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Face Masks in Church: Weddings and baptisms to continue as PH eases lockdown rules

Feeling guilty over a sin you committed during the lockdown? Well, fret not, because confessions will make a comeback now that various parts of the Philippines have eased their lockdowns. Fr. Jerome Secillano, Executive Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said in an exclusive interview with Unang Hirit today that...

What’s that smell? Lawmakers hold their noses, leave meeting after Ted Hui hurls brown, foul-smelling bag towards chairman’s seat

How long had lawmaker Ted Hui been keeping that foul-smelling bag in his office?

What’s that smell? Lawmakers hold their noses, leave meeting after Ted Hui hurls brown, foul-smelling bag towards chairman’s seat

Wind of Change: Bangkok BTS may soon go open air

Looking to go beyond social distancing, BTS Skytrain riders may soon feel the wind in their hair.

Wind of Change: Bangkok BTS may soon go open air

This hotel lights up with encouraging, funny messages for Malaysians

If you’ve had a bad day, these messages by Hotel Tenera Bangi will light up your heart.

This hotel lights up with encouraging, funny messages for Malaysians

New checkout app lets Singaporeans pay for all kinds of things in installments

A solution – or complication – to your shopaholic tendencies?

New checkout app lets Singaporeans pay for all kinds of things in installments

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Jokowi urges strict health protocols before reopening tourism in Indonesia

Jokowi urges strict health protocols before reopening tourism in Indonesia

President Joko Widodo today said tourism across Indonesia shouldn’t reopen “in haste."

Officials urge caution as coastal floods hit southern shores of Bali

Officials urge caution as coastal floods hit southern shores of Bali

Coastal floods hit parts of southern Bali yesterday, which saw streets near some of the island’s most popular beaches flooded with seawater.

‘I’d rather face the virus than let the people die of hunger’: NTT governor to reopen tourist destinations on June 15

‘I’d rather face the virus than let the people die of hunger’: NTT governor to reopen tourist destinations on June 15

The governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) says he would rather face the coronavirus rather than letting his citizens die of hunger, as his administration announces that tourist...

The People Must Makan is Bali Life Foundation’s newest project to bring food to those in need

The People Must Makan is Bali Life Foundation’s newest project to bring food to those in need

| Coconuts Bali x Bali Life Foundation | Here’s how you can help!

Bali Safari Park welcomes newborn baby giraffe named ‘Corona’

Bali Safari Park welcomes newborn baby giraffe named ‘Corona’

The Safari Park in Bali’s Gianyar regency has named their newborn baby giraffe “Corona,” after the coronavirus.  “Corona’s birth went smoothly, with the medical team...

Nevermind, ‘too hot’ and ‘too wet’ for open-air BTS

Nevermind, ‘too hot’ and ‘too wet’ for open-air BTS

A pilot program of running the BTS Skytrain with its windows open was declared a complete failure today. After public health officials proposed opening the windows for better air...

Thailand’s 11 new COVID cases contracted overseas: spokesman

Thailand’s 11 new COVID cases contracted overseas: spokesman

Another rise in detected COVID-19 cases today was attributed to the return of Thais from abroad. Health officials reported 11 new infections, the most since May 4, found in...

Wind of Change: Bangkok BTS may soon go open air

Wind of Change: Bangkok BTS may soon go open air

Looking to go beyond social distancing, BTS Skytrain riders may soon feel the wind in their hair.

One hen at a time, Thai campaigners target animal suffering

One hen at a time, Thai campaigners target animal suffering

Thai animal protection campaigners have notched another win in their belts on word that Burger King will transition to cage-free eggs. Burger King became the latest multinational...

Rise in new COVID cases attributed to Thai returnees

Rise in new COVID cases attributed to Thai returnees

Health officials reported nine new COVID-19 infection cases today, the most since May 4. All involved Thai men returned from overseas who tested positive at government quarantine...

Hong Kongers fleeing city will be welcomed by Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen says

Hong Kongers fleeing city will be welcomed by Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen says

Taiwan is formulating a "humanitarian aid action project" for Hong Kongers looking to relocate to the island

What’s that smell? Lawmakers hold their noses, leave meeting after Ted Hui hurls brown, foul-smelling bag towards chairman’s seat

What’s that smell? Lawmakers hold their noses, leave meeting after Ted Hui hurls brown, foul-smelling bag towards chairman’s seat

How long had lawmaker Ted Hui been keeping that foul-smelling bag in his office?

