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After viral tweet claims 20 minutes cut from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Malaysian cinema clarifies it’s just three minutes shorter than US version

It was never going to be an easy road for Bohemian Rhapsody in Malaysia: After the country’s film board banned Brokeback Mountain, But I’m a Cheerleader, and Babe: Pig in the City (for LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+, and pig-related themes, respectively), one could only wonder how censors would massacre a film about one of music’s most...

UPDATE: Police arrest plastic surgeon after woman dies following botox injection at Tsim Sha Tsui beauty clinic

UPDATE: Police have arrested a plastic surgeon after a woman died this morning following botox treatment, with the...

UPDATE: Police arrest plastic surgeon after woman dies following botox injection at Tsim Sha Tsui beauty clinic

Son bludgeons mother and burns her after suspecting she’s a monster

A man was arrested by the police on Sunday for killing his own mother after he thought that she was an aswang. The...

Son bludgeons mother and burns her after suspecting she’s a monster

Former journalist describes night of intimidation, abuse at police hands

A former Democratic Voice of Burma reporter has decided not to pursue charges over what he says was a night of physical...

Former journalist describes night of intimidation, abuse at police hands

After dozens climb up railway overpass to watch show, 3 killed trying to avoid train

Three people were killed after falling off a railway bridge in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Friday evening in an...

After dozens climb up railway overpass to watch show, 3 killed trying to avoid train

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Indonesia to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence: official

Indonesia to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence: official

The only female member of the “Bali Nine” heroin-trafficking gang will be freed from an Indonesian prison next week, a corrections official said Monday, after serving...

Bali airport gets ready for rainy season

Bali airport gets ready for rainy season

Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport is gearing up for rainy season. Airport General Manager Yanus Suprayogi says there will be an increase in ongoing inspections,...

Australian media coverage of Japanese Encephalitis dubbed ‘fake news’ by Bali government

Australian media coverage of Japanese Encephalitis dubbed ‘fake news’ by Bali government

Mainstream Australian media outlets have been called out by the Bali Provincial government for spreading fake news about an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis on the Indonesian...

The Apurva Kempinski Bali: A new 5-star hotel coming to Nusa Dua in early 2019

The Apurva Kempinski Bali: A new 5-star hotel coming to Nusa Dua in early 2019

Luxury with a view of the Indian Ocean.

Bali governor instructs closure of unlicensed Chinese shops, not worried about impact on tourism numbers

Bali governor instructs closure of unlicensed Chinese shops, not worried about impact on tourism numbers

Bali Governor Wayan Koster has instructed municipal police to shut down Chinese shops operating illegally and says he doesn’t care if this crackdown affects the province’s...

Ahead of Loy Krathong fest, restaurant sells water lanterns made from losing lottery tickets (PHOTOS)

Ahead of Loy Krathong fest, restaurant sells water lanterns made from losing lottery tickets (PHOTOS)

A Thai restaurant in northern Phitsanulok province has found a new approach to the ancient Thai festival of Loy Krathong — using losing lottery tickets to construct the...

Thai man arrested for pouring acid on wife, who dies after allegedly being refused treatment

Thai man arrested for pouring acid on wife, who dies after allegedly being refused treatment

A Bangkok man was arrested in the wee hours of this morning for allegedly splashing acid on the face of his wife in a fit of jealousy — an attack that led to her death...

Viral video shows moto-taxi driver demanding THB800 fare for 20-minute ride

Viral video shows moto-taxi driver demanding THB800 fare for 20-minute ride

Herds of netizens have flocked to criticize a motorbike-taxi driver who was caught on video demanding an appalling THB800 (US$24) for an approximately 20-minute ride. “One more...

Bang Bao: Siam Square stall’s modern menu includes cheese and Nutella buns, plus bao birthday cakes

Bang Bao: Siam Square stall’s modern menu includes cheese and Nutella buns, plus bao birthday cakes

Bao are so many things: comforting, warm, soft, nourishing, savory (or sweet), and portable. But it’s the cloud-like, delicately chewy bun itself that wins over the most fans....

Sushi seller faces rape charges for assaulting UK woman he met at bar

Sushi seller faces rape charges for assaulting UK woman he met at bar

A Phuket man is facing rape charges after confessing to taking a UK woman to an abandoned house and molesting her after they met at a bar on Thursday night, police said Saturday....

