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  • 75 years later, looking back at The Times' shameful response to the Japanese internment
    Seventy-five years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, declaring parts of the United States to be military zones from which particular groups of people could be “excluded” for security reasons. The order set the s…
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  • The familiar takes a few twists in 'The Good Fight'
    "The Good Wife," which ended last May after seven seasons, has spawned a sequel, "The Good Fight," carrying over Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo and adding Rose Leslie from “Game of Thrones” to form its central triad. Run as before by “Good W…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • A chilling moment to mark the 75th anniversary of the executive order that led to Japanese American internment
    He’s 94 years old and still clearly remembers. Tokuji Yoshihashi remembers Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and wondering what would happen to Americans like him who looked like the enemy. He soon found out. Exactly 75 years ago Sunday, Presid…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • Condemned by the president
    Rafael Medoff is director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. Dean Motter is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist and creator of "Mister X". Follow the Opinion section on Twitter @latimesopinion or Facebook
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Donald Trump's pro-torture rhetoric could help bring abuse to a neighborhood near you
    On the campaign trail and now in office, President Trump has made his position on torture very clear: It works, and even if it doesn’t, “they deserve it anyway.” Trump delivered this applause line at a rally in Ohio in late 2015, and again a fe…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Is the 'deep state' out to get Trump? We're not there yet
    The scariest new catchphrase of the Trump era – and we’re only one month in – is the “deep state,” a term borrowed from countries like Turkey and Egypt, where networks of military officers and intelligence operatives control much of the gov…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Other presidents have battled the press. But never like Trump
    He’s not the first president to have issues with the press — Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln had complaints too — but President Trump has taken his battle with the media to new heights and made his complaints unusually public and caustic.…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 11:30am -
  • Does a landlord need to give a reason for evicting a tenant?
    Question: I’ve been living in a great apartment close to work for three years. My lease ended after a year, and I am now going month to month. I love the location, felt safe and planned to live here a long time. Last week, my landlord served me…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Treason! It's a provocative charge being leveled against Trump, and one that rarely amounts to much
    The word is hurled like a thunderbolt: Treason! There are few more serious charges than taking up the cause of America’s enemies and colluding to undermine the country from within. Yet that very accusation has been leveled against President Trump b…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • How to make sure your financial planner is looking out for you
    Dear Liz: As a recent retiree, I opened an IRA with a well-reputed, independent financial planner. I was assured of our fiduciary relationship and told “besides, it will soon be law” that advisors will have to put their clients’ interests firs…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 11:00am -

New York Times - Asia Pacific

The Guardian - Asia Pacific

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

VOA News - Asia

  • Truck Bomb in Somali Capital Kills 20
    At least 20 people were killed and dozens others were wounded when a massive truck bomb exploded in a busy market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, officials and witnesses said.Witnesses said a truck laden with explosives targeted a mark…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Feb 17, 12:48pm -
  • Europeans Wonder if Trump Will Act on Pence's Reassurances
    Vice President Mike Pence was the latest in a trio of high-ranking Trump emissaries to tell European allies in person that the United States will steadfastly support NATO and demand that Russia honor its commitments to end fighting in Ukraine.Some…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 12:20pm -
  • Muslim Groups Criticize Wilders' 'Moroccan Scum' Comments
    Muslim organizations in the Netherlands have criticized disparaging comments about Moroccans made by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, but say they are just the latest in a long string of insults. Launching his campaign Saturday for the Netherl…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 12:16pm -
  • US Vice President Visits Former Nazi Concentration Camp
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is touring the site of a former Nazi concentration camp. Pence is paying a somber visit to the Dachau camp near Munich that was established by the Nazis in 1933. The vice president has been joined by a survivor of…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 11:54am -
  • US Senator Graham: Trump Must Punish Russia for Election Interference
    A senior U.S. Republican senator urged President Donald Trump Sunday to take action against Russia over allegations Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.U.S. intelligence officials have told Trump that Moscow tried to influe…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 11:41am -
  • Al-Shabab Opposes Election of New President in Somalia
    A senior al-Shabab official has said his Islamic rebel group opposes the election of Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo as Somalia’s president.Hassan Yaqub Ali, who is a member of al-Shabab leadership and the extremist group’s governor of Galgudud regi…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 10:44am -
  • McCain: Suppressing Free Press ‘How Dictators Get Started’
    U.S. Senator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was “how dictators get started.”The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump, was responding to a t…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 10:16am -
  • Syria Fires Rockets on Rebel-Held Areas Near Damascus
    Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus’s outskirts Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said.The medical worker and the Syrian Obs…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 10:00am -
  • Myanmar Forces Hurt in Border Clash with Militants
    Two members of Myanmar’s security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Myanmar state counselor’s office said, casting doubt on the government’s claim that the region had stabilized.…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 8:47am -
  • Thai Police Order Thousands From Buddhist Temple
    Thai police ordered thousands of worshippers to leave the country’s biggest Buddhist temple Sunday so it can intensify its search for its former abbot, who is wanted on money-laundering charges.Thailand’s ruling junta used a special emergency…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 8:25am -

