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Thai tourist confirmed as victim of France’s Strasbourg shooting

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a Thai national was among the three fatalities confirmed thus far in the aftermath of a shooting at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg today. The victim has been identified as Anupong Suebsamarn, 45, who was traveling with his wife, Naiyana, to whom the ...

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

It took a couple days, but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to the plethora of critics who called him out for...

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

One young man’s birthday tribute to his younger brother, who is mentally disabled after a car accident left him brain...

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

Maria Ressa chosen by Time magazine as one of 2018’s Persons of the Year

Journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of news website Rappler who’s currently facing a multitude of legal woes...

Maria Ressa chosen by Time magazine as one of 2018’s Persons of the Year

John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

John Mayer — Kylo Ren cosplayer, serial celebrity dater, and awkward high five giver — doesn’t really have a new...

John Mayer’s making stops in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Hong Kong for his world tour next year

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Five foreigners arrested in Bali drug sweep

Five foreigners arrested in Bali drug sweep

Five foreigners have been arrested in Bali for drug trafficking, authorities said Thursday, with a German and Peruvian possibly facing execution if convicted under...

Bali Police capture three wanted fugitives

Bali Police capture three wanted fugitives

Three alleged fraudsters from Russia, South Korea, and the Czech Republic, have been handed over to their respective countries after a joint effort by Bali Police and Immigration...

Motorcycle taxi driver stabbed while urinating on the side of the road in Denpasar

Motorcycle taxi driver stabbed while urinating on the side of the road in Denpasar

Motorcycle taxi driver Erwin Umar Kristanto was jumped by two unknown attackers at Denpasar’s Jl. Taman Pancing in the early hours of Tuesday morning. As a result of the knife...

Bali man hospitalized after sipping dodgy isotonic drink

Bali man hospitalized after sipping dodgy isotonic drink

Ketut Ardika, 48, was rushed to the Emergency Room of Buleleng Hospital at 9am yesterday morning, his body weak from vomiting after reportedly consuming a Coolant isotonic drink....

Editors’ Picks: Top music, nightlife, food and arts events in Bali this December

Editors’ Picks: Top music, nightlife, food and arts events in Bali this December

December has landed. Pepito’s aisles are bedecked with tinsel, Michael Bublé’s Christmas album is on loop, and the annual NYE party showdown between all the island’s...

Thai cop that shot Frenchman over bar fight denied bail (VIDEO)

Thai cop that shot Frenchman over bar fight denied bail (VIDEO)

The court today denied bail to a notorious police officer, who has since been fired, after he confessed to shooting dead a French expat in the lobby of the Trendy Building on...

Needlefish rams into Thai marine, killing him during training

Needlefish rams into Thai marine, killing him during training

A needlefish ran into a 22-year-old Thai naval officer, impaling its sharp jaw into his collarbone and killing him on Tuesday. The incident occured in the wee hours of Tuesday...

Thai victim killed in Strasbourg shooting changed his travel plans due to Paris protest: family

Thai victim killed in Strasbourg shooting changed his travel plans due to Paris protest: family

Anupong Suebsamarn — the 45-year-old Thai national who is one of the two victims of the Strasbourg shooting that have been confirmed dead thus far — had not planned to be in...

Guilty on all counts: All 5 leaders of Thai sex trafficking ring convicted in US court

Guilty on all counts: All 5 leaders of Thai sex trafficking ring convicted in US court

All five leaders of a decades-old sex trafficking ring — which allegedly tricked hundreds of Thai women into “modern-day sex slavery” — have been found guilty on all...

Plastic waste found in elephant poop at Thai Unesco World Heritage National Park

Plastic waste found in elephant poop at Thai Unesco World Heritage National Park

After numerous stories this year about sea creatures in Thailand dying after swallowing plastic waste, the list of plastic pollution victims appears to have crossed over from...

