro 2016 quiz: identify the players by their tattoosWhose hair is this?Radja NainggolanMarek HamsikAnsi AgolliJuraj KuckaWhose hair is this?Zlatan IbrahimovicBirkir SævarssonMichael LangDomagoj Vi…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:00am -
  • First past the post caused this Brexit disaster. We need electoral reform now | Susanna Rustin
    The Tories promised a referendum, but left it to other parties’ activists to fight the remain corner. Proportional representation has never been more relevantCaroline Russell, a London assembly member and Islington’s sole Green party councillor,…
    - 29 Jun 16, 9:00am -

VOA News - Asia

  • African Leaders to Pick New AU Chair at Busy Summit
    African heads of state have a lot on their plate for this year’s African Union summit, especially without a leader at the helm. African diplomats, foreign ministers and heads of state are beginning to arrive at AU headquarters in Ethiopia. Anita Po…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 7:40am -
  • African Leaders to Choose New AU Chair at Busy Summit
    As African heads of state look at big issues across this continent at this year's African Union summit, they also need to make a big internal decision: They need a new leader.AU commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is on borrowed time after…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 7:39am -
  • Energy Panel Postpones Votes on Energy, Interior Nominees
    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has postponed a meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday to vote on the nominations of Ryan Zinke and Rick Perry to head the departments of Interior and Energy.No reason was given for the delay,…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 7:29am -
  • No Breakthrough in Day One of Syria Peace Talks in Kazakhstan
    Peace talks between the Syrian government and rebels groups continue Tuesday in Kazakhstan, after an opening day in which officials said there was no major breakthrough.The officials said the talks in Astana, backed by Russia and Turkey, did not fe…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 7:26am -
  • Deadly Tornadoes, Rainstroms Sweep Through US
    Powerful storms have hit parts of the United States in the past two days, killing about 20 people and causing much property damage. Zlatica Hoke has more.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:10am -
  • Trump White House Shifts Key Foreign Policies
    The Trump administration is moving quickly to implement new foreign and domestic policies and reverse some old ones. During the first official briefing on Monday, the new White House press secretary revealed some areas in which this new administrati…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:10am -
  • Trump Spokesman Vows to be Truthful with Press
    President Donald Trump’s White House spokesman vowed Monday that the new administration intends “never to lie” to the news media. Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments came in the wake of a brewing clash between the new president and the jo…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:08am -
  • Mind-Body Wellness Program Helps Trauma Survivors in Somalia
    In Somalia, an exercise program for survivors of sexual assault and other violence is helping participants overcome trauma. For VOA, Jason Patinkin has the story from Mogadishu.
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:08am -
  • Is Russia Dominating the Middle East Geopolitics Narratives?
    As Syria peace talks got under way in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, the United States was on the sidelines. Will the absence of a strong U.S. voice translate to stronger Russian influence in the Middle East? VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ch…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:07am -
  • Nigerian Musician Femi Kuti Urges Stars, Fans to Focus on Boko Haram Victims
    Nigerian musician Femi Kuti on Monday urged his fellow celebrities and their fans to take to social media and pressure the government to do more to help millions of people struggling to survive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria.The Lagos-based Af…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 5:24am -

Radio Free Asia

NPR - Asia

Foreign Affairs - Asia

Asia Sentinel

  • Unprepared Philippines Faces AIDS Scourge
    Billy Santo recently spent two sleepless nights looking after a friend who had just found out that he’s reactive to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV antibodies have been found in the friend’s blood and he must take another set of tests…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 17, 2:31pm -
  • Deaths from Overwork Plague Japan
    In the spring of 2015 Matsuri Takahashi, 24, joined the Dentsu advertising agency, one of the Japan’s most prestigious but demanding corporations, as a young recruit. Within a few months she was complaining to friends how exhausted she was.  “I…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 17, 2:26pm -
  • Korea’s Samsung: Too Big to Jail
    As Samsung’s hereditary boss Jay Y. Lee, looking dapper in a coal-black business suit, entered the criminal court in Seoul on Jan. 18, any notion that he might emerge in pale green prison garb seemed far-fetched. Indeed, the Seoul South Central Di…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jan 17, 6:08am -
  • The Red Dragon and the White Cross
    The Chinese President Xi Jinping visited for Switzerland for the first time, stepping onto Swiss ground to attend the World Economic Forum WEF in Davos. But he used the chance for a state visit, stopping off in Berne to stroll past a Swiss honor guar…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 9:29am -
  • Beijing Anoints Yet Another Hong Kong Chief Executive
    The contest for next Chief Executive for Hong Kong may be almost over before it has begun. Four candidates are at present in the frame but Beijing has now made it abundantly clear whom it favors – outgoing Chief Secretary for Administration, Carrie…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 10:24am -
  • Asia in 2016: Major events in the 10 largest Asia-Pacific economies
    Nominal GDP (2016 estimates) in millions of US$. Source: International Monetary Fund. 1. China ($11,391,619) China’s easing economic growth was partly offset by robust domestic consumption The Chinese government had much to be irritated about in 2…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 11:31am -
  • Trump Appointees Rattle Rockets
    The incoming US defense secretary, James Mattis, made headlines in the US by differing from President-elect Donald Trump in his harsh assessment of the aggressive policy of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, but lost in the verbiage was his measure…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 11:21am -
  • Tata Insider Takes Over Indian Conglomerate
    India’s Tata group today began rebuilding its seriously damaged image as India’s most respected and stable conglomerate when it announced the appointment of Natarajan Chandrasekaran, 53, who heads the highly successful Tata Consultancy Services,…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 8:53am -
  • Asia in 2016: Hong Kong
    Just as the aftershocks of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement demonstrations of 2014 had calmed down, the Year of the Monkey began in Hong Kong with a violent surprise. In February, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department cracked down on popul…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 6:08am -
  • Asia in 2016: Korea
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye was stripped of her executive powers after the country’s legislature voted for impeachment in December, the culmination of a year of political scandal that saw massive protests in Seoul and other major cities in…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 6:05am -