Radio Free Asia

NPR - Asia

Foreign Affairs - Asia

Asia Sentinel

  • Caught Between Two Koreas, Malaysia Dithers on Kim Killing
    South and North Korean diplomats are battling to persuade Malaysian authorities of diametrically different versions of the February 13 Kuala Lumpur International Airport assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam,…
    - 54 mins ago, 19 Feb 17, 1:18pm -
  • Long-Delayed Taiwan MTR Line Finally Opens
    After 20 years of political trench warfare and a flawed tender process, travelers arriving at Taiwan’s main gateway, the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, will finally get a gleaming new train to take them into Taipei.  The long-delayed Mass R…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 4:56am -
  • Trump Aides Cool Their Jets on Asia
    Japan and South Korea breathed easier following the recent visits from the new US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, his first to East Asia in his new job.  They were pleased by what he had to say, namely that the Senkaku islands, disputed by China…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 4:17am -
  • The Needle’s Eye and US Immigration: Equally Difficult
    For anybody who has ever tried to get a loved one into the United States, there is one central truth: it is harder to immigrate to the US to live and work than perhaps any major country on the planet. It is easier to get into China. Nonetheless, duri…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 4:33am -
  • TPP’s Demise Doesn’t Mean China’s Outright Victory
    With the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) now officially in limbo after President Donald Trump backed out, Asian markets are open for China to dominate. That is the analysis that has dominated the world media in depicting the post-TPP scenario.…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 4:04am -
  • Latest Singapore Economic Roadmap Marks Time
    Anyone familiar with past economic Singapore plans for facing the future would recall how radical they could be. Then Finance Minister Goh Keng Swee in the early 1960s led with bold industrialisation plans centered on the Jurong area and on the late…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 9:35am -
  • Big Tests for Modi’s BJP in State Assembly Polls
    State assembly elections now in progress in five states will indicate how successful India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in meeting the aspirations of electors who voted him into power with a landslide victory three years ago to change th…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 9:25am -
  • Jakarta Election seen as ‘Battle for Country’s Soul’
    This Wednesday, February 15, Indonesia holds simultaneous local elections involving 101 provinces, districts and municipalities throughout the archipelago. The polls are an important mid-term read on the nation’s mood under President Joko Widodo ah…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 2:46am -
  • China and the US Contradict Each Other on Trade
    “Pursuing protectionism is like locking oneself in a dark room,” said China’s President Xi Jinping at the World Economic Forum in Davos. “Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so is light and air.” Is China the new global champion of free-…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Feb 17, 2:43am -
  • The Magus & the Educator
    Now that we are well into the second decade of the new millennium we get a clearer idea of what is important; what we will be bringing into the new century as essential building blocks as the old recedes into history. Where now are those twin pillars…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 5:20am -

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Portrait, Varanasi India
Portrait, Varanasi India
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Busy Bangkok street corner with asian woman cooking on wok.
Busy Bangkok street corner with asian woman cooking on wok.
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The Marble Temple ( Wat Benchamabophit )
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© Restaurant, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, Philippinen
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© Restaurant, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, Philippinen
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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

