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India’s Prime Minister Modi inaugurates world’s second biggest dam – on his own birthday
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of ...

White House Seeks to Avoid Quitting Paris Deal, Climate Officials Say
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:10

Trump administration officials said the U.S. wouldn’t pull out of the Paris Agreement, offering to re-engage in the international deal to fight clim...

Top Myanmar general defends military’s ‘clearance operations’ as 400,000 Rohingya flee bloodshed
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:13

Myanmar’s army chief has urged the country to unite over the “issue” of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the cou...

U.K. Subway Bomb Hurts 29; Islamic State Claims Responsibility
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:12

A homemade bomb exploded on a London subway train, injuring 29 people in what U.K. police were treating as terrorism. Witnesses described a burst of f...

What’s drawing Chinese internet giants to Indian, Southeast Asian tech scenes?
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:08

China’s internet giants are ramping up investment in India and Southeast Asia, highlighting the potential for growth in the regions’ vibra...

E-commerce to bike shares: How Chinese firms went from copycat to copy that
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:13

Ian Chua took his first step to establishing a multimillion dollar business by watching a YouTube video. Back in 2012, Chua was browsing the web when ...

Cassini Signs Off After 13 Years of Running Rings Around Saturn
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 06:08

NASA’s aging Cassini spacecraft plunged like a falling torch into the atmosphere of Saturn early Friday morning, ending in a blaze of burning plasti...

Will democracy in the Philippines go the way of Thailand?
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:11

WHEN Filipinos attempt to explain the political success of their tough-guy president, Rodrigo Duterte, they tend to point to local precursors. Joseph ...

Terrorist Group Vows to Defend Rohingya
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 04:10

Home | Cartoons Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and destruction in Myanmar. 2017-09-15 Tweet Print Share Co...

After nearly two years, China’s cash exodus could be coming to an end
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 03:12

China has been haemorrhaging funds for nearly two years but it could be coming to an end, according to a widely watched indicator released by the cent...

Film Producer Settles Claims in 1MDB-Related Case
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:14

Red Granite Pictures Inc., which produced “The Wolf of Wall Street” and other films, settled claims on future income from movie rights and other a...

Cambodian Environmental NGO Disbands, Citing Threats
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:13

The Cambodia-based environmental group Mother Nature was formally shut down on Friday at the request of its director, Buddhist monk Prum Thomacheat, w...

Australians rally over same-sex marriage debate
  • Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:11

STUDENTS in Sydney have clashed over the issue of same-sex marriage, as Australia holds a nationwide postal vote regarding its legalisation. On Thursd...

China, Targeting South Korea, Shows How It Could Punish North
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:18

Beijing can’t seem to decide where the real threat on the Korean Peninsula resides, as it leverages all the elements of the party-state to punish So...

North Korea Is a 'Global Problem,' U.S. Says, Calls for More Help
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:13

U.S. hasn’t run out of options for deterring North Korea from continuing to launch missiles, White House aides said, but Kim Jong Un shows few signs...

Koala survives 16km ride on car axle in Adelaide, Australia
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:10

The female is released into the wild after recovering from the traumatising journey. BBC News - Asia

As sea turtles turn into seaweed, Chinese graduates look beyond the career ladder to find value in studying abroad
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:08

Lucy Liu returned to her hometown of Beijing in July hoping to settle down there after finishing her postgraduate studies in documentary production in...

China’s missile forces get a new tech-focused commander
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:11

China has a new commander of its powerful strategic and tactical missile forces, according to state media reports. Lieutenant General Zhou Yaning, 59,...

Why has China declared war on bitcoin and digital currencies?
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:10

China’s government is starting an all-out war against bitcoin and other digital currencies by banning fundraising through initial coin offerings...

George Harrison's sitar to be auctioned
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:10

The instrument was used by Harrison during the recording of the Beatles song Norwegian Wood. BBC News - Asia

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