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  • Australian doctors perform pioneering heart transplants
    Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:36pm -
  • Polio: Here's where it kills
    Thousands have been paralyzed by polio -- but the world could be free of the disease within three years.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:29pm -
  • Kenny G angers China with Hong Kong protest visit
    Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G wants everyone to know that he's not a foreign agitator trying to defy the Chinese Communist Party.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:11pm -
  • Diwali celebrations light up India
    Around the world, Indians are celebrating the festival of lights with fireworks and candles. Here's a look at some of this week's India festivities.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:38am -
  • Zuckerberg reveals hidden talent
    So, Mark Zuckerberg apparently speaks Mandarin.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:24am -
  • North Korea restricts tourism because of Ebola fears
    North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists due to concerns about Ebola, tour agencies specializing in the country were told.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:41am -
  • China: No more odd buildings
    The Chinese leadership has called for less "weird architecture" to be built in the country. Does it mean the end of unusual structures like these?
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 2:57am -
  • China launches moon mission
    China launched an experimental spacecraft early Friday that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth, a first for the country's ambitious space program.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:55am -
  • China's slowing? Think again
    Companies that interpret slower GDP growth to mean that business opportunities in emerging markets will begin to fade are making a big mistake.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 9:52am -
  • U.N.: N. Korea must be held accountable
    United Nations human rights investigator says North Korea's leaders must be held accountable for crimes against humanity.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:16am -

The LA Times - Asia Pacific

  • Clippers sign Glen Davis to new contract
    The Clippers have re-signed free-agent power forward Glen Davis to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.2 million, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:55pm -
  • Disney is developing 'Haunted Mansion' animated special for TV
    Guillermo del Toro may still be struggling to figure out the script for his planned "Haunted Mansion" theatrical feature, but Disney Television Animation is putting its own take on the popular Disney Parks attraction into development.
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:49pm -
  • Cuomo: Settlement reached to avert LIRR strike in New York
    A planned strike on the Long Island Rail Road, the nation’s busiest commuter rail line, was averted when the parties agreed on Thursday to a new contract after Gov. Andrew Cuomo personally intervened in the stalled talks.
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:37pm -
  • Remembering Elaine Stritch -- formidable, fun and candid
    Elaine Stritch, who died Thursday at the age of 89, was a formidable interview when we chatted on the phone in February about the candid documentary "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me."
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:36pm -
  • Stocks edge lower; Mattel sinks
    Stocks moved lower in midday trading Thursday, weighed down by weak financial results from U.S. companies and a government report showing U.S. home construction slowed in June to its slowest pace in nine months. SanDisk, AutoNation and Mattel were am…
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:28pm -
  • TV Picks: The Divide, Extant, Sharknado
    "The Divide" AMC Network's attempt to get its very niche WE tv into the scripted drama game may not produce the industry-quake that "Mad Men" did, but this legal drama exploring themes of race, class, ambition and the elastic nature of justice is a…
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:24pm -
  • TCA 2014: CBS chief Nina Tassler grilled on casting diversity
    CBS may be America’s most popular network, but critics claim its new fall lineup doesn’t reflect America.
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:11pm -
  • 'Two and a Half Men' to kick off final season with gay-adoption storyline
    Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer are going to a chapel, and they're gonna get married. Or, rather, they're "Two and a Half Men" characters will in its final season.
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:08pm -
  • Microsoft to wind down Hollywood operations
    Microsoft is shutting down the bulk of its Hollywood unit as part of a broader restructuring at the software giant that will result in 14,000 jobs being cut.
    - 17 Jul 14, 6:04pm -
  • Florida judge rules ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional
    A Florida judge overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday, but the order only carries weight in one of the state's 67 counties, according to court records and the American Civil Liberties Union.
    - 17 Jul 14, 5:36pm -

New York Times - Asia Pacific

The Guardian - Asia Pacific

  • Ukraine votes in parliamentary election
    First parliamentary poll since downfall of Yanukovich expected to strengthen President PoroshenkoUkrainians are voting in an election that is expected to strengthen President Petro Poroshenkos mandate to end a separatist conflict in the east of the c…
    - 58 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:40am -
  • Record number of Britons in low-paid jobs, says thinktank
    Resolution Foundation says number of people earning less than £7.69 an hour increased by 250,000 last year to reach 5.2mA record 5 million workers are now in low-paid jobs, according to a new report, sparking calls for government action to help tack…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:25am -
  • Headteachers to receive new guidance on term-time school absences
    Union to issue guidelines on circumstances in which children can stay off, but cheaper holidays wont be among themCheaper holidays dont fit the bill as a reason for taking children out of school, the leader of the headteachers union has said, announc…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 4:45am -
  • Russell Brand refuses to comment on London mayor speculation
    Mail on Sunday reports that comedian and author is considering a bid to succeed Boris JohnsonComedian Russell Brand has refused to comment on suggestions he could mount a bid to become mayor of London. Brand, who previously described voting as a wast…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 3:28am -
  • The power of writing lists that make no difference to our lives at all
    We all love a good list. It makes us feel organised and in control even though most things happen by accidentHuman beings love lists, because they create a sense of order in a chaotic world, author Shaun Usher told me this week. I was asking him abo…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:15pm -
  • No wonder superstores are dying were sick and tired of their culture
    Britains longstanding exclusive relationship with the supermarkets is in terminal declineTen years ago, I published my anti-supermarket book, Shopped, to a warm reception. In print, on air, at live events, audiences showed a surprising willingness to…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:07pm -
  • Isis exploits tribal fault lines to control its territory
    As the jihadi group sends new recruits to face air strikes, its leaders plant ever deeper roots in areas it occupiesOn one recent Thursday, Abu Jassim received a text message from a provincial leader of the Islamic State (Isis). Abu Jassim, from a tr…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:06pm -
  • Civil war rages in Labour party after Scottish leader walks out
    Miliband supporters say Johann Lamont would have been sacked had she not resigned after her attack on the national leadershipThe Labour party erupted into open civil war as Ed Miliband loyalists and supporters of Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour le…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:05pm -
  • The readers editor on regional coverage
    Readers complain that Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland are neglected in favour of England, particularly the south-eastA common thread in the correspondence I receive is the dominance of London and the south-east in the papers coverage, at the exp…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:02pm -
  • Giovanni Battista Moroni at the Royal Academy in pictures
    Sixteenth-century Italian portraitist Giovanni Battista Moroni spent most of his 30-year career painting the people around him in Bergamo. His paintings, now on display at the Royal Academy, are alive with human presenceLaura Cumming reviews Giovanni…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 10:55pm -

