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  • 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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,…
    - 60 days ago, 29 Jun 16, 9:00am -

VOA News - Asia

  • Erdogan Renews Call for the Death Penalty
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his support for the death penalty, saying its reinstatement would fulfill the wishes of the Turkish majority.At a rally Sunday in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, Erdogan told hundreds of…
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Aug 16, 5:38pm -
  • August 28, 2016
    A look at the best news photos from around the world.
    - 1 hour ago, 28 Aug 16, 5:32pm -
  • Donald Trump Appealing for Black Support at Mostly White Rallies
    U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is making repeated appeals for support from African-American voters at the unlikeliest of venues, at rallies where almost all the voters are white.Trump made his latest pitch for black votes Satur…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 4:34pm -
  • IS Followers Flock to Telegram After being Driven from Twitter
    Driven from Twitter by tougher anti-terror regulations, Islamic State and its followers have increasingly turned to private messaging app Telegram. And Western nations have more than taken notice. With millions of IS loyalists communicating wit…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 4:23pm -
  • Hiking at Effigy Mounds National Monument
    The mounds built by native people 1400-800 years ago were used for ceremonial purposes that remain a mystery.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:45pm -
  • Turkish airstrikes on Northern Syria
    Turkish airstrikes on Northern Syria
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:38pm -
  • Sierra Leone Lacks Medical Facilities to Treat Kidney Disease
    People are dying in Sierra Leone of kidney disease, due to the lack of available treatment. Patients have to fly to other countries and many cannot afford it.Frederick Garber is just 15 years old and is suffering from a kidney infection. He is c…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:24pm -
  • Iran Arrests a 'Spy' Who Helped Negotiate a Landmark Nuclear Deal
    Iran has arrested a member of a team that played a role in negotiating a milestone nuclear agreement with world powers.According to IRNA, Iran's state media, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said Sunday that a "spy who had infiltrated…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:11pm -
  • NFL Quarterback Refuses to Stand for National Anthem in Protest
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:46pm -
  • Cinema Resurrection Marks South Lebanon Arts Revival
    Banging drums, decked in costume, striding on stilts: they all burst out into the hot, sweaty Lebanese night and swapped the subterranean confines of the cinema for the streets of Nabatieh.Behind, them a trail of young and old danced and sang, thei…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:29pm -

Radio Free Asia

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Foreign Affairs - Asia

Asia Sentinel

  • The Naming of Seas is a Practical Matter
    Two centuries or more of western domination of much of the world has not only redrawn the global political maps but in many cases determined place names. If that seems arcane, it is not. It was western powers that named the South China Sea, for insta…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 11:11am -
  • Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful Rise

    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 10:54am -
  • Another Scorpene Submarine Scandal
    The massive leak of secret documents on Scorpene military submarines purchased by Australia and India recently from French shipbuilder DCNS, possibly by a competitor, once again calls up the murky world of military procurement and the enormous bribes…
    - 3 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:31am -
  • West Enables China’s Suffocating Embrace of the Sri Lankan Economy
    With Sri Lanka still emerging from the ruins of a 26 year civil war that ended in 2009, the government in Colombo is once again turning to China as the only option at its disposal to modernize the economy by introducing sweeping infrastructural devel…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 10:13am -
  • Arms Race Threatened on India-China border
    New Delhi’s decision to deploy the BrahMos supersonic missile – the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, which can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound – in the disputed northeast state of Arunachal, has left its rival and neighbor fuming…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 10:07am -
  • Bangladesh Prepares to Hang Another Opposition Leader
    Bangladesh, which is increasingly descending into another cycle of violence and repression, appears on the cusp of executing yet another opposition leader for alleged crimes committed 45 years ago. This time it is Mir Quasem Ali, a senior leader of t…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:36am -
  • Why Low Interest Rates Cripple Capital Investment
    In January, the Bank of Japan, trying to keep Shinzo Abe’s economy from slipping back into recession, followed the European Central Bank into negative territory by cutting interest rates below zero for the first time in Japan’s history. In doing…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 12:32pm -
  • Indonesia’s Fire Season: Bad but Not As Bad
    Indonesia’s fire season, in which hundreds of thousands of hectares of primary forest and peatland go up in smoke annually to be replaced by oil palm and paper plantations, is underway, with satellites recording hundreds of hot spots on Sumatra and…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 10:33am -
  • Najib’s Mystery Millions Caught in US Seizure?
    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak may have lost a huge chunk of the fabled US$681 million that was allegedly steered to him from the scandal-plagued 1Malaysia Development Bhd fund, according to sources in Kuala Lumpur.  The money appears to have…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 10:19am -
  • Can a Hero’s Burial for Marcos be Legally Stopped?
    The Philippine Supreme Court tackles this week three petitions which aim to stop the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a cemetery for heroes. The petitions, filed by victims of martial law, argue that giving the deposed strongman a hero…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 9:59am -