  • Trump's Agenda Is Beset by Opposition on Many Fronts
    President Donald Trump faces resistance that has helped block his immigration policy, slow his health-care agenda and cabinet nominees, force out a top adviser and bring raucous protests to his public appearances.
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 4:59am -
  • Family of Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Killing Says She Shot Prank Videos
    The family of Siti Aisyah, an Indonesian woman arrested for her alleged role in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, said she had told them she had been shooting prank-style videos with a Japanese producer, including one in Jakarta in January.
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 4:51am -
  • U.S. Proposal Considers Prosecuting Parents Helping Children Entering Country Illegally
    A draft memo from the Department of Homeland Security also indicates those trying to cross the border illegally could be returned to Mexico to await legal proceedings, with others held in detention centers while awaiting hearings.
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 4:40am -
  • Revised Travel Ban Would Cover Same Seven Countries
    A current draft of President Donald Trump’s replacement executive order on immigration and refugees shows that the administration would try to keep temporary travel restrictions on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, but would reverse the…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Feb 17, 2:25am -
  • The Mystery of Kim Jong Nam
    There are no signs that Kim Jong Nam harbored ambitions to return to North Korea or had encouraged the overthrow of the current regime. Yet he could never escape the assumption by many outsiders that if his half-brother’s dictatorship was deposed,…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Feb 17, 4:32pm -
  • Wary of Modern Society, Some Christians Choose a Life Apart
    Longing to lead more religious lives—and wary of the wider culture—a growing number of traditional Christians are creating their own small communities.
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Feb 17, 3:12pm -
  • An Otherworldly Helicopter Safari in Kenya
    Adventurous women have long been winging it in Kenya. Following their lead, a first-time visitor takes her own joy ride, a helicopter tour of the country’s most rugged and remote region
    - 1 day ago, 18 Feb 17, 6:21am -
  • Are Pro Golfers Losing Their Longevity?
    Tiger Woods’s injury woes signal that the modern swing may curtail how long today’s elite pros will be stay on top
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:57pm -
  • 2017 Ford F-350: The Country Boy's Rolls-Royce
    Ford’s Super Duty pickup truck can just about do it all. And for some buyers, the purchase qualifies for a very generous tax credit.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:48am -
  • Are Single-Vineyard Wines More Singular?
    Oenophiles love a good debate, and a popular subject these days pits single-vineyard wines against blends. Is one better than the other? Lettie Teague weighs in.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 8:07pm -

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

The Global Post - Asia Pacific

  • Refugees are freezing to flee the US for Canada
    Winters in Canada get cold. Really, really cold.So people would have to be pretty desperate to walk across the wide expanses of deep snow separating Canada from the US.But that’s what’s happening. Dr. Paul Caulford runs a clinic in for re…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 9:30pm -
  • Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel ‘regrets’ Holocaust-related slur
    Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Israel began his confirmation process in the Senate on Thursday. And the first thing David Friedman did was express regret for what he called his "inflammatory" language during the election campaign.He didn't sp…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 8:45pm -
  • The next K-Pop sensation could come out of New York City
    Born Star Training Center, which opened two years ago, is New York’s first K-Pop cram school. It’s actually a branch of a chain founded in South Korea back in 2008 by a "real" Korean pop star, Tae-Won Kim, a famous guitarist/producer in a band ca…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 6:45pm -
  • This Arizona family is moving to Nicaragua to get away from Trump's America
    Since Kristina Krump and her husband, Nicholas, started dating, they’ve dreamed about leaving Phoenix to live abroad, maybe after sending their last child to college, or in retirement. In the meantime, they and their three boys spend a month every…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 6:30pm -
  • Trash and toxins found in the most remote corner of the ocean
    The frigid deep sea is considered Earth’s final frontier.  We know little about life in the deepest parts of the ocean, but new evidence shows we’re already having an impact on it.Recent tests on shrimp-like crustaceans that live more than six…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 6:15pm -
  • With 'The Great Wall,' is China buying its way into Hollywood?
    China has the second largest movie box office in the world. So it’s no wonder that Hollywood panders to Chinese audiences and censors.Marvel Studio cast Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing in “Iron Man 3” — even though they cut her scenes from t…
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  • Donald Trump isn’t the only news event on Earth
    Love it or hate it, President Donald Trump's White House commands a lot of media attention.It seems like newspapers, talk shows and social media all have been filled with an avalanche of executive orders, chaotic White House press briefings, dubious…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 5:15pm -
  • Russian state media ordered to scale back positive coverage of Donald Trump
    The Kremlin ordered Russian state media on Thursday to stop praising Donald Trump. It was a big change, and an indication that the Putin-Trump "bromance" could be on the rocks."As political scandals start to unravel in America, the Russians are actu…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 3:45pm -
  • Russian state media ordered to scale back positive coverage of Donald Trump
    The Kremlin ordered Russian state media on Thursday to stop praising Donald Trump. It was a big change, and an indication that the Putin-Trump "bromance" could be on the rocks."As political scandals start to unravel in America, the Russians are actu…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 3:45pm -
  • The World's music features this month: Music for dogs, DJ Panko and Locos por Juana
    We love music here at The World, and we love to share our latest favorites with you. From a DJ in Barcelona to Latin rockers in Miami, give a listen to some of what we loved in February.Dogs are picky when it comes to musicThe Scottish Society for…
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Wall Street Journal - Scene Asia