VOA News - Asia

  • Lebanon Clashes Claim 3
    The Lebanese army says at least three of its soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli.The Reuters news agency reports Lebanese forces Saturday used helicopters to blast rockets at the gunmen…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 12:30am -
  • Federal Government Recognizes Gay Marriages in Six More States
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize same sex marriages in six more states.They are Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming.Married gay couples will now qualify…
    - 8 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:24pm -
  • Sudanese Bishop Urges End to Attacks on Civilians
    A prominent Sudanese Catholic bishop is pressing for an immediate end to what he says are indiscriminate attacks on civilians in the Nuba and Blue Nile regions of Sudan.Retired Bishop Marcam Gassis, speaking to reporters in Nairobi, said there has…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 6:42pm -
  • Tunisia Set for Parliamentary Elections
    Tunisia on Sunday will elect the first permanent parliament since its historic 2011 revolution, an event that inspired similar popular uprisings across the Arab world. Presidential elections follow next month.While the so-called Arab Spring has le…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:28pm -
  • Talks to Resume on Winter Gas for Ukraine
    Ukrainian and Russian officials will meet again next week in an effort to settle their dispute over natural gas supplies that threatens to leave Ukraine short of heating fuel for the coming winter. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London the dispute i…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:21pm -
  • Talks to Resume on Winter Gas for Ukraine
    Ukrainian and Russian officials will meet again next week in an effort to settle their dispute over natural gas supplies that threatens to leave Ukraine short of heating fuel for the coming winter.The dispute is complex, with economic and geopoliti…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:06pm -
  • Mozambique Electoral Body Yet to Endorse Election Results
    Mozambique’s National Electoral Commission (CNE) has yet to officially endorse provisional results of the presidential vote.  It shows governing FRELIMO party has won with about 57.2 percent and main opposition RENAMO in second place with 36 perce…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 3:51pm -
  • In Egypt, Emergency Rule After Sinai Blasts
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi said militant attacks on army checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops Friday were a "foreign-funded operation" and those who commit such attacks "must be hanged."The president vowed Satur…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 3:44pm -
  • Ukraine Leader Seeks Pro-Europe Backing
    President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past.Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his political bloc in the first p…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 3:17pm -
  • Iraqi Forces, Kurds Retake IS-Besieged Town
    Iraqi forces, aided by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, said Saturday that they had secured a key town south of Baghdad after heavy fighting with Islamic State militants.  Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called the recapture of the town of Ju…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 2:53pm -

Radio Free Asia

NPR - Asia

Foreign Affairs - Asia

  • Grappling With Graft
    How to Combat the Growing Corruption Epidemic October 22, 2014 Alexander Lebedev and Vladislav In…
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  • Pick Your Battles
    Ending America’s Era of Permanent War
 October 20, 2014 Richard K. Betts…
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  • Opening Indonesia
    A Conversation With Joko Widodo October 20, 2014 Joko Widodo…
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  • The Good War?
    What Went Wrong in Afghanistan -- and How to Make It Right October 20, 2014 Peter Tomsen…
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  • A Reunified Theory
    Should We Welcome the Collapse of North Korea? October 20, 2014 John Delury and Chung-in Moon; Su…
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  • Why They Fought
    How War Made the State and the State Made Peace October 20, 2014 Michael Mandelbaum…
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  • China’s Imperial President
    Xi Jinping Tightens His Grip
 October 20, 2014 Elizabeth C. Economy…
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  • The Mission for Manila
    A Conversation With Benigno Aquino III October 20, 2014 Benigno Aquino III…
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  • NoyNoy Stumbles
    How Aquino Lost His Way October 15, 2014 Richard Javad Heydarian…
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  • India's Isolationism
    Why New Delhi Refuses to Engage the Middle East October 14, 2014 Shashank Joshi…
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Asian Correspondent

  • 9 dead as bus topples over bridge railing in India
    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police say nine people were killed when a passenger bus traveling overnight in India's remote northeast swerved over a bridge and broke through the railing to fall into a marshy ravine.
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:21am -
  • Shinzo Abe’s push for women in Japanese politics
    In an effort to burnish his avowed policy of empowering women, sometimes known as “womenomics,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed five women to his cabinet in his September 3 re-shuffle.
    - 5 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 2:53am -
  • Taiwan to join submarine race

    - 21 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Burma
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in less than two weeks.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 9:52am -
  • 16 killed in China coal mine collapse
    BEIJING (AP) — China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 9:47am -
  • Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent businessman on suspicion of lending fraud.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 9:47am -
  • More support for gay and transgender communities needed in Thailand
    Thailand has made strides in the fight against HIV, but must do more to directly prevent HIV transmission among men who have sex with men, transgender people, and sex workers. Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Coalitio…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States, but he does not know whether they have done so.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:44pm -
  • Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ruling out a U.S. apology to North Korea to secure the release of two detained Americans.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:42pm -
  • China’s president pledges $81 million in Ebola aid
    BEIJING (AP) — China has pledged to provide $81 million in aid to help fight Ebola in the three West African countries at the heart of the crisis.
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:37pm -

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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

