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Demonic possession in Laos - is it real, or a pretext for village chiefs to banish troublemakers and nonconformists?

The animist spirit Phi Pob is believed to cause illness and death, and eat human livers; in a tumbledown Mekong River village, Laotians who’ve stood up to authority live in forced exile, accused of being possessed by the demon

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The animist spirit Phi Pob is believed to cause illness and death, and eat human livers; in a tumbledown Mekong River village, Laotians who’ve stood up to authority live in forced exile, accused of being possessed by the demon

Demonic possession in Laos - is it real, or a pretext for village chiefs to banish troublemakers and nonconformists?
Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

A foreigner collapsing on the Shanghai metro caused passengers to flee the carriage and triggered a stampede to the exits, in a bizarre incident captured on camera.

20 Aug 2014 - 5:57PM

A foreigner collapsing on the Shanghai metro caused passengers to flee the carriage and triggered a stampede to the exits, in a bizarre incident captured on camera.

Passengers run for their lives ... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train
Parents of teenage Asiana crash victim sue San Francisco officials over ‘wrongful death’

The parents of Ye Mengyuan, a 16-year-old victim of last year’s Asiana crash in San Francisco, have launched a wrongful death lawsuit against San Francisco City and County.

15 Aug 2014 - 6:32PM

The parents of Ye Mengyuan, a 16-year-old victim of last year’s Asiana crash in San Francisco, have launched a wrongful death lawsuit against San Francisco City and County.

Parents of teenage Asiana crash victim sue San Francisco officials over ‘wrongful death’
Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high

Seven patients who underwent medical procedures in Hong Kong in the first quarter of the year had surgical objects left inside their bodies - the most since 2010, according to new figures.

4 Aug 2014 - 2:33AM

Seven patients who underwent medical procedures in Hong Kong in the first quarter of the year had surgical objects left inside their bodies - the most since 2010, according to new figures.

Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high
TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace

A timeline of recent corruption probes shows the extent of an corruption investigation into the entourage of China's former security tsar Zhou Yongkang. 

22 Feb 2019 - 3:19PM

A timeline of recent corruption probes shows the extent of an corruption investigation into the entourage of China's former security tsar Zhou Yongkang. 

TIMELINE: Zhou Yongkang's fall from grace
Fox News host’s racial slur sparks online backlash in China

State broadcaster CCTV ran footage of US cable televsion channel Fox News on Monday showing a co-host making a racial slur against Chinese people, sparking an outcry on social media across China.

15 Jul 2014 - 10:56AM

State broadcaster CCTV ran footage of US cable televsion channel Fox News on Monday showing a co-host making a racial slur against Chinese people, sparking an outcry on social media across China.

Fox News host’s racial slur sparks online backlash in China
July 1: a short history of Hong Kong's march for democracy
What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

Weekly visits and random questioning by local police officers are not unusual for the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labour Disputes Centre in Guangdong province. This summer, though, has been different.

19 Aug 2014 - 4:39PM

Weekly visits and random questioning by local police officers are not unusual for the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labour Disputes Centre in Guangdong province. This summer, though, has been different.

What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge
Hong Kong's youngest activists draw inspiration from political liberalism
Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

Laos may be taking a page from Beijing’s playbook with a new set of restrictions for NGOs operating in the country, which have alarmed both non-profit groups and Western diplomats.

17 Sep 2014 - 7:14PM

Laos may be taking a page from Beijing’s playbook with a new set of restrictions for NGOs operating in the country, which have alarmed both non-profit groups and Western diplomats.

Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups