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  • new‘Malaysia’s #MeToo moment’ sparked by report on sexual harassment of journalists

    ‘Malaysia’s #MeToo moment’ sparked by report on sexual harassment of journalists

    A PIECE which described “sexual harassment culture in Southeast Asia” has sparked debate in Malaysia this week, with journalists, parliamentarians and industry groups calling for legal and cultural change on the issue.The post ‘Malaysia’s #M…
    - 2 mins ago, 19 Jan 18, 2:57am -
  • newRights activists, religious freedom ‘under attack’ in Malaysia

    Rights activists, religious freedom ‘under attack’ in Malaysia

    WITH elections due in August this year, a human rights group says the Malaysian government continued to shift toward a more conservative Islam while cracking down on critics in 2017, despite promoting itself as an administration that upholds moderati…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:29am -
  • newWhat Bangkok’s crackdown tells us about the multiple roles of street vendors everywhere

    What Bangkok’s crackdown tells us about the multiple roles of street vendors everywhere

    EARLY last year, international media began reporting that Bangkok’s famous street vendors were to become a thing of the past, following a statement by an adviser to the governor that such sellers throughout the city would be removed within four mon…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:10am -
  • newPhilippine dictator Duterte turns on the media that helped elect him

    Philippine dictator Duterte turns on the media that helped elect him

    JOURNALISM in the Philippines has long been a dangerous trade, one that carries a very real risk of murder with little likelihood of accountability. Yet it is vitally important that Filipinos have a robust critical press to question a government up…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • newA quarter of students in rural India can’t read their own language

    A quarter of students in rural India can’t read their own language

    INDIA’s massive population is often seen as an economic asset, especially as more than 40 percent of the population is under the age of 24.The post A quarter of students in rural India can’t read their own language appeared first on Asian Corres…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 7:30pm -
  • ‘Crop Apartheid’: Malaysia lashes out after EU votes to ban palm oil biofuels

    ‘Crop Apartheid’: Malaysia lashes out after EU votes to ban palm oil biofuels

    MALAYSIA'S government has lashed out at the EU Parliament on Thursday following a vote to ban palm oil biofuels from its renewable energy strategy.The post ‘Crop Apartheid’: Malaysia lashes out after EU votes to ban palm oil biofuels appeared fi…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:30am -
  • The 7 most expensive cities to live in Asia

    The 7 most expensive cities to live in Asia

    MANY of the most expensive cities to live in Asia are in East Asia, according to price aggregation website Numbeo’s Cost of Living Index 2018.The post The 7 most expensive cities to live in Asia appeared first on Asian Correspondent.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jan 18, 12:21am -
  • Slum tourism: Driver for development or poverty porn?
    FOR many people the concept of slum tourism is an insulting and jarring juxtaposition. For others, it's a tool for awareness that empowers the local community. It’s undoubtedly a sticky issue that continues to fuel debate. So can it ever be an ethi…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 11:46pm -
  • Duterte warns of imminent terror attack in Philippines

    Duterte warns of imminent terror attack in Philippines

    PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a warning about an imminent terror threat in the country, saying airports, ports and other public places could be targeted.The post Duterte warns of imminent terror attack in Philippines appeared first…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 11:00pm -
  • South Korea home to world’s busiest airline route

    South Korea home to world’s busiest airline route

    NEW YORK to Los Angeles? London to Paris? No, the most traveled flight path in the world last year was between two popular destinations in South Korea: that is, between tiny, sunny Jeju island and Korea’s trendy capital, Seoul.The post South Kor…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Jan 18, 8:00pm -

BBC: Asia

Breaking News: Asia

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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  • newKings aren't a hit in loss to Penguins and extend skid to five games

    Kings aren't a hit in loss to Penguins and extend skid to five games

    This was not the ripple effect the Kings sought. It was one fell swoop, er, one illegal hit against the one team they couldn’t put on the power play that doomed them Thursday. Dustin Brown’s hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz re…
    - 49 mins ago, 19 Jan 18, 2:10am -
  • newGolf: Jerry Kelly shares lead at Champions opener

    Golf: Jerry Kelly shares lead at Champions opener

    Fresh off a solid performance on Oahu, Jerry Kelly shot an eight-under 64 on the Big Island to share the first-round lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions. The 51-year-old Kelly, who tied for 14th a…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:35am -
  • newBubble trouble for UCLA after defeat at Oregon State?

    Bubble trouble for UCLA after defeat at Oregon State?

    Steve Alford reflected his team’s fortunes with his every move in the final minutes. Thomas Welsh missed a jump shot that could have tied the score for UCLA and Alford loosened the knot on his tie as he crouched along the sideline. Jaylen Hands bad…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:30am -
  • newViral video shows private security guard shooting pair of would-be robbers at Gardena 7-Eleven

    Viral video shows private security guard shooting pair of would-be robbers at Gardena 7-Eleven

    A dramatic surveillance video that shows a private security guard shooting two teenagers who tried to rob a 7-Eleven in Gardena went viral this week. The footage, captured on a Saturday night late last month, shows two 16-year-old males in hoodies en…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:30am -
  • newUnrest at state psychiatric hospital after crackdown on electronics: Patients were viewing child porn

    Unrest at state psychiatric hospital after crackdown on electronics: Patients were viewing child porn

    A crackdown on electronics at a state psychiatric hospital that houses people with histories of sexual violence has triggered “disruptive behavior” at the facility, with patients breaking windows, clogging toilets and throwing food, officials sai…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:00am -
  • newFor the Record

    For the Record

    Movie release dates: In the Jan. 14 Calendar section, the comedy “Game Night” and the biographical drama “Young Karl Marx” were listed as having March 23 release dates. Both films are to open Feb. 23. Movie listings: In the Jan. 14 Calendar s…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:50am -
  • newElina Svitolina ends 15-year-old Kostyuk's run in Australian Open

    Elina Svitolina ends 15-year-old Kostyuk's run in Australian Open

    Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of encouragement. With the temperature hitting 104 degrees Fahrenheit for the second straight day, fourth-see…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:35am -
  • newNBA: James Harden returns and helps Rockets get past Timberwolves

    NBA: James Harden returns and helps Rockets get past Timberwolves

    Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. James Harden returned to the Rockets' lineup after missing seven games with a left hamstring strain and finished with 10 point…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:05am -
  • newEdison girls’ soccer battles back to earn draw at Huntington Beach

    Edison girls’ soccer battles back to earn draw at Huntington Beach

    Scoreboard watching during the game was an impossibility, but it was natural for both the Edison and Huntington Beach high school girls’ soccer teams to feel a bit of regret after the final whistle Thursday night. The Chargers and Oilers played to…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • newCollege basketball: St. Mary's wins 13th straight game

    College basketball: St. Mary's wins 13th straight game

    Jock Landale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and St. Mary’s beat No. 13 Gonzaga 74-71 on Thursday to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference. Rui Hachimura came off the bench to score 23 points for Gonzaga (16-4, 6-1 WCC), w…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:55pm -

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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