Weekend Warrior: December 14-16

Weekend Warrior: December 14-16

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong. Friday, December 14 Illustrations by Donald Sanger Donald Sanger’s illustrations have been described as...

Story of Yanxi Palace, Typhoon Mangkhut, and Anyone: Google reveals what Hongkongers searched for in 2018

Story of Yanxi Palace, Typhoon Mangkhut, and Anyone: Google reveals what Hongkongers searched for in 2018

TV shows, super typhoons, politicians, the world cup, and a blue-suited man were among the most-searched items in Google’s list of trending topics in Hong Kong for 2018, the...

Video: HK property agents brawl in public, again.

Video: HK property agents brawl in public, again.

They’re back at it. Another case of property agents brawling in public occurred this week, when two men flogging flats threw down outside the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre on Tuesday,...

Court rules ‘co-location’ arrangement at West Kowloon station legally sound

Court rules ‘co-location’ arrangement at West Kowloon station legally sound

The “co-location arrangement” allowing mainland security officials to operate at the new high-speed rail terminus is “consistent with the Basic Law”, a court ruled today,...

Man arrested for chasing after woman in MTR station while masturbating

Man arrested for chasing after woman in MTR station while masturbating

It’s one of the world’s best metro train networks in the world, but the world’s got its creeps, and the MTR is no exception. A 37-year-old man was arrested...

Celebrity Ussy Sulistiawaty reports Instagram accounts who bullied and body-shamed her daughters to police

Celebrity Ussy Sulistiawaty reports Instagram accounts who bullied and body-shamed her daughters to police

Making fun of a child’s appearance is a truly horrible thing to do, especially in front of their mother. But should the mom be able to report it as a criminal act?

Disko at the museum | Japanese film festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Dec 14-16)

Disko at the museum | Japanese film festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Dec 14-16)

What are you doing this weekend?

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani calls out officials for sexist joke and male-centric mindset

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani calls out officials for sexist joke and male-centric mindset

You go, Bu Sri Mulyani!

PSI leader Grace Natalie vows her party will fight to end polygamy, raise legal marriage age

PSI leader Grace Natalie vows her party will fight to end polygamy, raise legal marriage age

Even after being reported to the police for blasphemy for saying PSI would oppose sharia-based laws, Grace Natalie isn't backing down from pushing progressive policies that are...

Shopee’s BLACKPINK ad had already passed censorship review before KPI ordered it off the air for indecency

Shopee’s BLACKPINK ad had already passed censorship review before KPI ordered it off the air for indecency

The Film Censorship Institution (LSF) said it had already okayed the ad to air, contradicting the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission’s (KPI) decision that it be pulled from TV...

Get in Formation: UiTM students bring it in dance performance at medics inter-varsity games

Get in Formation: UiTM students bring it in dance performance at medics inter-varsity games

Rough day? Us too! Want to instantly feel better? Ok – here it is – the delightful aero dance performance from medical students from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) at the...

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

Older brother brings Ultraman to life for disabled younger brother’s birthday in heartwarming photos

One young man’s birthday tribute to his younger brother, who is mentally disabled after a car accident left him brain damaged as a baby, is touching the hearts, and turning on...

Ipoh blaze kills six, five of victims teenage buddies from same village

Ipoh blaze kills six, five of victims teenage buddies from same village

An Ipoh-area industrial park was struck by a deadly blaze yesterday afternoon, after an events company shop was engulfed in flames following a reported explosion. Nearby residents...

Let your passion guide you to the UK. This is your chance to win a trip to Manchester to showcase your skills with the Manchester City Football Club Stars!

Let your passion guide you to the UK. This is your chance to win a trip to Manchester to showcase your skills with the Manchester City Football Club Stars!

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Malaysian ex-leader, former 1MDB head charged

Malaysian ex-leader, former 1MDB head charged

Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak and the former head of 1MDB were charged Wednesday with altering an audit of the state fund at the center of a scandal that helped topple the last...

