Mass graves discovered in abandoned human trafficker camps on Malaysia ... - Irish Independent
Irish Independent Mass graves discovered in abandoned human trafficker camps on Malaysia ... Irish Independent More than 3,600 people - about half of them from Bangladesh and the others minority Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar - have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand since May 10, and thousands more are believed to be trapped at sea, some in ... and more »

Budgets, Diplomacy and Australia’s Foreign Aid
Australian diplomacy is going through an “unsettled period.”

Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering - The Diplomat
The Diplomat Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering The Diplomat Efforts were also being hampered by corruption , a lack of transparency and the types of governments the MRC is supposed to serve: one-party communist states in Vietnam and Laos, military juntas in Thailand and Myanmar, and a feudalistic democracy of ... and more »

Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering
The need for a coherent region-wide strategy for the Mekong has never been greater.

Japan breaks French Open record - The Japan Times
The Japan Times Japan breaks French Open record The Japan Times PARIS – Japan smashed a record which had stood for almost half a century at the French Open on Sunday by seeing five men make the first-round draw. Not since 1967 has Japan enjoyed such relative riches in Paris with world No. 5 Kei Nishikori leading ... Nishikori fit, filled with confidence The Japan News all 12 news articles »

Former ambassador to Iran, Indonesia Greg Moriarty named National Counter ... - Herald Sun
Herald Sun Former ambassador to Iran, Indonesia Greg Moriarty named National Counter ... Herald Sun Prime Minister Tony Abbott will today announce that the former ambassador to Iran and Indonesia will take on the new role of National Counter-Terrorism Co-ordinator within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. In February, Mr Abbott revealed ... and more »

Taiwan mulls banning estrogen in cosmetics - Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taiwan mulls banning estrogen in cosmetics Focus Taiwan News Channel Taipei, May 24 (CNA) Taiwan is studying whether to follow the European Union's footsteps in banning estrogen in cosmetics that may cause endocrine disorders or cancer and pollute the environment, an official said Sunday. Chu Yu-ju, a section chief of ...

Fallen Vietnam soldiers' remains to be brought home - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald Fallen Vietnam soldiers' remains to be brought home Sydney Morning Herald The remains of 25 Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1966 will be exhumed and returned to Australia should their families choose, under an offer to be made on Monday by the federal government. More than 50 years in the ... Last 25 Vietnam vets to come home for burial The Australian all 3 news articles »

170 Kids on Their Own Among Migrants to Arrive in Indonesia - ABC News
ABC Online 170 Kids on Their Own Among Migrants to Arrive in Indonesia ABC News Theirs was the first boat to wash ashore in Indonesia two weeks ago, followed by a number of other wooden trawlers crammed with hungry, dehydrated people. Many were abandoned at sea by their captains following a regional crackdown on human ... South-East Asia migrant crisis: Julie Bishop told by Indonesia most of 7000 ... ABC Online Migrant crisis: Indonesia begins search and rescue BBC News Indonesia begins ...

Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims - Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims Los Angeles Times He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a ... and more »

Women Activists for Peace Cross Korean DMZ
PAJU, SOUTH KOREA - Crossing the Korean peninsula's demilitarized zone is normally strictly forbidden for all travelers. However, the governments of North and South Korea gave an international ...

Malaysia summons Philippine official over claim on Sabah - Channel News Asia
Channel News Asia Malaysia summons Philippine official over claim on Sabah Channel News Asia PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Sunday it had summoned the Philippine Charge d'Affaires Medardo G Macaraig on May 19 over the remarks made by President Benigno S Aquino. The Philippine President had remarked on ... Malaysia repeats stand of no claim over Sabah The Star Online Malaysia will not recognise any claims on Sabah New Straits Times Online Sabah is ...

Andaaz clocks 12 years Priyanka Lara nostalgic
"Andaaz" has completed 12 years of its release and the movie's actresses Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta are nostalgic. The Raj Kanwar directorial hit the screens on May 23, 2003. "Raj, Jia and ...

