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

New York Times - Asia Pacific

The Guardian - Asia Pacific

  • Chelsea v Manchester City: Premier League – live!
    Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off at Stamford BridgeLive scoreboard! Follow all of today’s goals and games around EuropeDaniel Taylor: Chelsea and City have more history than fan songs suggestAnd email nick.miller.casual@theguardi…
    - 33 mins ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:35pm -
  • Miss Marple actor Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82
    Actor known for playing Agatha Christie character in ITV series died in London’s Charing Cross hospital, her family have saidActor Geraldine McEwan, known for playing Agatha Christie sleuth Miss Marple on television, has died aged 82.McEwan starred…
    - 37 mins ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:31pm -
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, rushed to hospital
    Brown found unresponsive in bathtub and given CPRPolice say incident remains under investigationThe daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, poli…
    - 50 mins ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:18pm -
  • Real Madrid make David Moyes’s Real Sociedad suffer thanks to Karim Benzema
    Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 at home on Saturday without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure they remained top of La Liga.Sociedad defender Aritz Elustondo scored his first goal for the Basque club 36 sec…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:43pm -
  • Thousands gather in London to protest against lack of affordable housing
    The March for Homes brings together campaigners, tenants and trade unionists to demand building of council homes and curbing of private rentsThousands of people gathered outside City Hall on Saturday to demand Boris Johnson urgently tackle the lack o…
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:43pm -
  • Has the mystery of Shakespeare’s Sonnets finally been solved?
    New evidence points to identity of enigmatic ‘Mr WH’ to whom the poems are dedicatedSome of the finest, most quoted verses in the English language were dedicated to him, and for centuries literary scholars have tried to establish his identity.Now…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:32pm -
  • Battle for Kobani: the improvised tank that helped defeat Isis – video
    Kurdish militia show off one of the armoured vehicles, built by welding steel pipes and gun turrets to a flatbed truck, that they used in the fight against Islamic State Continue reading...
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:22pm -
  • Isis finally admits defeat in Kobani after air strikes force its fighters to retreat
    ‘We had to withdraw and the rats advanced’, say Islamic State fighters in video statement after US-led attacks drive jihadis from Syrian townIslamic State (Isis) has admitted for the first time that US-led air strikes on Kobani have forced its fi…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:13pm -
  • Liverpool ease past West Ham as Daniel Sturridge scores on his return
    Daniel Sturridge capped his return from injury with a goal, as Liverpool eased to victory against West Ham United, largely due to an inspired display from Raheem Sterling.The Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, had Sturridge available for the first t…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:12pm -
  • Manchester United dismiss Leicester after Robin van Persie’s stunning strike
    After the horror show at the King Power Stadium this was a welcome relief for another new-look Manchester United, even if there was a nagging suspicion that the old-look Manchester United might have done more than rest on their laurels and lose the s…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:11pm -

VOA News - Asia

  • Kurdish Forces Retake Oil Facility in North Iraq
    Iraqi Kurdish forces retook an oil station Saturday that had been seized by Islamic state militants, but there were conflicting reports about the fate of workers at the facility.The Reuters news agency quoted two officials from the state-run North…
    - 56 mins ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:12pm -
  • Ukraine Talks Convene as Heavy Fighting Continues
    Ukrainian government and separatist negotiators convened talks in Belarus on Saturday with mediators from Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.  The talks, aimed at restoring a cease-fire, came as heavy fighting continu…
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:22pm -
  • Sissi Says Egypt Faces Long, Tough Battle Against Militants
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi said Saturday the nation faces a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists after a series of attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.Sissi delivered the warning in a televised address Saturday, after…
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:48pm -
  • Obama Radio Address Foreshadows Tough Budget Fight
    U.S. President Barack Obama tried to seize the rhetorical high ground ahead of a budget battle with Republicans, saying Saturday that it was time to decide what kind of country America wants to be.In his weekly radio address, Obama asked Americans…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:22pm -
  • Egyptian Court Bans Hamas' Armed Wing as Terrorist Organization
    An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization.Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group and have repr…
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:17pm -
  • Von Weizsaecker, German President Who Challenged Holocaust Attitudes, Dies at 94
    Richard von Weizsaecker, the German president who challenged German attitudes about the Holocaust by arguing that the country had been liberated by the 1945 Nazi defeat, died Saturday, the current president's office said. He was 94.A member of one…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 2:16pm -
  • Williams Wins Australian Open with Straight-Set Victory over Sharapova
    Serena Williams of the United States defeated Russia's Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open finals Saturday, in straight sets to claim her 19th Grand Slam title.The victory makes it the sixth in Australia for Williams, currently ranked number one…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 2:03pm -
  • AU Takes Action on Boko Haram, Defers on S. Sudan
    The African Union is moving forward with a request for a military force to stop the spread of the Boko Haram insurgency in West Africa. As the AU summit in Addis Ababa comes to an end, leaders have postponed consideration of a potentially damning rep…
    - 5 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 1:47pm -
  • Will Cuba Follow the Southeast Asia Model?
    The recent U.S. decision to restore diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba after more than 50 years has interested parties debating whether it will lead to an enhancement or regression of democracy on the Communist island nation.A mix o…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
  • Mass Protests Held for 58 Killed in Pakistani Shi'ite Mosque Bombing
    Thousands of Shi'ite Muslims took to the streets across Pakistan Saturday to protest a powerful bomb blast at a mosque in Sindh province during Friday prayers, killing at least 58 people and wounding more than 50 others, some seriously.In the city…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:57pm -

