Thai police make Bangkok blast arrest
Police in Bangkok say they have arrested a man in connection with a bomb that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.

Asia Looks to U.S. Support Amid China Concerns, Says Commander
By Sharon Chen Admiral Scott Swift The U.S. Pacific Fleet is viewed as the “partner of choice” by many Asian nations because of uncertainty over China’s intentions in the South China Sea, according to its commander. “There’s broad uncertainty out there, just recently the economic has come to the fore but it’s the lack of transparency of intent, that’s what I hear from those in the region,” Admiral Scott Swift told reporters at a briefing held in Singapore on Thursday. China’s large-scale...

Young Hands in Mexico Feed Growing US Demand for Heroin - New York Times
New York Times Young Hands in Mexico Feed Growing US Demand for Heroin New York Times As heroin addiction soars in the United States , a boom is underway south of the border, reflecting the two nations' troubled symbiosis. Officials from both countries say that Mexican opium production increased by an estimated 50 percent in 2014 alone ...

Thousands Protest Against Malaysia's Najib Razak - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal Thousands Protest Against Malaysia's Najib Razak Wall Street Journal KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia —Police said an estimated 25,000 people protested in the Malaysian capital Saturday against Prime Minister Najib Razak's management of the economy and the debt problems at a state investment fund. Authorities earlier ... Malaysians Gather Peacefully to Demand a New Politics TIME Malaysia protests against PM Najib Razak draw thousands BBC News Antigovernment Protesters G...

Japan Begins Affirmative Action For Women - The Inquisitr
The Inquisitr Japan Begins Affirmative Action For Women The Inquisitr Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his “womenomics” policy to get more women working and into decision-making positions. The move could alleviate some of Japan's gender inequality issues, but the overarching goals are purely economic. Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs Detroit Free Press A Step Forward for 'Womenomics' in Japan Wall Street Journal SEALDs student group reinv...

Stay in Indonesia, Susi tells fisheries graduates - Jakarta Post
Stay in Indonesia , Susi tells fisheries graduates Jakarta Post Susi said that although Indonesia had great potential to utilize its maritime resources due to having one of the longest coastlines in the world, the Indonesian fishing industry only ranks third among Southeast Asian countries. Meanwhile, most ...

Jeff Probst on the players he is surprised did not get voted into Survivor ... - Entertainment Weekly
Jeff Probst on the players he is surprised did not get voted into Survivor ... Entertainment Weekly “I think the one that everyone is talking about is Shane Powers,” said Probst when we spoke to him on location in Cambodia on day one of the game. “And I find it really interesting to just observe it from afar. I thought Shane would be on. I just ...

A U.S. military strategy for the South China Sea
If China’s military deployments and land seizures are not checked, the rest of the region, including the United States, will be confronted with an irreversible fait accompli. By Marvin Ott  As any close observer knows, the South China Sea is a rapidly evolving, and increasingly perilous, strategic arena.  China’s assertion that almost the entire sea is “indisputably” Chinese territory has been backed by a rapid buildup of maritime military power and an audacious series of land ...

Indonesia urges OKI to establish contact group on terrorism - Jakarta Post
Indonesia urges OKI to establish contact group on terrorism Jakarta Post During a meeting with OKI secretary-general Iyad Ameen Madani, who visited Indonesia on Thursday and Friday, Retno said JISA would benefit OKI countries and strengthen the view that terrorism and extremism are not in line with the teachings of Islam.

SuperSport rider Takahashi wins Race 1 in Thailand - The Star Online
SuperSport rider Takahashi wins Race 1 in Thailand The Star Online The Musashi Boon Siew Honda Racing rider staved off the challenges of Ratthapong Wilairot (AP Honda Racing Thailand ) and Tomoyoshi Koyama (T.Pro Yuzy Honda NTS) in the opening lap before pulling away from the pack in the Round 4 race.

Walker and Rubio Bash China in Dueling Speeches - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Walker and Rubio Bash China in Dueling Speeches Bloomberg Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants President Barack Obama to cancel Chinese president Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit. Stealing some of his thunder, Florida Senator Marco Rubio swooped in and countered that it should be downgraded to a regular ... 2016 candidates take aim at China CNN Republicans' Misguided China -Bashing Bloomberg View National Security Adviser Meets With Chinese President Before His US Vis...