Asian Correspondent

  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one man down, but what does this mean for Asia?
    U.S. President Donald Trump has started early in fulfilling his campaign promises. On Monday he signed three executive orders one of which was withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a cornerstone of former U.S. Presid…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:59am -
  • Thailand’s ethnic Chinese face New Year fashion dilemma
    Bright red garments, gold embroidery and colourful accessories would normally have been the mode du jour for Thailand's ethnic Chinese celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday.The post Thailand’s ethnic Chinese face New Year fashion dilemma appeared…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 3:00am -
  • Burma: UN Rights official warns of likely retaliation against some in Rakhine State
    THE United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma (Myanmar) believes there could be possible reprisals against the people she met on her recent official visit to Rakhine State.The post Burma: UN Rights official warns of likely retaliati…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 2:42am -
  • Bangladesh and counter-terrorism: Missing the root cause
    THE police in Bangladesh have had another success after arresting Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi, one of the leaders behind last year's attack on a café in Dhaka.The post Bangladesh and counter-terrorism: Missing the root cause appeared fir…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:36am -
  • Indonesia: Cops question hardline cleric over lecture on communist symbols
    INDONESIAN police on Monday questioned a hardline Muslim cleric over a hate speech complaint by a civil group following a lecture in which he said new banknotes carried the communist hammer-and-sickle symbol.The post Indonesia: Cops question hardlin…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:20am -
  • Boat accident leaves 9 Indonesians dead, 30 still missing off Malaysian coast
    A BOAT ferrying 40 people from Indonesia capsized off Malaysia's coast on Monday and at least nine people were killed and nearly 30 were missing, the latest accident involving migrant workers in overloaded boats.The post Boat accident leaves 9 Indon…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:11am -
  • China: Censors take 5,500 porn, violent apps offline – Xinhua
    CHINA'S internet supervisors have taken down more than 5,500 illegal apps for disseminating pornographic and violent content among other things, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.The post China: Censors take 5,500 porn, violent apps of…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:05am -
  • Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trade deal, loosening Asia ties
    U.S. PRESIDENT Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China's influence in the region rises.The post Trump pulls U.S. out of Pacific trad…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:04am -
  • Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
    THE new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washing…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:02am -
  • BMF scandal ‘extended’ into Malaysian ex-PM Mahathir’s govt – CIA files
    RECENTLY declassified documents by America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) said the Malaysian government under longest-ruling Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed had a hand in the largest financial scandal the country had seen during the '1980s.T…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 12:58am -

Flickr - Asia Geofeed

First pool at Kuang Si falls, Luang Prabang, Laos
First pool at Kuang Si falls, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Sous terre
Sous terre
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Prier dans les ombres
Prier dans les ombres
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Stairs to Yongdusan Park, Busan
Stairs to Yongdusan Park, Busan
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Old Dopted Moth Explodes the Beef
Old Dopted Moth Explodes the Beef
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Excellent Grade Steak to the Naked Eye
Excellent Grade Steak to the Naked Eye
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서울 Central Seoul from Asiana 106
서울 Central Seoul from Asiana 106
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여의도 汝矣島 Yeouido, Seoul from Asiana 106
여의도 汝矣島 Yeouido, Seoul from Asiana 106
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서울 Central Seoul from Asiana 106
서울 Central Seoul from Asiana 106
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김포공항 金浦空港 Gimpo Airport, Seoul from Asiana 106
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서울역 Seoul Station
서울역 Seoul Station
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So Much History
So Much History
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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

  • Yahoo Sees Verizon Deal Taking Longer Than Expected
    Yahoo, subject of two huge data breaches that have cast a shadow over its deal with Verizon Communications Inc., pushed back its expected closing date for the transaction, citing “work required to meet closing conditions.”
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 4:59am -
  • Luxury Brands Struggle to Steer Iranians Away From Knockoffs
    Iranians love high fashion, but luxury companies planning to tap Persian appetite for designer clothes and bags are facing stiff competition from their very own brands—albeit fake ones.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 4:36am -
  • China Says Prepared to Lead Global Economy if Necessary
    China is prepared to take the helm of the global economy if Western nations abdicate their leadership role, a top Chinese diplomat said Monday.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 4:35am -
  • Japan to Keep Pushing Free Trade as Trump Exits Pacific Pact
    Japanese leaders haven’t given up on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw.
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 4:19am -
  • Bankers Cash In on Postelection Stock Rally
    Executives at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan have sold nearly $100 million worth of stock since the Nov. 8 election, according to a Wall Street Journal review of securities filings.
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 2:30am -
  • Security Blanket: New Moves to Slow China's Wave of Acquisitions
    The Australian government said it would give greater scrutiny to overseas deals, joining counterparts in the U.S. and Europe in signaling resistance to Chinese investment in sensitive assets.
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:43am -
  • Big Telecoms Keep Investors on Hold
    A saturated wireless market has hindered giants Verizon Communications and AT&T even as competition from smaller rivals exerts a drag on subscriber and revenue growth. The carriers’ earnings reports this week are unlikely to offer much encouragemen…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 1:02am -
  • Japanese Emperor's Abdication Moves a Step Closer
    There is a strong case for allowing Japan’s 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to step down, a government panel said, giving Parliament a green light to permit the first abdication in the nation’s modern history.
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 12:55am -
  • China and India Curb Their Enthusiasm for Oil Reserves
    The world’s oil producers are counting on a production cut to boost crude prices, but a slowdown in stockpiling by China and India could be an obstacle.
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 12:39am -
  • Samsung Profit Growth Driven by Component Sales
    The South Korean tech company recorded its highest operating profit in more than three years, as booming sales of components helped it shrug off last year’s massive Galaxy Note 7 recall.
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 12:20am -

