Asia Pacific

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Hope, pride, fear: how North Koreans feel about their homeland

The little evidence seeping out of the repressed nation suggests its people are growing weary of their masters but still harbour a burning hatred for the US Though North Korea consumes an extraordinary amount of international attention for such a small and impoverished country, the Hermit Kingdom remains remarkably closed. We still know very little

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Life after the bomb: exploring the psychogeography of Hiroshima

On the anniversary of Hiroshimas nuclear destruction, a walk through the citys memorial park reveals a complex mix of devastation and rehabilitation Hiroshima is flourishing. It has a population surpassing 1.19 million, a burgeoning gourmet scene, towering luxury shopping centres, and a trendy night life. It is a city of vibrant green boulevards and open

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South Korea spy agency admits trying to rig 2012 presidential election

National Intelligence Service says it mobilised cyberwarfare experts to ensure Park Geun-hye beat rival and now president Moon Jae-in South Koreas spy agency has admitted it conducted an illicit campaign to influence the countrys 2012 presidential election, mobilising teams of experts in psychological warfare to ensure that the conservative candidate, Park Geun-hye, beat her liberal

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Uber rented out fire-prone cars to Singapore drivers

Company admits we could have done more after one of its cars burst into flames when it knew that Honda had issued a recall for electrical fault Uber said it had taken action to repair faulty cars in Singapore after it was reported the ride-hailing company rented them out to drivers despite being aware of