Asian Correspondent

  • Muslim militants storm Philippine jail, free 28 detainees
    MUSLIM extremists supporting the Islamic State (IS) group have freed eight fellow militants in a daring attack that also allowed 15 other inmates to escape from a provincial jail in the southern Philippines.The post Muslim militants storm Philippine…
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 8:05am -
  • Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church
    POLICE in western Indonesia say a would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate explosives in a the packed St Yoseph Catholic Church in Medan, North Sumatra, during Sunday mass.The post Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church appeared fi…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 7:16am -
  • Vatican hopeful of end to 65-year diplomatic deadlock with China
    AFTER decades of tension, the Holy See and Beijing are moving progressively closer towards improving relations, despite concerns among some followers of the Roman Catholic Church.The post Vatican hopeful of end to 65-year diplomatic deadlock with Ch…
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:53am -
  • Malaysian students lead mass protest demanding 1MDB arrest
    NEARLY a thousand Malaysians led by student protesters took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur yesterday to demand action against an unnamed official at the center of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) controversy.The post Malaysian students lead m…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:05am -
  • $1b renewable fund cuts undermine Queensland solar projects
    QUEENSLAND is expecting a job boom from the solar energy projects but all hopes are dimmed by funding cuts of more than $1 billion from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).The post $1b renewable fund cuts undermine Queensland solar projec…
    - 18 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 12:54am -
  • Only 3 Sumatran rhinos remain in Malaysia – Is it too late to save them?
    WITH only three Sumatran rhinos left in Malaysia, conservationists are desperate to find a way to save the critically endangered animal from being completely wiped out.The post Only 3 Sumatran rhinos remain in Malaysia – Is it too late to save the…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 9:42am -
  • Dhaka café attack mastermind among 3 killed by Bangladeshi forces
    BANGLADESH security forces say they have killed three suspected militants, including one of the alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that left 20 people dead.The post Dhaka café attack mastermind among 3 killed by Ban…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 9:19am -
  • Paris prosecutors probing Indian naval secrets leak
    THE PARIS public prosecutor has commenced a preliminary investigation on the massive leak of security information concerning the six Scorpene submarines being built for India by French naval contractor DCNS.The post Paris prosecutors probing Indian…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Aug 16, 8:23am -
  • Abu Sayyaf denies commander among 12 killed by Philippine army
    THE ABU Sayyaf Group (ASG) has confirmed that at least 12 of its members were killed during the fierce gun battle with Philippine troops yesterday but said high-ranking commander Mohammad Said was not among them.The post Abu Sayyaf denies commander…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Aug 16, 4:19am -
  • Philippine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire to decades-long rebellion
    PHILIPPINE communist rebels have announced an indefinite ceasefire in peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies.The post Philippine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire to decades-long rebellion appeared first on Asian C…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Aug 16, 1:25am -

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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

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  • 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…
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  • 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