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

The Global Post - Asia Pacific

Wall Street Journal - Scene Asia

New Mandala

Asia News Network - Breaking News

  • 31 October 2015
    The ice-thawing meeting to be held over the weekend among leaders of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea will provide new incentives for regional cooperation and promote the stability of all of Asia and even the Asia-Pacific region, China Daily qu…
    - 31 Oct 15, 6:48am -
  • Nepal to India: Fulfil supply commitment
    Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently made two separate communications to the Indian government to fulfil its commitment made at the political level to ease and increase the supplies of fuel and other essential commodities to Nepal
    - 31 Oct 15, 6:02am -
  • 10kg cocaine seized on Indo-Bangla border
    In the biggest ever seizure of drugs in terms of monetary value along the India-Bangladesh border, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized 10 kg cocaine worth 400 million Indian rupees (US$6
    - 31 Oct 15, 5:31am -
  • Taiwan to pursue MH-60R Seahawk sale from the US
    Taiwan's military yesterday confirmed that it is seeking to buy 10 MH-60R Seahawk anti-submarine warfare helicopter from the US to replace its existing aging chopper fleet
    - 31 Oct 15, 5:31am -
  • Japan's MSDF, US Navy in joint S. China Sea drill
    Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force is holding a joint drill with the US Navy in the South China Sea, it has been learned
    - 31 Oct 15, 5:15am -
  • China, Japan and S. Korea summit to improve trust, relations
    The ice-thawing meeting to be held over the weekend among leaders of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea will provide new incentives for regional cooperation and promote the stability of all of Asia and even the Asia-Pacific region, experts said
    - 31 Oct 15, 4:45am -
  • Couples must wait for law to catch up with China's ‘second-child’ policy
    The launch of the new policy needs to be in accordance with regional population and family planning laws, and the birth of a second child before such regulations are passed into law will be deemed illegal
    - 31 Oct 15, 4:45am -
  • Breakthroughs possible under Asean agreement
    In early September, when the forest fires began to show signs of rage, the newly appointed head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Willem Rampangilei, promised that the fires would be brought under control within 14 days from Septembe…
    - 31 Oct 15, 4:14am -
  • Beijing dismisses South China Sea ruling
    China's foreign ministry on Friday, October 30, dismissed a ruling by the Arbitral Tribunal on the jurisdiction and admissibility of the South China Sea issue, saying it is null and void
    - 31 Oct 15, 4:14am -
  • Time to up the ante in the battle against stroke
    By the time you finish reading this editorial, another Thai citizen likely will have died of a stroke
    - 31 Oct 15, 3:43am -

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

Global Voices - East Asia

Channel News Asia

Council on Foreign Relations - Asia

  • The Sea Where The Sun Rises
    "For much of Japan’s modern history, the sea has protected the Japanese from their neighbors,” yet today they are alarmed by the increasing evidence that “China may have a far greater appetite for risk in Asia’s near seas,” says CFR Senior…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 3:11pm -
  • The World Isn’t Waiting for Trump on Trade
    Joshua Kurlantzick discusses economic responses in Asia to uncertainty over President-Elect Trump’s policies on trade.
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 7:44pm -
  • Environmental Health and China’s Rise
    CFR hosted a workshop to discuss environmental health linkages in China, the Chinese government’s capability to respond to associated health crises, and international experience for coping with similar challenges. 
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 5:49pm -
  • Robert Rubin on the Future of US-China Relations
    In this interview with Maurits Elen of The Diplomat, Robert Rubin shares his vision on Sino-American relations in the new Trump era.
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 2:53pm -
  • The President's Inbox: North Korea
    CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Scott Snyder examine President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities on North Korea.
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jan 17, 9:34pm -
  • Donald Trump Must Take North Korea's Nuclear Threat Seriously
    During his annual New Year’s address on Sunday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s dropped a bombshell: He stated as part of his review of the past year's accomplishments that North Korea has entered “the final stage in preparations to test-laun…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 4:47pm -
  • Donald Trump’s Pivot Through Asia
    President Obama’s signature rebalance to the Pacific never really got off the ground. Could Trump succeed where he failed?
    - 28 days ago, 27 Dec 16, 3:28pm -
  • Abe and Obama: Reconciliation and the Rebalance
    The meeting of U.S. and Japanese leaders in Pearl Harbor will be a reminder of the remarkable journey that transformed the two countries from adversaries to allies, writes CFR’s Sheila A. Smith.
    - 33 days ago, 21 Dec 16, 9:18pm -
  • Human Rights and Duterte’s War on Drugs
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings, raising human rights concerns, says expert John Gershman in this interview.
    - 36 days ago, 19 Dec 16, 8:56pm -
  • Trump and China: 5 Views From Beijing
    When the Chinese Foreign Ministry expresses “serious concern” about things Donald Trump has said about Taiwan—and a party-controlled newspaper calls him “as ignorant as a child”—it’s clear that Beijing is alarmed. Yet after spending la…
    - 41 days ago, 14 Dec 16, 8:37pm -