Netzpolitik shows importance of free press - NYU Washington Square News
NYU Washington Square News Netzpolitik shows importance of free press NYU Washington Square News Leaks and whistleblowers reveal corruption and other forms of wrongdoing in both private companies and the government, and must be protected. The practice of whistleblowing has a long, distinguished history in the United States. During the Vietnam War ...

MMEA detains 24 Vietnamese fishermen for intrusion into M'sian waters - New Straits Times Online
MMEA detains 24 Vietnamese fishermen for intrusion into M'sian waters New Straits Times Online KUALA TERENGGANU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained 24 Vietnamese fishermen and seized four fishing boats for encroaching into Malaysian waters to fish. A team of MMEA personnel in a vessel made the arrests and ... and more »

Malaysian Protesters Gather for Rally
Protesters are descending on Malaysia's capital for a two-day rally demanding the resignation of the prime minister who is facing serious fraud allegations. Bersih, the country's leading civil society, wants Najib Razak to resign, following revelations he received $700 million into his personal accounts from the government-owned 1MDB investment fund. The government has blocked access to Bersih's website and has declared the rally in Kuala Lumpur's Independence Square illegal because the activ...

Ms Park goes to Beijing, but will Xi cooperate on North Korea?
Author: Zhiqun Zhu, Bucknell University South Korean President Park Geun-hye will visit China from September 2–4 to attend Beijing’s official activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, including a military parade on 3 September. Her visit comes fresh off the heels of inter-Korean tensions triggered by a North Korean […]

What’s Missing in the China Story?
Some missing factors amplify the drama that attends news from China.

Vietnam Wall replica welcomed to Racine - Journal Times
Journal Times Vietnam Wall replica welcomed to Racine Journal Times Barbara Martin Brunner Velotas touches the name of her first husband, Capt. Gary E. Brunner, during the calling of the names of Racine County residents who died in the Vietnam War during the opening ceremony Friday afternoon for the Moving Wall exhibit ...

Thailand Police Arrest Foreigner in Bangkok Blast Probe - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal Thailand Police Arrest Foreigner in Bangkok Blast Probe Wall Street Journal The arrest appears to undermine the repeated assertions from Thailand's ruling military junta that the blast was connected to the country's tumultuous political feuds, which include two coups d'état in eight years, and a series of bloody riots and mass ... Thai police arrest suspect in Bangkok bombing CNN Turkish man charged in Thailand over Bangkok bombing The Straits Times Thaila...

Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russia invading Norway; Moscow not ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hollywood Reporter Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russia invading Norway; Moscow not ... Minneapolis Star Tribune COPENHAGEN, Denmark — In a move that has annoyed Russia , a Norwegian television channel says it will air a fictional TV drama depicting a Russian invasion of Norway after radical environmentalists seize power and freeze the Scandinavian nation's oil ... Russia Criticizes War-Themed Norwegian TV Series 'Occupied' Hollywood Reporter Norwegian TV Taps In...

Thai Police Arrest Bombing Suspect
Police in Thailand arrested a suspect Saturday in connection with the bombing earlier this month that killed at least 20 people.  Thai officials, in a national broadcast on all channels, displayed a photo of the suspect, a stack of Turkish passports and materials they said were used in bomb making, including detonators, ball bearings and a container pipe. The announcement is the first reported significant breakthrough since the August 17 blast at the popular Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok k...

China's economic crisis raises spectre of Tiananmen: Burman - Toronto Star
Toronto Star China's economic crisis raises spectre of Tiananmen: Burman Toronto Star This September was supposed to be a magical month for China's president, Xi Jinping. After all, this is destined to be “ China's Century,” isn't it? Or is it anymore? The choreography being planned for the global stage in upcoming weeks now seems a bit ... and more »

Taiwan's confidence in equity market down sharply: survey - Focus Taiwan News Channel
Focus Taiwan News Channel Taiwan's confidence in equity market down sharply: survey Focus Taiwan News Channel 29 (CNA) Taiwanese investors' confidence in the equity market fell sharply amid lingering concerns over the economic climate at home and abroad and due to a shock resulting from recent volatility in the global financial markets, according to a survey ...