  • 'Outsiders' should focus on Indonesia's efforts to combat forest fires: Minister
    Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said on Sunday (Aug 28) that Indonesia was working "non-stop" to tackle land and forest fires. 
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  • China names new chief for Tibet in party reshuffle
    China's ruling Communist Party appointed a new senior official on Sunday to run Tibet, considered one of the country's most politically sensitive positions due to periodic anti-Chinese unrest in the devoutly Buddhist Himalayan region.
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 1:25pm -
  • Drug users aren't human, says Philippines' Duterte
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human.
    - 7 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 11:32am -
  • Bangladesh police identify dead militants linked to Dhaka cafe attack
    One of the three militants killed by Bangladeshi security forces on Saturday in connection with July's Dhaka cafe attack came from a posh area of the city like some of the attackers and went to a prestigious foreign university, police said on Sunday.
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  • Philippine extremists stage mass jailbreak
    Extremists carrying the Islamic State group insignia have staged a daring jailbreak in the southern Philippines, freeing 28 detainees in the latest in a series of mass escapes, officials said Sunday (Aug 28).
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  • As Obama heads to Laos, signs of a tilt away from China
    The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit. And yet its sleepy capital will spring to life next week when global leaders arrive for an Asian summit.
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  • Couple rescued after searchers spot SOS on remote island
    Two people stranded for a week on a remote Pacific island have been rescued after a search aircraft spotted their SOS message in the sand, the US Coast Guard said Sunday (Aug 28).
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  • Suspected 'terror' attack at Indonesian church; no serious casualties
    Indonesian police were investigating a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during the Sunday (Aug 28) service at a church, and a bomb squad had been deployed to determine whether the attacker's backpack contained explosi…
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  • Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road death tolls mount
    "Look at me, stay with us," the paramedics shout as a barely conscious motorcyclist is bundled into a volunteer ambulance in the Laotian capital Vientiane, where rampant drink driving brings nightly carnage to the roads.
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  • Japan's Abe pledges US$30 billion for Africa over next three years
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told African leaders on Saturday (Aug 27) that his country will commit US$30 billion in public and private support for infrastructure development on the continent.
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Council on Foreign Relations - Asia

  • Cambodia’s Democratic Transition Has Collapsed, With Dangerous Consequences
    Joshua Kurlantzick discusses recent shifts in Cambodian politics and the impact on the country’s transition to democracy.
    - 12 days ago, 16 Aug 16, 5:54pm -
  • Future Warfare in the Western Pacific
    Adjunct Senior Fellow Stephen Biddle and his co-author, Ivan Oelrich, argue in the latest issue of the journal International Security that Chinese antiaccess/area denial is a real, but limited long term threat. It can allow China to gain control of i…
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  • Chinese Universities, Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
    Ventures in Seattle — and Laos, and Malaysia — are all part of a new soft-power push.
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  • Thailand's Democratic Erosion
    The adoption of the junta-drafted constitution is the latest episode in the deterioration of Thailand's democratic system, writes CFR's Karen B. Brooks.
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  • What’s the Future of Chinese Hacking?
    Adam analyzes the motivations of Chinese hackers and potential incidents that might lead to an increase in hacking by Chinese state actors. 
    - 29 days ago, 30 Jul 16, 7:49pm -
  • The Struggle Over Bangladesh's Future
    The recent rise in Islamist violence in Bangladesh is caught up in a polarizing political debate over the country's identity, says CFR's Alyssa Ayres.
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  • The Wisdom of The Hague’s South China Sea Decision
    Jerome A. Cohen discusses the verdict in the Philippines’ case against China in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.In this op-ed, Cohen writes about the importance of the decision both in drawing greater attention to the role of a…
    - 40 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 3:57pm -
  • Nervous About Trump? Wait Until He Has Nukes
    As the U.S. presidential election approaches, American allies are becoming increasingly nervous about Trump. Like other allies, South Koreans want to know whether Trump will win and, if he does, will he make good his threats?
    - 41 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 6:03pm -
  • U.S. Needs New South China Sea Strategy To Contain Beijing
    On Tuesday, the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration issued its final ruling in a landmark case between the Philippines and China over disputed maritime claims in the South China Sea. The object of intense global interest, the three-year-o…
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  • Tweaking and Tinkering Will Not Fix Japan’s Democracy
    “Revising [the constitution] simply for the sake of revising will only weaken confidence in Japan’s democracy, at home and abroad,” writes Sheila A. Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies.
    - 46 days ago, 13 Jul 16, 8:43pm -

