Genes are important in predicting the risk of myopia, but they alone cannot explain the epidemic.
Kem Ley’s funeral.
When Kem Ley was shot in broad daylight in Phnom Penh, Cambodia lost a vital voice for freedom. But could his death galvanise a movement against the authoritarian old order?
EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo
A landmark ruling against Beijing will not solve one of the world's most worrying territorial disputes.
Ritchie B. Tongo
Despite joking about gang rape, insulting the Pope and admitting to personally killing criminals, the Philippines' new president was handed a healthy mandate.
Round ‘em up.
Washington has been trying to corral the ASEAN countries into a unified bloc against China – but it could actually destabilise the region further.
A new look.
Indonesia has both the world's largest Muslim population and a vibrant young democracy.
By leveraging a wave of national celebration and a friendly state-funded media, Singapore's authoritarian elite has as firm a grip as ever.
Devastation in the wake of the Boxing Day tsunami.
The camera jerks as the wave crashes through the wall of the restaurant. The tables set out for a wedding breakfast are swept aside. The man behind the camera doesn’t realise the awful reality of what…