Borongan church refuses to loan Balangiga bell to national museum

Borongan church refuses to loan Balangiga bell to national museum

The Balangiga bells should stay in its church. That’s what the Diocese of Borongan, which has jurisdiction over the bells, said today when it rejected a resolution filed by...

Body found inside garbage bag in Quezon City

Body found inside garbage bag in Quezon City

A body of an unidentified man was found inside a garbage bag this morning at the C.P. Garcia Road in Quezon City. According to ABS-CBN News, a street sweeper was about to pick up...

Food deal alert: Serenitea is offering a free upgrade to one-liter cup size on select drinks

Food deal alert: Serenitea is offering a free upgrade to one-liter cup size on select drinks

Do we really need any more reason to drown ourselves in milk tea? Apparently, yes! Tea shop Serenitea is turning 10 and to mark the occasion, it is once again offering...

Former senator Bong Revilla insists he’s innocent, won’t pay back government

Former senator Bong Revilla insists he’s innocent, won’t pay back government

Almost a week after he was acquitted of plunder, former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is still working overtime to insist that he’s innocent. At a press...

We tried Selftea, the Manila milk tea stand that prints drinks with customers’ selfies on top

We tried Selftea, the Manila milk tea stand that prints drinks with customers’ selfies on top

Having a milk tea in hand has been second nature to Manileños whenever out and about on a hot day. We can’t help ourselves — it’s yummy, refreshing, and dare we...

Rights groups protest in downtown Yangon to mark Reuters reporters one year in detention (IN PICTURES)

Rights groups protest in downtown Yangon to mark Reuters reporters one year in detention (IN PICTURES)

Journalists and rights groups rallied in downtown Yangon on Wednesday to mark one year since the detention of two Reuters journalists, who are serving seven-year sentences related...

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

#SorryNotSorry: Twitter CEO apologizes (kinda) after Rohingya-free Twitter thread praising Myanmar

It took a couple days, but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has responded to the plethora of critics who called him out for the recent post-meditation retreat thread in which he sang...

Jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo honored in Time ‘Person of the Year’ award

Jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo honored in Time ‘Person of the Year’ award

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists who have now spent a year in jail after exposing a massacre committed by the Myanmar military, were honored by Time Magazine...

Inconsistencies emerge in fake kyat contraband case after arrest; Human Rights Commission says ‘rights are being violated’

Inconsistencies emerge in fake kyat contraband case after arrest; Human Rights Commission says ‘rights are being violated’

Rights groups, workers’ unions, and family members are demanding the immediate release of a domestic worker arrested last week for possessing counterfeit kyat, after new details...

#JackIgnoresGenocide: Twitter reacts to CEO’s ‘tone deaf’ promotion of Myanmar

#JackIgnoresGenocide: Twitter reacts to CEO’s ‘tone deaf’ promotion of Myanmar

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is having a rough time on Twitter. After a bumpy visit to India, where he received backlash from Hindu nationalists for holding a poster saying “Smash...

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Celebrity Ussy Sulistiawaty reports Instagram accounts who bullied and body-shamed her daughters to police

Celebrity Ussy Sulistiawaty reports Instagram accounts who bullied and body-shamed her daughters to police

Making fun of a child’s appearance is a truly horrible thing to do, especially in front of their mother. But should the mom be able to report it as a criminal act?

Weekend Warrior: December 14-16

Weekend Warrior: December 14-16

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong. Friday, December 14 Illustrations by Donald Sanger Donald Sanger’s illustrations have been described as...

Here’s a peek at what to expect for i Light Singapore’s bicentennial edition in 2019

Here’s a peek at what to expect for i Light Singapore’s bicentennial edition in 2019

Get lit.

Disko at the museum | Japanese film festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Dec 14-16)

Disko at the museum | Japanese film festival | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Dec 14-16)

What are you doing this weekend?

Weekend Warrior: Dec 14-16

Weekend Warrior: Dec 14-16

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

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