Thais mourn child boxer

November 14, 2018
SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand (AFP) - A child boxer who died after being hit repeatedly in the head during a Muay Thai bout was mourned Wednesday, alongside wreaths and his fighting shorts, as calls mount for a ban on children entering the ring.

War on press?

November 14, 2018
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN’s lawsuit against Donald Trump’s administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta’s constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president.

China ‘setback’

November 13, 2018
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), covering half the world’s population, is billed as an antidote to Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda, which has seen tariffs imposed on almost half of all Chinese imports to the US — and retaliatory levies by Beijing.

Saving freedom

November 10, 2018
HONG KONG -- Dissident Chinese author Ma Jian hit out at threats to freedom of speech Saturday saying it was the “basis of civilization” after a struggle to find a venue to host his talks at Hong Kong’s literary festival.