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Duterte's deference delights China but is questioned at home

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s effusive message of friendship on his visit to Beijing this week has handed China a public relations bonanza just three months after Beijing suffered a humiliating defeat at an international tribunal. The state-owned Chinese media that sought to portray Duterte’s predecessor and the arbitration panel as ...

Oct 20, 2016

Pakistan bans Indian content on TV and radio

Pakistan has banned all Indian content on television and radio networks, media regulators said Thursday, its latest salvo after recent scuffles in the disputed Kashmir region spilled into the world of Bollywood and celebrity. The state-run media authority said in a statement it would ...

Oct 17, 2016

Thai king's death reportedly won't delay election

The death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej will not affect plans to hold a general election in 2017, media reported Monday, dismissing speculation that the military government would delay the poll as the country enters a year of mourning. Thais continued to flock from ...