MSNBC - Asia Pacific

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

The Economist - Asia

  • Bad air days
    AFTER the sun sets, Seoulites can glance at the illuminated N Seoul Tower atop one of the peaks surrounding the city to check the quality of the air they are inhaling. The tower has a palette of four colours: if blue or green, go for that jog. B…
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  • Talk like a gaijin
    Got it?ITS buses and trains arrive on the dot. Its engineers are famously precise. But when it comes to English, Japan is uncharacteristically sloppy. Signs are often misspelled. Taxi drivers point at phrasebooks to communicate with foreigners.…
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  • Slammer dunk
    FOR decades the fleshy features of Altaf Hussain have glowered over Karachi. The leader of the mighty Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) may have fled to London 25 years ago, but his image remains plastered on the streets of the city he controls. Bu…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:47pm -
  • Rebels in their dotage
    A long way from the NetherlandsWHEN negotiators sat down together in Oslo this week in an effort to end the Philippines’ 47-year-old communist insurgency, they expressed the hope that a peace deal could be wrapped up within a year. That is opt…
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  • Vale of tears
    OWAIS GULAB has not left home for seven weeks. The college where he studies computing is closed, as are all but a few local shops. His phone, like others across the Kashmir Valley that use a pre-paid SIM card, cannot make calls. The hostel his f…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 2:47pm -
  • Move over, Merlion
    Otterly entrancingWHEN Australia’s prime minister came to visit Singapore last year, his local counterpart took him to visit not the Merlion, a statue of a mythical creature adopted decades ago as a national mascot, but the Bishan Ten—a phot…
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  • Cowboys and Indians
    CLOSE your eyes and you could be in a farmyard: a docile heifer slurps a grassy lunch off your hand, mooing appreciatively. Now open your eyes to the relentless bustle of a huge city: the cow is tied to a lamp-post, cars swerve to avoid it and i…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 2:49pm -
  • A hopeful Aga saga
    Khorog at rush hourTHE region of Badakhshan, which covers most of the eastern half of Tajikistan but hosts barely 3% of its population, is probably the poorest bit of the former Soviet Union’s poorest country. Scraping a living at the rugged w…
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  • Full steam
    WITH all respect to the endearing Fu Yuanhui, the Olympic swimmer whose goofy post-race interviews have made her a global star, the Chinese are creatures of the land, not the water. On the beaches of Sanya on the southern island of Hainan, China…
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  • A narrow passage
    IN THE Shin-Okubo neighbourhood of Tokyo, smells of Korean food and snatches of the language waft in the air. A supermarket selling kimchi sits next to an Indian-run kebab shop—the latter complete with leaflets promoting Islam, the religion of…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 2:49pm -

CFR - Asia Unbound

The Independent - Asia

Google - Asia News Feed

Bing - Asia News Feed

Yahoo! - Asia News Feed

  • Uzbekistan's longtime ruler Islam Karimov hospitalized
    MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan's government issued an unusual statement on Sunday announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for more than 25 years.
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  • Veteran Uzbek leader in hospital as succession issue looms
    By Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY (Reuters) - Islam Karimov, the 78-year-old president of Central Asia's most populous country, is undergoing hospital treatment, Uzbekistan's government said on Sunday, in a rare statement about the health of a reclusive leade…
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  • Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases
    Singapore on Sunday confirmed 41 locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, which can cause deformities in unborn babies, and said more infections are likely. A day after announcing its first locally transmitted case, that of a 47-year-old Malaysia…
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  • Volunteers give kiss of life as Laos road tolls mount
    Vientiane (AFP) - "Look at me, stay with us," the paramedics shout as a barely conscious motorcyclist is bundled into a volunteer ambulance in the Laotian capital Vientiane, where rampant drink driving brings nightly carnage to the roads. Founded in…
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  • As Obama heads to Laos, signs of a tilt away from China
    By Marius Zaharia VIENTIANE (Reuters) - The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit. Barack Obama will be among them, making the last push of his pre…
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  • South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series.
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  • Filipinos seen backing Duterte despite rising drug killings
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to "go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too pain…
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  • UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday night, calling them "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.
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  • Turkey unveils 3rd Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia
    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease congestion in Istanbul.
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  • Gabon looks to Asia to diversify economy
    President Ali Bongo, who is seeking reelection Saturday, has turned to Asia in his bid to diversify Gabon's oil-dependent economy, but his critics dismiss the changes as largely cosmetic. The economy is a key issue in the presidential election, which…
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Reddit - Asia