Radio Free Asia

NPR - Asia

Foreign Affairs - Asia

Asia Sentinel

  • Malaysia Sedition Law Snares Opposition
    In 2012, with Malaysia’s national ruling coalition facing a tough reelection campaign, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak promised a raft of human rights reforms including cutting the country’s infamous colonial-era Internal Security Act, which allow…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:35am -
  • Myanmar’s Reform Roller Coaster
    The trials, tribulations and recent relative triumph of the international health charity Médecins Sans Frontières in Myanmar are a salutary reminder that the Southeast Asian nation’s much heralded transition from military dictatorship to quasi-ci…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:05am -
  • Vietnam: Open Secrets on the Road to Succession
    The normally opaque Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam has made a public splash with its recently concluded 10thCentral Committee plenum. The stakes are high and carry implications not only for Vietnam’s development but also for th…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:34am -
  • New Sri Lankan Government Solidifies Reforms
    The electoral ouster of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse on Jan. 8 appears to be a refreshing and ultimately hugely significant moment of destiny for what what Cosmas once called “this great island in the ocean.” A new, smaller cabinet is b…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:20am -
  • Language Next Nationalist Battleground for Indonesia
    In a move that appears aimed at the numbers of Chinese mainlanders flooding into Indonesia’s industrial sector but that will likely sideswipe foreign and local investors, the government is poised to mandate that all expatriate work permit holders b…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:02am -
  • India’s Jaipur Lit Fest
    Arvind Panagaria one of India’s top economic advisers has a short fuse and shouts. Eighty-two year old V.S.Naipaul, the Nobel Prize winning author has given what might turn out to be his last long interview, and Abdul Kalam, the 83-year old space a…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:00am -
  • Thailand: Return to Authoritarianism
    The aim of the latest coup in Thailand, which took place on May 22, 2014, and which was carried out by the National Council for Peace and Order, goes beyond the simple ousting of the government of Yingluck Shinawatra. The electoral victories of Thaks…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 1:51am -
  • Obama Lectures Modi on Religious Tolerance
    President Barack Obama flew out of Delhi this morning after a visit spread over three days that, as he put it, was “rich in symbolism but also in substance”. The symbolism included choreographed meetings and hugs and embraces with India’s Prime…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 1:21am -
  • Indonesia’s Police Battle Corruption Busters
    President Joko Widodo’s muted reaction to a growing assault on Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) led by the National Police and supported by the president’s own political party, has raised public criticism of the new administr…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:10pm -
  • Oil Prices not Delivering Asia Boom
    The best efforts of central bankers in the West and Japan to re-ignite inflation have thus far failed. The rest of Asia, which once seemed partly immune to the problems of aging and indebted societies, is now looking far more vulnerable to deflationa…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:04pm -

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Wall Street Journal - Asia Edition

  • Ukraine Violence Escalates as Truce Sought
    Ukraine’s nine-month conflict plunged further into deadly violence, as Russia-backed rebels pressed their offensive to take the city of Debaltseve and officials held a new round of cease-fire talks.
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:01pm -
  • Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air Bag Fix
    An array of auto makers are recalling more than 2 million older-model vehicles to address air bags that can deploy inadvertently because of an electronic component supplied by TRW Automotive Holdings.
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:43pm -
  • Serena Slams Her Way Closer to History
    Serena Williams improved to 19-4 in Grand Slam finals, after beating Maria Sharapova to win the Australian Open. Only Steffi Graf has won more Slam titles in the Open era with 22.
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:38pm -
  • Russia GDP Seen Shrinking 3% in 2015
    Russia’s economy minister said Saturday that the country’s gross domestic product is expected to shrink by 3% in 2015 with oil prices at $50 a barrel and an estimated capital outflow at $115 billion, Russian news agencies reported.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:19pm -
  • Dish Is Surprise Winner in Auction
    AT&T topped all bidders in the government’s record setting auction of wireless licenses, but it is Dish Network that may have pulled off the biggest coup, collecting more licenses than any other rival.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:18pm -
  • Chevron Earnings Hit New Low
    Chevron posted its lowest quarterly profit in five years and said it would trim its ambitious spending plans and halt share buybacks as the collapse in oil prices erased billions of dollars in cash flow.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 4:07pm -
  • India Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile
    India on Saturday successfully used a mobile launcher to test-fire a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that could strike targets in Pakistan and China.
    - 3 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:53pm -
  • ECB Deputy Denies Germany Delayed QE
    The European Central Bank’s decision to launch a program of large-scale government bond purchases wasn’t delayed by opposition from Germany, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said.
    - 4 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 3:02pm -
  • Panasonic Stops Making Televisions in China
    Panasonic Corp. has stopped making televisions in China, faced with severe price competition and slowing market growth, a person at the company said Saturday.
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:56pm -
  • Alibaba, China Agree to Tackle Fakes
    Alibaba claimed vindication in a dispute with a Chinese government agency over alleged sales of fakes and other misdeeds on its sales platforms, after agency officials said the two sides would work together to stamp out counterfeit goods.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:25pm -

Financial Times - Asia Pacific

The Global Post - Asia Pacific

Wall Street Journal - Scene Asia

New Mandala

Asia News Network - Breaking News

  • Shikarpur tragedy: Protests in different parts of Karachi
    Several protests were staged in different parts of Karachi on Saturday over yesterday's blast inside a central imambargah (mosque for Shiite Muslims) in Sindh province's Shikarpur that left at least 60 people dead
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 8:02am -
  • Chinese authority may engage outsiders to fight corruption
    China's top-level policymaking group on reform pledged to reach outside the existing disciplinary organisation for qualified officials to lead anti-corruption organizations at all levels
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:47am -
  • Taobao and regulator must refine e-business
    The squabble between China's e-commerce giant Alibaba and the State's market regulator, caused by a product quality report, points to improved market environment and governance
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:16am -
  • Slowing economy crimps China's fiscal revenue
    Broad fiscal revenue grew 7
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:01am -
  • China expands cross-border FX payment system
    A pilot program for cross-border foreign exchange payments will be expanded to support the development of cross-border e-commerce and limit the risks associated with online payments involving foreign currencies, the State Administration of Foreign Ex…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:01am -
  • More openness needed to update China-N. Korea ties
    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has reportedly dismissed all officials, including the head of Pyongyang's Supreme Guard Command, considered responsible for a DPRK army deserter crossing the border last month and killing four Chinese nationa…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:01am -
  • Chinese ancient town cools down sexy ads that lure visitors
    Lijiang, an ancient town nestling amid a picturesque mountain landscape in Yunnan province, is to curb the use of vulgar publicity stunts related to sex that are used to promote tourism
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:45am -
  • China urges new Greek leaders to honour Cosco Piraeus contract
    China urged Greece on Friday to honour an investment contract made with Chinese shipping giant China Ocean Shipping (Group) for a 35-year concession on two piers at Greece's biggest port, Piraeus
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:45am -
  • Saudi Arabia's crucial role
    The smooth power transition to King Salman, following the death of King Abdullah, demonstrates the stability associated with Saudi Arabia in a region challenged by the attritional forces contesting authority, factionalism, warlordism and outright cha…
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:30am -
  • Alibaba may face class-action suit
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is facing a possible class-action lawsuit initiated by five law firms based in the United States
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 6:30am -