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.
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  • 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)…
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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France 24 - Asia Pacific

  • Flooding, landslides destroy homes and cut power in French Polynesia
    Heavy flooding in French Polynesia has forced many residents to evacuate, cut off power to thousands of homes, and closed Tahiti's international airport.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 17, 7:48am -
  • Car ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne
    A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 4:10am -
  • Firefighters killed after Tehran high-rise collapses
    At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-storey commercial building collapsed in Tehran on Thursday, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Tehran's mayor as saying.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 10:07am -
  • Inside China's answer to Silicon Valley
    As Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese leader to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, we're looking at the rapid and formidable growth of Shenzhen, a city where China's limitless ambitions in technology and innovation are being shaped. FRANCE 2…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 2:02pm -
  • Search for missing MH370 jet called off almost three years after disappearance
    The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Jan 17, 11:07am -
  • Turkish cargo plane crashes into Kyrgyzstan village, dozens dead
    A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said.
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 17, 6:34am -
  • Is India's digital revolution disconnected from reality?
    In November 2016, India's government shocked the country when it announced that a massive 85% of banknotes were no longer legal tender. The move, championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aimed to stamp out corruption and the black market. More rec…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 1:59pm -
  • Hostages beg Trump to negotiate release in Taliban video
    The Taliban released a video Wednesday showing an American and an Australian who were kidnapped in August, the first time they have been seen since their abduction.
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 7:04am -
  • Five UAE officials killed in Kandahar attack
    The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday said five officials were killed in a bombing in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar the previous day in one of several deadly attacks across Afghanistan.
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 8:13am -
  • Ex-Afghan interpreters say French army abandoned them, demand visas
    Former Afghan interpreters for the French army organised parallel protests in Kabul and Paris on Tuesday, citing death threats from Islamist insurgents and demanding visas.
    - 14 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 4:50pm -

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Washington Post - Asia Pacific

The Economist - Asia

  • Indian politicians hit voters where it hurts: at the street stall
    Can I see your licence?A GOOD street-food stall is the one place in Mumbai where the posh and the poor might rub shoulders, if only for the few seconds it takes to gobble down a savoury snack. You can be sure the vendor himself will have come fr…
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  • Pakistan’s misguided obsession with infrastructure
    Jam tomorrow?NEARLY 20 years after it opened, Pakistan’s first motorway still has a desolate feel. There is scant traffic along the 375km link between Islamabad and Lahore (pictured). Motorists can drive for miles without seeing another vehicl…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:42pm -
  • An expenses scandal claims an Australian minister
    HAVING scraped back to power with a one-seat majority last year, Malcolm Turnbull always expected “plenty of surprises and challenges in 2017”. He did not expect them to start so soon. On January 13th the prime minister accepted the resignat…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:42pm -
  • Why Cambodia has cosied up to China
    “CAMBODIA is a thin piece of ham between two fat pieces of bread,” says a former Cambodian minister, as he stirs a glass of iced coffee. To Cambodia’s west is Thailand, which has more than four times as many people; the two countries have…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:42pm -
  • Poor schools are at the heart of Thailand’s political malaise
    I must not oppose military coupsEVERYONE knows that nurturing brainboxes is good for an economy. In Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities and their poorer rural cousins, which hav…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 3:42pm -
  • Sri Lankans protest against Chinese investment
    Sri Lankan water tortureFOR generations, Priyantha Ananda’s family sold kalu dodol—a sticky sweet made of coconut milk and rice flour—on the old Tangalle road in Hambantota. The government moved his wayside shop in 2008 to build a sprawlin…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 3:54pm -
  • India’s prime minister has a knack for shrugging off embarrassment
    ADDRESSING a conference in his home state of Gujarat on January 10th, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, exuded confidence. India’s economy is the fastest-growing and one of the most open in the world, he declared, reaffirming his govern…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 3:54pm -
  • A spat over a statue puts South Korea and Japan at odds
    Bronze of contentionTHE sudden deal struck in late 2015 by the leaders of South Korea and Japan to settle their dispute over “comfort women” was supposed to be “final and irrevocable”. But South Korean groups representing the former sex…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 3:54pm -
  • Asia is still just saying no to drugs
    “FOR the first few days,” explains Aki, a young man who helps run a drug rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, in northern Myanmar, “some of them try to run away. So we have to keep them like thi…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 3:54pm -
  • Thailand’s new king rejects the army’s proposed constitution
    FOR more than two years Thailand’s ruling junta, which seized power in a coup in 2014, has been cooking up a constitution which it hopes will keep military men in control even after elections take place. In August the generals won approval for…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 4:27pm -

