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Stories about East Asia

28 July 2014

‘Boyfriend No, Only Volleyball': Kazakh Sportswoman Ignores Marriage Proposals After Going Viral

Sabina Altynbekova, a 17 year-old volleyball player representing Kazakhstan at youth level has been thrust into the global spotlight after playing for her country in a tournament in Taiwan.

27 July 2014

The Philippines’ ‘Anti-Corruption’ President Is Facing Impeachment Calls Over Accusations of Corruption

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, who won on an anti-corruption platform, is now accused of corruption after one of his fund programs was dismissed by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional.

23 July 2014

Malaysia's Government, Opposition and People Unite to Demand Justice For MH17 Crash

Malaysia’s Parliament held an emergency session and unanimously approved a motion condemning those who are responsible for shooting down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which killed 298 people.

22 July 2014

Expired Meat Was on the Menu at McDonald's, KFC and Other Fast Food Restaurants in China

It's the latest food safety scandal to hit China, which has seen a spate of issues in recent years, including a 2008 milk contamination that killed six infants.

Pro-Democracy Protesters in Hong Kong Can Face Down Police, but Not Their Mom and Dad at the Dinner Table

Hundreds of thousands have vocally demanded democratic elections, but some of those same activists are having trouble speaking up to their conservative parents.

20 July 2014

Indonesia, the World's Third Largest Democracy, Will Soon Know Who Its Next President Is

The results of Indonesia's presidential election will be announced on July 22. Will it be a peaceful transition or chaos?

18 July 2014

Only Months After MH370 Disappears, Plane Crash in Ukraine Sends Malaysians Reeling

A Malaysia Airlines flight attendant highlighted on Instagram and Twitter the loss of lives on both flights: "Within 4 months I lost almost 30 friends."

Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine Brings on Heart-Wrenching Déjà Vu for Chinese Families Still Waiting on MH370 Answers

Memories are still fresh for Chinese families who don't know what happened to their loved ones after airliner MH370 vanished from radar screen in March.

Vietnamese Government ‘Opinion Shapers’ Target Activist Facebook Pages

The Facebook accounts of prominent Vietnamese activists have been suspended after being reported for abuse by suspected government supporters known as 'opinion shapers'.

The 5 Most Insensitive Reactions to the MH17 Crash in Ukraine

RuNet Echo

With emotions running high following the plane crash in Ukraine, a handful of particularly calloused statements by figures in Moscow and Donetsk have attracted the RuNet's attention.

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