Deadly diet: Thai doctors battle cancer-causing spicy Thai dish

It wasn’t until he got to medical school that Narong Khuntikeo finally discovered what caused the liver cancer that took both of his parents’ lives—their lunch. Like millions of Thais across the rural northeast, his family regularly ate koi pla—a local dish made of raw fish ground with spices and lime. The pungent meal is …

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Obama wants to visit Ubud on low-key Bali vacation: Bali official

Former American President Barack Obama wants to stay in Ubud during his vacation in Bali, according to a Bali official. Obama, rumored to be joined by wife Michelle and daughters...

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A Balinese man has died while swimming in the crater lake of Lombok’s Mt. Rinjani. The Kintamani man had been doing a multi-day trek at the volcano. “After two long days of...

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Australian woman saves Thai woman from drowning at Phuket beach

An Australian woman came to the rescue of a Thai woman who was close to drowning at Karon Beach yesterday. Facebook user Thanawat Vinitpairoj posted photos Monday along with a...

Australian woman saves Thai woman from drowning at Phuket beach

Happy Pride Month! Bangkok named second best LGBT city in Asia

Due to its vibrant gay scene, the international LGBT community voted Bangkok the second most gay-friendly city in Asia, while Tel Aviv, the Israeli city famous for its Pride...

Happy Pride Month! Bangkok named second best LGBT city in Asia

Dirty Work: ‘Madam Poo’ arrested for allegedly luring teen girls into sex work over Facebook

A woman known as Madam Poo was arrested in Thailand’s Chonburi province on Monday night for allegedly trafficking underage girls into the sex trade after finding them on...

Dirty Work: ‘Madam Poo’ arrested for allegedly luring teen girls into sex work over Facebook

‘You’re my last passenger’: Tearful taxi driver scams Thais out of big tip with tragic life story

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Eight pro-democracy activists were arrested this evening after a three-hour sit-in protest that saw a number of them climb the Golden Bauhinia statue in Wan Chai, one day...

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Three Hong Kong police officers who were jailed for beating a protester during mass pro-democracy Umbrella Movement rallies in 2014 were released on bail Wednesday in an...

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Late Night Looting: 7-Eleven clerk catches two midnight thieves within 30 minutes

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Late Night Looting: 7-Eleven clerk catches two midnight thieves within 30 minutes

Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles informal mining boom

Authorities in Jambi, which has one of the biggest concentrations of independent mining sites in Indonesia, have started a determined pushback, combining a crackdown with attempts...

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Foreign pilot arrested with hash during drug inspection at Lombok airport

The National Narcotics Agency (BNN) arrested a foreign pilot, identified by his initials, RS, for alleged drug possession and use on the popular holiday island of Lombok in West...

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WATCH: Indonesian thieves toss cash onto street to distract pursuers, one escapes, police ask public to return money

Police said over Rp 10 million worth of stolen cash was picked up by the public and they're hoping those people will have the good will to return it to the

WATCH: Indonesian thieves toss cash onto street to distract pursuers, one escapes, police ask public to return money

Supreme Court denies Jessica Wongso’s 20-year sentence appeal in high-profile coffee poisoning case

Jessica Wongso has exhausted nearly every legal option she has to appeal the 20-year prison sentence she received after being convicted of murdering her friend, Wayan Mirna...

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Malaysia upgraded on human trafficking watchlist: from bad to less bad, but still bad

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Critically endangered turtle washes up on Malaysian shores

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Miranda Kerr hands back multi-million dollar jewelry cache tied to 1MDB case

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Fate of Malaysian unknown as China hands down sentences in Crown Resorts trial

Nineteen current and former employees of Australia’s Crown Resorts company pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges in a Chinese court on Monday, with three Australian...

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Lawmaker warns Marcos daughter of possible arrest for skipping corruption hearing

A congressman on Tuesday reiterated his warning to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos that she faces detention at the Batasang Pambansa if she skips the next hearing on the alleged...

Lawmaker warns Marcos daughter of possible arrest for skipping corruption hearing

‘Vampires’ lure donors in ‘Transylvania-themed’ blood donation drive

Local government officials from a town in the northern Philippines had a little too much fun on a recent blood drive. They put on their capes and fake fangs in...

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Boxing: Pacquiao team says Horn fight will be ‘short and sweet’

Manny Pacquiao’s world title fight with Jeff Horn will be “short and sweet” with a knockout likely, his trainer predicted Wednesday, as his Australian challenger...

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Maute used water route to beat Philippine offensive: army

Islamist militants occupying parts of a southern Philippine city used a water route to bring in ammunition and evacuate wounded fighters, helping them withstand a five-week...

Maute used water route to beat Philippine offensive: army

Old letter from Aga Muhlach to Lea Salonga resurfaces: ‘Lea’s the one that got away… and never knew’

In the early nineties, the love team of broadway singer Lea Salonga and actor Aga Muhlach made Filipino romantics fall in love with their movies Sana Maulit Muli and Bakit Labis...

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Jeez, we knew the situation with SMRT’s testing of its signalling system was gonna be bad, but not this bad. SMRT announced some news that we didn’t want to hear at the end...

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Indonesian maid suspect in Bedok double murder nabbed in Jambi following tip-off

Around this time last week, cops discovered a grisly sight in an HDB flat along Bedok Reservoir Road, where an elderly couple was found dead. Knives were spotted; money and...

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Fined: Bazaar operator to cough up $72k for illegally hiring 19 foreign workers

A Singaporean bazaar operator who hired 19 Indonesians without proper work passes last year has been sentenced to a fine of $72,o00 on Tuesday (June 27). From June 1 to Sept 16...

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Sellers of Singapore’s largest fidget spinner collection fend off haters in promo video

Ah yes, fidget spinners. Putting aside its apparent benefits for those ailed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the latest millennial fad has oldies severely...

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National University of Singapore student creates new sour beer that’s actually good for you

Now you can have your beer and be encouraged by doctors to chug it — at least when this new brewed creation hits the market. Developed by National University of Singapore (NUS)...

National University of Singapore student creates new sour beer that’s actually good for you

Waw township judge killed, public prosecutor injured in motorcycle accident

A township judge was killed earlier today after getting into a motorcycle accident on the outskirts of Waw. The accident happened around 3am this morning on a road outside the...

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NLD leader blames journalists for getting arrested by military

Three journalists arrested on Monday in Shan State are likely to be handed over to police “soon,” according to a senior government official, as questions mount as to why the...

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PHOTOS: This is how much garbage is clogging up the sewers under just one Yangon street

We all know that littering is a big problem in Yangon (to say the very least). However, since the majority of littered trash just ends up in the city’s sewers, it’s...

PHOTOS: This is how much garbage is clogging up the sewers under just one Yangon street

Detained Myanmar reporters to be charged with ‘unlawful association’

Three reporters who were detained after covering a drug-burning ceremony organized by an ethnic armed organization will be charged under the Unlawful Associations Act, a military...

Detained Myanmar reporters to be charged with ‘unlawful association’

Two arrested, one on the run after victim reports sex trafficking ring

Yangon police have arrested a man and a woman, and are on the hunt for a second woman, for operating a sex trafficking ring out of a house in Htauk Kyant. According to the Yangon...

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