CFR - Asia Unbound

  • The CIA Isn’t Necessarily Going to Lose Out in the New Administration
    During the transition period between November and January, President-elect Donald Trump developed perhaps the most publicly antagonistic relationship with U.S....The post The CIA Isn’t Necessarily Going to Lose Out in the New Administration appea…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 9:25pm -
  • Samsung Scandal, Chinese Coal, Islamic State in Asia, and More
    Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Sprawling influence-peddling...The post Samsung Scandal, Chinese Coal, Islamic State in Asia, and More appeared first on Asia Unbound.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 10:06pm -
  • Abe’s Mission Impossible in Manila
    Richard Javad Heydarian is an assistant professor in political science at De La Salle University in Manila, and, most recently,...The post Abe’s Mission Impossible in Manila appeared first on Asia Unbound.
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 9:54pm -
  • Chinese Carrier in the Strait, Philippine Birth Control, $100 Billion SoftBank Fund, and More
    Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1....The post Chinese Carrier in the Strait, Philippine Birth Control, $100 Billion SoftBank Fund, and More appeared first on A…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jan 17, 10:19pm -
  • The World Economy is Already Responding to the Presidential Transition
    As the Trump administration steps up its transition planning, the details of its proposed economic policies remain unclear. During the...The post The World Economy is Already Responding to the Presidential Transition appeared first on Asia Unbound.
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 8:47pm -
  • Podcast: North Korea’s Information Underground
    On this week’s Asia Unbound podcast, Jieun Baek, author of North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming...The post Podcast: North Korea’s Information Underground appeared first on Asia Unbound.
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 3:37pm -
  • South Korea’s Political Vacuum and the Trump Administration
    The December 9 impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye has created a vacuum of political leadership in South Korea....The post South Korea’s Political Vacuum and the Trump Administration appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • Costs and Consequences of South Korea’s Political Vacuum
    On December 9, the South Korean National Assembly passed a motion of impeachment against Park Geun-hye. The ROK (Republic of...The post Costs and Consequences of South Korea’s Political Vacuum appeared first on Asia Unbound.
    - 14 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 2:05pm -
  • India’s Migration Gender Gap
    Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the second part of...The post India’s Migration Gender Gap appeared first on Asia Unbound.
    - 15 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 8:35pm -
  • Duterte and the United States in 2017
    Over the past year, new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signaled that he wants to dramatically shift Manila’s relationships with...The post Duterte and the United States in 2017 appeared first on Asia Unbound.
    - 17 days ago, 6 Jan 17, 10:02pm -

The Independent - Asia

Google - Asia News Feed

  • Trump's 'day of patriotic devotion' has echoes of North Korea - The Guardian
    UPI.comTrump's 'day of patriotic devotion' has echoes of North KoreaThe GuardianAnd last January, the Rodong Sinmun cited a speech in which Kim Jong-un had congratulated a socialist youth league formed in the name of his grandfather and North Korea's…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:52am -
  • Remains of wolf-like ancient otter discovered in China - CNN
    CNNRemains of wolf-like ancient otter discovered in ChinaCNN... the possible existence of a common ancestor. "It's a funny, semi-aquatic creature, that would be between 1.5 to 2 meters in length," said Ji, who believes that further excavation project…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:49am -
  • Trump kills TPP, giving China its first big win - Washington Post
    Washington PostTrump kills TPP, giving China its first big winWashington PostLongstanding U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific, including Japan and Australia, were particularly enthusiastic supporters of the agreement. "We can't let countries like China w…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 6:02am -
  • China Is Splashing $168 Million to Make It Rain - Fortune
    FortuneChina Is Splashing $168 Million to Make It RainFortuneAccording to the Post, the latest weather investment will target the swathe of western China between Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, a stretch of the country known for dry climate and general…
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  • China abandoning rule of law, human rights lawyers say - The Guardian
    China abandoning rule of law, human rights lawyers sayThe GuardianThe authors – which include former French justice minister Robert Badinter as well as British human rights lawyers Michael Mansfield QC and Clive Stafford Smith - called on China to…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 3:16am -
  • Trump White House warns against Beijing 'takeover' of South China Sea - The Guardian
    TIMETrump White House warns against Beijing 'takeover' of South China SeaThe GuardianHis comments come less than a fortnight after Rex Tillerson, Trump's nominee for secretary of state, set the stage for a potentially explosive clash with Beijing by…
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  • Trump didn't go after China on Day One - CNNMoney
    CNNMoneyTrump didn't go after China on Day OneCNNMoneyHere's the other issue: China doesn't deserve the currency manipulator label anymore. Experts across the political spectrum agree on this. China is actually trying hard to make the yuan more expen…
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  • Constant snow for Japan - Aljazeera.com
    Constant snow for JapanAljazeera.comWith temperatures in Siberia and northeast China cold, and the northwest wind blowing across the relatively warm Sea of Japan, Honshu's western side has been the beneficiary. Snow started falling as far south as Na…
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  • China's Growing Ambitions in Space - The Atlantic
    The AtlanticChina's Growing Ambitions in SpaceThe AtlanticMeanwhile, China is moving boldly ahead with its own space-exploration efforts, and with little ambiguity about its mission. The country recently announced it would conduct about 30 launches t…
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  • Trump's decision to kill TPP leaves door open for China - CNNMoney
    CNNMoneyTrump's decision to kill TPP leaves door open for ChinaCNNMoneyTrump's decision to kill TPP leaves door open for China. by Charles ... China, he said, would defend globalization against populist forces that want to end free trade. .... It inc…
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Bing - Asia News Feed