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…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 94 days ago, 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…
    - 94 days ago, 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…
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The World Bank - East Asia and the Pacific on the Rise

Global Voices - East Asia

Channel News Asia

  • 24 injured at anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Kabul
    At least 24 people were injured when a protest in Kabul against French magazine Charlie Hebdo turned angry, police said.
    - 1 hour ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:46pm -
  • 13 killed in Bangladesh factory blaze: police
    At least 13 people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a fire broke out in a plastic factory in Bangladesh's capital, emergency service officials said.
    - 2 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:10pm -
  • Pakistan's Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing
    Thousands of Shiite Muslims have rallied to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.
    - 7 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:19pm -
  • Civilians killed in Philippines anti-terror raid
    Mamasapano town mayor Benzar Ampatuan says an eight-year-old girl and three men were among those killed in a botched anti-terror police operation in the Philippines last weekend. 
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:28am -
  • Bangladesh cuts power to opposition leader's office
    Local television showed footage of a technician from a state-run power utility climbing a ladder and cutting the line outside Khaleda Zia's office in an apparent bid to force her to call off a crippling anti-government transport blockade.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:09am -
  • India tests long-range missile from mobile launcher
    It is the first time the Agni V missile had been fired from a so-called canister mounted on a truck rather than from a concrete launchpad used in previous trials.
    - 9 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:02am -
  • Aung San Suu Kyi's mansion gates to be auctioned
    A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, says a businessman who now owns them.
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:37am -
  • Japan says hostage negotiations 'deadlocked'
    There has been no progress in trying to secure the release of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh, Japanese deputy foreign minister Yasuhide Nakayama said in Amman. 
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:59am -
  • Give peace a chance, say Philippine and rebel negotiators
    The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front have vowed to abide by their historic peace accord in the aftermath of Sunday's bloody confrontation in Mindanao. 
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:58am -
  • Captain of AirAsia QZ8501 'out of his seat' before plane lost control: Report
    The captain of the doomed AirAsia flight QZ8501 was "out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure" before the plane lost control, according to Reuters. 
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 5:59am -

Asia Times Online

  • Apple settles China iPad trademark dispute for $60 million
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has paid $60 million to China's Proview Technology (Shenzhen) to settle a dispute over the iPad trademark, a Chinese provincial court said on Monday. The announcement of the court-mediated settlement was made on the web…
    - 2 Jul 12, 3:50am -
  • Huge demo as Hong Kong marks 15 years under China
    Hong Kong's biggest protest for nearly a decade packed the former British colony's streets in a defiant reception for its new leader and a show of popular anger after 15 years of Chinese rule.
    - 2 Jul 12, 1:43am -
  • China caps car sales in Guangzhou to ease jams
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's booming southern city of Guangzhou is limiting the number of new cars on the streets to ease traffic jams and cut pollution, state media said on Sunday, a move that could weigh on sales in the world's largest car market. G…
    - 1 Jul 12, 1:55pm -
  • U.S. Reaches Out to China, but Not for Naval Maneuvers
    Chinese analysts said that cooperation was not the main American goal, as a 22-nation war exercise began off Hawaii.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • World Briefing | Asia: China: Astronauts Finish Mission and Return to Earth
    China’s first female astronaut and two other crew members returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13-day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station.
    - 30 Jun 12, 5:30am -
  • China, India step up global role with IMF fund
    After years of pressure to take a greater role in global affairs, China and India have stepped up by contributing to a new IMF emergency fund -- from which the United States is absent.
    - 20 Jun 12, 10:29am -
  • Laos, where rubber hits the road to China
    The rice fields that blanketed this remote mountain village for generations are gone. In their place rise neat rows of young rubber trees -- their sap destined for China. As Beijing scrambles to feed its galloping economy, it has already scoured the…
    - 11 May 08, 9:42am -
  • In battle with China for allies, Taiwan resorts to riskier tactics
    A scandal here over a bungled Taiwan attempt to forge official ties with Papua New Guinea has thrown a spotlight on the long-running, shadowy war between China and Taiwan for allies. (International Herald Tribune)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • IMF cuts Chinese economic growth forecasts to about 9%
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday it has adjusted its forecasts for the global economic growth in 2008 downward to below 4 percent, with a growth of just above 9 percent for the Chinese economy. (China Daily)
    - 8 May 08, 11:15pm -
  • China's submarine progress alarms India
    Reports of China building a massive strategic naval base capable of housing nuclear-powered submarines on Hainan island in the South China Sea have India on red alert. The fear is not so much that China will launch any offensive against India, but th…
    - 8 May 08, 9:06am -

Council on Foreign Relations - Asia

  • The China Challenge: Balancing Cooperation and Competition
    Experts discuss the political, economic, and security aspects of the U.S.-China relationship and their policy implications. 
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • The China Challenge: Balancing Cooperation and Competition
    Experts discuss the political, economic, and security aspects of the U.S.-China relationship and their policy implications.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:34pm -
  • Remarks by President Obama at U.S.-India Business Council Summit
    On January 26, 2015 at the U.S.-India Business Council Summit, President Obama lays out new U.S. initiatives to increase investment and trade in India, related to removing barriers to investment, technology transfer, and inclusive growth.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 9:35pm -
  • U.S.-India Joint Statement: “Shared Effort; Progress for All”
    U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian President Narendra Modi made this joint statement on January 26, 2015. They discussed clean energy and climate change, civil nuclear cooperation, and defense and economic cooperation. Both administrations also d…
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  • Why the U.S. Should Aim for Bigger Economic Plans With India
    Washington should integrate India into economic regimes, like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which could boost trade for both countries, writes Alyssa Ayres.
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 3:48pm -
  • Peace Through Strength, Indian-style
    In his second visit to India, US President Barack Obama has another opportunity to take the measure of his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Over the past six months, US officials like former Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel have tried t…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 2:42pm -
  • Atmospherics of the US-India Relationship
    Ambassador Robert Blackwill argues that expectations for the U.S.-India relationship in 2015 should be modest at best. Unless Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama put the strategic transformation of U.S.-India relations in a preemi…
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  • Media Call on President Obama's Trip to India
    This weekend, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit India twice and the first to be a guest for India's Republic Day. The upcoming meeting comes only four months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to…
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  • International Institutions and China’s Health Policy
    This article, published in Duke University’s Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, examines the role of international institutional actors in China’s health policy process. Particular attention is paid to three major international ins…
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  • Media Call on President Obama's Trip to India
    This weekend, President Barack Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit India twice and the first to be a guest for India's Republic Day. The upcoming meeting comes only four months after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 4:22pm -

MSNBC - Asia Pacific

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

France 24 - Asia Pacific

  • Deadly explosion strikes Shiite mosque in Pakistan
    A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, officials said.
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  • Malaysia declares missing flight MH370 an 'accident'
    Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims’ relatives while the search for the plane goes on.
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  • One Sydney hostage killed by police bullet, inquest told
    A hostage who died during a siege in a downtown Sydney cafe was killed when she was struck by fragments of a bullet fired from a police officer’s gun as authorities stormed in to end the 16-hour standoff, a lawyer told an inquest on Thursday.
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  • Obama, Modi hail ‘breakthrough’ in US-India nuclear trade
    US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a breakthrough on nuclear trade on Sunday, a step that both sides hope will help establish an enduring strategic partnership.
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  • Thai legislature votes to impeach former PM Yingluck
    Thailand’s military-appointed legislature has voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars.
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 6:04am -
  • Buddhist monk calls UN expert 'whore' over Muslim support
    A prominent Burmese monk has been castigated by both the international community and fellow Buddhists for calling a female UN representative campaigning for the rights of minority Rohingya Muslims a “whore”.
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 9:29pm -
  • AirAsia jet climbed ‘too fast’ before crash, says minister
    An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia’s transport minister said Tuesday.
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  • Pope Francis addresses six million at Mass in Manila
    Pope Francis delivered an open-air Mass before an estimated six million people in the Philippine capital of Manila on Sunday, appealing to the world to “learn how to cry” over the plight of the poor and homeless or abused children.
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  • Fury as Indonesia executes foreigners by firing squad
    Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed six convicted drugs offenders by firing squad, including two of their citizens.
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  • Charlie Hebdo protesters clash with police at French consulate
    About 200 protesters clashed on Friday with Pakistani police outside the French consulate in the southern city of Karachi after a demonstration against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent.
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Washington Post - Asia Pacific

The Economist - Asia

  • Myanmar’s commercial capital: The square mile
    YANGON’S circular railway clacks, rattles and chuffs along a 46km (28.5-mile) loop around the city. On the way to Danyingon—a bustling farmers’ market supplying the vendors who dot Yangon’s pavements—it runs through crowded urban neighbourh…
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  • Politics in Thailand: Thaksin times
    LESS than two years ago Thaksin Shinawatra, a former prime minister of Thailand and something of an establishment outsider, appeared to be winning his bitter battle against the traditional elites in Bangkok, the capital. They, led by the army, ha…
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  • India in Asia: A bit-more player
    FOR many a year, India’s strategy in Asia has been to avoid entanglements while building strength at home. Certainly, it reserves a divine right to meddle in its South Asian backyard. But many Indians still enjoy the warm glow of their country’s…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:57pm -
  • Australia and the monarchy: Abbott’s knightmare
    WITH support for his Liberal-National government on the wane, Australia’s prime minister, Tony Abbott, promised to start 2015 by “scraping one or two barnacles off the ship”. On January 26th, the country’s national holiday, he astonished Aust…
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  • Politics in Malaysia: Knives out
    WORLD leaders rarely regret a chance to pose with Barack Obama. But in December Malaysian voters responded angrily to footage of Najib Razak, their prime minister, playing golf with America’s president—just as severe floods were inundating the co…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 12:57pm -
  • Banyan: Watch your back!
    IN POLITICS the world over it is often not the other side you have to worry about, but your own. In October Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia’s president, with parliament controlled by an opposition of bad losers threatening to thwart al…
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  • India and America: Come, meet Mum
    Obama and Modi: open friendsADMIRE Barack Obama’s endurance on January 26th, when he becomes the first American president to be guest of honour at India’s annual Republic Day parade in Delhi. For two long hours he will inhale the capital’s…
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  • The South China Sea: Oil on troubled waters
    TWO Chinese oil companies show contrasting approaches in their attempts to operate in the South China Sea where, to the discomfort of its smaller neighbours, China’s claims in disputed waters have grown increasingly assertive. One company’s a…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 3:23pm -
  • Japan and jihad: Sand storm
    Goto, no stranger to war’s anguishA TOUR of the Middle East by Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was knocked sideways by the news on January 20th that Islamic State (IS), the extreme jihadist group in Iraq and Syria, threatened to kill two…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 3:23pm -
  • Pakistan after the Peshawar school massacre: The man with a plan
    IT WAS only fitting that Pakistan’s leader should be there in person to welcome pupils returning to the Army Public School in Peshawar on a chilly mid-January morning. The slaughter that took place at the school on December 16th, when nine Paki…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 3:23pm -