Govt criticized for not doing enough to curb city’s wild boar population

Govt criticized for not doing enough to curb city’s wild boar population

Do more about the boars. That, in essence, was the message from Southern District councillors, as they criticized authorities for not doing enough to curb the city’s growing...

Cathay admits massive data leak was part of a months-long cyber attack

Cathay admits massive data leak was part of a months-long cyber attack

Well, damn. Turns out the massive leak of customer data reported by Cathay Pacific last month was even worse than the airline previously admitted. The company was already under...

Clockensnaps: Photos from Clockenflap 2018

Clockensnaps: Photos from Clockenflap 2018

We don’t know about you, but the crew at Coconuts HK is still running on that post-Clockenflap high today. Highlights included David Byrne’s wildly fun and...

Mega bridge causes congestion woes, consternation in Tung Chung

Mega bridge causes congestion woes, consternation in Tung Chung

Calls have started to place quotas on visitors crossing into Hong Kong via the new mega bridge following weeks of congestion in Tung Chung, which spilled over into protests and...

UPDATE: Police arrest plastic surgeon after woman dies following botox injection at Tsim Sha Tsui beauty clinic

UPDATE: Police arrest plastic surgeon after woman dies following botox injection at Tsim Sha Tsui beauty clinic

UPDATE: Police have arrested a plastic surgeon after a woman died this morning following botox treatment, with the suspect previously involved in a fatal botched liposuction case,...

Teacher tapes principal sexually harassing her, *she* gets sentenced to 6 months by Supreme Court for UU ITE violation

Teacher tapes principal sexually harassing her, *she* gets sentenced to 6 months by Supreme Court for UU ITE violation

She now faces six months in jail and a hefty fine for recording evidence of her harasser's crime.

Religious Affairs Ministry launches marriage cards for ‘ease to carry around’, not replacing marriage books

Religious Affairs Ministry launches marriage cards for ‘ease to carry around’, not replacing marriage books

This adds to the number of government-issued cards we have already forgotten that we are supposed to have.

Initiative to use Indomie to incentivize kids to get vaccinated instantly successful in Nigeria

Initiative to use Indomie to incentivize kids to get vaccinated instantly successful in Nigeria

Immunization officials in Nigeria have long had trouble getting kids immunized for polio due to rumors and conspiracy theories. But a Unicef backed program to give Indomie to kids...

2 arrested for murder of Grab driver, say they wanted to steal car

2 arrested for murder of Grab driver, say they wanted to steal car

The Tangerang City Police have identified three people and arrested two of them for the suspected murder of a Grab driver last week.

Thousands join anti-LGBT protest in Bogor, mayor agrees to demands for more discriminatory legislation

Thousands join anti-LGBT protest in Bogor, mayor agrees to demands for more discriminatory legislation

The protest's leader said that LGBT people in Indonesia now have more courage to be open about themselves because “they take refuge behind human rights”, which is increasing...

After viral tweet claims 20 minutes cut from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Malaysian cinema clarifies it’s just three minutes shorter than US version

After viral tweet claims 20 minutes cut from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ Malaysian cinema clarifies it’s just three minutes shorter than US version

It was never going to be an easy road for Bohemian Rhapsody in Malaysia: After the country’s film board banned Brokeback Mountain, But I’m a Cheerleader, and Babe: Pig...

Fourteen suspects arrested in charity carnival murder investigation

Fourteen suspects arrested in charity carnival murder investigation

Fourteen, mostly young, suspects are under arrest following the murder of a man during a school charity event in Skudai, Johor. Chia Min Yong has been identified as the victim in...

MP with arrest warrant to his name in teen molestation case finally comes to court to face charges

MP with arrest warrant to his name in teen molestation case finally comes to court to face charges

Over the last two weeks, we’ve reported on Perlis’s Arau UMNO MP, Shahidan Kassim, having been at the center of serious accusations of not only having molested a...

Cry me a river: More monsoon rain woes for Kuala Lumpur over the weekend

Cry me a river: More monsoon rain woes for Kuala Lumpur over the weekend

How bad is the rain? Ah — have a look at your window right now if you’re in the Klang Valley, and we’re willing to wager it’s either raining, just rained,...