Yahoo! - Asia News Feed

  • Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
    By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, some…
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  • Women's fights a strong part of ONE's expansion plans
    BANGKOK (AP) — The head of ONE Championship, Asia's leading mixed martial arts promoter, is aiming to almost triple the current number of events per year as it chases an ambitious expansion agenda.
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  • Trump to thrive in Year of the Cock
    US president Donald Trump will strut through the Year of the Rooster, thriving as Hong Kong geomancers predict 2017 will be marked by the arguments and aggression -- characteristics attributed to the animal. With Trump at the top of the pecking order…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jan 17, 3:48am -
  • If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the as…
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  • Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
    By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea,…
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  • France's Hollande says EU to talk trade with Pacific Alliance
    French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that he would seek to bolster trade and investment with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc in joint negotiations with the European Union. The Pacific Alliance, which includes Colombia, Chile, Mexico and…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 9:12pm -
  • Glad to see Obama go, Gulf Arabs expect Trump to counter Iran
    By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump's short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighte…
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  • Erdogan asks Tanzania to act against Gulen network
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli to take action against the network of an exiled cleric he blames for last year's failed coup. The Hizmet movement run by US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, i…
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  • Swiss asylum requests plunge 31 percent in 2016
    Requests for asylum in Switzerland plunged by nearly a third to around 27,200 last year after authorities closed the Balkan land route used by thousands to flee hot spots in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, the SEM migration agency said on Monday. I…
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  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
    BANGKOK (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil…
    - 20 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 1:29pm -

Reddit - Asia

The Huffington Post - Asia

Newsvine - Asia

Topix - Asia

  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
    A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 9:29pm -
  • Star Chinese stock trader jailed for manipulating prices
    A star Chinese stock trader who was arrested after a market collapse in 2015 was sentenced Monday to 5½ years in prison on charges of manipulating prices and insider trading. Xu Xiang was one of a series of brokers and others in the securities indus…
    - 21 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 12:18pm -
  • For India's typewriters, the ribbon may have finally run out
    The end is coming, though admittedly it may not look that way at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when dozens of young Indians have arrived for morning classes at Anand Type, Shorthand and Keypunch College, and every battered Remington is clattering awa…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 17, 8:01am -
  • Matthew Fisher: President Trump's ascent complicates Asia's future
    President Donald Trump has so deeply infected the global discussion that a recent headline on the front page of a Philippine daily that shouted WORLD ON EDGE AS TRUMP ERA NEARS could have been published almost anywhere. Those words have a special res…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 17, 4:02am -
  • Crossing red lines: What's annoying Asian nations most?
    How can you get under the skin of an Asian country? Diplomatic body searches, bomber flights, shrine statues and even doormats have set governments on edge. South Korea takes offence first, and most regularly, with Japan, largely over disputes stemmi…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jan 17, 11:41pm -
  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea
    There's been little public word about what has happened to an American college student detained in North Korea, as a new administration takes over one year later amid deep U.S. concerns about the hostile country's nuclear and missile development.
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  • Little is known on status of US student held in North Korea
    In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea announced Warmbier's detention Jan. 22, 2016, and the University of Virginia student from suburban Cin…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 17, 7:38pm -
  • China investigates former local Communist boss for bribery
    Chinese authorities say they are investigating the former Communist Party chief and mayor of the port city of Tianjin for bribery. State media reported Sunday that Huang Xingguo is suspected of accepting bribes during his time leading Tianjin, a spra…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 17, 5:33pm -
  • 12 people dead after landslide buries hotel in China
    Rescuers in China have recovered the bodies of 12 people killed inside a hotel which was buried in a landslide. Rescuers in China have recovered the bodies of 12 people killed inside a hotel which was buried in a landslide.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 17, 1:14pm -
  • At least 32 killed, 50 injured as train derails in India
    In this image from video, rescuers stand around coaches of a derailed passenger train in Kuneru, Andhra Pradesh, southern India, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Seven coaches were thrown off the tracks around midnight Saturday after a Hirakand Express train d…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 17, 8:51am -