  • About 25 Eurozone Banks Fail Tests
    About 25 eurozone banks failed the European Central Bank’s financial-health checks, although more than half have taken the necessary steps to shore up their balance sheets this year.
    - 5 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:34am -
  • Hong Kong Readies for Protester Vote
    Hong Kong was calm Sunday ahead of a two-day vote organized by protest leaders—an attempt to seek popular legitimacy for a pro-democracy movement that for almost a month has clogged the city’s main arteries.
    - 22 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:17am -
  • What Sends Teens Toward Triumph or Tribulation
    Alison Gopnik on Laurence Steinberg’s ‘Age of Opportunity’ and on what sends teens toward triumph or tribulation.
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 4:25am -
  • Ebola Cases Top 10,000
    The number of Ebola cases reported in the current outbreak topped 10,000, the World Health Organization said, as it added Mali to the list of countries affected by the disease.
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 4:19am -
  • Islamic State Launches New Offensive on Kobani
    Fighters from Islamic State launched a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 8:33pm -
  • Egypt President Denounces Sinai Attack
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi called an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops a “foreign-funded operation” and vowed to take action against militants.
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 5:21pm -
  • Tycoon Arrested as Vietnam Revives Bank Cleanup
    Police in Vietnam have arrested Ha Van Tham on allegations of fraud while chairman of the Ocean Commercial Joint Stock Bank, signaling the Southeast Asian country is reviving its efforts to restructure its banking system.
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 3:14pm -
  • Indonesia Plays Legal Hardball
    Indonesian prosecutors are increasingly bringing criminal charges against employees of large companies for allegedly causing losses to the state, a development that is chilling the business community there.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 10:44am -
  • U.S. to Name New Auto-Safety Chief
    The Obama administration is close to naming a permanent top auto-safety regulator amid criticism of the agency’s handling of large air-bag recall, which an administration official on Friday called “suboptimal.”
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 10:43am -
  • Yen Fall Hits Japan's China Firms
    The yen’s sharp decline against the yuan is clobbering some Japanese companies operating in China, forcing them to rethink businesses there.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 10:12am -

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

The Global Post - Asia Pacific

Wall Street Journal - Scene Asia

New Mandala

  • Revisiting Cambodia’s peace
    Sovannarith Keo looks at the persistence of violence and disquiet 18 years after the Paris Peace Agreement
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:06pm -
  • Myanmar Special Economic Zones, Part III
    In the final post in this series, Josh Wood turns his attention to the Thilawa SEZ, which has many essential ingredients for success
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 9:15pm -
  • Myanmar Special Economic Zones, Part II
    In this post, Josh Wood has a less than up-beat prognosis for the Kyaukphyu SEZ in Rakhine State
    - 2 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 9:00pm -
  • Myanmar Special Economic Zones, Part I
    In the first of a three-part series, Josh Wood explains why Dawei should never have been chosen as a SEZ site
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:30am -
  • Another view of the Ramkhamhaeng inscription
    D. Hellmann-Rajanayagam and Ruediger Korff suggest that a long, trans-regional story still needs to be fully told
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:35pm -
  • The Embassy: A review
    New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly takes a look at a new Australian television show set in Thailand
    - 4 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 12:50am -
  • In conversation with Rafizi Ramli
    New Mandala's co-founder Nicholas Farrelly discusses the state of democracy and politics in Malaysia with an opposition MP
    - 5 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:43am -
  • The perils of popularity
    A Jokowi presidency is a win for Indonesia's democracy. But Indonesia got lucky by having Jokowi in the race, writes Liam Gammon.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:12am -
  • Jokowi in the one convenient place
    It may be old, but it is still gold! New Mandala gives you everything you need to know about Indonesia's newly inaugurated president, Joko Widodo.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 4:34am -
  • More Southeast Asia commentary
    New Mandala co-founder Nicholas Farrelly highlights some recent essays on Indonesia and Thailand
    - 9 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 10:40pm -

Asia News Network - Breaking News

  • Sound policies require maturity
    The first thing about an integrated system is that any issue in any part of it tends to impact on its other parts
    - 4 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:35am -
  • Zooming past the Uber challenge
    These days, taxi driver Cheng Kok Keong makes an extra 40 ringgit (US$12) daily because he has started using the MyTeksi and Easy Taxi mobile phone apps to get passengers
    - 35 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:04am -
  • Uncertain future for M'sia's opposition
    The Pakatan Rakyat (People's Alliance) coalition that confidently appeared on the Malaysian political landscape with a big win in the 2008 general election faces an uncertain future with its leader Anwar Ibrahim facing his final sodomy appeal in the…
    - 35 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:04am -
  • Crucial time for Anwar
    It had been raining cats and dogs since dusk and, for a while, it seemed like the first leg of Anwar Ibrahim’s roadshow would be washed out
    - 50 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:49am -
  • Silly antics, serious backlash
    It's incredible how some Malaysians can dedicate so much of their energy on issues, or more precisely non-issues, that really bring no benefit to the country
    - 50 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:49am -
  • Park with 'S'pore DNA' in China a model for urbanisation push
    The anniversary posters are lining the streets and commemorative activities are set to be rolled out to mark the 20th year of the Sino-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) later this month
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:33am -
  • 3,000 people stage protest in Yangon for interfaith marriage bill
    Around 3,000 people including Buddhist monks led by the Yangon Region's Nationality and Religion Safeguarding Association held a protest yesterday to call for the enactment of the interfaith marriage bill
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:33am -
  • Tertiary students in S'pore looking abroad for work stints
    Tertiary students here are soaking up overseas experiences in record numbers
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:18am -
  • More foreign domestic workers in S'pore say they do not get enough to eat
    Just two months after she started working for her new employer in August, Anya saw her weight drop to 47kg - a loss of 9kg
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:18am -
  • The antidote to Ebola paranoia: Get the facts right
    To date, just three people around the world have contracted the Ebola virus without ever having set foot in West Africa
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:03am -

The Economist - Banyan Blog

  • 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…
    - 3 days ago, 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…
    - 3 days ago, 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…
    - 5 days ago, 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…
    - 6 days ago, 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…
    - 8 days ago, 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…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 11:02am -
  • Slow train through Jaffna
    RAIL services between the south of Sri Lanka and its battle-scarred northern peninsula resumed on October 13th, for the first time in 24 years. Moments after the first train to complete the reopened service chugged to a halt at the new Jaffna railwa…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 1:05pm -
  • Shutting the door on Africa
    IN RECENT years India has made renewed diplomatic efforts to reach out to Africa. Manmohan Singh, India's former prime minister, visited the continent for six days in May 2011, promising $5 billion of loans on easy terms. Indian investors, like their…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 3:49pm -
  • Being gay in India
    India is growing steadily more tolerant towards gays. But activists like Harish Iyer still face harassment
    - 13 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:21pm -
  • National treasure
    RAIDERS in search of the lost art stowed away by Ferdinand Marcos during his two decades of dictatorial rule have turned their attention to a recent haul of 15 paintings. The task now is to have them authenticated. The investigators’ hope is that t…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 11:24am -