Mass protest against Malaysia PM
Tens of thousands of Malaysians protest in Kuala Lumpur, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.

Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investment - Reuters
Reuters Myanmar sets $2.80 daily minimum wage in bid to boost investment Reuters In a bid to change this, Myanmar lawmakers passed a minimum wage law in 2013, but negotiations between employers, trade unions and the government were delayed by garment workers' strikes and threats from garment factory owners - many from China ... Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage Channel News Asia all 31 news articles »

North Korea Agrees to Talks on Reunions
North Korea's Red Cross has agreed to working-level talks with its South Korean counterpart to discuss a resumption of reunions for Korean families separated by the Korean War six decades ago. On Tuesday, the two sides agreed to take a series of steps to ease tensions and promote exchanges, including the resumption of reunions of the separated families. South Korea’s Unification Ministry said Friday the South Korean Red Cross proposed talks on the reunion issue with its North Korean counterpa...

Dr Mahathir doubts Malaysia will achieve Vision 2020 - The Malaysian Insider
The Malaysian Insider Dr Mahathir doubts Malaysia will achieve Vision 2020 The Malaysian Insider Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the architect of Vision 2020, is pessimistic that Malaysia will achieve its developed status goal in 5 years. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, August 29, 2015.Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is pessimistic that Malaysia will achieve ... Mahathir 'certain' 1MDB money in Najib's accounts Free Malaysia Today all 35 news articles »

Consumer Anxiety in China Undermines Government's Economic Plans - New York Times
New York Times Consumer Anxiety in China Undermines Government's Economic Plans New York Times BEIJING — In recent days, an advice column has circulated widely on China 's most popular social media phone app. Titled “Guide on Safe Passage Through the Economic Crisis,” it is aimed at young Chinese urban professionals. Its nuggets of wisdom ... and more »

Higher wage in store for foreign caregivers working in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan News Channel
Focus Taiwan News Channel Higher wage in store for foreign caregivers working in Taiwan Focus Taiwan News Channel With the monthly pay for migrant domestic helpers in Hong Kong and Macau at NT$16,530, Taiwan hopes that the wage increase can attract quality domestic helpers to work in the country, Chen said after a meeting with officials from the four Southeast ...

Japfa to ship poultry to Myanmar in landmark export - Jakarta Post
Japfa to ship poultry to Myanmar in landmark export Jakarta Post Publicly listed poultry firm PT Japfa Comfeed is preparing to ship 100,000 parent stocks of broiler hatching eggs to Myanmar in its attempt to tap the foreign market since the 2004 avian flu outbreak in the country. The export marked the first shipment ...

China’s Vulnerability Is a Test for U.S. Presidential Candidates
By DAVID E. SANGER Senator Marco Rubio of Florida at an event in South Carolina on Friday.  For two decades, American politicians have been escalating their rhetoric about how to confront a rising China , one that grabs territory in the South China Sea, vacuums up American jobs and mounts cyber attacks on the United States. But now both Republicans and Democrats face a different challenge: how to deal with a weakening China , whose behavior may be as aggressive as always, but whose falte...

Bersih 4 no go in Singapore, China, Thailand - The Malaysian Insider
The Malaysian Insider Bersih 4 no go in Singapore, China, Thailand The Malaysian Insider Protesters gather for the Bersih 4 rally in Mongolia. – Global Bersih Twitter pic, August 29, 2015.As protesters gather in Malaysia, Australia and other parts of world to participate in Bersih 4, the rally was a no-go in Singapore, Thailand and China. and more »

Japan Pinpoints Toilet Technology as a Way to Improve Quality of Life for Women - Wall Street Journal (blog)
Wall Street Journal (blog) Japan Pinpoints Toilet Technology as a Way to Improve Quality of Life for Women Wall Street Journal (blog) TOKYO—For Japan , improving the lives of women around the world is only a flush away. Japan's government has pinpointed its famous toilet technology as a way to improve the quality of life of women in developing countries, many of whom cannot take ...

