News in Asia

Welcome unicorns; this week will have some quick links.

The Indian Supreme Court refused to hear a plea for bail for a student activist arrested for sedition.

There are new sanctions against North Korea.

Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer and future politician, is again saying horrible things about LGBT people.

The countries that execute the most people are China, Iran and Pakistan.

The Freedom 251 is the world’s cheapest smartphone.

The Australian government warn of an attack on the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

Read this story about Pakistani women fighting for their rights. (Trigger warning for talk of rape.)

The Sindh province in Pakistan is the first to allow Hindus to officially register marriages.

Fiji suffered extensive damage from Cyclone Winston.

The Chinese government has decided to uproot 9,000 people so it can build a giant telescope to search for aliens.

Finally, this wins for best headline of the week: “Australia Town Consumed by ‘Hairy Panic.'”



By Stephens

Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.

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