CFR - Asia Unbound

The Independent - Asia

Google - Asia News Feed

  • Smoky 6-Alarm Blaze Overtakes Brooklyn Warehouse - NBC New York
    New York Daily NewsSmoky 6-Alarm Blaze Overtakes Brooklyn WarehouseNBC New YorkA smoky blaze that overtook a Brooklyn warehouse was declared a six-alarm fire Saturday as firefighters struggled in windy weather to control the flames. Thick smoke could…
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  • More Than 2M Vehicles Recalled 2nd Time for Faulty Air Bags - ABC News
    New York PostMore Than 2M Vehicles Recalled 2nd Time for Faulty Air BagsABC NewsMore than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. T…
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  • The Race For Mitt Romney's Donors - Huffington Post
    New York TimesThe Race For Mitt Romney's DonorsHuffington PostDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained lo…
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  • Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub - USA TODAY
    USA TODAYHouston's daughter found unresponsive in tubUSA TODAYWhitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday, almost exactly three years after her mother died in the same manner. A spokeswoman for the R…
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  • Watch Key & Peele perfectly spoof the Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch and Richard ... - The Week Magazine
    The Week MagazineWatch Key & Peele perfectly spoof the Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch and Richard ...The Week MagazineWe could talk more about Deflategate, but why do that when Key & Peele released this perfectly delightful sketch spoofing Seattle Seahawks…
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  • Up to 10 inches of snow in the forecast: 'We have a lot of winter left' - Chicago Tribune
    Telegraph.co.ukUp to 10 inches of snow in the forecast: 'We have a lot of winter left'Chicago TribuneVideo: The forecast calls for heavy snow into Sunday from Winter Storm Linus. (The Weather Channel) Photo: Rich Karulski with the Chicago Department…
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  • Gas-filled balloon completes record-breaking Pacific flight - Reuters India
    Reuters IndiaGas-filled balloon completes record-breaking Pacific flightReuters India1 of 2. Bert Padelt (foreground) prepares the Two Eagles capsule for launch in Saga in this handout picture, received by Reuters on January 28, 2015, courtesy of Al…
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  • Ukraine crisis: 'Dozens killed' in east as Minsk talks open - BBC News
    BBC NewsUkraine crisis: 'Dozens killed' in east as Minsk talks openBBC NewsAt least 40 people have been reported killed as fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels rages on in the east of the country. Ukrainian officials say 15 soldie…
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  • Islamic State admits defeat in Kobani; blames airstrikes - USA TODAY
    USA TODAYIslamic State admits defeat in Kobani; blames airstrikesUSA TODAYIslamic State militants have acknowledged for the first time that they have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani, blaming withering airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition for…
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  • Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles - Huffington Post
    New York TimesVaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over MeaslesHuffington PostTheir children have been sent home from school. Their families are barred from birthday parties and neighborhood play dates. Online, people call them negligent and criminal. And…
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Bing - Asia News Feed

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  • Australia rising in Asia, on and off the field
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's victory over South Korea in the Asian Cup final on Saturday capped a remarkable period for a nation which is only just awakening to the possibilities that membership of Asia provides — on and off the field.
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  • Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing 2 pilots
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine air force said one of its Italian-made light planes crashed at sea on a training mission Saturday, killing the two pilots.
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  • Beijing Winter Olympics bid highlights skiing, hockey growth
    CHONGLI, China (AP) — Clad in neon-green from head to toe, Chinese snowboarder He Qiang is part of a growing cohort of middle-class enthusiasts in a country with little tradition of winter sports but that is now seeking to host the 2022 Winter Olym…
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  • Conca signs with Shanghai SIPG in '$11m deal'
    Argentine star Dario Conca has signed with Shanghai SIPG, the Chinese Super League club said Saturday, in a deal reported to be worth almost $11 million a year. Shanghai SIPG did not mention the contract length or salary, but a report earlier this we…
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  • Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also kn…
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  • Qatar Airways takes 10% stake in BA-owner IAG
    Qatar Airways on Friday snapped up almost 10 percent of IAG, parent of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, in the second European entry by a Gulf carrier. "As part of efforts to enhance operations and strengthen existing commercial ties... Qa…
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  • Luis Figo names 5 European nominees for FIFA election bid
    GENEVA (AP) — Two would-be FIFA presidents stepped up campaigning on Friday after nominations closed to challenge Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world football.
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  • Thai 'confidence' in anti-trafficking record belied by statistics
    By Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand identified fewer victims of human trafficking last year than in 2013 and convicted fewer perpetrators of the crime, according to a government report aimed at lifting the country from a U.S. list of…
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  • EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met Friday with Vatican officials who helped draft Pope Francis' upcoming encyclical on ecology, evidence that the Obama administration is seeking to hitch its climate-change…
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  • Image of Asia: Waiting for word on Japanese hostage
    In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Japan's government spokesman Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga bows toward to Japanese flag prior to a news conference about a hostage crisis involving a Japanese journalist in Syria. The fates of freelance journ…
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Popurls - Asia

Reddit - Asia

The Huffington Post - Asia

  • Vrinda Manglik: Businesses and Environmental Groups Call on President Obama to Create Clean 'Power India' Initiative
    A "Power India" initiative would coordinate bilateral support from agencies such as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), U.S. Export-Import Bank, and USAID, with the goal of unlocking much needed support for clean energy projects and c…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 8:22pm -
  • Samarth Pathak: Boosting India-U.S. Ties: A Regional Imperative?
    In the backdrop of U.S. President Barack Obama's historic visit to India, Samarth Pathak gets you fresh perspectives on bilateral ties in a candid interaction with three of India's leading strategic thinkers. Read more: India, U.S. Econo…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 5:21pm -
  • John M. Eger: Beyond the Rum and Cigars
    On a trip to Cuba recently, it was clear to me that change is in the air. It wasn't just that President Obama and Raúl Castro had agreed to see if relations could be normalized, nor was it an admission that communism had failed. Rather, it seems to…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 3:04pm -
  • Karin Badt: Teaching Cinderella in Sri Lanka
    "Who here has ever met a fairy godmother?" Each shakes her head sadly back and forth. Read more: Sri Lanka, Feminism, Cinderella, Education, Fairy Tales, Brilliant Stars School, Matara, Women News
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  • Graham Palmer: A New Dawn for India and Afghanistan
    Continued and improved assistance to Afghanistan must form a crucial part of Modi's efforts to lead India forward. Read more: Narendra Modi, India, Afghanistan, Isaf, 2015, Security, South Asia, World News
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  • Sunil Adam: Obama and India: Love in the Time of Cholera
    President Obama will be in India for a three-day visit starting Sunday, searching for that elusive foreign policy triumph to consolidate his presidential legacy. This is not the first time that New Delhi has come to the rescue of a president who lost…
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  • Sunita Narain: The Possible India-US Deal on Climate Change: Will Obama's Visit to Delhi Bring a Return Gift?
    If India, also asks to equalize emissions with the US and China, it would mean that it has a long way to go. So, I believe, the India-US deal will also be a convenient compromise. Read more: Climate Change, China US Relations, India, Bar…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 10:45am -
  • North Korea Responds To South's Offer Of Talks With Conditions
    (Adds South's reaction) SEOUL, Jan 23 (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday demanded the lifting of sanctions, imposed by South Korea afte... Read more: Reuters, North South Korea Talks, North Korea, South Korea, North Korea…
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  • Thai Legislature Impeaches Former PM
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country was dead, after the military-appointed... Read more: Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand Prime Minister, Thailand Government, Yingl…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 1:18am -
  • Ousted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck To Face Criminal Charge
    BANGKOK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will face criminal charges in the Supreme Court and a possible jail term, t... Read more: Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand, Thailand Prime Minister, Thailand Governm…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 9:57pm -

