ORGANISERS of the recently concluded Asian Games in Indonesia had been braced for the worst-case scenario: forest fires flaring up and shrouding Palembang, one of…View More Asian Games experience shows Indonesia cannot run from pollution problems
A MONTH on from the chain of earthquakes that blitzed Lombok, the Indonesian idyll is still being shaken by aftershocks. Hotels remain shuttered, and a…View More Will quake-torn Indonesia’s bet on tourism pay off?
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PHILIPPINES President Rodrigo Duterte claims he has evidence of a plot to assassinate him in a sharp criticism against the country’s military which had refused…View More Philippines’ Duterte claims there is a plot to murder him
PHILIPPINES is preparing to face the most powerful typhoon of the year with high velocity-winds expected to hit the disaster-prone country’s northern region this weekend…View More Philippines braces for the most powerful typhoon of the year
THE United Nations human rights office said military and government officials in Burma (Myanmar) have waged a “political campaign” against independent journalism through the arrests…View More Burma has waged war on independent journalism, says UN body
SEVENTEEN years ago, on Sept 11, 2001, Al Qaeda conducted the most destructive terrorist attack in history. An unprecedented onslaught from the US followed. One-third…View More How has Al Qaeda survived the 17 years since Sept 11?
What does a thriving fine wine export business, the biggest online drugstore in China and one of South Australia’s leading social enterprises have in common?…View More Flinders Business: Giving you portable skills that are always in demand
THOUSANDS of Chinese troops joined Russia’s biggest military games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday near the Chinese border. For the exercise,…View More Chinese troops join Russia’s biggest military exercise
IF you believe the tweets of US President Donald Trump over the last week, then it would be easy to assume America and North Korea…View More How to outsmart a US president, Kim Jong Un-style
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JAPAN is home to some of the world’s most iconic cities; offering the bustling modernity of Tokyo right down to the peaceful, old-fashioned charm of…View More Why is this Japan’s worst city?
THE United States joined the likes of the European Union on Thursday in expressing concern over the “continued democratic backsliding” in the Maldives and threatened…View More US threats won’t stop Maldives’ ‘continued democratic backsliding’
NORTH KOREA on Sunday marked the country’s 70th anniversary with a spectacular military parade and huge dance displays that involved tens of thousands of performers,…View More In pictures: North Korea’s 70th anniversary spectacle
AFTER years of debate, the process for achieving constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians has reached a crossroads. More than a year has gone by since…View More Should Australia establish a self-governing Indigenous nation?
ON Jan. 1, 2014, fishermen near Kampong Pok, a village on Malaysia’s southern shore, were alarmed to find a fleet of barges and dredgers dumping…View More Malaysia: Public protests force Chinese builder to live up to its eco-friendly tag