Former Princess Srirasmi Suwadee became a commoner last weekend as part of her divorce from the heir to the Thai throne. For more minor royals, a title that once offered social capital and access is being edged out by the glamour and power of a monied elite.
The alleged gunman, an Iranian, had seized a crowded cafe in Sydney before police stormed it early Tuesday morning. Australians have offered to travel in public with Muslims so as to defuse any anti-Islamic tensions.
Cho Yang-ho, the owner and chairman of Korean Air, apologized for raising his daughter poorly after she forced a plane to turn back in anger over her macadamia nuts snack. He fired her from all her posts in the family conglomerate.
Typhoon Hagupit looks set to make landfall this weekend amid two of the Philippines' poorest provinces. Residents have already begun to evacuate, remembering the damage from last year's storm, which left thousands dead and millions displaced.
New scholarships for college and graduate students aim to reverse a sharp decline in the number of Japanese young people studying abroad. Concerns have grown about a younger generation that is too inwardly focused at a time of growing tensions in Asia.
A sold-out tour of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” ended in Beijing last week. Meanwhile, a Chinese publishing house has nearly finished translating Shakespeare’s works into Mandarin – both signs of the English playwright's surging popularity in China.
Transparency International ranked China 100th out of 175 countries on its annual Corruption Perception Index, sliding it down from 80th place last year. The new rankings reflect poorly on President Xi Jinping's widespread efforts to clamp down on corruption.
Student protesters again defied police and surrounded official buildings to show it is the government and not the Hong Kong people they are targeting. Many parents are trying to get their kids off the front lines.
Spurred by discontented youth, the island shifted from political 'blue' to 'green' as the Nationalists lost key mayor races in Taipei and Taichung. The election outcome may create more distance in Taiwan-China relations.
The blue Nationalists have run Taiwan's No. 3 city for years. But Lin Chia-lung, a Yale-educated mayoral candidate for the green opposition Taiwan-first party, may change that after tomorrow's election.