MetaFilter - Asia

  • Belief and Fear in Ungurtas
    Many believe Bifatima Dualetova to be one of the last Sufi dervishes in Kazakhstan. I first met her in September 2010 while traveling in Central Asia. The locals that I was staying with in Almaty told me about a shaman woman living on the outskirts o…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 11:53pm -
  • 盲人摸象
    "We live in China, but we saw Fugazi's DVD as many times as you guys did in America," says Xubo, singer and guitarist for the most successful contemporary emo band in China, Chinese Football. "I grew up [on] the late '90s and early '00s pop-punk and…
    - 96 days ago, 20 Oct 16, 5:37pm -
  • Globalization is ancient
    Mapping the Mercantilist World Economy Our current globalized capitalist world economy was built on Mercantilist foundations, put in place in the first phase of global European expansion, the second phase being that of the formal European empires of…
    - 22 Aug 16, 2:26pm -
  • The Obama Doctrine
    In the Atlantic's April cover story, Jeffrey Goldberg interviews President Obama about his foreign policy philosophy and ultimately, its lasting legacy. There is a sidebar of highlights at the top of the piece, including "Why he's proud of not striki…
    - 20 Mar 16, 12:48am -
  • Vietnam lifts ban on same-sex marriages
    Vietnam becomes the first South-East Asian country to abolish a ban on same sex marriages.
    - 18 Jan 16, 4:30am -
  • Power of Asian superheroes
    To say that Asians cannot be superheroes because of "Asian values" erases traditional and contemporary Asian superheroes, assumes all Asians are the same, and echoes a long history of racist oppression.It tells Asians that we can only be part of so…
    - 8 Jan 16, 10:27am -
  • "...people are guilty if they eat shrimp that we peeled like slaves."
    Global supermarkets selling shrimp peeled by slaves. by Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan [Associated Press] Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours…
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  • Cosplay for Traditional Geeks
    Malaysian illustrator Charis Loke designs geek culture-inspired traditional South/South East Asian outfits, primarily baju kurung and kebaya. Some of her inspirations include Tolkein, Pacific Rim, Watchmen, and the Hunger Games.
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  • Meet The Uyghurs
    Kevin Kelly spent two weeks in Xinjiang (East Turkestan) in far west China. "This area has more in common with the culture of Turkey than with Beijing. It's kebab with chopsticks. But this is really China. In fact it is the largest province of China.…
    - 28 Oct 15, 9:05pm -
  • Iran is opening up to foreign trade, but not to flagship US brands
    The message he wants the developing world, especially the Islamic world, to receive from Iran is simple: you can be a safe, advanced and prosperous state without depending on America.
    - 13 Oct 15, 1:55pm -

Asia Society - Asia Blog

East Asia Forum

Asia Foundation - In Asia

  • Q&A: Minister Han Sung-Joo on Korea’s Constitutional Crisis & President Trump
    South Korea’s former Foreign Minister Han Sung-Joo, who was recently decorated by Japanese Emperor Akihito with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, the top civilian medal of honor in Japan, for his distinguished achievements in promoti…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:38am -
  • Reflecting on 17 Years as Country Representative in the Philippines
    After more than 17 years as The Asia Foundation’s Philippines country representative, I’m moving on to spend a year as a Distinguished Visitor at the Australian National University as part of the partnership between the two institutions. I leave…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:37am -
  • Can a New Law Help Timor-Leste’s Land Rights Crisis?
    Voters in Timor-Leste will head to the polls twice this year—for presidential elections in March and parliamentary elections in July—in what will be the first such elections to be held since the UN Mission departed in 2012. The next government wi…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:36am -
  • VIDEO: Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia—The Future of the Rebalance
    On January 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, The Asia Foundation convened high-level, closed-door working groups of thought leaders across Asia to crea…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 17, 12:35am -
  • Breaking the Deadlocks to Peace in Southern Thailand
    On August 12-14, 2016, as Thais were celebrating the long holiday marking the Queen’s birthday, a series of 13 coordinated explosions rocked several provinces in Thailand’s Upper South, including popular tourist spots in Hua Hin, leaving four peo…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:42pm -
  • Are Cambodians Better Informed in the Internet and Facebook Era?
    For the first time, the internet has surpassed traditional media as the main source of news for Cambodians, according to The Asia Foundation’s 2016 annual survey on mobile phones and internet usage. This has significant implications in terms of con…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:41pm -
  • Understanding Justice and Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Actors
    In the past month, the civil war in Myanmar took a new turn as ethnic armed organizations in northern Shan State and Kachin State formed an alliance and went on the offensive against the government. Fighting in this area since 2011 has resulted in th…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Jan 17, 11:40pm -
  • Asia’s Biggest Issues in 2017: Experts Weigh In
    In 2016, Asia was rocked by major events that tested the region’s perseverance and proved its strength. While many countries in the region proved to be economically resilient and politically stable, others were challenged by shifting alliances and…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jan 17, 11:43pm -
  • Editor’s Picks: 2016 Must Reads
    Season’s Greetings! On behalf of In Asia‘s editorial board and bloggers, we thank you for your continued engagement and readership throughout the year. We’ll be taking a short break next week, but will return on January 4 with a special post f…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 12:02am -
  • College Entrance Exam Poses Steep Obstacles to Afghan Students
    Every year in Afghanistan, over 150,000 high-school students across all 34 provinces take a nationwide tertiary entrance exam, known as the Kankor, required for entrance to all public universities. Based on exam marks, the Ministry of Higher Educatio…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 12:01am -

