Vietnam shuts down ‘land reform’ exhibit

In Hanoi this week, a short-lived exhibition at Vietnam's National History Museum, Land Reform 1946-57,......

Malaysia Airlines flight turns back due to autopilot defect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, has been forced......

Signs that the Thai military is in for the long haul

The Bangkok Post in late August: ACM Prajin said Wednesday the next general election would......

China: Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti faces separatism trial Wednesday

BEIJING (AP) — A lawyer for an outspoken Chinese minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism......

China convicts 4 for Kunming train station terror attack

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a court has sentenced three men to death......

Hong Kong tycoons go Ivy with $350m Harvard ‘gift’

Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung and his brother Gerald have made international headlines......

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About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 4:05PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Coast guard officials say about 100 people have been rescued and two bodies recovered from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines....

US to restart limited adoption program in Vietnam

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 3:55PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States says Vietnam will soon allow Americans to adopt certain Vietnamese children, six years after a ban was imposed amid allegations of widespread baby-selling and babies offered without parents' consent....

Chinese teenager kidnapped in southern Philippines

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:59PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say a Chinese teenager who managed a family-run store has been kidnapped by four gunmen from the shop in a southern province where al-Qaida-linked militants kidnapped an Australian three years ago. ...

Explosions kill 4, wound 6 in southern Thailand

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 7:36PM UTC

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say two explosions have killed four people and wounded six others at a municipal office in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south....

‘Papal fever’ hits Philippines ahead of January visit

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 6:22PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In Asia's bastion of Roman Catholic faith, images of Pope Francis are getting the K-pop treatment. ...

Japan closer to return to nuclear power after reactor clears safety hurdle

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 4:36PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear power plant in southern Japan has won regulators' approval for meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first reactor to restart under the tighter rules. ...

Signs that the Thai military is in for the long haul

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:15AM UTC View Comments

The Bangkok Post in late August: ACM Prajin said Wednesday the next general election would occur in early 2016. Wassana in the Bangkok Post last week entitled “Prayuth’s tactical transfers pave way for long tenure”. Key excerpts: With a hint delivered during his weekly address last Friday, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and...

Top 5 reasons why students should find law alluring

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:19PM UTC View Comments

The study of law is shrouded in countless, often diametrically opposing, myths. Some perceive lawyers to be dry, ethically dubious individuals; others are convinced that entering the profession facilitates transformation into Reese Witherspoon. From Atticus Finch and a generation of film stars gasping that they “have to call their lawyer” to the erroneous belief that...

Hong Kong tycoons go Ivy with $350m Harvard ‘gift’

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:57AM UTC View Comments

Hong Kong property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung and his brother Gerald have made international headlines with their record-breaking US$350 million donation to Harvard University’s School of Public Health....

Amnesty reports human rights abuses, repression in Thailand

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 3:01PM UTC View Comments

Human rights group Amnesty International has marked 100 days of martial law in Thailand with the release of a report evidencing cases of of alleged torture and ill-treatment, enforced disappearances as well as a host of extensive human rights violations....

Activists hopeful on Thailand’s detention of migrant children

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 1:30PM UTC View Comments

Human Rights Watch (HRW) may have released a pointed critique of Thailand’s child migrant detention practices last week, but the author of that report has since followed up with far more diplomatic statements about how the Southeast Asian nation’s government can move forward on the issue. ...

100 days of Narendra Modi: Has India’s gamble paid off?

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 4:01PM UTC View Comments

There have generally been two views about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 days in office. There is a third category that weighs any government’s performance only by the way the stock market is headed. ...