B-Town backs Irelands same-sex marriage approval
As the Irish government has approved the same-sex marriage with 1.2 million people of Ireland voting in its favour, B-Town celebrities including Hrithik Roshan have also supported the decision. On ...

IS kills 400 Syrians in Unesco-listed city
Islamic State (IS) militants have killed about 400 people since they stormed the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria last Wednesday, media reported on Sunday. Most of those killed in the ...

Pakistan to host regional meeting on Afghanistan
Pakistan will host a meeting of senior officials on Monday ahead of the "Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process" ministerial conference to be held in Islamabad later this year. The "Heart of Asia-Istanbul ...

BOCHK's possible Asean push may be linked to 'One Belt, One Road' initiative - South China Morning Post (subscription)
South China Morning Post (subscription) BOCHK's possible Asean push may be linked to 'One Belt, One Road' initiative South China Morning Post (subscription) In a stock exchange filing, BOCHK said the two banks had been reviewing their strategies and that a transfer of the banking businesses and assets owned by BOC in some members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( Asean ) would strengthen both ... BOC improves layout to support Belt and Road Xinhua all 5 news art...

Pervert's Next Home, Thailand; Irish Back Same Sex Marriage; Swedes Win ... - Phuketwan
Phuketwan Pervert's Next Home, Thailand ; Irish Back Same Sex Marriage; Swedes Win ... Phuketwan nationmultimedia.com Airlines are alarmed by the Transport Ministry's move to consider limiting incoming flights by ending Thailand's long-standing ''open sky'' policy, warning the move could badly damage Thailand's image. Thailand has used the open ... and more »

VIDEO: Female activists cross Koreas' DMZ
A group of female activists have made a rare crossing through one of the world's most militarised borders to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.

Will China keep its promises to Latin America? - Atlanta Journal Constitution
CCTV Will China keep its promises to Latin America? Atlanta Journal Constitution It's been about four months since Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a $250 billion investment in Latin America over the next 10 years. Now his prime minister is in the region getting into the specifics. (Video via CCTV). The plan is being called ... Li calls for closer China -LatAm cooperation at spiritual level CCTV The Chinese chequebook The Economist Li calls for closer China -LatAm cultural cooperati...

Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open - Oneindia
Oneindia Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open Oneindia Jakarta, May 24: World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and faces a likely clash against compatriot P.V. Sindhu in only the second round of the women's singles at the $800,000 Indonesia Open Superseries Premier to be held here from ... Badminton: Saina vs Sindhu in the offing at Indonesia Open Firstpost all 9 news articles »

Attack On Macedonian Journalist Condemned
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has joined media organizations in condemning an attack on a Macedonian journalist who has been critical of the government. Sase ...

Sweden Edges Russia To Win Eurovision Song Contest
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, narrowly beating Russia and Italy in the international talent show. Zelmerlow, a 28-year-old singer and TV ...

Pakistan team is missing Ajmal says Waqar Younis
Pakistan's coach Waqar Younis believes that the team is missing off-spinner Saeed Ajmal as they were playing international cricket on home soil after six years. After Pakistan's victory over Zimbabwe ...

Japanese bid for labor 'reform' revives 'karoshi' fears - The Japan Times
The Japan Times Japanese bid for labor 'reform' revives 'karoshi' fears The Japan Times Japan's push to take away overtime from highly paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with its notoriously long working hours — karoshi, or death from overwork. Teruyuki Yamashita, 53, knows the risks all too well. He ... Death from overwork in Japan : Health warning over 'no overtime' law The Straits Times Health warning over 'no overtime...