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  • At least 9 dead in Kyushu quake, baby pulled from rubble alive
    Mashiki, Japan - Rescuers searched through rubble for possible survivors Friday after a powerful earthquake in southern Japan left at least nine people dead and hundreds injured, though officials said the toll was unlikely to rise dramatically.Tens o…
    - 15 Apr 16, 12:21pm -
  • More Western art on shopping list for Chinese tycoon Liu
    Hong Kong - He first stunned the auction world by snapping up hugely expensive Chinese antiquities, but now taxi driver turned tycoon Liu Yiqian is targeting Western masterpieces, saying it is his "social responsibility" to show them to China's young…
    - 15 Apr 16, 9:36am -
  • India's smog-choked capital imposes driving restrictions
    New Delhi - New Delhi on Friday imposed driving restrictions that will take around a million cars off its roads for the second time this year, seeking to improve air quality in the world's most polluted capital.The Delhi government first introduced t…
    - 15 Apr 16, 9:30am -
  • Japan plants shut down after quake, fuels economic fears
    TOKYO - Some of Japan's biggest firms including Sony and Toyota shut down operations in southern Japan Friday after the region was struck by a deadly earthquake, fuelling worries about disruption to supply lines and possible effects on the wider econ…
    - 15 Apr 16, 9:16am -
  • ChaCha the chimp escapes, survives dramatic fall
    Tokyo - A runaway chimpanzee in Japan was shot with a tranquiliser gun only to hang precariously from a power line before falling to the ground and surviving in a drama shown live on national television.The chimp, 24-year-old Chacha, was more fortuna…
    - 15 Apr 16, 9:00am -
  • Air traffic control officers charged over deadly Taiwan crash
    TAIPEI - Taiwan has charged two air traffic control officers with causing a TransAsia plane crash that killed 49 people in 2014, the first prosecutions in the country's worst air disaster for a decade.The plane's two pilots, who died in the crash, we…
    - 15 Apr 16, 8:28am -
  • Elderly couple pose as Descendants of the Sun lovers in fairytale photos
    It seems like a story straight out of an adorable romantic comedy: An elderly man goes all out to fulfill his wife's wishes, and in doing so, becomes the Prince Charming of her dreams.According to CCTV news, 81-year-old Zhang Yongsheng from Guangzhou…
    - 15 Apr 16, 5:09am -
  • Rescuers scramble for survivors after deadly quake hits Japan
    MASHIKI - Rescuers were rifling through the remains of collapsed building in southern Japan on Friday, after a powerful earthquake left at least nine people dead and injured hundreds, sparking fires and buckling roads.Tens of thousands of people fled…
    - 15 Apr 16, 3:57am -
  • N Korea attempts to launch intermediate range missile but fails: Yonhap
    SEOUL - North Korea attempted to launch an intermediate range ballistic missile off the country's east coast on Friday but the launch failed, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.The failed launch follows North Korea's fourth nuclear test in Jan…
    - 15 Apr 16, 12:48am -
  • Strong quake in southwestern Japan kills 9, topples homes
    TOKYO - Nine people were killed after a powerful earthquake hit southern Japan, collapsing homes, sparking fires and injuring hundreds, officials said Friday as rescuers worked through the night to find residents feared trapped in rubble.
    - 14 Apr 16, 11:52pm -

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  • Surfers banned from waves as storms lash French Polynesia
    French Polynesia was declared to be in a "state of natural catastrophe" on Monday as torrential rain caused rockslides and the flooding of hundreds of homes. Some towns declared swimming bans to deter surfers wishing to ride the waves at potential da…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Jan 17, 10:16am -
  • Jakarta's Governor Ahok on trial for blasphemy
    Asuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, is the Christian and ethnic-Chinese governor of Jakarta. His trial for blasphemy began two weeks ago for disputing an interpretation of the Koran.
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 17, 4:20am -
  • Human rights and good governance push Sri Lanka forward
    In this week's Spotlight on Asia, RFI's Rosslyn Hyams focuses on political change in Sri Lanka. The European Union is preparing to reward the government with an economic push, if it pursues efforts in good governance and human rights.
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jan 17, 2:13pm -
  • Afghan interpreters for French army threatened by insurgents
    Nearly 100 Afghan former interpreters for the French army demanded French visas on Tuesday so they can leave their country, saying they face regular threats from Islamist insurgents.
    - 14 days ago, 10 Jan 17, 2:06pm -
  • Cartoonist pokes fun at South Korea's work culture
    Most people don’t look forward to punching in at the office. And that’s also the case in South Korea, which has the longest daily work hours in the world.  But the cartoonist Yang Kyung-soo is giving workers something to laugh about. 
    - 18 days ago, 6 Jan 17, 4:20am -
  • Thai crocodile bites selfie-seeking French tourist in leg
    A French tourist has been bitten by a crocodile in a Thai national park as whe tried to take a selfie with the beast. She was taken to hopsital and is expected to recover.
    - 22 days ago, 2 Jan 17, 11:06am -
  • Is easy divorce coming to an end for some men in India?
    Muslim women in India have launched a campaign to stop the use of a practice in which a man can divorce his wife by simply saying the word talaq – which means ‘I divorce you’ – three times.
    - 33 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 4:20am -
  • France signs €34.5 billion submarine deal with Australia
    France and Australia have signed a 34.5 billion euros deal -- which Paris has billed as the "contract of the century" -- for 12 state-of-the-art submarines.
    - 35 days ago, 20 Dec 16, 1:03pm -
  • Russia-Japan grow friendlier but fail to resolve Kuril islands dispute
    A two-day Russia-Japan summit ended Friday with over 60 business deals but no solution of a territorial dispute dating back to Word War II. But Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan indicates warmer ties between Moscow and Tokyo, which ma…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Dec 16, 4:03pm -
  • Antique Chinese seal fetches 21 million euros at Paris auction
    An 18th-century Chinese imperial seal sold for 21 million euros - more than 20 times its estimated price - at auction in Paris on Wednesday.
    - 41 days ago, 14 Dec 16, 3:57pm -