At least 300 arrested in flash protests against controversial national anthem bill

At least 300 arrested in flash protests against controversial national anthem bill

Protesters chanted "Hong Kongers, build our nation" as they took to the streets

Netizens get creative with Photoshop after HKU appeared to crop activist Edward Leung out of a photo 

Netizens get creative with Photoshop after HKU appeared to crop activist Edward Leung out of a photo 

Protestors were quick to find humor in the university's apparent self-censorship

Macau’s ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho dies at 98

Macau’s ‘King of Gambling’ Stanley Ho dies at 98

The tycoon, known also for his colorful love life, leaves behind 16 children of the 17 children he had with four women

Baby orangutan born on Eid in Taman Safari Indonesia named ‘Fitri’

Baby orangutan born on Eid in Taman Safari Indonesia named ‘Fitri’

Here’s a bit of heartwarming animal news coming from Taman Safari Bogor in West Java, as the zoo and conservation site has recently welcomed a female baby orangutan named Fitri.

Syahrini’s ‘hater’ faces 12 years in prison over post suggesting singer appeared in sex tape

Syahrini’s ‘hater’ faces 12 years in prison over post suggesting singer appeared in sex tape

Extreme fanaticism has landed a woman in jail after she was sued for defaming her idol’s supposed nemesis, Indonesian diva Syahrini.

School’s in: Jakarta sets July 13 as first day for new academic calendar

School’s in: Jakarta sets July 13 as first day for new academic calendar

The Jakarta Education Agency has officially set a date for a return to school in July, though it remains to be seen if it would be a return in the physical sense or if it would...

Bring your own helmet: Indonesia’s motorcycle taxi association prepares new protocols ahead of ‘new normal’

Bring your own helmet: Indonesia’s motorcycle taxi association prepares new protocols ahead of ‘new normal’

With the next phase of life with COVID-19, or the so-called “new normal,” looks set to become our new reality here in Indonesia, a major union group for drivers of app-based...

‘Hold it in, gents’: Semarang health official tells women to postpone pregnancy amid pandemic

‘Hold it in, gents’: Semarang health official tells women to postpone pregnancy amid pandemic

Is it safe to get pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic? One community clinic (puskesmas) in Semarang, Central Java has become the subject of controversy for promoting the idea...

Bella Astillah says loose Raya dress for comfort, not to cover up pregnancy

Bella Astillah says loose Raya dress for comfort, not to cover up pregnancy

‘I believe everyone already knows that I’m pregnant.’

Cat rescued from car at KL roadblock

Cat rescued from car at KL roadblock

Man behind wheels thought he was being stopped over a traffic offense.

This hotel lights up with encouraging, funny messages for Malaysians

This hotel lights up with encouraging, funny messages for Malaysians

If you’ve had a bad day, these messages by Hotel Tenera Bangi will light up your heart.

‘Just make Malay music’: Yuna recounts words from a label exec 11 years ago

‘Just make Malay music’: Yuna recounts words from a label exec 11 years ago

The internationally-acclaimed singer sends a message to those who doubt themselves.

Malaysia’s Islamic party calls for temporary booze ban amid drunk driving problem

Malaysia’s Islamic party calls for temporary booze ban amid drunk driving problem

PAS spokesperson calls existing laws weak; drunkards selfish and stubborn.

#PLDTHacked: Hackers take over Twitter account, call for faster internet

#PLDTHacked: Hackers take over Twitter account, call for faster internet

Hackers allegedly from the international group Anonymous took over telecom giant PLDT’s Twitter account today to demand something we all need during quarantine: faster...

Quarantine passes no longer required during general community quarantine, says top cop

Quarantine passes no longer required during general community quarantine, says top cop

Filipinos authorized to leave their homes will no longer be required to show quarantine passes once the National Capital Region shifts to a general community quarantine (GCQ), Lt....

Face Masks in Church: Weddings and baptisms to continue as PH eases lockdown rules

Face Masks in Church: Weddings and baptisms to continue as PH eases lockdown rules

Feeling guilty over a sin you committed during the lockdown? Well, fret not, because confessions will make a comeback now that various parts of the Philippines have eased their...