MH370 Update: Experts Say Search For Missing Malaysian Airliner Could Be ... - International Business Times
International Business Times MH370 Update: Experts Say Search For Missing Malaysian Airliner Could Be ... International Business Times Experts from Germany are casting doubt over flight MH370's search area as weeks of silence from French authorities over the Reunion Island debris' link to the missing plane. In this photo, a woman whose relative was aboard Malaysia Airlines flight ... Search for wreck of Malaysia Airlines MH370 thousands of kilometres off target ... NEWS.com.au all 23 ...

Malaysia foreign ministry identifying protesters abroad: Minister - Channel News Asia
Channel News Asia Malaysia foreign ministry identifying protesters abroad: Minister Channel News Asia Malaysia's Deputy Foreign Minister Reezal Merican Naina Merican in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan). Protesters carry placards as they march during a demonstration demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation and ... Reezal threatens reprisals against global Bersih Free Malaysia Today Malaysians involved in Bersih protests overseas could face legal acti...

'No plans' for more Nauru refugees to come to Cambodia - Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Agency 'No plans' for more Nauru refugees to come to Cambodia Anadolu Agency Once sold as an ambitious plan to offer refugees held at an offshore detention facility a fresh start at life in Cambodia , a widely criticized multi-million-dollar resettlement deal struck just under a year ago between Cambodia and Australia has ... No Plans for More Refugees From Nauru The Cambodia Daily One-stop solar shop The Phnom Penh Post all 4 news articles »

Nagarjuna Celebrates in 56th Birthday in Thailand - NDTV
NDTV Nagarjuna Celebrates in 56th Birthday in Thailand NDTV "Nagarjuna along with his wife Amala and sons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil is in Thailand on a short holiday. He will be celebrating his birthday with his family there," a source close to the actor told IANS. (Revealed: Nagarjuna's Big Birthday Surprise) Akkineni Nagarjuna rings in 56th birthday in Thailand The Indian Express Nagarjuna celebrates his 56th birthday at Thailand with family! Bollywood Life Nagarjuna rings in 5...

Tallent takes shot at Russia after silver in 50K walk - FOXSports.com
The Australian Tallent takes shot at Russia after silver in 50K walk FOXSports.com Russia's race-walking program - led by the now-retired coach Viktor Chegin at a national training center in the city of Saransk - has come under intense scrutiny this year after a German documentary alleged systematic doping. Numerous Olympic champions ... Silver walker Tallent: no to Russia over dope The Australian Tallent wins silver at World Athletics Championships and declares Russian boycott Sydne...

Is Mid-Autumn Festival stolen from Vietnamese children? - Tuoitrenews
Tuoitrenews Is Mid-Autumn Festival stolen from Vietnamese children? Tuoitrenews But these traditions have arguably become thing of the past, at least in Vietnamese big cities, as moon cakes are now mostly exchanged between adults as gifts, and their prices keep unreasonably skyrocketing festival after festival. There is also a ...

Warmer relations with Russia will backfire on the US - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail Warmer relations with Russia will backfire on the US The Globe and Mail The dilemma for Canada is that while it is in its Arctic interests to ensure that all states – Russia included – play by the rules of the game in the region, it is not in Canada's larger security interests to see Russian actions in Ukraine validated as ... Ukraine crisis: Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia BBC News BBC: Life on street dividing Ukraine and Russia Kyiv Post all 106 news articl...

Heartbroken Pahang must wipe away MSL tears to claim Malaysia Cup glory - ESPN FC (blog)
ESPN FC (blog) Heartbroken Pahang must wipe away MSL tears to claim Malaysia Cup glory ESPN FC (blog) If one were to go purely by fan verdict from the states, it has got to be the Malaysia Cup. The storied competition, since its inception in 1921, has produced magical nights akin to the European Champions League. From giant-killing exploits by minnows ...

