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Malaysia Airlines to fire one third of its staff in major restructuring
Malaysia Airlines, which lost two of its planes last year, is to sack one-third of its 20,000 staff on Wednesday as part of a major reorganization aimed at making the ill-fated company more efficient.

25.05.2015 18:13

​139 graves, signs of torture found in Malaysia human trafficking camps
A total of 139 graves have been found in Malaysia in more than two dozen human trafficking camps believed to have been used by gangs smuggling migrants across the Thai border. Signs of torture were also discovered, the nation’s police chief said Monday.

25.05.2015 16:38

Russia OKs draft deal on free trade between Eurasian Economic Union, Vietnam
The Russian government has approved a draft agreement for a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Vietnam. The deal is supposed to double bilateral trade and see the EEU more involved in integration processes in the Asia-Pacific.

25.05.2015 07:14

World stands up against Monsanto: Over 400 cities protest GMOs
Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are speaking out against GMOs and Monsanto’s monopoly over the food supply.

23.05.2015 23:56

The Face of Litter: DNA taken from trash used to map features of litterbugs in Hong Kong
An environmental group in Hong Kong has gone high-tech in its fight against street littering. It actually collects human DNA from rubbish to recreate the faces of those who left it, believing that public shaming will do a better job than government fines.

23.05.2015 13:38

Snuff selfie: 21yo Russian woman shoots self in head posing for photo
A young woman from Moscow has been critically wounded after trying to take a selfie with a pistol pressed against her temple. It’s only the latest in a series of fatal and near-fatal selfies.

23.05.2015 08:09

​Japan to inject $110bn in Asian infrastructure projects
Japan is going to provide $110 billion for infrastructure projects in Asia. The move is seen as an attempt to keep up with China that boosted its dominance in the region by establishing the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank.

21.05.2015 12:59

Three years of confronting Western propaganda
After my two days marathon discussion with Noam Chomsky, (at MIT in 2012), a bestselling book was born. Later this year a film will hit the cinemas.

21.05.2015 12:57

Show us the deal: Senators Warren, Manchin demand Obama disclose TPP
Two Senate Democrats have sponsored a bill demanding the White House reveal the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the public at least two months before Congress could give President Obama fast-track authority.

19.05.2015 21:23

The Fuller Picture - Iran, Russia and TPP: Obama tries to pivot to Asia
This week US relations with Saudi Arabia cool down, while heating up with Russia and Iran. Is the US considering a sweeping change to foreign policy?

15.05.2015 13:10

US official ‘misspoke’ about sending B-1 bombers to Australia amid S. China Sea dispute
Amid rising tensions with Beijing in the South China Sea, the US plans to station “B-1 bombers and surveillance aircraft” in Australia, a Pentagon official told Senate committee. However, the DoD assured Australia that their representative “misspoke.”

14.05.2015 16:45

​Japan's cabinet approves legislation expanding military powers
The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has approved legislation authorizing Japan to expand its military capacity beyond self-defense, allowing it to play a greater international role. The bills will now be debated in parliament.

14.05.2015 10:53