The Huffington Post - Asia

Newsvine - Asia

Topix - Asia

  • U.S. and Russia fail to close deal on ending violence in Syria
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a news conference after a meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, August 26, 2016. The United States and Russia failed on Friday to reach a breakthrough deal on mil…
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  • Man killed in Afghanistan terror attack went to Stanford
    A man killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday spent part of his higher education career at schools in Santa Clara and Monterey counties, where his former colleagues are mourning his death. Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak was one of 16 people ki…
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  • Indian police arrest key Kashmiri separatist leader
    Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir said Saturday that they have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region. Police arrested Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was already under ho…
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  • Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided
    In this photo Wednesday, May 15, 2013, file photo, 47 year old Wang Hongfa holds the hand of his 8 year old son Wang Lichang at a hospital where he donated part of his liver to his ailing son as a living donor organ transplant in Hangzhou in eastern…
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  • Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack
    In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, Bangladeshi policemen stand guard outside a morgue at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital during the autopsy on the bodies of suspected Islamic militants who were killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Police in Ban…
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  • N. Korea Says UN Condemnation of Missile Tests 'provocation'
    North Korea on Saturday expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test. North Korean Foreign Ministry official Jon Min Dok told Associated Press Televisi…
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  • UN official: For Afghan women 'glass is half full'
    As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband's weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of Septembe…
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  • Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe
    Lotte Group's vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group, officials at the company and police said Friday. Lee In-won, 69, the company's highest-ranking executive outsi…
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  • University of Toronto student arrested in deadly Bangladesh attack transferred to prison
    The family of a Toronto university student who was detained in Bangladesh after surviving a terrorist attack says the young man has been transferred to prison. Tahmid Hasib Khan's family has maintained the 22-year-old's innocence ever since the July…
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  • 21 people killed in bus accident in central Nepal
    The bus was carrying 41 people, 17 of whom were rescued and three others were unaccounted for, said chief officer Binod Kumar Singh of Chitwan District. The bus had been traveling from Rautahat to the tourist town of Pokhara when it fell off the road…
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MetaFilter - Asia

  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Vietnam lifts ban on same-sex marriages
    Vietnam becomes the first South-East Asian country to abolish a ban on same sex marriages.
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  • 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…
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  • "...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.…
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  • 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.
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  • Funeral stripping in China, Taiwan: rural tradition vs urban modernity
    [Note: *starred* links contain images of scantily clad women, making them possibly NSFW] If you've caught some of the *shorter "Crazy China" articles* circulating around recently, you've heard that the Chinese government is trying to crack down on st…
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  • That dystopian fiction need not be confined to the developed world.
    "Why the hero of my YA dystopian novel had to be an angry young Indian girl." [Guardian Books] Laxmi Hariharan challenges the domination of dystopian western worlds in teen novels, why not a dystopian Asia or Latin America? And how it's time for the…
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Asia Society - Asia Blog

East Asia Forum

  • Can China help shape global governance at the G20?
    Author: Ye Yu, Shanghai Institute for International Studies At the end of the twentieth century, China was an observer of global governance, on the sidelines of the G7 and not yet a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Encouraged by Western…
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  • What to expect from China’s G20 leadership
    Authors: Wang Wen, Renmin University of China The G20 has become the key vehicle for implementing and promoting global economic governance. China is set to host this year’s G20 summit in Hangzhou on 4–5 September. What can we expect from the G20…
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  • Jokowi and the Luhut factor
    Author: Emirza Adi Syailendra, RSIS Without networks within the military, and having no effective power over the political parties, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has been constrained in his political manoeuvres. To combat this, Jokowi has installed…
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  • South China Sea: the problems of an ambitious award
    Author: John Lee, Canberra Analyses of state responses to the South China Sea arbitral award often frame the issue as a binary choice between a rules-based or power-based approach to international relations. But states are unlikely to view the matte…
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  • Japan set to reap returns on investment in Myanmar
    Author: Patrick Strefford, Kyoto Sangyo University After over 20 years of sanctions and international pariah status, Myanmar has begun to come in from the cold. It has taken the 2010 elections, a new ‘civilian’ president and the by-elections of e…
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  • Is the South China Sea fracturing ASEAN?
    Author: Adam Leong Kok Wey, National Defence University of Malaysia The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) judgement on the South China Sea ruled that there is no legal basis for Chinese ‘historical rights’ within its claimed nine-dash line. Ch…
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  • Jokowi’s electoral juggle
    Author: Emirza Adi Syailendra, RSIS Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) victory in the 2014 presidential election was celebrated as it represented a major step forward for democracy in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. Jokowi’s rise to power was…
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  • Decomposing water and energy trends in China
    Authors: Can Wang and Xinzhu Zheng, Tsinghua University Water and energy are indispensable inputs to modern economies. But in China these are both under threat. China’s per capita quantity of fresh water is only one-quarter of the global average an…
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  • ‘No first use’ nuclear pledge bad for US standing in Asia
    Author: Hugh White, ANU Barack Obama began his presidency with a dramatic gesture which captured the world’s imagination and won him the Nobel Peace Prize. Speaking in Prague in 2009, he declared that the United States would work towards abolishing…
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  • China must broaden its priorities for a successful G20 summit
    Author: Adam Triggs, ANU In December 2015, China announced that its priorities for the upcoming G20 Hangzhou summit were to make the global economy more innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive. But China is struggling to deliver practic…
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Asia Foundation - In Asia