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

  • Of Seasons and Typhoons
    Communities living along the coast in Cebu province are at highly at risk to the impacts of climate change.Having grown up in Cagayan, a province in the northeastern most part of the Philippines, our lives have always been defined by the wet and…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 14, 2:40am -
  • Developing the Youth Workforce in Solomon Islands
    I see it every time I come back to Honiara, Solomon Island’s bustling capital, soon after I arrive.  Young people on the streets, wandering around in groups or by themselves with nothing to do.  It’s the same thing my local friends and colle…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:26am -
  • Pacific Island Youth taking Action4Climate
    The onslaught of climate change in the Pacific Islands that look like tiny spots from space, is a big wake-up call for the youth of these nations. Young Pacific Islanders are taking a proactive stance by raising their voices on this issue.
    - 13 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 3:11am -
  • Việt Nam: Một kỳ thi quốc gia có đánh giá được hết năng lực học sinh?
    Học sinh Việt Nam tham dự kỳ thi tốt nghiệp trung học phổ thông.Photo: Van Chung/World BankSau nhiều tháng thảo luận sôi nổi, Bộ Giáo dục và Đào tạo cuối cùng đã ra thông báo về việc tổ chức mộ…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:12am -
  • Vietnam: Can One National Exam Test All?
    Students in Vietnam attend the high school completion exam.Photo: Van Chung/World BankAfter months of impassioned public discussion, Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training has finally announced that one national exam will determine high sc…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 9:29am -
  • Nothing left to waste in the Philippines
    The waste sector spans from collection, sorting, separation, recycling, handling of residuals and safe, final disposal. The elements of an efficient and effective waste management system are multifaceted and its operations are complex. While m…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 5:37pm -
  • Vietnam’s long-term growth performance: A comparative perspective
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  • What lies ahead in Vietnam’s path towards Universal Health Coverage?
    This week, Vietnam will host the twelfth ASEAN Health Minister’s Meeting in Hanoi. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is likely to take center-stage in discussions, both formal and informal, among the region’s policymakers. After all, the drive fo…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:00pm -

Global Voices - East Asia

Channel News Asia

  • Japan PM's support dented after female ministers quit: Poll
    Support for the administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has slumped after the resignation of two female ministers.
    - 13 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:26am -
  • India chooses Israel for US$525m missile deal
    India has opted for an Israeli missile system, over a US-made one, in a deal that will further modernise its military. 
    - 31 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 7:08am -
  • Church blaze kills four in central Japan
    The four victims, who were from the same family, included a grandmother, mother and her two children, perished in the fire in Ishikawa. 
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:16am -
  • Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote on next steps
    The vote, which will take place at three protest camps across the city, will ask demonstrators how to respond to conciliatory measures offered by the government. 
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:32am -
  • Delhi chokes on toxic smog after festival of lights
    Pollution in India's capital hit severe levels during the Hindu festival of Diwali, as millions celebrated with fireworks to mark the occasion.
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 4:25am -
  • No easy retirement in South Korea
    South Korean retirees are struggling to force their way back into an unwelcoming job market in an effort to supplement meagre or non-existent pensions.
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 4:11am -
  • Thailand promotes prawn industry to counter slavery row
    Thailand's image has been badly damaged by accounts of abuse of illegal immigrants held captive and forced into unpaid labour, sometimes on boats at sea for years on end without receiving any payment for their work.
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 3:55am -
  • S Korea police, residents block leaflet launch into North
    Residents in the South Korean town of Paju engaged in a tense confrontation with activists attempting to send anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North, after the planned move prompted threats of retaliation from the regime.
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 6:31pm -
  • Indian PM in first formal interaction with media
    The event was an apparent break from the traditional media approach passed on by Narendra Modi's predecessors, who are said to have shunned meetings with journalists. 
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 4:49pm -
  • Scuffles break out over North Korea leaflets, balloons
    Hundreds of police personnel were deployed to Imjingak near the border separating the two Koreas when scuffles broke out between South Korean activists planning to send propaganda balloons to North Korea and those against the move. 
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 3:23pm -

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.
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  • 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.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • 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…
    - 11 May 08, 9:42am -
  • 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

  • China’s Imperial President
    Xi Jinping's reforms are designed to produce a corruption-free, politically cohesive, and economically powerful one-party state with global reach: a Singapore on steroids. But there is no guarantee the reforms will be as transformative as the Chinese…
    - 7 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • China’s Imperial President
    Xi Jinping's reforms are designed to produce a corruption-free, politically cohesive, and economically powerful one-party state with global reach: a Singapore on steroids. But there is no guarantee the reforms will be as transformative as the Chinese…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Nov 14, 2:43pm -
  • The War on ISIS: More Than One Battle
    Even as ISIS is losing a little ground at Kobani, it is gaining strength elsewhere and the new Iraqi interior minister's ties to Iran compromises the response, writes Max Boot for the Wall Street Journal.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:41pm -
  • Responding to Religious Repression in North Korea
    Michael Kirby, former chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea, discusses the commission's recommendations for addressing systematic crimes against humanity in North Korea, including religious repression.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • Responding to Religious Repression in North Korea
    Michael Kirby, former chair of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea, discusses the commission's recommendations for addressing systematic crimes against humanity in North Korea, including religious repression.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 8:00pm -
  • How to Shut Down a Country and Kill a Disease
    In this article for ForeignPolicy.com, Laurie Garrett compares how China finally stopped SARS in 2003 inside its vast territory to options for halting the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Garrett reported on the SARS epidemic, so some firsthand observ…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 7:43pm -
  • The ITU and Unbundling Internet Governance
    Samir Saran explains India's position in advance of the 2014 ITU conference, arguing that India believes that the ITU has a role to play in Internet governance, although Delhi does not oppose a multistakeholder approach.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:58pm -
  • A Look at North Korea From Its Neighbors
    Experts discuss Chinese and Japanese perceptions of reclusive Pyongyang since the death of Kim Jong-il as well as the political, security, and economic implications of the relations between these East Asian countries.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:41pm -
  • A Look at North Korea From Its Neighbors
    Experts discuss Chinese and Japanese perceptions of reclusive Pyongyang since the death of Kim Jong-il as well as the political, security, and economic implications of the relations between these East Asian countries.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:30pm -
  • A Look at North Korea From Its Neighbors
    Experts discuss Chinese and Japanese perceptions of reclusive Pyongyang since the death of Kim Jong-il as well as the political, security, and economic implications of the relations between these East Asian countries.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 4:30pm -