New Mandala

Asia News Network - Breaking News

  • 31 October 2015
    The ice-thawing meeting to be held over the weekend among leaders of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea will provide new incentives for regional cooperation and promote the stability of all of Asia and even the Asia-Pacific region, China Daily qu…
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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…
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  • 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
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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Pushing the limits
    SHORTLY before he became prime minister last year, Tony Abbott praised the “freedom that our civilisation has nurtured”. Last month Mr Abbott’s mood in parliament was more sober. “Regrettably,” he said, “the delicate balance between freed…
    - 15 Oct 14, 11:02am -

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

Global Voices - East Asia

Channel News Asia

Council on Foreign Relations - Asia

  • A Lethal Bird Flu Returns to China
    A surge in deaths in China from a virulent form of influenza has set off a scramble among health officials to find infected bird stocks, while experts have yet to produce a viable vaccine, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.
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  • Charles A. Kupchan and Ely Ratner Join CFR as Senior Fellows
    The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes two experts on national security, Charles A. Kupchan and Ely Ratner, to its David Rockefeller Studies Program.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 2:58pm -
  • Of Debt and Detriment
    Benn Steil and Emma Smith show how China mirrors the U.S. “exorbitant privilege” from minting the world’s primary reserve currency. While the United States is deeply indebted to the rest of the world, it still earns far more abroad than it pays…
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  • U.S.-Japan Relations
    CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Sheila Smith examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on the U.S.-Japan economic and security alliance.
    - 10 days ago, 10 Feb 17, 1:08am -
  • President's Inbox: U.S.-China Relations
    Experts discuss the issues the Trump administration can expect to encounter in its interactions with China, from tensions with Taiwan to the future of trade agreements.
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  • Is China Preparing to Test Trump White House?
    After the Trump administration's early missteps on the South China Sea conflict, Jennifer Harris has three recommendations on how Washington can head off a crisis with Beijing.
    - 17 days ago, 2 Feb 17, 4:51pm -
  • The Korean Pivot: Seoul’s Strategic Choices and Rising Rivalries in Northeast Asia
    As U.S.-China tensions intensify and as the North Korean threat grows, the importance of the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) as a pivot state in East Asia and as a valuable ally for the United States has become clearer than ever.
    - 18 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 4:23pm -
  • Japan And South Korea Welcome Some Much-Needed Reassurance From The Trump Administration
    Northeast Asia is facing profound political uncertainty: South Korea is immobilized by a political scandal that has resulted in the impeachment of its president and ensnared top business elites; Japan has been left high and dry after U.S. President D…
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  • China's Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
    Yanzhong Huang argues that the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa highlighted the role of China in addressing public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC).
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  • A Great Place to Have a War
    The definitive account of the secret war in the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Laos, which lasted almost two decades and forever changed the CIA’s controversial role in foreign policy. 
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MSNBC - Asia Pacific