Newsvine - Asia

  • Israel to build 450 new West Bank settler homes: NGO - Yahoo News
    Israel on Friday published tenders to build 450 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a watchdog said, in a plan denounced by the Palestinians as a "war crime".Settlements watchdog Peace Now tied the move to Israel's March 17 general election…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:22pm -
  • Moroccan man murdered in 'Islamophobic' attack in France - Yahoo News
    A Moroccan man was stabbed to death in his own home in southern France in what a Muslim group called a "horrible Islamophobic" attack the week after France was rocked by the Charlie Hebdo killings.
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  • Democrat condemns 'shocking' comments about Muslim lawmaker | TheHill
    A top House Democrat on Thursday condemned suggestions from conservative websites that Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), a Muslim, should not have been appointed to the House Intelligence Committee.It has “come to my attention that there have been a sho…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 11:56am -
  • Turkish PM compares Netanyahu with 'Paris terrorists' - Business Insider
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had committed crimes against humanity comparable to those behind the Paris attacks that left 17 dead."Netanyahu has committed crimes against humanity t…
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  • Rand Paul: Kicking Palestinians Is a Freebie | Robert Naiman
    Sadly, Senator Paul seems to have made a cynical political calculation that a good way to inoculate himself from neocon charges that he is soft in his so-called "support for Israel" is to be "more 'pro-Israel' than thou" in kicking Palestinians.That…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 12:40am -
  • Muslim Journalist Blames Fox News for 'Unfair Burden on Islam' to Denounce Terrorism | CNS News
    Ahmed Shihab-Eldin attacked Fox News and others on the 12 January 2015 edition of CNN's @ This Hour for placing "an unfair burden on Islam," particularly in the wake of Islamist terrorist attacks. Shihab-Eldin asserted that those calling on Muslims t…
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  • Dennis Ross, Stop Blaming the Palestinians | Richard Forer
    Dennis Ross has done it again. In "Stop Giving Palestinians a Pass" (New York Times, January 4, 2015), he blames the Palestinians for the lack of peace with IsraelI remember when Ross appeared on the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour in 2000 and claimed that…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Jan 15, 12:39pm -
  • To take Israel to court, Palestinians say they're willing to pay the price - Yahoo News
    The Palestinian decision last week to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), through which Palestinians plan to recommend legal action against alleged Israeli crimes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, could incur a fairly high cost.Israel initia…
    - 25 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 3:02am -
  • Fmr. NYT Reporter Compared Israel to ISIS
    Former New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges recently claimed that he was uninvited from speaking at University of Pennsylvania conference on peace in the Middle East after he penned a column comparing the foundation of Israel with the foundation…
    - 26 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 2:15am -
  • First Palestinian ICC case to be Gaza war: rights group
    The first case the Palestinians will refer to the International Criminal Court will be the "crimes" Israel committed during summer 2014, including the Gaza war, a legal expert said Sunday.
    - 27 days ago, 4 Jan 15, 6:44pm -

Topix - Asia

  • China Offers up to $50K in Cash for Terror Tips in Tibet
    Chinese state media say authorities in Tibet are offering up to 300,000 yuan for tips on terrorism activities there, although there has been little public knowledge of terrorism recently in the Himalayan region where Tibetan Buddhism prevails. The Xi…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:46am -
  • White House grapples with fraught terrorism language
    In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of "Islamic extremism," settling for the more generic "violent extremism." This week, the White House strugg…
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  • US spokesman: Gunman in fatal Afghan attack was in uniform
    " The killing of three American aircraft mechanics at the Kabul airport was carried out by a man in an Afghan uniform who was killed at the scene of the shooting, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm.
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  • Amy Poehler feted by Harvard's Hasty Pudding
    Comedian and Massachusetts native Amy Poehler poked fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding Theatricals student group as she received the annual Woman of the Year award from the troupe. Poehler joked at Thursday's roast that she never expected to…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jan 15, 4:44pm -
  • Death toll in southern Pakistan bomb blast rises to 20
    A police official says the death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 35. Sain Rakhio Mirani, the deputy inspector general for Shikarpur district where the blast occurred, says the explosion went off as worshippers w…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:29pm -
  • James Franco tries to move beyond a oeThe Interviewa at Sundance
    James Franco, a cast member in "I Am Michael," works the press line at the premiere of the film at the Eccles Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Park City, Utah. PARK CITY, Utah - Almost two months after the…
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  • Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan
    For decades Afghans have fled into P... . In this Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 photo, Pakistani refugee schoolgirls attend class at Gulan camp, some 20 kilometers from the border in the restive Khost province, Afghanistan.
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  • China Education Minister Demands Rejection of Western Values
    China's education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education , saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom. Yuan Guiren reiterated the need for strict ruling C…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 6:10am -
  • UD Senator: Taliban detainees have communicated with Haqqani
    " A U.S. Republican senator and frequent Mideast traveler said Thursday that the Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have been in touch with members of the al-Qaida linked Haqqani network, yet all five st…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 2:05am -
  • New Chief of CIA Clandestine Service Is Spying Veteran
    The CIA officer credited with saving Hamid Karzai's life during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been named director of the National Clandestine Service, the agency's spying arm. The officer, a former Marine who is under cover and whose f…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:50pm -