Supporters of an Australian iron cartel have a monopoly on bad economics
Author: Luke Hurst, ANU As Australia moves away from a decade of resource-driven prosperity, it is even more important that it avoid mistakes that previously might have been papered over by the boom times. Yet there are loud voices calling for the mistakes of the past to be made again. One of the loudest is that […]

Eurovision 2015: Anti-booing technology deployed to protect Russian contestant - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald Eurovision 2015: Anti-booing technology deployed to protect Russian contestant Sydney Morning Herald Russia's anti-gay marriage legislation directly conflicted with changing attitudes across Europe. Most recently Ireland voted 'yes' in its referendum on legalising gay marriage. And economic sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of its actions in the ... and more »

Saina-Sindhu clash likely at Indonesia Open
World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and faces a likely clash against compatriot P.V. Sindhu in only the second round of the women's singles at the $800,000 Indonesia Open ...

Euphoria gone but hope yet for realty industry
For India's realty industry, the initial euphoria has died down and the high expectations have also moderated in the absence of swift relief, as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government ...

Richa Chadhas unbelievable moment at Cannes
Richa Chadha-starrer "Masaan" has bagged two awards at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival, but the actress was left speechless as she got an opportunity to meet her idol - French actress ...

This robot learns things like a child
which they nicknamed BRETT. They presented BRETT with a series of motor tasks, such as placing blocks into matching openings or stacking Lego blocks. When given the relevant coordinates for the ...

Chanderpauls career up in the air
Uncertainty continues to hang over the career of Shiv Chanderpaul with media reports indicated the veteran left-hander has already been chopped from the squad for the upcoming Australia series. ...

Ethiopia votes in regional federal elections
Ethiopians were voting on Sunday at thousands of polling stations, opened for the first time in the general elections since the death of prime minister Meles Zeanawi, across the country to elect ...

Australian to introduce tougher measures on IS fighters
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Sunday said the government is scheduled to introduce tougher measures on Australian citizens who joined the Islamic State (IS) terror group. Those measures ...

25 achievements 25 challenges One Year of Modi Government
The following are a set of 25 key achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in the past one year, as listed by stakeholders and analysts, and an equal number of challenges that need to ...

New Zealands Milne ruled out of England ODI series
Fast bowler Adam Milne has failed to adequately recover from the heel injury that forced him out of the World Cup to join the New Zealand side for their One-Day International (ODI) series against ...

Peace activists cross militarized zone separating Koreas
An international group of peace activists have reportedly crossed the heavily militarized border between North and South Korea in a landmark effort to highlight the need for peace between the two ...

IS actively recruiting militants in Afghanistan
Commander of international forces in Afghanistan, General John F. Campbell, has said that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group is actively recruiting militants in the country, but it is not yet ...

Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs, sparking international outcry - CNN
CNN Russia bans 'undesirable' NGOs, sparking international outcry CNN The law was passed earlier in the week by both houses of the Russian parliament. It says that a foreign non-governmental organization can be recognized as undesirable if it poses a threat to the constitutional order of the Russian Federation or to the ... Russia tightens control over foreign activists, businesses USA TODAY Putin signs Russian law to shut down 'undesirable' organizations Fox News Russia&...

AVC: Philippines defeats Sri Lanka in four sets, moves on to 9th to 12th ... - CNN
CNN AVC: Philippines defeats Sri Lanka in four sets, moves on to 9th to 12th ... CNN (CNN Philippines ) — The Philippines got their second win of the Asian Women's Volleyball Championships (AVC) at the expense of Sri Lanka, 25-14, 19-25, 25-18, 25-17, on Sunday (May 24). From the get-go, the Philippines was on a mission, starting out ...

Boise St. tight end Huff relishing time in Japan with Hosei - The Japan Times
The Japan Times Boise St. tight end Huff relishing time in Japan with Hosei The Japan Times “ Japan interested me a lot when I was a kid with the shows that I watched, or the history that I learned of Japan , respect, patience . . . everything about Japan's culture really interested me when I was younger,” Huff told The Japan Times at the Hosei ...

