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  • newBurma jails ex-columnist who criticised Aung San Suu Kyi on Facebook

    Burma jails ex-columnist who criticised Aung San Suu Kyi on Facebook

    A BURMESE (Myanmar) court on Tuesday sentenced a former newspaper columnist to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine for violating the country's sedition law for criticising State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Facebook.The post Burma j…
    - 25 mins ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:24pm -
  • newWhat does the future hold for the special Australia-Indonesia relationship
    IN his first trip overseas, new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison chose to visit Indonesia, where he met with President Joko Widodo and declared the two countries will be “strong partners in a changing world.”The post What does the future…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:00pm -
  • newMalaysia is turning to blockchain to boost its three largest industries

    Malaysia is turning to blockchain to boost its three largest industries

    MALAYSIA is looking to use blockchain in three of the country’s largest industries: Renewable energy, palm oil industry, and Islamic finance.The post Malaysia is turning to blockchain to boost its three largest industries appeared first on Asian C…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 8:55pm -
  • newEx-Malaysian PM Najib rearrested over $681mil Saudi ‘donation’

    Ex-Malaysian PM Najib rearrested over $681mil Saudi ‘donation’

    FORMER Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been re-arrested on Wednesday evening and is expected to face fresh graft charges on Thursday over the controversial RM2.6 billion (US$650 million) "donation" which he claimed came from a Saudi Arabian…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:26am -
  • newNew Zealand was the first country to grant women suffrage – Here’s why

    New Zealand was the first country to grant women suffrage – Here’s why

    125 YEARS ago today Aotearoa New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant all women the right to vote.The event was part of an ongoing international movement for women to exit from an inferior position in society and to enjoy equal rig…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 4:30am -
  • newAustralia needs to pick a side in the China-US trade war

    Australia needs to pick a side in the China-US trade war

    AS Donald Trump escalates his trade war with China, slapping a 10 percent tariff on roughly $US200 billion of imports that will climb to 25 percent if China retaliates, he appears to found something of a soul mate in Scott Morrison.The post Austral…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 2:00am -
  • newThailand worsened under Junta rule, says ex-premier Thaksin

    Thailand worsened under Junta rule, says ex-premier Thaksin

    THAILAND'S ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday said the country is worse off under the ruling junta which has targeted his family over the past twelve years.The post Thailand worsened under Junta rule, says ex-premier Thaksin appeare…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:48am -
  • newJokowi, Prabowo to battle for Indonesia’s 187.1mil voters

    Jokowi, Prabowo to battle for Indonesia’s 187.1mil voters

    INDONESIA'S presidential race is expected to kick off this Sunday with both President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and former general Prabowo Subianto fighting for the ballots of 187.1 million eligible voters ahead of polling day next April.The post Jokowi,…
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:46am -
  • Deadly storm: a look at super typhoon Mangkhut’s path of destruction

    Deadly storm: a look at super typhoon Mangkhut’s path of destruction

    SUPER TYPHOON Mangkhut, which pummelled across the northern Philippines before hitting Hong Kong and Shenzen, China over the weekend left massive devastation in its wake, with authorities scrambling to rescue stranded survivors in some affected parts…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 11:30pm -
  • What’s on the cards for the third inter-Korean summit?

    What’s on the cards for the third inter-Korean summit?

    FOR the third time in less than a year, the leaders of North and South Korea greeted each other with outstretched hands and a reconciliatory mindset.The post What’s on the cards for the third inter-Korean summit? appeared first on Asian Correspond…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:00pm -

BBC: Asia

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Global Post: Asia Pacific

HRW: Asia

  • Macron Preserves China Contracts, Ignoring the Persecuted

    Macron Preserves China Contracts, Ignoring the Persecuted

    Expand French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during a press conference in Beijing, China, January 9, 2018.  ©…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • France Should Confront China on Rights

    France Should Confront China on Rights

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will arrive in China tomorrow for what will be his last official visit in this country. But he can make it much more than that: it’s an opportunity to publicly express his concern about the serious attack o…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • China: Secretive Detention System Mars Anti-Corruption Campaign

    China: Secretive Detention System Mars Anti-Corruption Campaign

    (Hong Kong) – The Chinese government should immediately abolish a secretive detention system used to coerce confessions from corruption suspects. The Communist Party-run system, known as shuanggui, has no basis under Chinese law but is a key compon…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Expand Asylum seekers behind a metal fence in the ‘Hangar 1’ detention center, in Röszke, Hungary. September 9, 2015. © 2015 Zalmaï for Human Rights Watc…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Asia’s ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Republic?