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

The Economist - Asia

  • Japan’s government tries to free its soldiers from pacifist shackles
    Handy in a conflict but no use in a fightMASAKI TOMIYAMA’S fight seems quixotic. He was happy for his son to join one of the world’s biggest, best-equipped armies, but cannot abide the idea that he might have to do any fighting. “I was ver…
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  • Why Kim Jong Un’s brother was murdered
    THE last time Kim Jong Nam made the headlines he was also at an airport, travelling under a false name. In 2001 “Fat Bear”—the Chinese alias used by the son of North Korea’s leader at the time, Kim Jong Il—was arrested after arriving i…
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  • Red v green in Vietnam
    FISHING boats in Dong Hoi, a tranquil provincial capital on the central coast of Vietnam, are decorated with bits of cactus. These prickly charms are said to protect seafarers from storms and other perils, but they did not ward off the misfortun…
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  • The leader of Cambodia’s opposition resigns
    AT A wedding in the southern province of Kandal, the resignation of Sam Rainsy, the country’s longtime opposition leader, is announced in passing by a teenager scrolling through Facebook. The apparent departure of a figure who has been central…
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  • America’s affirmation of the one-China policy pleased Taiwan, too
    THE idea that China and Taiwan might be separate countries, rather than estranged parts of “one China”, is anathema in Beijing. So on February 9th, when Donald Trump told his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that America would respect the on…
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  • A half-victory for tolerance in Indonesia
    Still standing, despite the slanderMILLIONS of Indonesians went to the polls on February 15th to elect local leaders, from Aceh in the west to Papua in the east. Voters braved the floods and landslides of the rainy season to cast their ballots i…
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  • North Korea’s dictator challenges Donald Trump
    Off the roads, on a rollIF NORTH KOREA’S test of a ballistic missile on February 12th was intended as a provocation, Donald Trump, unusually, failed to take the bait. For once, the president’s Twitter account stayed silent. When Mr Trump was…
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  • The president of Turkmenistan wins re-election with 98% of the vote
    A one-horse raceTHERE are no dark horses in elections in Turkmenistan, only stalking horses. The country was a one-party state until 2012 and the presidential election held on February 12th was the first to feature candidates from rival parties.…
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  • A succession battle engulfs the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
    Usurper or heir?ON THE various occasions that O. Panneerselvam, or “OPS”, served as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, he made a point of being invisible. He knew that Jayaram Jayalalithaa, the head of his party,…
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  • Donald Trump is testing Australia’s alliance with America
    AFTER Donald Trump’s victory in November, Malcolm Turnbull quickly congratulated him, having obtained Mr Trump’s telephone number from Greg Norman, the new president’s golfing buddy. Australia’s prime minister claimed a similar backgroun…
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CFR - Asia Unbound

  • India’s space program, Kim Jong-nam’s assassination, Jakarta’s elections, and more
    Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. India’s...The post India’s space program, Kim Jong-nam’s assassination, Jakarta’s elections, and more appeared first o…
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  • The Death of Kim Jong Nam
    The death in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, was...The post The Death of Kim Jong Nam appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • How Will the Australia-China Relationship Adapt?
    Professor James Laurenceson is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney. A common...The post How Will the Australia-China Relationship Adapt? appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • Podcast: China’s Unlikely Partners on the Road to Reform
    Over the past forty years, the Chinese economy has undergone a striking transformation. In 1976, in the wake of Mao’s...The post Podcast: China’s Unlikely Partners on the Road to Reform appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • “Behind Japan, 100%”
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could not have wished for a better outcome from his summit meeting with President Donald Trump....The post “Behind Japan, 100%” appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • India’s State Elections, South Korea’s Economic Squeeze, Afghanistan’s Red Cross Attack, and More
    Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. India...The post India’s State Elections, South Korea’s Economic Squeeze, Afghanistan’s Red Cross Attack, and More appea…
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  • The Laos War and its Long-Term Impact on U.S. Relations with Southeast Asia
    In my new book, A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military...The post The Laos War and its Long-Term Impact on U.S. Relations with Southeast Asia appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • Cracks in the U.S.-Australia Relationship
    James Curran is Professor of History at the University of Sydney and the author of the recent Lowy Institute Paper...The post Cracks in the U.S.-Australia Relationship appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • When the United States Abdicates the Throne, Who Will Lead?
    President Donald J. Trump’s initial forays into foreign policy suggest a desire to abdicate the throne. Not his own position...The post When the United States Abdicates the Throne, Who Will Lead? appeared first on Asia Unbound.
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  • Trump and Chinese Investment, Pakistan’s Missiles, Indian Lychee Illness, and More
    Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1....The post Trump and Chinese Investment, Pakistan’s Missiles, Indian Lychee Illness, and More appeared first on Asia Unbou…
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  • Morrisons recalls packets of ready-to-eat peppered beef
    Good Morning America Showdown! Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan spark rumors of on-set tension after photos emerge of pair in animated talk during taping Girl, 17, who was feared to have been abducted by sex traffickers in Las Vegas is FOUND a day a…
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  • Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack
    Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and increasing tensions between the two nations in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing at a beloved shrine in…
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  • Powerful storm hits southern California killing three
    The ultimate sacrifice: Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her hero Green Beret husband's coffin on the airport tarmac - leaving scores of plane passengers in tears Celebrity homes among those under siege as three are killed in California 'w…
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  • 4th suspect arrested as N.Korea, Malaysia tussle over corpse
    A police officer closes the main gate to the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.
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  • 3 Sri Lanka soldiers arrested for abducting journalist
    Sri Lanka police arrested an army officer and two soldiers over the abduction and assault on a prominent journalist nine years ago. The suspects were arrested on Saturday morning and include a major and two soldiers.
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  • Was it brother? Lover? Or crime gang? N. Korea rumors abound
    As Malaysian police continue their inquiry into the death of Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there's plenty of speculation surrounding what seems one of the stranger killings the world has recently seen. Nor…
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  • Bondi Rescue's Andrew Reid saved woman dead for 4 minutes
    EXCLUSIVE: 'She cares more about destroying me than her own kids.' Ex of 'vindictive' Lisa Marie Presley hits back at claims she found 'disturbing' pictures of children on his computer, promising bombshell revelations about her 'It's a fake presidenc…
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  • 10 for Today: Friday, Feb. 17
    A day after a suicide bombing by the Islamic State group killed 80 worshippers, the attack raised questions about Islamabad's ability to rein in militant groups. Yet historians are hard-pressed to find anything that approaches what seems to be the pr…
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  • As investigation swirls, body of North Korean is unclaimed
    FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, escorted by Japanese police officers at the airport in Narita, Japan. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday,... .
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  • Family, friends describe "nice girl" embroiled in death...
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Family and former neighbors of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia are stunned by the arrest of the young mother who they say was a polite a…
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  • "Weakness and ignorance are not barriers to survival, but arrogance is."
    A Brief Introduction to Chinese Science Fiction by Regina Kanyu Wang [Mithila Review] "Chinese science fiction has remained largely mysterious to the outside world until recently. In 2015, Liu Cixin (刘慈欣) [wiki] won the first Hugo Award for Asi…
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  • John Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017)
    Prog rock icon John Wetton, who played bass or sang for Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, UK, and Asia, has died following a lengthy battle with cancer.
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  • Belief and Fear in Ungurtas
    Many believe Bifatima Dualetova to be one of the last Sufi dervishes in Kazakhstan. I first met her in September 2010 while traveling in Central Asia. The locals that I was staying with in Almaty told me about a shaman woman living on the outskirts o…
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  • 盲人摸象
    "We live in China, but we saw Fugazi's DVD as many times as you guys did in America," says Xubo, singer and guitarist for the most successful contemporary emo band in China, Chinese Football. "I grew up [on] the late '90s and early '00s pop-punk and…
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  • 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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  • 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

