Articles By Umberto Bacchi

From Politics & Policy Nov 16, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan China Aid Row: ‘Beijing Should Send Warships to Back Measly Donation’

Communist party mouthpiece urges government to send in navy to help rescue efforts.

From Politics & Policy Nov 16, 2013

China to Reform Labour Camps and One-child Policy

One-child policy loosened, labour camp system abolished and death penalty use reduced as part of major Communist reforms.

From Politics & Policy Nov 15, 2013

JFK’s Daughter Caroline Kennedy Lands in Tokyo to Strengthen Japan-US Relations

New US ambassador takes up role in Japanese capital a week before 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death.

From Politics & Policy Nov 15, 2013

Syria: Al-Qaida’s Isis Apologises After Beheading Wrong Man

Sunni Islamist fighter Mohammed Fares decapitated by Islamic State of Syria and Levante in Aleppo.

From Society Nov 15, 2013

Typhoon Hayian: Filipinos Fear Corruption Will Hurt Multimillion Dollar International Aid Effort

UN says official death toll for Typhoon Yolanda has hit 4,460 with more than 900,000 people displaced.

From Politics & Policy Nov 15, 2013

Iraq: 'Al-Qaida at its Strongest Since 2006' as Bombings Slaughter Dozens of Shiites

Counter-terrorism chief says al-Qaida offshoots exploiting security lapses during Ashoura festival.

From Politics & Policy Nov 15, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan: China Slams ‘Ungrateful’ Philippines over Measly Relief Donation Controversy

Beijing criticised for small contribution to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts compared to US, Britain and even Ikea.

From Society Nov 14, 2013

China's New Rich: Lavish Lover Gives 100kg Cash Engagement Gift to Future Bride

Zhejiang fiancé hires porters to deliver stacks of 100 yuan notes to beloved’s house.

From Politics & Policy Nov 14, 2013

Toronto Crack Cocaine Mayor Rob Ford: I’m a Role Model for Kids

Councillors in Canada’s largest city question mayor over drug use and ask him to take leave of absence.

From Society Nov 14, 2013

Tropical Cyclone 03A Kills Hundreds in Somalia’s Puntland [PHOTOS]

Horn of Africa lashed by heavy rains - hundreds of people missing.