    Asia’s ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Republic?

    Expand The Philippine Daily Inquirer records 265 deaths of suspected criminals and drug users between June 30, the day Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, and July 18.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Afghanistan: Hazardous Work for Children Widespread

    Afghanistan: Hazardous Work for Children Widespread

    (New York) – The Afghan government is failing to protect tens of thousands of children, some as young as 5, from hazardous conditions in the workplace, in violation of Afghanistan’s labor laws. Expa…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • North Korea's Caste System

    North Korea's Caste System

    When Choi Seung Chol was born in North Korea in 1990, his parents believed that they already knew how his life would unfold. The government would feed him and provide him with free housing, education, and health care. In exchange, the authorities wou…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Thailand: Junta Bans Referendum Monitoring

    Thailand: Junta Bans Referendum Monitoring

    Update 06/23/16: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha on June 20, 2016, raised concerns about stepped-up government repression ahead of Thailand’s constitutional ref…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • India and US should not miss this chance to set a global example
    They have met over a cup of tea, strolled at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and declared Indo-US ties to be stronger than ever before. But when President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on June 7, the messaging should now be…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals

    India: Stop Treating Critics As Criminals

    (New Delhi) – The Indian authorities routinely use vaguely worded, overly broad laws as political tools to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The government should repeal or amend laws that are used…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Asia

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  • President Duterte Of Catholic Philippines Calls God A ‘Son Of A Bitch’
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has come under fire in Asia’s largest Catholic nation by describing God on Friday as "stupid"  and "son of a bitch" in a televised speech.Duterte was cogitating on the Biblical story of God’s creation of Ad…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Jun 18, 1:14pm -
  • Cell Phone Explosion, Fire Kills CEO Inside Home In Malaysia
    A cell phone explosion last week in Malaysia was responsible for the death of a CEO of a venture capital firm, according to a statement released by his company on Friday.Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan, 45, was killed inside his home in the t…
    - 93 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 10:25am -
  • Guess What's The One Thing Kim Jong Un Won’t Leave Home Without?
    Passport. Check. Toothbrush. Check. Bulletproof Limousine. Check. Portable toilet…?Security obsessed North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has packed a personal restroom for his trip to Singapore to meet U.S President Donald Trump.Whether Kim is flus…
    - 11 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Australian 'Poop Jogger' Resigns From Job After Being Caught
    A notorious menace in one of Australia’s biggest cities was named and shamed to the point that he left his job. Brisbane’s “poop jogger” was identified as 64-year-old Andrew Douglas Macintosh, a corporate manager in the area who was caught r…
    - 7 Jun 18, 10:13am -
  • Did U.S Threats That Kim Jong Un Faced Same Gruesome Fate As Gaddafi Wreck Singapore Summit?
    The war-of-words that spiraled into the collapse of the eagerly-anticipated summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12,  began with a statement by the new national-security adviser, John Bolton,…
    - 24 May 18, 1:39pm -
  • Donald Trump Will Not Meet With Kim Jong Un In June After All
    The highly anticipated and historically significant summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is no more. Trump canceled the meeting, which would have been the first between American and North Korean heads of state, in…
    - 24 May 18, 11:12am -
  • 'Poop Jogger' Photo Surfaces After Neighbor Uses Night Vision Camera To Catch Suspect
    Residents in Brisbane, Australia, used night vision technology to photograph a man who they believe has been defecating on private property near their apartment complex. A man known as the "poop jogger" has allegedly been leaving feces on a pathw…
    - 18 May 18, 12:18pm -
  • Knife-Wielding Man Attacks School Children In China
    Seven children are dead and a dozen more are injured after a deadly knife attack in China, according to the New York Times. The attack took place in the Shaanxi province southwest of Beijing.
    - 27 Apr 18, 4:01pm -
  • Nearly 70 Years Later, The Korean War Will Finally End
    Nearly seven decades after open hostilities began on the Korean Peninsula, the war that sharply divided one country into two is finally ending. The leaders of North and South Korea on Friday came together in the border village of Panmunjom to pledg…
    - 27 Apr 18, 10:35am -
  • Indian Self-Styled Godman Gets Life Imprisonment For Raping 16-Year-Old
    An Indian High Court on Wednesday found self-styled godman and spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a 16-year-old devotee in 2013 and sentenced him to life in prison. The verdict against 77-year-old Asumal Sirumalani — also known as Asara…
    - 25 Apr 18, 5:17am -

