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Navigating sexual harassment in Pakistan

I learned to drive when I was 16 years old. It was essentially my first foray into a world outside my rather conservative home setting. Insisting that I learn to drive the “correct” way, my father...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:11

Poor and hungry

The presidential office’s response to the release of a Social Weather Stations survey showing that 43 percent, or about 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves hungry, and 55 percent, or some 1...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:31

Shifting focus on Xinjiang

Xinjiang’s image has been tainted with negative perceptions. No thanks to the merciless terror attacks and violent clashes carried out by some people from the autonomous region, Xinjiang natives ar...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:29

Avoidable disasters

The deadly landslide in Sri Lanka on Oct. 29, which wiped out an entire village and buried about 200 people alive in Koslanda, came as no surprise. Described as the worst ever natural disaster since ...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:28

Articulation of nuanced principles is vital to justice

In the current war against the Islamic State, several voices have been calling for a review of the mindset with which a fundamental resolution of terrorism will be achieved. Some articles, such as “T...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:28

Malaysian crafter crochets her way into Hello Kitty world

As a little girl, Lee Mei Li longed to play with her elder sister’s Hello Kitty supermarket set, but to no avail ― she wasn’t even allowed to touch it. Instead, she made do with her Hello Kitty mu...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:43

Eyes on spies

The spy show “All Quiet in Peking” has surprised everyone by infiltrating the top ranks of Chinese TV. Domestic TV productions have been losing younger viewers because of their inferior quality an...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:41

Designers celebrate Japan’s traditional textiles

The Sakura Collection fashion event started Sunday, in Osaka Prefecture, hosting models and designers from five Southeast Asian countries as they showcase the designers’ remarkable creations, mainly...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:40

Doors ‘Saigon’ opened for Filipino actress

Her “Miss Saigon” character Gigi opened the door to “amazing” opportunities for Rachelle Ann Go. Thus, although she has until May 2015 to play the jaded bar girl, the 28-year-old Filipino singer-actr...

Updated : 2014.10.28 20:40

Faith, fate and economic reality

In Myanmar, people have strong religious faith. On weekends and even weekdays the major pagodas in Yangon are often packed with worshippers praying for a better life. Myanmar is also famous for its ...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:15

Referendum for the people

Recently, a referendum was held in Scotland on whether it should become independent of the United Kingdom, or if it should stay in the union. After years of campaigning from both sides and after a c...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:15

President Yudhoyono disappointed voters, but kept democracy intact

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (center) and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill walk together after their meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday. (AFP-Yonhap) When Joko “Jokowi” Widodo takes h...

Updated : 2014.10.21 20:15

No end to child slavery fight for Nobel Peace laureate

Kailash Satyarthi’s journey as an activist began when he was just six ― when he saw a child of the same age polishing shoes alongside his cobbler father outside his school. “I was going to school...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:38

Bringing home the Nobel

There is an image of her where she sits in an auditorium. A lone figure with a notebook and a pen, she sits surrounded by rows of empty seats covered in shiny black leather. The picture tells much ab...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:37

Singapore volunteers talk about Ebola fight

Two infectious disease experts from Singapore have been to the heart of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to help battle the disease. Associate professor Dale Fisher and Sharon Salmon have been to L...

Updated : 2014.10.14 20:37