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…
    - 1 Mar 13, 1:58am -

The Telegraph - Asia

France 24 - Asia Pacific

  • Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign
    Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 10:04am -
  • Indonesia to release French journalists detained in Papua
    Two French journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in prison Friday for illegally reporting in Indonesia's Papua province on tourist visas but will be released Monday after having already served time in custody, their lawyer said.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 6:31am -
  • Two deadly attacks hit Pakistani city of Quetta
    Attacks in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country’s beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, killed 12 people on Thursday, police said.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 5:22pm -
  • S. Korea takes down disputed border ‘Christmas tree’
    South Korea has demolished a “Christmas tree” border tower that has long angered its northern neighbour, though denying the move was aimed at appeasing the North.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:59am -
  • US citizen released from North Korea
    The White House said on Tuesday that detained American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea and was on his way home to be with his family.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 5:55pm -
  • Iranian women targeted in series of acid attacks
    A series of acid attacks on women in the Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled. Police have declined to comment but an investigation is ongoing.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 8:41am -
  • French journalists on trial in Indonesia for illegal reporting
    Two French journalists were due in court Monday in the eastern Indonesian island of Papua on charges of “abusive use of entry visas” following their arrest in August for shooting a report on a local separatist movement.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:53am -
  • Japan's scandal-hit ministers resign in setback for PM
    Japan’s new trade and industry minister quit over a funding scandal on Monday and the justice minister resigned after being accused of violating electoral laws, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since taking office in 2012.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 6:40am -
  • Hong Kong crisis deepens after weekend clashes
    A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week on Monday, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 2:13am -
  • More bodies found in Nepal trekking disaster
    Emergency workers in Nepal pulled three more bodies from the snow on Monday, as authorities prepared to end the full scale search for survivors of a deadly snowstorm that struck last Tuesday.
    - 7 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 6:28am -

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Washington Post - Asia Pacific

The Economist - Asia

  • Banyan: The enablers
    NOT since Indira Gandhi has a prime minister of India been as dominant as Narendra Modi. His clout comes from the big electoral victory in May of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after a remarkably personalised campaign; from a hyperactive prime…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Indonesia’s new president: Taking the reins
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    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Pakistan’s militants: Taliban tumult
    FOR years Pakistan’s government and army put off confronting the Pakistani Taliban and their allied fanatics who had set up what was almost a state of their own in North Waziristan, the wildest of several tribal agencies on the country’s nort…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Malaysia and Singapore: Milking it
    A ROSY dusk settles on the Johor Strait, separating Singapore from Malaysia. A line of cars stretches along the causeway, waiting for Singapore’s border guards to search them for booze and cigarettes. The queues are not always like this, says a Mal…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Japanese politics: Sukyandaru
    Yuko Obuchi’s sun sinksTO LOSE one minister may be counted a misfortune. To lose two on the same day makes the prime minister look careless. On October 20th Japan’s recently appointed trade and industry minister, Yuko Obuchi, and justice mini…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:53pm -
  • Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury
    NOT since 1993 had a Japanese journalist been investigated in South Korea. But this time it was not classified military intelligence that was allegedly divulged—but hearsay. On October 8th prosecutors charged Tatsuya Kato, until recently the Se…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • Remaking India: Yes, prime minister
    THOSE who hoped that Narendra Modi would prove a busy liberal reformer as prime minister have so far been disappointed. But that, says Gurcharan Das, a writer and former businessman who now advises the government, is to judge the man by the wrong…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • Banyan: Joko, we’re not in Solo any more
    LATE last year Joko Widodo, then governor of Jakarta, Indonesia’s vast and messy capital, took Banyan with him on one of his daily blusukan or “spot-check” inspections of the city—to Benhil, a dilapidated market. We were joined by a flock…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • Cleaning India: Eating dust
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    - 10 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • Correction
    In our October 4th article on Indonesia, “The empire strikes back”, we incorrectly stated the percentage of parliamentary seats held by parties loyal to the next president, Joko Widodo. The figure is 37%, not 47%. We are sorry.
    - 10 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:59pm -

CFR - Asia Unbound

The Independent - Asia

Google - Asia News Feed

  • Reuters Poll - China economic growth seen slowing well into next year - Reuters
    ReutersReuters Poll - China economic growth seen slowing well into next yearReutersBEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is likely to grow at its slowest pace in 24 years this year and will cool further in 2015, weighed down by a cooling property secto…
    - 43 mins ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:56am -
  • Australian pilots forced down in Indonesia leave for Philippines - The Guardian
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    - 7 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 12:48am -
  • Number of Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Tops 100000 - ABC News
    ABC NewsNumber of Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar Tops 100000ABC NewsA growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 12:01am -
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  • Kenny G Explains His Run-In With China's Communist Party - The Atlantic
    The AtlanticKenny G Explains His Run-In With China's Communist PartyThe AtlanticRose Tang, a prominent student leader from China's 1989 Tiananmen Square movement who now lives in the U.S., commented beneath the post that “Hong Kong people don't nee…
    - 19 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 12:30pm -
  • Weak Yen Pressures Japanese Firms Operating in China - Wall Street Journal
    Weak Yen Pressures Japanese Firms Operating in ChinaWall Street JournalThe companies affected are those that pay wages and operating costs in yuan but earn revenue in yen by selling products or services in Japan. The currency blow has been aggravated…
    - 22 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 10:03am -
  • Japan Leader Faces Crisis Over Minister for Trade - New York Times
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    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 14, 2:11am -
  • Deal Set on China-Led Infrastructure Bank - New York Times
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  • Japan could deploy minesweepers off S. Korea in war with North, US admiral says - Reuters
    The Japan TimesJapan could deploy minesweepers off S. Korea in war with North, US admiral saysReutersTOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to let Japan's military fight overseas could open the way for the country to deploy minesweepe…
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  • Japan and North Korea - The Economist (blog)
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Bing - Asia News Feed