L.A. Times: Asia

PBS: Asia-Pacific

  • Airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan
    A fire is seen after an apparent US airstrike hit a hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Oct. 03, 2015. Photo by MSF/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesAn apparent U.S. airstrike wreaked havoc in the embattled Afghan city o…
    - 3 Oct 15, 5:18pm -
  • Wildfires in Russia scorch world’s largest freshwater lake
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioSTEPHEN FEE: On the shores of Lake Baikal, in Russian Siberia, unusually warm temperatures and dry conditions made for dangerous wildfire conditions this summer.At least 1,500 square miles of forest burned until the…
    - 3 Oct 15, 5:13pm -
  • Aid group calls for investigation after hospital hit by apparent U.S. airstrike
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: The seizure of Kunduz, Afghanistan’s sixth largest city, was the Taliban’s biggest tactical victory since 2001.And fighting with government troops has escalated ther…
    - 3 Oct 15, 3:40pm -
  • News Wrap: Hurricane Joaquin batters the Bahamas
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: In other news, the economy turned in a subpar showing for September. The Labor Department reported today that employers added 142,000 jobs, less than expected, as oil drillers and others cut back on hir…
    - 2 Oct 15, 6:45pm -
  • Free Syrian Army fighters say Russia is punishing Assad opponents
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Russia again launched airstrikes in Syria today in a bid to bolster the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But, in Washington, President Obama said the U.S. will not cooperate with the Russian campai…
    - 2 Oct 15, 6:35pm -
  • How long can Germany stay welcoming to refugees?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Refugees from across the Middle East continue to flee civil wars and the threat of ISIS. Germany, among the European nations, has been welcoming them. But in this report from Munich, currently in the m…
    - 2 Oct 15, 6:30pm -
  • Photos: Children are most vulnerable in the refugee crisis
    Migrants stand in a field as they wait for buses to take them to shelters after they crossed the border from Serbia, near Tovarnik, Croatia, on Sept. 24, 2015. Photo by Marko Djurica/ReutersAs countries bordering Syria reach capacity, more and more…
    - 2 Oct 15, 5:07pm -
  • I was a refugee. I’m haunted by today’s images of child refugees
    Rusul Alrubail, left, with her sister and cousin in Baghdad around 1990. Alrubail and her family were forced to flee Iraq when she was in the first grade. Photo courtesy of Rusul AlrubailI was born in Baghdad. My family was well off and we lived in…
    - 2 Oct 15, 4:36pm -
  • Quiz: Taliban takeover to lunar eclipse, test your world news know-how
    The week started with an unusual celestial event and ended with airstrikes in Syria. In between were speeches from world leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Take our five-minute quiz on these international events and more.Fol…
    - 2 Oct 15, 10:51am -
  • WATCH LIVE: 2015 U.N. General Assembly speeches
    Watch heads of state speak at the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly starting at 9 a.m. EDT each day this week. We’ll update this post with highlights.More than 150 world leaders are gathering at U.N. headquarters in New York this week wit…
    - 2 Oct 15, 9:00am -

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