The Good Life: Bato Dela Rosa told to personally appear in next Senate hearing

The Good Life: Bato Dela Rosa told to personally appear in next Senate hearing

Let’s see if he learns his lesson this time. After igniting a social media firestorm, Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa was ordered yesterday by his colleagues to...

Everyone’s Beautiful: Hearts warmed after student pens emotional post about curly hair

Everyone’s Beautiful: Hearts warmed after student pens emotional post about curly hair

Let’s admit it: most cultures think that curly hair is ugly, and straight hair is gorgeous. How else can we explain those makeover scenes in countless high school movies,...

Singapore freighter probed after face masks, other goods wash ashore near Sydney

Singapore freighter probed after face masks, other goods wash ashore near Sydney

‘I spent less than an hour at Coogee beach and got 100s of masks and still more washed up.’

New checkout app lets Singaporeans pay for all kinds of things in installments

New checkout app lets Singaporeans pay for all kinds of things in installments

A solution – or complication – to your shopaholic tendencies?

Singaporeans knocked offline again by MyRepublic outage

Singaporeans knocked offline again by MyRepublic outage

MyRepublic’s broadband customers in the north and west among those affected.

Make sustainable living ‘sexy’ at three-day virtual Conscious Festival 

Make sustainable living ‘sexy’ at three-day virtual Conscious Festival 

Is sustainability hot enough to save a sultry planet?

Billionaire heiress upset beauty clinics deemed ‘nonessential’

Billionaire heiress upset beauty clinics deemed ‘nonessential’

‘We have to watch other businesses resume, while our expensive stocks of botox, fillers expire in the fridge.’

Take a Feminist Day Tour of Yangon

Take a Feminist Day Tour of Yangon

Whether defying male power structures or helping each other advance, Myanmar’s women have bucked authority or taken matters into their own hands throughout Myanmar’s history...

Top officials who banned crowds from gathering blasted for gathering in crowd

Top officials who banned crowds from gathering blasted for gathering in crowd

Yangon’s regional government is under fire today after a top official and the chairman of its pandemic response team attended a Sunday religious festival in apparent defiance of...

Weird AF Myanmar rap MV brings cocaine sex party to Animal Crossing (Video)

Weird AF Myanmar rap MV brings cocaine sex party to Animal Crossing (Video)

By Min Ye Kyaw Dressed all in black with a bucket hat, Myanmar vocalist Way rocks the party with some of his closest friends in his new music video. And by closest friends,...

Military silent after vowing action against soldiers who filmed boat beating

Military silent after vowing action against soldiers who filmed boat beating

A week after the Burmese military said it would investigate five of its soldiers caught beating a group of Rakhine civilians on a boat, no progress has been cited in the case. The...

Angry Buddhist mob swarms Meiktila monastery after man ‘insults’ religion on Facebook (Video)

Angry Buddhist mob swarms Meiktila monastery after man ‘insults’ religion on Facebook (Video)

Scuffles broke out outside a monastery where hardline Buddhists yesterday gathered to seek mob justice against a man whose sharp-tongued criticism was deemed an insult to the...

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Bella Astillah says loose Raya dress for comfort, not to cover up pregnancy

Bella Astillah says loose Raya dress for comfort, not to cover up pregnancy

‘I believe everyone already knows that I’m pregnant.’

Syahrini’s ‘hater’ faces 12 years in prison over post suggesting singer appeared in sex tape

Syahrini’s ‘hater’ faces 12 years in prison over post suggesting singer appeared in sex tape

Extreme fanaticism has landed a woman in jail after she was sued for defaming her idol’s supposed nemesis, Indonesian diva Syahrini.

New checkout app lets Singaporeans pay for all kinds of things in installments

New checkout app lets Singaporeans pay for all kinds of things in installments

A solution – or complication – to your shopaholic tendencies?

‘Just make Malay music’: Yuna recounts words from a label exec 11 years ago

‘Just make Malay music’: Yuna recounts words from a label exec 11 years ago

The internationally-acclaimed singer sends a message to those who doubt themselves.

Make sustainable living ‘sexy’ at three-day virtual Conscious Festival 

Make sustainable living ‘sexy’ at three-day virtual Conscious Festival 

Is sustainability hot enough to save a sultry planet?

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