Yahoo! - Asia News Feed

  • Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm
    SINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.
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  • Murdaca wins Asia-Pacific Amateur title
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Antonio Murdaca of Australia earned a place in the field for next year's Masters at Augusta after winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship by seven shots Sunday on Royal Melbourne's composite course.
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  • Wanderers 'halfway to something special' in AFC Champions League
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  • Morocco says to bolster security in the face of 'threats'
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  • Australia's Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific by 8 shots
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  • China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution: Xinhua
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  • Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud
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  • Myanmar army kills journalist it calls Karen rebel
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    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:16pm -
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  • US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage
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    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:29pm -

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  • These Are All the Countries That Now Recognize Palestinian Statehood - Defense One
    Currently, more than 130 countries officially recognize Palestine. Sweden announced that it will recognize the state of Palestine, becoming the first member of the European Union to do so. Stefan Lofven became the prime minister of a new center-le…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 12:04am -
  • How Many Times Should We Rebuild Gaza? | Jan Egeland
    More than 2,200 people, including more than 500 Palestinian children, lost their lives during the devastating war between Israel and Hamas this summer. About 108,000 people in Gaza are left without a home, and 450,000 people are unable to access muni…
    - 14 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 11:53pm -
  • Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

    - 19 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 5:08pm -
  • Netanyahu Fooled the New York Times -- For One Day | James Zogby
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was up to his old tricks again this week. On Monday, he addressed a half empty UN General Assembly chamber and then came to Washington for what was reported to be a rather chilly meeting with President Obama.…
    - 22 days ago, 4 Oct 14, 7:28pm -
  • Sweden to recognise state of Palestine - Yahoo News
    Sweden's new center-left government will recognise the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major European country to take the step, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Friday.
    - 22 days ago, 3 Oct 14, 10:41pm -
  • Israeli settlers, soldiers occupy 25 Palestinian houses
    Israeli settlers, escorted by the Israeli occupation forces, occupied 25 houses in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan south of the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday, residents and Palestinian leaders as well as a local information center said.The…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 3:33am -
  • Israeli cargo ship heads for L.A. to unload after Oakland protest
    An Israeli-owned container ship that was blocked from unloading its cargo at the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters over the weekend was headed to Los Angeles on Monday, according to a ship-tracking website. The Zim Shanghai left Oakland w…
    - 25 days ago, 1 Oct 14, 3:47pm -
  • Rabbi to Jews: Atone for Israel's Sins! - Yahoo News
    If you happen to be Jewish, please contact your rabbi and ask for permission to add these prayers to the High Holiday services you are attending, and if s/he refuses, you might want to stand up in your synagogue when the old list of sins are read and…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Sep 14, 10:58pm -
  • Talk in Synagogue of Israel and Gaza Goes From Debate to Wrath to Rage
    Picture:After Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum read names of children killed in Gaza, she was vilified online but retained the backing of her synagogue’s board. The recent bloody outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip may have done…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 12:43am -
  • One man's struggle to heal Gaza's children - Features - Al Jazeera English
     Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish is a man on a mission. He wants to bring 100 wounded children from Gaza to Canada for medical treatment. The idea came to him while watching images on television of the Israeli bombings in Gaza this past summer, which he said…
    - 32 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 11:28pm -

Topix - Asia

  • Troops to quit Helmand in days
    British troops are to leave Helmand province in the coming days, bringing a key chapter in the 13-year Afghanistan campaign to an end. Afghan officials are poised to take over Camp Bastion, Britain's last base in the province where the majority of th…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 1:53am -
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook visits China, meets with vice premier
    During a whirlwind trip to China this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was feted much like a head of state. He met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai at the Zhongnanhai, an imperial garden in central Beijing where world powers such as former President George W…
    - 17 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 2:50pm -
  • 16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse
    A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:05am -
  • Sweden calls off search for mysterious sub
    Sweden's military feels certain there was an intruder, but it has called off the search for a mystery vessel in waters near Stockholm. "At least one" foreign vessel was there, Swedish Rear Adm.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 14, 7:18am -
  • US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow
    North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday. In r…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Oct 14, 3:27am -
  • France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker
    A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries. Mukhtar Ablyazov fled Kazakhstan amid the nationalization of BTA Bank, which he once le…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:31pm -
  • In new film, Juliette Binoche explores the timely issue of danger facing war photojournalists
    Actress Juliette Binoche has long been fascinated by war photography, she says, and often wonders about the people who risk their lives to capture such photos. Who are they, and what are they like? She got a crash course when preparing for her new mo…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 7:43pm -
  • Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
    World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year to 220. The statement came as many nations observed World Polio Day on Friday to…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 3:44pm -
  • Bangladesh ex-Islamist leader convicted of war crimes dies of heart attack in hospital
    A former Bangladeshi Islamist party leader who was convicted of war crimes involving his country's 1971 independence war has died of a heart attack in a prison cell of a government hospital. The 91-year-old Ghulam Azam died late Thursday after life s…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:51am -
  • Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
    5, 2014 photo, Ryu Young-joon speaks during an interview at Kangwon National University Hospital in Cuncheon, South Korea. . In this Sept.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:00am -

