Filipinos protests for, against Duterte
Events in Manila to mark 1986's People Power Revolution in the Philippines found demonstrators united in remembrance but still divided between those in support of current President Rodrigo Duterte and those critical of him.
Joint exercises show US commitment to Asia
The annual Cobra Gold military exercise took place in Thailand in February, with the U.S., Japan and seven other nations taking part, at which the U.S. Pacific commander assured allies in the region America's commitment under a new administration.
Mongolian economy's moment of change
Mongolia has been hit hard by the drop in commodity prices the past few years, and citizens are struggling. But new initiatives to encourage private international investment and bold budget under the new government are working on a turnaround.
Trump sworn in as 45th president, promises 'America First'
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S. on Jan. 20, reiterating his campaign pledges of putting American interests first and restoring national glory to a deeply polarized public.
Prime Minister Abe visits Pearl Harbor
Shinzo Abe becomes the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor with a U.S. president, as he and Barack Obama lay wreaths at the USS Arizona Memorial.
Indonesia tax amnesty -- deadline hopes and worries
The Indonesian tax amnesty scheme is nearing its second of three deadlines over its nine-month timeline, but revenue is falling short of expectations. Only time will tell if it is a case of deadline jitters or failure of persuasion.
Overworked housekeepers speak out in Hong Kong
Domestic workers in Hong Kong from the Philippines and Indonesia are fighting for better working hours, and have been taking their message to the parks and streets on their one day off a week.
Trump welcomes SoftBank's Son
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and lauds SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son's pledge to invest $50 billion in the U.S.
Thailand still grieving
About a month after King Bhumibol Adulyadej's passing, Thailand is still in deep mourning, with giant crowds holding vigils around the Grand Palace in Bangkok, people volunteering to help dye clothes black and banks selling commemorative notes.
The slowing number of Tibetan refugees to Dharamsala
Dharamsala, India, has been home to the Tibetan government-in-exile since 1959, and has welcomed refugees from Tibet ever since. But in the past decade there has been a dramatic decline in new arrivals, and the next generation faces big questions.
Jakarta tackles its traffic problems
Jakarta is known for its traffic jams, which have been worsening in recent years. But new plans, including more dedicated bus lanes, motorbike ride sharing and future train lines, are giving the average commuter signs of hope.
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