Heartbroken mother of baby allegedly raped and abused by sitter’s husband speaks

Heartbroken mother of baby allegedly raped and abused by sitter’s husband speaks

A Bangi-area mother is mourning the horrific death of her 11-month old baby daughter this weekend, after she succumbed to injuries that doctors believe were caused by rape, sodomy...

Toddler’s fingers get stuck in mall’s escalator 

Toddler’s fingers get stuck in mall’s escalator 

There has got to be a way to make escalators safer. On Thursday, a toddler’s right hand was eaten up by one of the moving staircases inside the SM Marikina Mall. A now-viral...

LANY to perform in Manila in 2019

LANY to perform in Manila in 2019

Next year is shaping up to be an exciting time for Filipino music fans. Indie pop band LANY today announced on its Facebook account its tour dates for 2019, which includes a...

Corpse’s head bashes windshield in hearse accident 

Corpse’s head bashes windshield in hearse accident 

It turns out that being dead can’t save you from becoming a victim of Metro Manila’s unpredictable roads. Early this morning, a dead man’s body got into one such...

Son bludgeons mother and burns her after suspecting she’s a monster

Son bludgeons mother and burns her after suspecting she’s a monster

A man was arrested by the police on Sunday for killing his own mother after he thought that she was an aswang. The son, whom the police believe is mentally ill, beat her up first...

Former customs chief charged for graft for alleged unauthorized release of 105 containers

Former customs chief charged for graft for alleged unauthorized release of 105 containers

He was recently promoted by President Rodrigo Duterte but former Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Isidro Lapeña will have something new to worry about now that he has to face...

Former journalist describes night of intimidation, abuse at police hands

Former journalist describes night of intimidation, abuse at police hands

A former Democratic Voice of Burma reporter has decided not to pursue charges over what he says was a night of physical abuse and intimidation at the hands of Yangon police, but...

Myanmar denies border shooting as Rohingya repatriation date nears

Myanmar denies border shooting as Rohingya repatriation date nears

Myanmar on Saturday denied allegations of a cross-border shooting that raised tensions with Bangladesh ahead of a scheduled start date for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees....

Yangon regional government drops ‘incitement’ charges against Eleven Media journalists

Yangon regional government drops ‘incitement’ charges against Eleven Media journalists

A Myanmar court dismissed a case against three Eleven Media journalists on Friday, after the Yangon Regional Government dropped incitement charges against the three senior...

Aid groups say Rohingya ‘terrified’ about Myanmar repatriation

Aid groups say Rohingya ‘terrified’ about Myanmar repatriation

A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are “terrified” about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens...

Things To Do This Weekend (Nov 10-12): MEMORY! Film Festival, MYANM/Art, Reclaimed Teak Furniture

Things To Do This Weekend (Nov 10-12): MEMORY! Film Festival, MYANM/Art, Reclaimed Teak Furniture

We’ve got some pretty cool stuff happening in town this weekend, Yangon — art exhibitions, a film festival that’s screening a movie from 1934, and a pop-up teak...

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LANY to perform in Manila in 2019

LANY to perform in Manila in 2019

Next year is shaping up to be an exciting time for Filipino music fans. Indie pop band LANY today announced on its Facebook account its tour dates for 2019, which includes a...

Clockensnaps: Photos from Clockenflap 2018

Clockensnaps: Photos from Clockenflap 2018

We don’t know about you, but the crew at Coconuts HK is still running on that post-Clockenflap high today. Highlights included David Byrne’s wildly fun and...

Films celebrating LGBTQ+ community to be screened at QC International Pink Film Festival

Films celebrating LGBTQ+ community to be screened at QC International Pink Film Festival

A documentary film about a murdered trans woman and the quest to give her justice. Another documentary about the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ+ charity organization. A Filipino...

The Apurva Kempinski Bali: A new 5-star hotel coming to Nusa Dua in early 2019

The Apurva Kempinski Bali: A new 5-star hotel coming to Nusa Dua in early 2019

Luxury with a view of the Indian Ocean.

Ma Jian on the need to tell the ‘ruthless, bloody truth’

Ma Jian on the need to tell the ‘ruthless, bloody truth’

Ma Jian walks into his interview at a Hong Kong hotel carrying a local newspaper under his arm after finding himself at the centre of a media storm in recent days. Two venues...

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