MetaFilter - Asia

  • Time erases everything
    It’s a Secret: My Time with Charles Sobhraj, the Bikini Killer by the grate Gary Indiana.
    - 44 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 3:57am -
  • 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…
    - 58 days ago, 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…
    - 86 days ago, 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 -
  • When it comes to China stories, people will believe almost anything.
    Westerners are so convinced China is a dystopian hellscape they’ll share anything that confirms it. "The headlines of [...] news stories on China are mostly negative in tone and often put China in the role of the aggressor by stating that China “…
    - 10 Jul 14, 4:43am -
  • A cartographic history of why North, not East or South, is up
    How the north ended up on top of the map is an article by Nick Danforth, author/curator of (The/Mid) Afternoon Map blog, detailing how the north-up orientation came to be the default orientation, looking beyond Eurocentrism to Byzantine monks and Maj…
    - 18 Feb 14, 10:46pm -
  • Yes, Kazakhstan should change its name. This map shows why.
    "Life-long Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested changing his country's name to make it friendlier to investors and tourists. It's obviously a little silly to change your country's name for marketing purposes. But there may be more…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:35am -
  • The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean
    Over the course of nearly 20 centuries, millions of East Africans crossed the Indian Ocean and its several seas and adjoining bodies of water in their journey to distant lands, from Arabia and Iraq to India and Sri Lanka.Called Kaffir, Siddi, Habsh…
    - 6 Feb 14, 3:36pm -
  • SMS Is Passe
    Japan and other Asian countries have moved from SMS to smart phone messaging apps, with great success for all.
    - 19 Dec 13, 2:27am -
  • Spoiler: It's largely cultural
    Why Japanese Web Design Is So… Different... If you've ever visited a Japanese website, it's a little like time traveling back to 1998. Randomwire explains some of the reasons why.
    - 12 Nov 13, 6:43pm -

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East Asia Forum

  • New rules for China’s war on terror?
    Author: Kendrick Kuo, Johns Hopkins After a very violent year, officials in China’s western province of Xinjiang announced in March 2014 that they were considering an anti-terror law for the region. The law would ostensibly fill the gaps in the nat…
    - 21 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • No good time for Xanana Gusmão to let go
    Author: Damien Kingsbury, Deakin University Timor-Leste’s prime minister, Xanana Gusmão, has deferred his decision to step down as his country’s leader until April 2015. He had announced earlier this year that he intended to leave office firstly…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Taiwan’s Ten Thousand Double-Edged Swords
    Author: Che-Yu Ou, Waseda University Procuring the Ten Thousand Swords missile system is a blunder for Taiwan; it aggravates the security dilemma between it and the PRC. For its own security, Taiwan should deter threats from the PRC by manufacturing…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Infrastructure spending is the medicine Thailand’s insecure economy really needs
    Authors: Pisit Leeahtam, Chiang Mai University & Cynn Treesraptanagul, Chiang Mai In May 2014, the Thai army, known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) staged a coup d’état to prevent civil war breaking out after months of political…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Renminbi stepping in right direction toward internationalisation
    Author: Thierry de Longuemar, ADB Over the past several decades, we have seen how China’s high economic growth and increasing economic integration with other countries have led to a dramatic increase in its clout in global output and trade. Just l…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Looking for a plus-one, Japan turns to Vietnam
    Author: Kensuke Yanagida, Japan Institute of International Affairs As Japan seeks to diversify its investments beyond China, an opportunity arises for Vietnam to attract greater international investment. Over the past few years, firms invested in Chi…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Business as usual in post-election Suva?
    Author: Nicole George, UQ Fiji’s new parliament, led by Commodore Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama, was sworn in on 6 October. In 2006, Bainimarama led the military coup that rendered the parliament inactive for eight years. Back then, Bainimarama promis…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • Why ‘womenomics’ is the way forward for Japan

    - 4 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Balancing the short and long term in Indonesia fuel subsidy debate
    Author: Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki, RSIS Despite having won the president and vice-president posts respectively, Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla will possess little control, if at all, on the formulation of the next Indonesian budget for fiscal year 2015–…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 10:46am -
  • Very few limits in tough Australian anti-terror laws
    Author: George Williams, UNSW Australia, like other nations, is facing an enhanced threat to its national security from citizens who travel to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and then return home with a radical outlook and training in terrorism. This ha…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 9:43pm -

Asia Foundation - In Asia

  • Global Summits Shine Spotlight on Obama’s Pivot to Asia
    By John J. BrandonLess than one week after midterm elections in the United States, President Obama will travel to Asia to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum from November 10-11 in Beijing, and the East Asia Summit from November…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:42pm -
  • Indonesians Have High Hopes for Their Next President
    By Sri Budi Eko WardaniIn Indonesia, people are celebrating. Joko Widodo's supporters joined a parade on Monday to welcome him and Jusuf "JK" Kalla on the day they were sworn into office as Indonesia's new president and vice-president. After a grueli…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:41pm -
  • Q&A with U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Robert Blake
    The Asia Foundation hosted four U.S. ambassadors to Asia at its headquarters in San Francisco on October 9 for "ASEAN Matters," a panel discussion on why Asia is crucial to the United States' economic growth. In Asia editor Alma Freeman sat down with…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:40pm -
  • Poll Shows Fighting Corruption Drives Support for Education Reform in Cambodia
    By Menghun Kaing and Silas EverettEarlier this week, Cambodia's Ministry of Education Youth and Sports (MoEYS) held a second high school exam to provide a second chance for the over 70 percent of 93,000 high school students who failed to pass the fir…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 11:01pm -
  • One Year After Bohol Earthquake, Partnerships Thrive Amid Rehabilitation Efforts
    By Jowil Mejia PlecerdaOne year ago today, an earthquake reported to have the energy equivalent of 32 Hiroshima bombs struck Bohol and nearby provinces in south central Philippines. Generated from a fault in the northwestern sector of Bohol Island, t…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Indonesian Lawsuit Pushes Local Government to Regulate Massive Coal Mining Industry
    By Tessa ToumbourouIn last week's In Asia, I examined the growing environmental and social costs that the coal mining industry is having on Indonesia's East Kalimantan province, home to 28 percent of Indonesia's total coal reserves. Already, 6.6 mill…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 10:59pm -
  • Accurately Mapping Mongolia’s Sprawling Capital With Satellite Imagery
    By Michelle Chang and Tomas ApodacaAlmost 60 percent of the population of Mongolia's sprawling capital, Ulaanbaatar, lives in informal settlements, known as ger areas. In 1989, 26.8 percent of Mongolia's population lived in Ulaanbaatar; by 2006 that…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 10:58pm -
  • Polling Shows Encouraging Climate of Opinion for Mindanao Peace Negotiations
    By Steven RoodOn September 10, Philippine President Benigno Aquino personally turned over the draft Basic Law based on the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro to Congress after months of revisions and refinement. The move continues the roadmap…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 11:52pm -
  • Indonesia Now World’s Largest Exporter of Coal for Power Stations, But There Are Costs
    By Tessa ToumbourouFlying over Indonesia's East Kalimantan, the closer we get to the provincial capital of Samarinda, the more bare patches emerge in the island's lush forest cover. Exposed brown areas dotted with lurid green tailing ponds are tellta…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 11:51pm -
  • Mongolia’s Capital Leads Charge to Improve Transparency and Fight Corruption
    By Bayanmunkh Ariunbold, Basanta Pokharel, and Tirza TheunissenAhead of a major forum on transparency and corruption in Mongolia's capital of Ulaanbaatar this week, Capital City Governor and Mayor Bat-Uul Erdene set the tone for the discussions: "In…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 11:50pm -

