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A political standoff in the Indian state of Karnataka
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 18:13

SON of a paddy farmer, born in a village in the colonial-era kingdom of Mysore, H.D. Deve Gowda has a good claim to be the most improbable of all Indi...

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern takes stage as hologram
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 17:12

Jacinda Ardern followed in the virtual footsteps of Princess Leia by being beamed in to a tech event. BBC News - Asia

Popular Uyghur Singer’s Whereabouts Unknown, Believed Detained in Xinjiang Re-Education Camp
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 15:33

A Uyghur pop star in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), who had worked to bridge the divide between his ethnic group and th...

Baidu star’s surprising exit casts doubt on company’s ambitions in artificial intelligence
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 13:13

The departure of Baidu’s most senior operational executive threatens to derail the Chinese search giant’s ambition of placing artificial i...

Philippines takes ‘diplomatic action’ after Chinese bombers land at South China Sea island base
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14

The Philippines expressed “serious concerns” over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its ...

North Korea reminds the world why past peace talks have failed
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 11:29

THE sun smiled down on the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas on April 27th, the day Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, met Kim Jong Un, t...

Writer, Rights Activist Held in Shenzhen Amid Fears For Her Young Children
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 11:29

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have detained a writer and free-speech activist amid concerns for the welfare of her young c...

Celebrities urge Indonesia’s president to ban cruel trade in dog meat after blowtorch exposé
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 11:29

International stars of acting, music and sports have urged Indonesia’s president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for ...

Surging numbers of Chinese people going abroad should be welcomed
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 10:17

IN 1979 America’s then president, Jimmy Carter, met Deng Xiaoping in Washington for talks about how to restore normal diplomatic relations between t...

Malaysia’s Najib seeks police protection, visits hometown, claims he’s a scapegoat
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 09:14

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak fears for his safety and has asked for police protection, his spokesman said on Sunday, a day after...

Donald Trump’s plan to ease off ZTE sanctions could cost families of terrorism victims US$150 million
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 04:27

Families of terrorism victims are warning the Trump administration may negotiate away US$ 150 million that a Chinese firm was expected to pay for vio...

‘It is a nightmare’: Parents of Pakistani exchange student killed in Texas prepare for her funeral
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 03:12

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral Sunday in Texas of Sabika Sheikh, the young Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting...

At last, a cause to unite all Malaysia’s ethnic groups
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 00:12

IT IS tempting to interpret the drama of the past week—in which the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and its allies, which had run Malaysi...

Hong Kong’s Chong Hing Bank eyes ‘Greater Bay Area’, as China moves to open up banking and insurance sectors
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 23:18

Chong Hing Bank has set its eyes on China’s “Greater Bay Area” initiative, and will be hoping for looser regulation over Hong Kong b...

Trump’s naive Nobel Prize goal is creating false hope on US-China trade
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 21:09

Donald Trump’s is the White House that can’t shoot straight, policy-wise. But last week highlighted the extent to which key Trump team mem...

A series of reversals forces India’s newest chief minister from office
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 20:14

LITTLE did B.S. Yeddyurappa know when he was sworn in as chief minister of the Indian state of Karnataka on May 17th, but his tenure was destined to b...

Coolpad blasts Xiaomi for drawn out patent dispute amid IPO process
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 19:21

Coolpad Group, the Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone brand which is suing larger rival Xiaomi over alleged patent infringements, said the tech start-u...

How Courtney Barnett turned a troll's words against him
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 18:10

The Aussie singer took an insult and turned it into a blistering song about male aggression. BBC News - Asia

Sichuan spicy hotpot chain Haidilao prepares for Hong Kong IPO
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 17:09

Haidilao International Holding, considered China’s most popular Sichuan-style hotpot restaurant chain, has filed to launch an initial public off...

Cambodian Court Extends Pre-Trial Detention For Former RFA Reporters
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 15:14

A court in Cambodia’s capital on Friday extended the pre-trial detention of two former RFA reporters who have spent more than six months behind bars...

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