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RFI English - Asia Pacific

  • IS Sufi shrine attack aims to divide Pakistan's Muslims
    Pakistan launched a nationwide security crackdown on Friday after a bomb exploded in a Sufi shrine, killing at least 70 people including 20 children and wounding hundreds. The Islamic State (IS) group armed group claimed the attack in the town of Seh…
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  • Kim killing fits pattern of state sponsored assassinations
    Malaysia will return the body of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-Nam. Kim was killed on Monday at the airport of Kuala Lumpur, and three suspects have been detained. The suspects, all women, were carrying Indonesian and Vietnamese…
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  • Jakarta election will gauge political influence of Islam
    In Indonesia, some seven million people are eligible to vote Wednesday in elections for governorship of the capital Jakarta. Against the backdrop of a blasphemy trial against the current governor, the vote is seen as a test for religion’s role in t…
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  • North Korea watching US and Chinese reactions to new missile test
    North Korea’s latest test of a nuclear-capable missile has brought rebukes from both the United States and China. Pyongyang will be watching both countries to see where it stands and what it can get away with.
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  • France condemns North Korea missile launch
    France has condemned North Korea's ballistic missile launch, as South Korea dubbed the move a "show of force" to new US President Donald Trump.
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  • France's Peugeot buys India's historic Ambassador car
    France's Peugeot carmaker has bought the right to produce India's Ambassador car from Hindustan Motors for 800 million rupees (11 million euros).
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  • Palestinian Authority bans novel
    In Ramallah the Palestinian general attorney has banned a novel after deeming it offensive to public morals. He has also instructed security forces to confiscate all copies of the novel, A Crime in Ramallah, from the Palestinian market. 
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  • Hollande praises Xi's anti-Trump stance, plans Asia tour
    French President François Hollande praised Chinese leader Xi Jinping for opposing Donald Trump-style protectionism and announced a tour of three Asian countries on Wednesday.
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  • The darker side of Korean fried chicken
    South Korean fried chicken has taken Asia by storm and some of the country’s most popular chicken franchises have opened up at locations throughout east and south-east Asia.
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  • Asia already feeling negative impact of Trump's presidency
    Now it is time for Spotlight Asia and we will highlight three different countries in the region: Myanmar, South Korea, and Iran. Both South Korea and Iran are already suffering at the hands of the new American president's latest decisions. RFI's Jan…
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