MetaFilter - Asia

  • The Myth of China's Super Schools
    The Myth of China's Super Schools China had all the elements necessary for an industrial revolution at least four hundred years before Great Britain, but keju diverted scholars, geniuses, and thinkers away from the study or exploration of modern scie…
    - 90 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • Time erases everything
    It’s a Secret: My Time with Charles Sobhraj, the Bikini Killer by the grate Gary Indiana.
    - 12 Sep 14, 3:57am -
  • The origins of that stereotypical Chinese nine-note riff
    Kat Chow, with NPR's Code Switch, put together a short piece on the history and the prevalence of the well-known nine note "stereotypical Asian theme." As described in a 2005 Straight Dope forum question: You know, the one that goes dee dee dee dee d…
    - 29 Aug 14, 5:05am -
  • Kenji in Asia
    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director at food blog Serious Eats, recently took an extended trip to China and southeast Asia with his wife, Adri, after driving across the country during a move from New York to San Francisco. He documented his…
    - 1 Aug 14, 3:54pm -
  • Illustrated Skills of the Traveller, Physician, Sailor, Martial Artist
    The Art of Shen Ku is a rambling, eccentric website displaying pages of an illustrated instructional book of the same name. The site is roughly divided into four topics: Traveller, Physician, Sailor, and Martial Artist. It features heavily notated il…
    - 18 Jul 14, 3:21am -
  • When it comes to China stories, people will believe almost anything.
    Westerners are so convinced China is a dystopian hellscape they’ll share anything that confirms it. "The headlines of [...] news stories on China are mostly negative in tone and often put China in the role of the aggressor by stating that China “…
    - 10 Jul 14, 4:43am -
  • A cartographic history of why North, not East or South, is up
    How the north ended up on top of the map is an article by Nick Danforth, author/curator of (The/Mid) Afternoon Map blog, detailing how the north-up orientation came to be the default orientation, looking beyond Eurocentrism to Byzantine monks and Maj…
    - 18 Feb 14, 10:46pm -
  • Yes, Kazakhstan should change its name. This map shows why.
    "Life-long Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested changing his country's name to make it friendlier to investors and tourists. It's obviously a little silly to change your country's name for marketing purposes. But there may be more…
    - 12 Feb 14, 3:35am -
  • The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean
    Over the course of nearly 20 centuries, millions of East Africans crossed the Indian Ocean and its several seas and adjoining bodies of water in their journey to distant lands, from Arabia and Iraq to India and Sri Lanka.Called Kaffir, Siddi, Habsh…
    - 6 Feb 14, 3:36pm -
  • SMS Is Passe
    Japan and other Asian countries have moved from SMS to smart phone messaging apps, with great success for all.
    - 19 Dec 13, 2:27am -

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  • Democracy-loving media’s misleading coverage of Hong Kong protest
    Author: Ivy Lee, CSUS For the West, democracy is not only a core value but also represents the best possible form of government for all nations.  This notion determined how the Western media perceived, interpreted and covered events in the 2014 Hong…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:00am -
  • AEC not just about the economics

    - 20 hours ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • A year of relative stability for Central Asian regimes
    Author: Dr Kirill Nourzhanov, ANU By local standards, 2014 was a reasonably successful year for the leaders of Central Asian countries. There were no revolutions, insurgencies or mass protests threatening their grip on power. Incumbent heads of state…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:00am -
  • Time to move away from simplistic thinking on North Korea
    Author: Eun Jeong Soh, ANU The UN needs a new strategy to address human rights violations in North Korea: a strategy that goes beyond a simplistic dichotomy of good versus bad and right versus wrong. On 22 December 2014, the UN Security Council addre…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • The Philippine economy is powering into 2015
    Author: Gilberto M. Llanto, PIDS The Philippines never had it so good. But with a slowing global economy and an election coming up in 2016, what can it expect from the future? The economy has been performing creditably. GDP grew at an average of 5.9…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:00am -
  • Modi’s reformation
    Author: Deepanshu Mohan, O.P. Jindal Global University Entering 2015 with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in power at the federal level in India, there appears to have been a metamorphosis in India’s social, political and economic environment. The…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • Abe’s womenomics needs to include men too
    Author: Helen Macnaughtan, SOAS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to enable more women to participate in the Japanese workforce. But his policy has largely amounted to rhetoric and there has been no discussion of the impact of these poli…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 11:00am -
  • Sri Lanka chooses changes
    Author: Razeen Sally, NUS The recent election of President Maithripala Sirisena heralds a golden opportunity for Sri Lanka to heal old wounds and to open up its economy — and for the West, India and even East Asian countries to re-engage. In Novemb…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • Kim Jong-un secure as North Korean economy picks up
    Author: Chung-in Moon, Yonsei University The longevity of Kim Jong-un’s regime in North Korea has been subject to widespread speculation by outside observers. Several factors led some to predict an early downfall for the regime: young and immature…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:00am -
  • Falling fossil fuel prices create a climate change opportunity
    Author: Andrew Elek, ANU The recent and sharp fall in fossil fuel prices, thanks to new extractive techniques, will not last forever. It is high time to think about its threats and the opportunities. In the short term, lower fossil fuel prices are te…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Jan 15, 11:00pm -

Asia Foundation - In Asia

  • Obama’s Visit to India Signals Rapidly Evolving Relationship
    On his three-day visit to India, President Obama became the first U.S. president to attend the annual Republic Day parade with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in what many are calling a sign of strengthened relations between the world's largest democra…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 1:03am -
  • Asia’s Cities Poised to Lead in Climate Change Adaptation
    By Toral PatelWith support from the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities challenge, a number of cities across Asia are beginning to confront the impacts of climate change. Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, recently selected as one of Resilient…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 1:02am -
  • Can Mongolia’s Digital Revolution Help Meet Service Delivery Challenges?
    By Tirza TheunissenLast month, Mongolia celebrated the 25th anniversary of its democratic revolution, a moment that would catapult the country's transformation from a communist regime to a dynamic power in the region. But more recently – and more q…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 1:01am -
  • Not all Sun, Sea, and Sand: Reforming Prisons in the Maldives
    By Johann Rebert and Nabeel SalieThe Maldives is an archipelago known foremost for its pristine beaches, exclusive resorts, and a vacation hideaway for the super-rich. In development circles the country is better known as a laboratory for all things…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 1:00am -
  • Politicking in Nepal: It’s Not Just About the Constitution
    By George VarugheseJanuary 22 marks the deadline for a new constitution in Nepal, as committed to by all political parties participating in the 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. But on Tuesday of this week, thousands of police were deployed a…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 8:54pm -
  • New Economic and Social Landscape in Cambodia Attracts More Users to the Internet
    By Silas EverettIn 2014, internet usage in Cambodia grew at a rate of 42.7 percent, according to a report released by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications last year. This sharp growth rate is being driven by an increasingly dominant youth dem…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 8:53pm -
  • Reversing the Legacy of Injustice in Thailand’s Conflict-Ravaged South
    By Santi NindangIn the book, Voices of Hope: Stories of Women in Peace Process, Kamnung Chamnankij, whose husband and son had been charged in 2007 with the possession of chemicals associated with explosive devices and were subsequently arrested, reca…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 8:52pm -
  • 2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellows to Explore Solutions to Region’s Development Challenges
    By David L. KimThe estimated GDP growth in developing Asia is projected to grow at 6.2 percent this year, according to the Asian Development Bank, solidifying the region's position as the driver of global growth in what some call the "Asian Century."
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 8:51pm -
  • Ten Reasons Not to Miss This Year’s Aid Conference
    By Anthea Mulakala and Joel Negin and Jonathan Pryke and Stephen HowesWe held our first Australasian Aid Conference a year ago. In fact, we called it a workshop, because we thought it would be a rather small affair. Instead, we got 50 papers and 250…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 8:50pm -
  • Election Revives Sri Lanka’s Democratic Spirit
    By Dinesha de SilvaThis past week the citizens of Sri Lanka demonstrated their extraordinary resilience by voting overwhelmingly for a new president. Belying all fears of large-scale violence on election day, the voting process was exceptionally smoo…
    - 17 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 12:05am -

