Aug 15, 2014

Chinese police open fire on Tibetan protesters, rights group says

Chinese police have opened fire on Tibetan demonstrators in southwestern China, wounding 10 people, after the Tibetans protested against the detention of a respected village leader, a Tibetan rights group said. The crackdown in the Ganzi prefecture of Sichuan province, a flash point for ...

Aug 13, 2014

Apple's tech workers: white or Asian males

Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley’s economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics. A breakdown released Tuesday by Apple Inc. showed 54 percent of the company’s technology jobs in ...

Aug 3, 2014

96 people killed in Xinjiang attack last week: China

Chinese state media said Sunday that 37 civilians and 59 “terrorists” had been killed in an attack earlier in the week in Xinjiang, home to China’s mainly Muslim Uighur minority. The total toll makes the incident by far the bloodiest since rioting involving Uighurs ...

Jul 11, 2014

'Bamboo ceiling' hampering Asians in Australia

A “bamboo ceiling” exists in Australia for Asians entering positions of power in business, education and politics, the country’s race discrimination commissioner has suggested. Tim Soutphommasane said that while Australia’s cultural diversity was to be welcomed, equality of opportunity in the top echelons was ...

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Jun 12, 2014

Stop 'politicizing rape,' Modi orders India politicans

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged lawmakers to cease insensitive and ambiguous word play over rape and to work together to protect all women, in his first comments on the issue since the gang rape and murder of two girls shocked the ...

Deadly blasts rock China's restive Xinjiang

May 22, 2014

Deadly blasts rock China's restive Xinjiang

Several people were killed and injured when two vehicles plowed into a market and explosives were thrown in Xinjiang province, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported. Two off-road vehicles drove into crowds in the regional capital Urumqi. One of the vehicles exploded, Xinhua said. ...

Myanmar's first census in 30 years extended amid controversy

Apr 12, 2014

Myanmar's first census in 30 years extended amid controversy

A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms, entering neat notations on spreadsheets by hand. The women will have to go through 37,579 family census forms, according to officials, using calculators ...

Vote might tip Afghan tribes into new war

| Apr 4, 2014

Vote might tip Afghan tribes into new war

Growing violence in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar ahead of the presidential election next week highlights a rift between Pashtun tribes that could tip the country back into civil war. The fate of Kandahar, birthplace of the Taliban insurgency, is crucial. Some Afghans fear ...