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  • newAsians breathe 9 times more pollution than people in Europe, US

    Asians breathe 9 times more pollution than people in Europe, US

    DRIVERS in Asia’s urban centres are exposed to up to nine times more air pollution than their counterparts in Europe or the United States, a new study has found.The post Asians breathe 9 times more pollution than people in Europe, US appeared firs…
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Jul 18, 1:58am -
  • newTrade war with China to make Make America Great Again caps more expensive

    Trade war with China to make Make America Great Again caps more expensive

    HATS bearing US President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) will potentially double in price due rising tariffs imposed by Washington amid a trade war with Beijing.The post Trade war with China to make Make…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 11:00pm -
  • newChinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities

    Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities

    IT has been widely reported that software and web applications made in China are often built with a “backdoor” feature, allowing the manufacturer or the government to monitor and collect data from the user's device.The post Chinese mobile phone…
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:00pm -
  • newCelebrations globally as France wins World Cup

    Celebrations globally as France wins World Cup

    RUSSIA 2018 is officially over, with France defeating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday to become the winners of the World Cup for the second time.The post Celebrations globally as France wins World Cup appeared first on Asian Correspondent.
    - 7 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:00pm -
  • new‘Just a PR stunt’: British cave rescuer slams Elon Musk’s submarine

    ‘Just a PR stunt’: British cave rescuer slams Elon Musk’s submarine

    ONE of the divers involved in saving 12 junior soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand has offered scathing criticism of billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s attempt to help by designing a submarine, describing…
    - 8 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 9:00pm -
  • newWhy Chinese tourists are cancelling Phuket bookings en masse

    Why Chinese tourists are cancelling Phuket bookings en masse

    THE death of 47 people in a tragic boat accident in southern Thailand's resort island of Phuket earlier this month has led to a widescale cancellation of accomodationl bookings.The post Why Chinese tourists are cancelling Phuket bookings en masse ap…
    - 8 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 8:30pm -
  • newSingapore still on top of the world passport rankings

    Singapore still on top of the world passport rankings

    IF you’ve got a Singaporean passport, you can easily travel to the most countries in the world.The post Singapore still on top of the world passport rankings appeared first on Asian Correspondent.
    - 14 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • India rejects claim it is the most dangerous country on earth for women

    India rejects claim it is the most dangerous country on earth for women

    INDIA was recently named the world’s unsafest country for women, but the country’s tourism ministry is taking steps to reassure travelers.The post India rejects claim it is the most dangerous country on earth for women appeared first on Asian C…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 4:23am -
  • Hong Kong no longer the most expensive city in Asia for expats

    Hong Kong no longer the most expensive city in Asia for expats

    TOKYO has dethroned Hong Kong as the most expensive city in Asia for overseas workers, according to a survey released last month.The post Hong Kong no longer the most expensive city in Asia for expats appeared first on Asian Correspondent.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 1:55am -
  • Extractive industries threaten a million square kilometres of tropical forests

    Extractive industries threaten a million square kilometres of tropical forests

    ACCORDING to a recent report, mining companies currently have claims on 11 percent of all intact rainforests left in the world, meaning 590,000 square kilometres of pristine tropical forest ecosystems are at risk. That’s an area larger than France.…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 9:30pm -

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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IBT: Asia Pacific

  • 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 27 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…
    - 35 days ago, 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…
    - 39 days ago, 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,…
    - 53 days ago, 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…
    - 53 days ago, 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…
    - 59 days ago, 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.
    - 80 days ago, 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…
    - 80 days ago, 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…
    - 82 days ago, 25 Apr 18, 5:17am -

L.A. Times: Asia

  • Larry Thomas was a political practitioner who knew how to work in the heat and keep cool

    Larry Thomas was a political practitioner who knew how to work in the heat and keep cool

    Politics today is uncivil. But it’s too simple to say it used to be less vicious, rosy nostalgia aside. It has always been bloody. Think back to 1994. President Clinton was clobbered across America by Republicans who recaptured both houses of Congr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Clippers will keep Milos Teodosic despite crowded backcourt

    Clippers will keep Milos Teodosic despite crowded backcourt

    The Clippers are expected to keep guard Milos Teodosic despite their crowded backcourt, according to an NBA official not authorized to speak publicly. Teodosic exercised a $6.3-million option last month. Had the Clippers waived him before Sunday, onl…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Fire near Yosemite explodes as officials mourn firefighter killed on front lines

    Fire near Yosemite explodes as officials mourn firefighter killed on front lines

    A forest fire burning near Yosemite National Park exploded overnight to 4,300 acres, forcing the closure of Highway 140 into the park and prompting evacuations of nearby communities, officials said. The fire was only 2% contained Sunday, a day after…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Stolen firetruck stopped after wild chase in Northern California

    Stolen firetruck stopped after wild chase in Northern California

    Police chased a stolen firetruck across four Northern California counties during a wild high-speed pursuit that lasted nearly two hours and ended with two suspects under arrest. Officials say the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District truck, worth abo…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Dodgers' Muncy says he'll practice restraint at home run derby

    Dodgers' Muncy says he'll practice restraint at home run derby

    Max Muncy is known for his patience as well as his power. In addition to his team-leading 22 homers, the Dodgers infielder has a team-high .409 on-base percentage and 52 walks, which will make his approach during Monday night’s home run derby in Wa…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    Dixon wins IndyCar race at Toronto for 3rd time

    It was shaping up to be defending champion Josef Newgarden's day until he hit a wall and opened the way for Scott Dixon. Newgarden, the two-time winner who started from the pole position, had a third Toronto IndyCar title in his sights. Then on Turn…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • MLB: Meadows sent to the minors

    MLB: Meadows sent to the minors

    Outfielder Austin Meadows was demoted Sunday by the Pittsburgh Pirates to triple-A Indianapolis. Meadows, 23, was the team’s first-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hit .298 in 48 games but lost playing time to Corey Dickerson and Gregory Polanco. E…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Golf roundup: Kim wins in record-breaking fashion

    Golf roundup: Kim wins in record-breaking fashion

    Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Kim’s prizes? A little over a million bucks, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open. Kim shot…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Dodgers win series by beating Angels 5-3

    Dodgers win series by beating Angels 5-3

    The Dodgers’ record at the All-Star break isn’t nearly as impressive as it was last season, and their lead in the National League West is razor thin, half a game over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Still, Kenley Jansen can’t complain about the view.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Angels unhappy about unfavorable outcomes

    Angels unhappy about unfavorable outcomes

    The Angels not only lost a game Sunday, but they also lost twice in the second inning of that game. And manager Mike Scioscia wasn’t pleased afterward. “I’ll tell you what it was, it was a missed call on the field and it was a missed call in Ne…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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 -

The Economist: Asia

State.gov: South & Central Asia

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