Singapore police warn against illegal assembly supporting Bersih-led rally in ... - The Straits Times
The Straits Times Singapore police warn against illegal assembly supporting Bersih-led rally in ... The Straits Times The Singapore Police Force issued an advisory yesterday warning the public against protesting over the weekend in support of the Bersih-led rally in Malaysia . The statement said the police had been made aware of calls encouraging Malaysians living here ... Singapore police warn against illegal Bersih assemblies The Malaysian Insider all 11 news articles »

Sudbury woman helps Cambodia's poor - The Sudbury Star
The Sudbury Star Sudbury woman helps Cambodia's poor The Sudbury Star A Sudbury woman who opened a school in Cambodia is now inspiring other Sudburians to join her mission to feed and educate underprivileged Cambodians . Tammy Durand began ABCs and Rice five years ago after a touring through Cambodia . The school ...

Nazi gold train: Russia may lay claim to any treasure - Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk Nazi gold train: Russia may lay claim to any treasure Telegraph.co.uk The Sputnik website quoted a "human rights lawyer" as saying that any discovery of treasure could belong to Russia to properly compensate the country for its wartime losses. "Representatives of Russia should undoubtedly be involved in determining the ... and more »

Malaysia’s Economy Faces Severe Strain
Malaysia now faces economic challenges that go far beyond the impact of any Chinese slowdown.

Prayut, Aquino issue pledge to bolster Asean Community - Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post Prayut, Aquino issue pledge to bolster Asean Community Bangkok Post "For the formation of the Asean Community this year, we should work even more closely together to enhance the partnership, giving prosperity to Thailand and the Philippines and strengthening the Asean Community at large," he told reporters. The ... Thai Prime Minister Chan-o-cha visits the Philippines CNN Thai PM vows to uphold code of conduct in South China Sea Inquirer.net Philippines and Thailand eye...

Thailand needs 4000 English teachers - ABS CBN News
Rappler Thailand needs 4000 English teachers ABS CBN News MANILA, Philippines - The Thai government is hoping to hire up to 4,000 Filipinos who can teach English in Thailand . Diplomatic sources told The STAR that the hiring of the teachers is one of the matters to be discussed during the visit in Manila of ... Philippines and Thailand eye stronger bilateral trade, investment BusinessWorld Online Edition Philippines, Thailand strengthen 'partnership for prosperity' Rappler Thailand , ...

Aussies among prisoners freed in Vietnam - SBS
SBS Aussies among prisoners freed in Vietnam SBS Two Australians imprisoned in Vietnam are to be released under a broad amnesty marking the country's 70th anniversary independence day celebrations. The unidentified Australians are among 34 foreigners to be released under the amnesty that includes ... Vietnam to free 18200 prisoners in amnesty, but no political activists The Guardian Vietnam to free 18200 prisoners in amnesty but no activists i24news all 116 news articles »

Beautiful shots of sunrise across Vietnam - Thanh Nien Daily
Thanh Nien Daily Beautiful shots of sunrise across Vietnam Thanh Nien Daily The sun rises above clouds seen from the window of a plane above Hanoi. Photo credit: Zing. A salt field in Ninh Thuan Province in central Vietnam under the first light of the day. The morning sun captured from below a house in a clam farm in Go Cong, ... and more »

Moto 360 2 worn by Lenovo executive in Indonesia; watch will launch this year - Phone Arena
Phone Arena Moto 360 2 worn by Lenovo executive in Indonesia ; watch will launch this year Phone Arena Dillon said that the timepiece will indeed be launched before the end of the year, and added that it will be coming to Indonesia . Two versions of the Moto 360 2 are expected. The "S" version should be 38mm with a 270mAh battery, and the "L" version is ... and more »

Why Russia is so afraid of French cheese? - SBS
SBS Why Russia is so afraid of French cheese? SBS Another face of the brave new Russia is Andrei Polyakov, leader of St. Petersburg's Cossack community. Polyakov recently said he would regularly send his men, armed with a mobile crematorium, to raid stores suspected of selling contraband foreign food. Europe's cheese industry is hurting - and it's Russia's fault Mashable all 2 news articles »

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