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India, Pakistan Trade Barbs After Attack on Indian Kashmir Army Camp

India, Pakistan Trade Barbs After Attack on Indian Kashmir Army Camp

Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday accused the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group of attacking on an army camp in Indian Kashmir and vowed that "Pakistan will pay for this
Activists Protest Criminal Code Revisions in Jakarta

Activists Protest Criminal Code Revisions in Jakarta

Hundreds of activists protested outside Indonesia’s House of Representatives building on Monday against proposed revisions to the nation’s criminal code, which could outlaw gay and extramarital
UN Group Says Rule of Law 'Under Siege' in Maldives Crisis

UN Group Says Rule of Law 'Under Siege' in Maldives Crisis

A U.N. rights group said on Monday the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives was an attack on the independence of the judiciary and undermined the

In 7 Tweets, the Media’s Strange, Glowing Coverage of North Korea at Olympics

The Winter Olympic games are well underway in Pyeongchang—giving the media endless opportunities to highlight (in addition to the incredible feats of athleticism) the developing... Read More The post
Hong Kong Catholics Step Up Opposition to Vatican Deal With Beijing

Hong Kong Catholics Step Up Opposition to Vatican Deal With Beijing

Catholics in Hong Kong stepped up their opposition to a deal between the Vatican and Beijing on Monday with an all-night prayer vigil and an open letter warning of dire consequences for the faithful
Pakistan Moves to Ban Charities Linked to Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan Moves to Ban Charities Linked to Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan has amended its anti-terrorism law that authorizes the government to blacklist charities linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed.Two charities run by Saeed — Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the
Foxconn is working with RED to make cheaper and smaller 8K cameras

Foxconn is working with RED to make cheaper and smaller 8K cameras

Foxconn, AKA Hon Hai Precision Industry, AKA the company that made your iPhone, is working with digital cinema pioneer RED to create affordable 8K cameras, the company announced. Chairman Terry Gou
Tonga Capital Suffers Widespread Damage From Cyclone Gita

Tonga Capital Suffers Widespread Damage From Cyclone Gita

Emergency services in Tonga were working to reopen roads on Tuesday and assess what assistance they may need after Cyclone Gita tore across the Pacific island nation in the middle of the night.There
At  #metoo Olympics, Organizers Confront Sexual Abuse

At  #metoo Olympics, Organizers Confront Sexual Abuse

A Catholic nun waits eight hours each day at a folding table, ready for a call but praying nothing has happened to cause the phone to ring.Her office, the “Gender Equality Support Center,” a tiny
Biggest US Force in Years Joins Thai Military Exercise

Biggest US Force in Years Joins Thai Military Exercise

The biggest U.S. force in years joined an annual military exercise in Thailand on Tuesday despite controversy over the Thai junta's invitation to neighboring Myanmar's army, which has been accused of
Travel Megatrends 2018: Ctrip Branches Out as Rivals Focus on Domestic Growth

Travel Megatrends 2018: Ctrip Branches Out as Rivals Focus on Domestic Growth

The global travel industry wonders when Chinese companies and investors will play a bigger role. Restrictions on foreign investment are getting tighter. On the other hand, maybe they’re just not that
Vynn Capital plans maiden $40M startup fund for Southeast Asia

Vynn Capital plans maiden $40M startup fund for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has a new venture capital fund on the scene after Victor Chua, formerly a vice president at Gobi Ventures, launched Vynn Capital. The Kuala Lumpur-headquartered venture is founded by
3 Singapore hidden gems not even hipsters know about

3 Singapore hidden gems not even hipsters know about

In partnership with Uber & CanonDiscover your own #hiddencities A world-class financial and business hub, Singapore is one of the most developed cities in the world — and certainly looks the part.
South Korea’s Olympic Diplomacy Makes Slow but Steady Progress

South Korea’s Olympic Diplomacy Makes Slow but Steady Progress

South Korea continues to drive the Olympic peace process, amidst criticism that North Korea is only going along for the ride to ease economic sanctions without giving up its nuclear weapons. South
Ex-South Korean President's Friend Sentenced to 20 Yrs in Prison

Ex-South Korean President's Friend Sentenced to 20 Yrs in Prison

The woman whose friendship with former South Korean President Park Geun-hye sparked a massive corruption scandal that resulted in Park's fall from power has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.Choi
Japanese Speedskater Suspended from Pyeongchang Olympics for Doping

Japanese Speedskater Suspended from Pyeongchang Olympics for Doping

Japanese speedskater Kei Saito has been suspended from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance.Saito arrived at the athletes village in the host South Korean city
Wong Kar-wai Set as Beijing Festival Jury President

Wong Kar-wai Set as Beijing Festival Jury President

Iconic Hong Kong-based director Wong Kar-wai has been set as president of the jury for the competition section at the upcoming Beijing International Film Festival. Now in its eighth edition, the
‘Olympic Destroyer’ Cyberattack Disrupted Pyeongchang Opening Ceremony: Researchers

‘Olympic Destroyer’ Cyberattack Disrupted Pyeongchang Opening Ceremony: Researchers

Hackers targeting the 2018 Winter Olympic Games managed to disrupt internet and TV operations during Friday’s opening ceremony using malware dubbed “Olympic Destroyer,” security researchers said. The
Olympic Figure Skating Unveils new, Modern Soundtrack

Olympic Figure Skating Unveils new, Modern Soundtrack

When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic "The Sound of Silence" seemed like it would be a natural choice.The folk tune
UK Judge Set to Rule on WikiLeaks Founder's Arrest Warrant

UK Judge Set to Rule on WikiLeaks Founder's Arrest Warrant

A British judge is set to decide Tuesday whether to quash or uphold an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than five years evading the law inside Ecuador's London