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Korea Moves to Curb Presidential Powers After Park Scandal

South Korean lawmakers are moving to ensure the nation never again has a leader as powerful as Park Geun-hye.<p>A bipartisan parliamentary committee …

Why Trump And His Administration Should Be Paying Attention To North Korea

Last week, as Donald Trump became President of the United States, we entered a new era of alternative facts, unconventional politics and above all - the rise of an 'America First' policy both domestically and internationally.<p>Not only did Trump consistently repeat this phrase, which is known to have …

How China banned a Swedish journalist from the country using visa restrictions | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

When Swedish journalist Jojje Olsson left Beijing, the city that had been his home for eight years, he had no idea that he would be banned from …

What the West Can Learn From Japan About the Cultural Value of Work

A few weeks ago, in a Kyoto tempura bar, I watched a lone chef, a man in late middle age, cooking behind a counter for his 11 customers. The set menu had 15 items on it. That meant that at any given moment, he was keeping track of 165 pieces of food, each subject to slightly different timing and …

The Chinese man trapped in India for half a century

<b>In 1963 a Chinese army surveyor crossed into India and was captured, weeks after a war between the countries. Wang Qi has been unable to leave India ever since - and longs to see his family in China. BBC Hindi's Vineet Khare met him.</b><p>Tirodi village is a nearly five-hour drive from the nearest …

Lunar New Year spike in price of China’s fake boyfriends and girlfriends, hired by singles to save face over the holidays

The run-up to this year’s Lunar New Year holiday in China has seen a surge in demand for rented girlfriends or boyfriends, as single millennials look …

South Korea unveils plan for near-supersonic hyper-tube train

Transportation that moves close to the speed of sound could be a reality in South Korea before too long. The country’s government-run Korea Railroad …

South Korea

Report: IS lost a quarter of its territory in 2016

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Researchers say the Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory last year, as an array of forces pressured it on …

Viral WhatsApp Hoaxes Are India’s Own Fake News Crisis

Misinformation and political propaganda in the world’s largest democracy often go undetected — until they have brutal real-world impact.<p>At 8 p.m. on Nov. 8, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi unexpectedly banned 86% of the country’s legal tender from circulation. The goal was to wipe out “black …

Twitter Lessons for Trump from Cambodia's Facebook King

President-elect Donald Trump is not the only politician who wields power through social media. Whereas the President-elect favors early morning Twitter posts to castigate opponents, institutions and ideas with which he disagrees, Hun Sen, Cambodia’s long-standing prime minister, uses Facebook as a …

Social Media

Bangkok will hold its first gay pride parade in 11 years

Bangkok will hold its first gay pride parade later this year, a long 11 years after its last.<p>While Thailand has held a pride event each year in the …

Monks Gone Bad - Amazing Thailand

<i>The Holy “High” – Monks Gone Bad.</i><p>Police arrested 37-year-old Phra Prakong Punyavaro, a monk in Sisaket after complaints from residents about his …

Duterte asks Catholic priests to try crystal meth before criticising war on drugs

'Priests should use shabu so they would understand,' the fiery president of the Philippines said.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte taunted …

Yup, bartenders are putting ants in your cocktails

Just when you thought cocktails couldn't get more offbeat, now they're putting ants in your drink.<p>One new bar in Singapore is taking the edible …

Samsung chief staves off arrest, prosecutor keeps chasing

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday dismissed an arrest warrant against the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, amid a graft scandal that has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.<p>But the reprieve for Jay Y. Lee, 48, may only be temporary, …

Still Impenetrable: Samsung Heir Lee Jae-yong Avoids Arrest to Mixed Reactions

A judge declined to approve the arrest warrant for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong. The reactions from within South Korea is mixed to say the …

'I want to kill these dogs': question of whether to cull strays divides Yangon

Myanmar’s commercial capital is overrun with an estimated 120,000 stray dogs, which attack children and carry the threat of rabies. Mass culling was recently stopped but spay, neuter and vaccinate programmes have yet to start<p>Zu May Naing was playing with her brother outside their house in Bago …

Life and death on Thailand's lethal roads

<b>There is a ritual that is now very familiar to Thais, before the two big holiday seasons of the year, in late December for the new year, and in April for the Songkran Festival.</b><p>The government will set a target for reducing fatalities on Thailand's notoriously dangerous roads, exhorting Thais not to …

Czech fugitive wanted for spreading HIV held in Thailand

BANGKOK: A Czech fugitive wanted in his homeland for knowingly spreading HIV to multiple victims has been arrested on a Thai resort island after …

Thailand

Indonesia jails Briton for sexually abusing teen | Reuters

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - A court in the eastern Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Thursday sentenced a British man to five years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage boy, the man’s lawyer said.<p>Stuart Richard Pike, 45, was also fined 60 million rupiah ($4,488) for repeatedly abusing a …

Duterte War On Drugs: Philippines Police Kill South Korean Businessman Before Collecting Ransom From His Wife

A South Korean man who had been missing for months was kidnapped and murdered by police officers in the Philippines, according to media reports. …

Why Cambodia has cosied up to China

“CAMBODIA is a thin piece of ham between two fat pieces of bread,” says a former Cambodian minister, as he stirs a glass of iced coffee. To …

Asia

China comes in 134th in worldwide most ‘powerful’ passports ranking

by Alex Linder<p>May 5, 2018<p>in News<p>Passport Index has released its Global Passport Power Rank for 2017. In first place, Germany, with visa-free or visa …

Obama's Afghanistan Legacy: What Trump Faces in America's Longest War

KABUL, Afghanistan — Shamim Seyal should be a symbol of all that Afghanistan has achieved with the help of the U.S.<p>Instead, the principal of a large school for girls is on the shifting frontline of America’s longest war, an example of the raw resilience needed to simply survive in the …

Newspaper reporters beware of Xiao Nan, the first Chinese robot journalist, who wrote an article in just a second! - IBTimes India

The robot journalist Nan, is capable of writing both short as well as long articles, Wan Xiaojun, a professor at Peking University, revealed<p>For the …

9 questions about China you were too embarrassed to ask

Donald Trump has promised to crack down on a country many Americans know very little about.<p>Over the past eight years, US-Chinese relations have taken the shape of two fearsome giants who eye each other with caution — but also consistently find more reasons to cooperate rather than clash.<p>There have …

China

Taiwan politician's funeral features 50 pole dancers

<b>A Taiwanese funeral featuring 50 pole dancers has become the talk of the Chinese internet this week.</b><p>Videos of the funeral procession, which took place on Tuesday, have been circulating online showing skimpily-clad women gyrating on top of jeeps in the southern city of Chiayi.<p>The funeral was for …