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Here's how you change the world
March 25, 2014 1:00 am

Here's how you change the world

News Story: Facebook affects US elections. In 2012 political scientist James Fowler did a study. He sent messages to people on Facebook in the US encouraging them to vote. He sent to a different group of Facebook users a message with pictures of...

MH370: Six theories in search of a plane
March 14, 2014 1:00 am

MH370: Six theories in search of a plane

Malaysian Airlines MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur in the early hours of Saturday, bound for Beijing. Less than two hours later, the aircraft lost contact with air-traffic control. No distress call was made by the pilots. The aircraft was flying at...

Empowering women key to region's success
March 8, 2014 1:00 am

Empowering women key to region's success

The empowerment of women and girls is one of the most effective ways to achieve higher economic growth and better living standards among the millions of people in developing countries in our region.

Asia needs more women in tech
March 8, 2014 1:00 am

Asia needs more women in tech

International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the ways in which technology changed my life and that of every woman. Our lives have been transformed through new tools to share and connect, and that has helped us change the lives of those...

Two prospects now for Thailand, and neither is any good
February 22, 2014 1:00 am

Two prospects now for Thailand, and neither is any good

Anti-government protests in Bangkok have lasted more than three months, and yet continue to confuse. Much of the international media assert the sanctity of the vote above all else. Most overly rely on distinctions that the red shirts represent the...

Stepping back from the brink
February 17, 2014 1:00 am

Stepping back from the brink

No leader is indispensable, especially when holding on to power causes such division

The best response to repression is engagement
February 8, 2014 1:05 am

The best response to repression is engagement

I opposed boycotting the Sochi Winter Olympic Games to protest the crackdown on LGBT rights in Russia. In part, that was because I didn't want to victimise athletes who had worked so hard to make the American team. But it was also because...

Harnessed to the Horse, global economy rolls into new adventure
February 1, 2014 1:00 am

Harnessed to the Horse, global economy rolls into new adventure

Chinese New Year is a time for family and friends. Astrologers say the Horse Year is one of activity, and surely there will be prosperity for many.

We must never forget: Bigotry still courses through our societies
January 27, 2014 1:00 am

We must never forget: Bigotry still courses through our societies

Communal conflicts continue to take on dangerous dimensions, UN secretary-general warns

Asia worries about China, not Japan
January 22, 2014 1:00 am

Asia worries about China, not Japan

Beijing must halt its anti-Japanese propaganda campaign and instead work with its neighbours to create a secure and prosperous future