  • Despite Opposition, K-12 Education Reform Moves Forward in the Philippines
    By August, 1.5 million students across the Philippines attended 11th grade for the first time, thanks to the newly established senior high school (SHS), a cornerstone of the country’s long-running K-12 education reform efforts. The education reform…
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  • Supporting Low-Skilled Labor in the New Lower-Middle Income Cambodia
    Last month, the World Bank upgraded Cambodia’s economic status from low income to lower-middle income, a classification that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party has been eagerly anticipating and holds up as a sign of its success in poverty allevi…
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  • In India New Charter Calls on Men and Boys to Counter Violence Against Women
    Last year, the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index ranked India 108 out of 145 countries. India’s neighbors have fared better in this ranking – Bangladesh is ranked 64th and Sri Lanka, 84th. A possible explanation is that, in India, kinship…
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  • Promoting Open Governance in Mongolia’s Changing Political Landscape
    On June 29, 2016, Mongolians voted for a new parliament (the State Great Khural), which resulted in a landslide victory for the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) over the ruling Democratic Party (DP). The overwhelming win came as a surprise to many, a…
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  • A Pyrrhic Victory and Ominous Sign for Politics in Nepal
    Last week, Nepal elected Pushpa Kamal Dahal (aka Prachanda, the “fearsome one”) as the country’s 24th prime minister in 25 years. The former rebel chief and chairman of the CPN-Maoist Center (MC) was sworn in to govern for a whopping nine month…
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  • Thai Voters Approve New Constitution: What You Need to Know
    On August 7, Thais went to the polls to give their verdict on a new constitution drafted by the government installed by a military coup in 2014. Drafters claim that the new constitution will combat corruption, resolve long-standing political turmoil,…
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  • New Online Portal Provides Greater Budget Transparency in Myanmar
    After four months of much-awaited pronouncement, on July 29 Myanmar’s National League of Democracy-led government finally released its 12-Point Economic Policy outlining key priorities under the country’s new reform strategy. Among these were com…
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  • Conversation with Four Leading China Experts at the World Peace Forum
    On July 16-17, hundreds of policy thinkers, including five former heads of state, dozens of ambassadors, and experts from leading think-tanks and universities across 20 countries gathered for the fifth World Peace Forum in Beijing to discuss and conf…
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  • How Do You Make Aid Programs Truly Adaptive?
    A swelling chorus of the development community has been advocating for more flexible and adaptive programming that can respond to the twists and turns of political reform processes. They argue that in order to achieve better aid outcomes, we need t…
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  • Nine Reactions to Duterte’s First State of the Nation Address
    On July 25, Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). In this special post, nine Asia Foundation staff in the Philippines share their reactions to his speech. Steven Rood, country representative…
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AsiaOne - Asia News

  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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.
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Radio Australia - Asia Pacific News Asia-Pacific

