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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: All of Asia should embrace baseball

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan It may come as a surprise to some, but no other game on the continent has enjoyed as much success on the international stage All of Asia should embrace baseball The Kiwis, as is their tradition, performed a pre-game haka. This one was particula ...

  2. Indian outcasts challenge 'third sex' stigma to run for office

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Mian Ridge

    ... Mian Ridge Dressed in an ivory salwar kameez- a traditional Indian dress- a matching shawl arranged elegantly around her shoulders and a subtle slick of pink gloss on her lips, Seema is a vision of graceful femininity amid the noisy men who crowd her camp ...

  3. Caste aside

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Abdeh Sen, Amrit Dhillon

    ... Eunuchs are regarded as the lowest of the low in class-ridden India and are treated with nothing short of open contempt. They survive by sticking together and now, writes Amrit Dhillon, they are finding their political voice. Pictures by Abdeh Sen. Soman ...

  4. CSRC tightens curbs on placements, rights issues

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in their loans this year, listed firms have started resorting to rights issues and share placements to raise funds. According to data provider Wind Information, mainland companies raised a combined 93.1 ... is the only right thing to do for the companies.' Fund-raising activities on the mainland remained strong in the first half following the surge in initial public offerings last year. The mainland ...

  5. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Southeast Asian countries stock up on arms as they face off with China

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... officials have told them they must wait for improvements in the Communist Party-ruled nation's human rights situation. For the Philippines, however, its move into the international arms market ...

  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... of suppressing political freedoms and mistreating rights campaigners. In stark contrast to his father, the current King Sihamoni has taken a quieter role in Cambodian life since ascending to the throne ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Military the weakest link in US 'pivot' to Asia

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by TREFOR MOSS

    ... in Singapore. But these are modest changes- not the large-scale deployments that would alter Asia's strategic landscape. Right now, they are all America can afford. After a free-wheeling decade ... they argue, while expanding free trade will promote stability and prosperity. The pivot to Asia, it's now clear, is a primarily political and economic exercise. Maybe that's the right ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia moving away from the death penalty

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by MABEL AU

    ... discretion, are contrary to international human rights standards. Singapore has proposed amendments to replace the mandatory death penalty with discretionary sentencing in some cases, such as where ... On November 19, the UN General Assembly's human rights committee adopted its fourth draft resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions. The resolution was co-sponsored by 91 states, ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Rattled cages

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... the Ministry of Defence involved. "We are hearing new things all the time and it just gets more and more absurd. We are now told Mr Tien wants to open a rescue centre of his own, right next ... right now and the industry is out of control … And don't forget that Vietnam is at the centre of the outcry over the trade in rhinoceros horns. "Tigers, bears and rhinos ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Higher purpose

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... “No one has the right to interfere in what comes under the state’s authority,” he said. “This development is in the interest of all Muslims all over the world.” The fortress wasn’t just swept ... countries, including war-torn Syria. "I am not tired; these are the best days of my life," Senad Hadzic (right), 47, said when reached by phone on a Saudi mobile number. He said he had ...




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