Lee Kuan Yew

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In 1965, Singapore was ousted from the Federation of Malaysia. We examine the two countries’ respective political trajectories between then and now.
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UNESCO’s latest initiative could save Asia’s reefs

A UNESCO-led initiative launched earlier this year could prove a shining beacon of hope for besieged marine ecosystems like Asia’s Coral Triangle. 

What’s Going On With North Korea’s Nuclear Programme

North Korea’s growing missile prowess and nuclear capability are starting to pose a serious threat not just to the South, but most of the world

Chinese Citizens Banned From Cryptocurrency Offerings

In a bid to control the rising power of cryptocurrency, China has banned its usage for corporate fundraising.

Bright Sparks in Brisbane

From 9 to 13 March 2016, the Queensland capital will be illuminated with the brightest of scientific minds, bringing renowned physicists, scientists and Pulitzer-prize winners to a festival in celebration and exploration of science.

Will VPNs Vanish From China?

China is clamping down on national internet censorship by hunting down distributors of work-arounds. Just how far will the ruling party go to maintain its iron-fisted grip?

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