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Human Rights for Hindus Remains Elusive in Some Parts of the World

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.02.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

The quest for religious freedom and equal rights is ongoing, but for years, Hindus have largely been left out of the conversation as victims of religious discrimination and violence.

Malaysian Girl Allegedly Raped By 38 Men

Reuters | | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

By Trinna Leong KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 (Reuters) - Malaysian police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following a...

Malaysia To Release Satellite Data On Missing Jet

AP | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia said Tuesday it will publicly release satellite data used to narrow down the search for the missing jetliner ...

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

minube | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you believe.

Why MH370 Will Not Change Chinese/Malaysia Relations

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of the bilateral tension created by MH370, China is likely to remain cautious about taking actions that could jeopardize its partnership with Malaysia, given the country's importance in the region's geopolitical landscape and its warming relations with Washington.

Climate Change This Week: Ice Sheet Collapse, Solar Africa, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 15, 2014 How unusu...

Hitting Close to Home: Homophobia and Transphobia In Asia = Family Violence

Grace Poore | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Grace Poore

While many of those interviewed spoke to societal discrimination and repeated experiences of exclusion in public spaces, at work and at school, the family was reported to be the primary perpetrator of violence against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people.

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

First Funerals For Jet's Missing Passengers Set

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

By Lincoln Feast and Siva Govindasamy SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 (Reuters) - The first funerals for passengers on board a missing Mal...

When Things Fall Into the Ocean

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Ami Fields-Meyer

We were about twenty minutes into our tour of the CNN studio in Atlanta when Greg, an eccentric guide in a tomato-red polo, turned around. "Are there ...

Malaysia Releases First Report On Missing Flight

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

By Siva Govindasamy KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 (Reuters) - Malaysia released a preliminary report on missing Flight MH370 on Thursday in whic...

Malaysia Airlines Tells Passengers' Relatives To Return Home And Wait For News

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Air traffic controllers did not realize that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after it disapp...

Malaysia Airlines Tells Relatives Of Missing Passengers To Return Home

AP | By EILEEN NG | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Air traffic controllers did not realize that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after it disapp...

Obama Wins Back Lost Advantage in the Philippines As He Dabbles, Fitfully and Perhaps Fatefully, in the Ukraine Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

As Obama accomplished something quite real in the Asia-Pacific his administration and the European Union pursued something unreal, announcing new sanctions against individual Russians for their involvement in Russia's strategy to foment discord in Ukraine and keep that nation, which is only a few hundred miles from Moscow, out of NATO.

Malaysia To Release Missing Plane Investigation Report

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia says it will release a preliminary report of its investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday,...

Obama Must Pivot Towards Democracy in Malaysia

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

In Malaysia's hotly contested political environment, there is little room for foreign dignitaries to meet with opposition figures.

Obama Raises Need For Improved Human Rights In Malaysia

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he had raised the need for improved human rights in Malaysia with the country'...

Asia-Pacific Pivot: Obama Trip So Far As Important for What Hasn't Happened As for What Has Happened

William Bradley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the shouting but, notably, not shooting continues in the Ukraine crisis, and the Middle East peace process collapses, President Barack Obama is in the middle of his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour. How's it going, amidst very predictable distractions from Russia and Israel? Fair to middling.

Malaysian Prime Minister Not Ready To Declare MH370 Passengers Dead

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

It's been more than six weeks since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he's still not ready to...

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a critical time for the the Asia-Pacific Pivot. Which is, of course, America's shift from its fateful post-9/11 fixations with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific.

Obama Seeks To Ease Asian Allies' Doubts

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

* Obama seeking to underline U.S. commitment to region * U.S. needs to balance Japanese and Chinese concerns (Adds Japanese media r...

A Pungent Fruit Holds Secret to Success for Obama's Malaysia Trip

Azlan Ibrahim | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Azlan Ibrahim

Recognize the distinction between the Malaysian government and the Malaysian people, 53 percent of whom did not vote for this prime minister or his cronies, a patrimony of grey, homogenous conservatives held captive by a small but vocal fringe lunatic. Sound familiar?

One Week Into Sub Search, Still No Sign Of Missing Plane

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Mala...

Malfunctioning Malaysia Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Mond...

Breathtaking Bridges That Are More Than Just Walkways

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Bridges are generally built to serve a purpose, but sometimes they are just downright cool, beautiful or even a little bizarre. Some highlighted below...