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Mumbai fears for homes and lives amid rising seas

Huge swathes of Mumbai's beaches have already been lost to rising seas. Now shanty dwellers fear for their homes and critics say India's largest metropolis -- like other world mega-cities -- is not doing enough to hold back the waves.


November 9, 1989: the day that changed the world

Guenter Schabowski scratches his head, puts on his glasses, hesitates, then fumbles with his handwritten notes.


For Uighur refugees, freedom means losing family

Abdullah Rasul has so little contact with his family in China that it took three months for him to find out that his father was dead. Like other Uighur refugees from northwest China, Rasul, 35, who now lives in Istanbul, knows that making contact with relatives back home risks them coming under greater scrutiny from the authorities, or worse.


Sia and Sound of Music: Hong Kong rallies showcase satirical remixes

The ever-evolving soundtrack to Hong Kong's summer of rage has been bolstered by three new songs that take satirical aim at the police -- the most popular a remix of Australian singer Sia's hit "Chandelier".


'Autsome' shopping experience for the autistic

Sunway Putra Mall in downtown Kuala Lumpur is dimming the lights and shutting out blasting music every Tuesday to create a soothing shopping environment for the autistic.


Power transition vs clash of ideologies

The differences between Mahathir and Anwar are more than just the love-hate relationship between the two men, but also the confrontation of their diverging political faiths.


Brazil arrests 63, levies US$8.7m in fines over fires

Brazil's defense minister said on Monday 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging fires in the Amazon rainforest.


Indonesian forest fires putting 10 million children at risk: UN

Indonesian forest fires are putting nearly 10 million children at risk from air pollution, the United Nations warned Tuesday, as scientists said the blazes were releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases.


Singapore detains Indonesian maids for funding IS

Singapore has detained three Indonesian maids without trial under tough security laws over allegations they donated funds to support the Islamic State (IS) group, authorities said.


The Umno-PAS symphony

The National Cooperation Charter between Umno and PAS today is nothing more than a clone of the 1970s, and should therefore not come as a big surprise to anyone.


 

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