Football: More than 2000 welcome Malaysia FA Cup champs LionsXII - Channel News Asia
Channel News Asia Football: More than 2000 welcome Malaysia FA Cup champs LionsXII Channel News Asia SINGAPORE: Newly-crowned Malaysia FA Cup champions LionsXII received a warm welcome when they arrived at Changi Airport on Sunday (May 24). The team had flown in on SilkAir flight MI329, which landed at Terminal 2 at about 6.10pm. A crowd of ... Malaysia FA Cup final: Fandi vows to surprise Cup specialists Kelantan ESPN FC (blog) Malaysia FA Cup final: 2 arrested for using fake tickets As...

Fil-Am group urges worldwide boycott of Chinese-made products
By Ron E.j. Carleon A group of Filipino-Americans (Fil-Ams) has renewed its call for a worldwide boycott of products made in China to protest the bullying of the giant communist nation of its much-smaller neighbors in the South China Sea. In a report from ABS-CBN’s Balitang America , the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) is urging Filipinos from around the world to stop buying Chinese goods and merchandise to demonstrate our collective stand against China’s aggression with its illegal oc...

Human rights groups attack China draft security law
“Under this law, police would be allowed to charge anybody who refuses to become a police informant or who are seen as associated with those targeted by police, as posing threats to 'national security'.” -- China Human Rights Defenders By Jamil Anderlini in Beijing International human rights groups have slammed China’s new draft national security law for criminalising free speech and religious practices while granting the ruling Communist party sweeping powers to punish peacefu...

30 Mass Graves Discovered in Malaysia
Malaysian authorities say police have found 30 mass graves containing the remains of people believed to be Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants from Myanmar. Home Minister Zahid Hamidi told reporters Sunday that the graves had been found along the border with Thailand near villages that had been used by human traffickers. "The IGP (Inspector General of Police) and his deputy is currently at the Malaysian-Thailand borders for confirmation and identification of the bodies in the mass grave. The ma...

Liu Xiaobo Is Locked Up in China, and Locked Out of the Translation of a Paul Auster Novel
By CHRIS BUCKLEY A portrait of the Chinese dissident-writer Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Mr. Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. In his novel “Sunset Park,” Paul Auster wrote about the secretive detention of Liu Xiaobo. The works of the New York writer Paul Auster often hinge on ominous disappearances, and his novel “ Sunset Park ” has passages about the secretive detention of the Chinese dissident-writer Liu Xiaobo in 2008 and the efforts of the PEN American Cente...

Thailand's Tiger Temple Abbot in ICU - Phuketwan
Phuketwan Thailand's Tiger Temple Abbot in ICU Phuketwan PHUKET: A tiger severely savaged the chief monk at a famous temple in Thailand which has recently been criticised for its treatment of tigers. The male tiger turned on the abbot, Luangta Jan, about 4.30pm today, Thai media reported. Head monk at Thailand's Tiger Temple badly mauled VideoNewsUs all 8 news articles »

Tariffs elimination eyed for 85% of goods between Asean, 6 trading partners - Inquirer.net
Tariffs elimination eyed for 85% of goods between Asean , 6 trading partners Inquirer.net The RCEP is a proposed free trade agreement between Asean and its six free trade agreement (FTA) partners namely China, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. This group of nations reportedly accounted for 40 percent of the ...

Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take the title from ... - The Independent
The Independent Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take the title from ... The Independent Sweden has been announced as the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Mans Zelmerlow performed "Heroes" in the Austrian capital after being the bookies' favourite for much of the run-up before going on to win an impressive 365 ... Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest while Russia is booed CBS News Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw beats Russia's P...

American Jailed for Theft Describes Conditions in a Chinese Detention Center
By ANDREW JACOBS Stuart Foster spent nearly eight months in the Baiyun Detention Center. In a report it issued last week about the widespread abuse of detainees in China’s criminal justice system, Human Rights Watch interviewed dozens of people who claimed to have been mistreated and tortured while in police custody. Nearly all of them were given anonymity so they could speak to investigators without fear of retribution from the Chinese authorities. But one witness in the report stood out: St...

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