AsiaOne - Asia News

  • Aunt kills herself after being suspected of sticking needles in baby niece

    - 1 hour ago, 26 Oct 14, 6:33am -
  • Jokowi to unveil much-awaited Cabinet lineup
    JAKARTA - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to finally announce the much-awaited Cabinet lineup on Sunday and will officially inaugurate the 34 ministers on Monday.Amid widespread speculation and the reveal of an unconfirmed list of individuals…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:59am -
  • The election of Jokowi is good for the region
    It's not very often that a national leader is identified by the people as one of their own.So when a man like Joko Widodo, the recently elected president of Indonesia, comes along, it is nothing less than a breath of fresh air.It's not hard to see a…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:51am -
  • S'pore company brings ice sculpture wonderland to Bangkok
    THAILAND IS gearing up for winter with a range of chilly activities guaranteed to have its residents shivering with joy.Amusement park Dream World is home to a Snow Town that's perfect for a family outing, Pattaya has its Ice Bar for adults who enjo…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:46am -
  • Driver shot dead after firing at Thai police
    A driver was shot dead in Yala province yesterday after he refused to stop at a security checkpoint and fired shots at police and a local resident, injuring them.The deceased was identified as Nipa Jaeta, 25, a resident of Yala's Muang district, wit…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:38am -
  • Students demand justice 10 years after Thai protest killings
    DOZENS of students rallied at a mosque in southern Thailand yesterday to demand justice for the deaths of 85 protesters a decade ago, a tragedy rights groups say is fuelling a violent insurgency.The anti-government protest on October 25, 2004 in Tak…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:29am -
  • Hong Kong protesters to hold street vote on next steps
    HONG KONG - Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are set to hold a street poll Sunday on the next steps for a mass movement that has paralysed parts of the semi-autonomous Chinese city.The vote, which will take place at the three protest camps that…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:23am -
  • Youths develop sense of responsibility through community work
    ACTIVE participation in voluntary community work helps youths to understand their responsibilities towards their surroundings, and motivate one another to consider healthier activities in their free time.During the cleaning campaign at Jubli Perak S…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:23am -
  • Control what goes on your plate: Expert
    STICKING to the basics - monitoring total food intake and physical activity for the week - is crucial for breaking through weight loss plateaus, according to a Senior Dietician from Health Promotion Centre.Hj Zakaria Hj Kamis advised those who are s…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:21am -
  • Man walks more than 30km a day for kids with cancer
    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The man, who began walking 2,486 kilometers from Aparri town, Cagayan province, to Manila on Oct. 1 to draw attention to the financial needs of children stricken with cancer, reached Bulacan province on Friday.Froilan Manubay…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Oct 14, 5:16am -

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PBS Newshour - Asia & Pacific

  • More calls for quarantines across US amid Ebola concerns
    WASHINGTON — The Ebola virus’s arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation – Mali – renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jerse…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Oct 14, 5:47pm -
  • With a disease where you can’t touch, Ebola survivors lend a caring hand
    Dr. Jerry Brown tries to comfort Esther Tokpah, 11, before she was released from care on Sept. 24 in Monrovia, Liberia. She lost both parents to Ebola. Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesDekontee Davis, 23, lives just outsi…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 1:02pm -
  • News Wrap: Canadian prime minister pledges stronger law enforcement after attacks
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Canadian police announced today they have found no connection between two fatal attacks this week on soldiers. That word came as Parliament cheered the man who put an end to yesterday’s shooting assaul…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:50pm -
  • The obstacles and dangers of reporting on Syria
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now to covering a horrific conflict in the world’s most dangerous country for journalists and the limitations that’s placing on what the world finds out about. Hari Sreenivasan reports. HARI SR…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 10:15pm -
  • Islamic State group earning $1 million per day in black market oil, U.S. says
    WASHINGTON — Islamic State militants are raking in money at a remarkable rate, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.David Cohen, who leads the department’s effort to under…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:12pm -
  • 20 years later, commemorating a war averted
    Former President Jimmy Carter (center) waves to the press after he crosses the border into North Korea through the border truce village of Panmunjom for a four-day visit aimed at easing the peninsula’s nuclear crisis on June, 15 1994. Photo by Choo…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • Only one gunman in Ottawa attack, Canadian police confirm
    A man adds a rosary to a memorial at the John Weir Foote V.C. Armouries in Hamilton, Ontario, Oct. 22, 2014 after a soldier believed to be from the base was killed in the attack in Ottawa. A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a sold…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:15pm -
  • State Department faces criticism in uphill social media war against Islamic State group
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIslamic State militant group used less restrictive social network The duality and mission of ISIS on social media How has social media adapted to deal with violent terrorist imagery? GWEN IFILL: Late yes…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:16am -
  • New 21-day Ebola monitoring period for visitors from West Africa
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSThese six diseases should worry you more than Ebola This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science On campus, fight Ebola panic with information Ambulance nurse confronts death and desperation in the…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:15am -
  • What we know about the shooting in Ottawa
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSGunman shoots, kills soldier in Ottawa; Police believe more than one shooter Canada’s Political Shuffle Brings Majority Government Could Congress Learn From Our Rowdy Neighbors Up North? GWEN IFILL: Ch…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:15am -

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