AsiaOne - Asia News

  • After 450 years, maker of squid-guts delicacy seeks bankruptcy protection
    A steamed fish-paste maker founded during the feudal era in the 16th century filed for court protection under Japan's bankruptcy laws after more than 450 years in business, the company said Friday.Minoya Kichibee, based in Odawara, Kanagawa prefectu…
    - 6 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:46pm -
  • India tests long-range missile from mobile launcher
    NEW DELHI - India on Saturday succeeded for the first time in using a mobile launcher to test-fire a long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead deep inside rival China.Although Saturday's launch was the third test of the Agni V missi…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:23am -
  • Aung San Suu Kyi's mansion gates to be auctioned
    YANGON - A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, a businessman who now owns them said Saturday.The gates - painted in the yellow and red colours of…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:18am -
  • Bangladesh cuts power to opposition leader's office
    DHAKA - Bangladesh authorities on Saturday cut the power to opposition leader Khaleda Zia's office in an apparent bid to force her to call off a crippling anti-government transport blockade.Local television showed footage of a technician from a stat…
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  • China bank says operations 'normal' as chief reportedly taken away
    BEIJING - China Minsheng Bank said Saturday that its operations were "normal" following reports that its president had been taken away to aid in a corruption investigation.In a statement, a Minsheng spokesperson told the official Xinhua news agency…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 11:12am -
  • Head of Minsheng Bank resigns after reports he faces corruption investigation
    BEIJING - China Minsheng Banking Corp said on Saturday that its president Mao Xiaofeng had resigned for personal reasons, hours after several Chinese media outlets reported he was being investigated by China's anti-corruption watchdog.The reports sa…
    - 8 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 10:47am -
  • Deadly clash in Philippines a setback to peace with Muslim rebels
    KUALA LUMPUR - A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila's chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:28am -
  • Korean Air chief says he scolded daughter over nut rage
    SEOUL - Korean Air Lines Chairman Cho Yang-ho said on Friday he had scolded his daughter for expelling a crew member from a flight over the way she was served nuts in first class.The nut rage incident, as it has become known, has stirred public outr…
    - 10 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 9:16am -
  • Panasonic withdraws from TV production in China
    TOKYO - Panasonic Corp has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong, a company source said on Saturday, the latest in a string of Japanese electronics companies exiting overseas TV markets amid strong pricing…
    - 11 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:57am -
  • Alibaba's Jack Ma meets top China regulator after fakes row
    BEIJING - Alibaba founder Jack Ma has met with the head of a powerful Chinese regulator, days after authorities accused the e-commerce giant of allowing "illegal" actions on its multi-billion-dollar online shopping platform.The meeting Friday betwee…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Jan 15, 7:26am -

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PBS Newshour - Asia & Pacific

  • How civilians caught in the Ukraine conflict are coping
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSUkraine-Russia conflict doesn’t stop at the church door Exploring Ukraine: Past and Present Sanctions only pressure point West has in Ukraine-Russia crisis: JUDY WOODRUFF: The crisis in Ukraine showed…
    - 19 hours ago, 30 Jan 15, 11:45pm -
  • South Africa frees apartheid-era death squad leader ‘Prime Evil’
    Eugene de Kock, right, at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Headquarters in 1997. De Kock was granted parole Friday by South Africa’s government. Photo by George HallettEugene de Kock, a former South African police colonel responsible for th…
    - 21 hours ago, 30 Jan 15, 9:51pm -
  • Britain pays tribute to Winston Churchill 50 years after his state funeral
    The boat that carried Winston Churchill’s body during his funeral in 1965, named the ‘Havengore’, recreated its route from 50 years ago, traveling from the Tower of London to Westminster, where a wreath was cast into the River Thames opposite t…
    - 23 hours ago, 30 Jan 15, 7:46pm -
  • News Wrap: Islamic State prisoner swap deadline passes
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Another deadline came and went today, with still no word on the fate of two hostages held by the Islamic State group. Instead, demands and counterdemands played out at long range across the Middle East.T…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:50pm -
  • Weighing risks and benefits of making a deal with Iran
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIs it time to open the door to better relations with Iran? Iran Nuclear deal extension could embolden agreement critics in Washington and Tehran Will Iran turmoil encourage stability in Saudi Arabia? JUD…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:35pm -
  • At least two killed in gas explosion near Mexico City maternity hospital
    Emergency responders work at the site of an explosion at a maternity hospital in Mexico City Thursday. The explosion rocked the hospital west of Mexico City when a leak from a gas truck ignited, destroying a large part of the building and killing at…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:25pm -
  • Vatican to offer free shave and haircuts for homeless
    Pope Francis waves during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Jan. 11, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini.Starting Feb. 16, the Vatican will offer free shaves and haircuts to the homeless every Monday in St. Pe…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 8:39pm -
  • ‘I am Kenji’ Facebook page rallies around Japanese hostage
    Japanese journalist Kenji Goto works in the field. A Facebook page was constructed calling for the release of Goto, who is held in captivity by Islamic State militants. Photo courtesy of “I am Kenji” Facebook pageA hastily constructed Facebook p…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:24pm -
  • Malaysia deems airplane disappearance an ‘accident’
    Photo by Adrian Pingstone, May 2006Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation officially called the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to the victims’ relatives.…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:17pm -
  • News Wrap: Fighting flares between Hezbollah and Israel
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Fighting flared on the tense Israel-Lebanon border today after Hezbollah rocket fire killed two Israeli soldiers, and the Israelis fired back. A U.N. peacekeeper from Spain was also killed. It was the…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 11:50pm -

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