UN News Centre - Asia Pacific

PBS Newshour - Asia & Pacific

  • How big is the world’s largest marine preserve?
    The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is set to become the largest ecological preserve in the world.RELATED LINKSObama to make marine preserve largest in the world A graphic from The Pew Charitable Trusts puts that size in perspective —…
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  • Kerry heads to Bangladesh, India amid South Asian tensions
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry directs India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to her seat during a trilateral meeting between the U.S., India and Japan at the Lotte New York Palace hotel in Manhattan, New York September 29, 2015. Ph…
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  • ‘It makes me frustrated and sad’ — stories from men who cannot donate blood
    Ryan Elizalde, left, gave blood regularly before coming out as gay. Photo by Ryan ElizaldeIn July, the public received the chance to weigh in on a long-debated topic: a policy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that bans blood donations from m…
    - 2 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 4:58pm -
  • Why is Oklahoma seeing fewer earthquakes? Scientists point to new oil & gas rules
    A pump jack operates at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production Company near Guthrie, Oklahoma, on Sept. 15, 2015. Photo By Nick Oxford/ReutersThe number of earthquakes in Oklahoma have decreased since peaking last year, a development geologis…
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  • Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, August 25, 2016. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo/ReutersWASHINGTON — With the hourglass running out for his administrati…
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  • Trump warns of regulations, taxes harming family farmers
    People hold up letters to spell IOWA as they wait for Republican nominee Donald Trump to speak at “Joni’s Roast and Ride” in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 27, 2016. Photo by Carlo Allegri/ReutersDES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump said rival Hillary…
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  • Burkini clash sets tone for France’s presidential campaign
    Protesters demonstrate against France’s ban of the burkini, outside the French Embassy in London, Britain August 25, 2016. Photo by Neil Hall/ReutersPARIS — The national identity crisis exposed by France’s burkini controversy is threatening to…
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  • Italy marks national day of mourning after quake
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRead the full transcript below.HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Good evening, and thanks for joining us. As Italy marked a national day of mourning, rescue workers spent a fourth day searching for su…
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  • Obama to make marine preserve largest in the world
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRead the full transcript below.HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: President Obama has decided to quadruple the size of a federal marine preserve around his home state of Hawaii. By an executive order is…
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  • Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race
    U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) speaks to the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington DC, U.S. February 10, 2011. Photo by Larry Downing/File Photo/ReutersCARLISLE, Pa. — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare…
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RFI English - Asia Pacific

  • Frenchman charged with murder of British woman backpacker in Australia
    A Frenchman was Thursday charged with stabbing to death a young British woman backpacker in Australia but police found he showed no signs of radicalisation despite saying "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 8:16am -
  • France's DCNS fears 'economic warfare' behind Indian submarine leak
    French defence contractor DCNS fears that "economic warfare" is behind the massive leak of data about submarines it has sold to India, Malaysia and Chile and that Brazil is set to deploy. But Australian ministers have pointed out that the data concer…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 12:37pm -
  • French man murders British woman, injures others in Australian hostel
    A 29-year-old Frenchman has been arrested in Australia for allegedly stabbing three people - one of them fatally - in a backpackers' hostel. He is reported to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" but police say they are treating the attack as a criminal, not…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 8:13am -
  • Prime Minister Abe surprises Japan by dressing as Super Mario in Rio
    The sight of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dressed up as video game icon Super Mario in a comical cameo at the close of the Rio Olympics inspired kind words around the world. But in Japan, reactions ranged between surprise, delight and cynicism.
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 3:28pm -
  • North Korea embarrassed by diplomats', caterers' defections
    South Korea's Unification Ministry has announced that North Korea's deputy ambassador to Britain, Thea Yong-Ho, had defected to Seoul along with his family. Meanwhile South Korean security services released 12 North Korean waitresses after screening.…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 2:28pm -
  • French woman missing in Nepal
    A French woman has been reported missing in Nepal after she failed to return home on 12 August, France's Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.
    - 11 days ago, 17 Aug 16, 1:11pm -
  • Hong Kong protest leader pledges to fight on after escaping jail sentence
    Joshua Wong, one of three leaders of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution who escaped a jail sentence on Monday, told RFI he would fight on for "democracy and self-determination". He, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were accused of climbing into a government co…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 3:11pm -
  • Activists urge Australian government to act after Nauru leaks
    Australia's refugee policy is under fire after more than 2,000 leaked reports detailing allegations of sexual assault, child abuse and self-harm at Australian immigration centres on Nauru were published this Wednesday. The documents, leaked by The G…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Aug 16, 3:50pm -
  • French leaders condemn Quetta suicide attack
    French President François Hollande has condemned Monday's Taliban suicide attack on a hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta, calling it an "abominable act". Prime Minister Manuel Valls dubbed it "squalid" and expressed "solidarity in the fight ag…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Aug 16, 7:59am -
  • Thousands protest at China-France nuclear project
    Thousands of Chinese demonstrated against a possible Sino-French nuclear project in the eastern city of Lianyungang this weekend, with police denying "rumours" they had beaten protesters and that one had died.
    - 20 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 8:10am -