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Musician accuses father Marcus Adoro of Eraserheads of physical abuse

Up-and-coming indie folk singer Syd Hartha Chua has become the talk of social media after accusing her father, Marcus Adoro, of physical assault in Facebook and Instagram posts that went live last night. Adoro, for those who don’t know, is the former lead guitarist of one of the most famous Filipino rock bands of all ...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake felt in Luzon; no injuries yet reported

Nope, it’s not just you. That was an earthquake you felt a little bit ago. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Quezon...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake felt in Luzon; no injuries yet reported

Pope Francis coming to Thailand in November

Pope Francis is set to make good on a six-year-old promise to visit Thailand, the church announced Friday afternoon...

Pope Francis coming to Thailand in November

‘Cosplay killer’ escapes the gallows on appeal, sentenced to 22 years

Malaysia’s “cosplay killer” escaped the death penalty today, after his sentence was ruled culpable homicide not...

‘Cosplay killer’ escapes the gallows on appeal, sentenced to 22 years

It’s Official: Expats in Thailand traveling overnight need not notify Immigration

Foreign nationals do not need to notify immigration if they leave their home for over 24 hours, the Immigration Bureau...

It’s Official: Expats in Thailand traveling overnight need not notify Immigration

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Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ photographer dies in Bali

Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ photographer dies in Bali

The photographer who snapped the defining image of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown — a solitary man defiantly blocking the path of a column of tanks — has...

Police arrest Bali man for alleged domestic violence in North Kuta

Police arrest Bali man for alleged domestic violence in North Kuta

Police confirmed that a 39-year-old man, identified by his initials PS, was arrested this week for alleged physical abuse towards his wife. 

Activists urge BMKG to prohibit infrastructure development in disaster-prone southern Bali

Activists urge BMKG to prohibit infrastructure development in disaster-prone southern Bali

ForBALI is urging Indonesia’s Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) to issue a strict prohibition on infrastructure development in southern Bali.

Police find American national dead in his car, no sign of foul play

Police find American national dead in his car, no sign of foul play

A 78-year-old American national, identified by his initials JBA, was found dead inside a car in Sanur earlier this morning.

Wife of legislative council member in East Lombok reports teacher to police for punishing son

Wife of legislative council member in East Lombok reports teacher to police for punishing son

A religious studies teacher in East Lombok was reported to the police for giving one of his students a time-out punishment. According to reports from local media, the student is...

Thailand’s northeast inundated after tropical storm

Thailand’s northeast inundated after tropical storm

Floods in northeastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more than 23,000 people in evacuation shelters as anger grows over the government’s...

Thai couple crafts eco-friendly swimwear from recycled fabrics (Video)

Thai couple crafts eco-friendly swimwear from recycled fabrics (Video)

Sometimes it only takes two to make an impact. Take this crafty Thai couple, for example, who recently launched a line of swimwear made almost entirely of recycled materials. ...

Pope Francis coming to Thailand in November

Pope Francis coming to Thailand in November

Pope Francis is set to make good on a six-year-old promise to visit Thailand, the church announced Friday afternoon with great fanfare. In an announcement of the pontiff’s...

Thai cabinet’s convicted heroin smuggler’s doctorate exposed as fake

Thai cabinet’s convicted heroin smuggler’s doctorate exposed as fake

Some time after Thamanat Prompow was released from an Australian prison two decades ago for smuggling heroin, he earned a doctorate on his way to joining Thailand’s cabinet this...

It’s Official: Expats in Thailand traveling overnight need not notify Immigration

It’s Official: Expats in Thailand traveling overnight need not notify Immigration

Foreign nationals do not need to notify immigration if they leave their home for over 24 hours, the Immigration Bureau announced today. In a brief notice published online, the...

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into...

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

Protesters call on UK to protect Hong Kongers from China

Pro-democracy protesters rallied outside Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, demanding London do more to protect its former colonial subjects and ramp up pressure...

Fights break out as Hong Kong’s polarization deepens

Fights break out as Hong Kong’s polarization deepens

Fights erupted in Hong Kong on Saturday with political rivals trading blows in a mall and Beijing supporters using Chinese flags to assault opponents on a street, deepening the...

HK activist Wong seeks Trump, US congress support

HK activist Wong seeks Trump, US congress support

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong urged US President Donald Trump on Friday to include a “human rights clause” in any trade agreement with China, and sought...

Hong Kong hills shine with protest lights in festival-themed rally

Hong Kong hills shine with protest lights in festival-themed rally

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists used torches, lanterns and laser pens to light up some of the city’s best-known hillsides on Friday night in an...

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines...

Forest fires in Indonesia among those destroying vital buffer against climate change

Forest fires in Indonesia among those destroying vital buffer against climate change

With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global...

Local cheese tea chain Ban Ban of Boba Pan fame drops special collaboration with Ovaltine

Local cheese tea chain Ban Ban of Boba Pan fame drops special collaboration with Ovaltine

You may know Ban Ban, a local chain specializing in cheese tea, from their Instagram-famous Boba Pan. People reportedly have had to queue for more than one hour just to get a...

Taiwanese boba specialist Tiger Sugar opens 3rd Jakarta store in Pluit today

Taiwanese boba specialist Tiger Sugar opens 3rd Jakarta store in Pluit today

It appears that Jakarta won’t be in short supply of bubble tea — popularly known as boba — anytime soon, as huge demand for the sugary drink continues to attract the...

Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain

Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain

Hundreds of people held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away the toxic...

Malaysian opposition groups UMNO and PAS join forces to win Muslim votes

Malaysian opposition groups UMNO and PAS join forces to win Muslim votes

Two leading Malaysian opposition parties formed an alliance Saturday aiming to win major support from the country’s Muslim majority and threaten the young reformist...

Kid-NOPE! 11-year-old girl admits she faked own abduction to get out of Arabic class

Kid-NOPE! 11-year-old girl admits she faked own abduction to get out of Arabic class

Desperately avoiding plans previously made has become a bit of a self-inflicted cat and mouse game for us, but one 11-year-old Selangor girl has taken it to the next level after...

‘Cosplay killer’ escapes the gallows on appeal, sentenced to 22 years

‘Cosplay killer’ escapes the gallows on appeal, sentenced to 22 years

Malaysia’s “cosplay killer” escaped the death penalty today, after his sentence was ruled culpable homicide not amounting to murder by a three-judge Court of Appeal. He will...

Enjoy art, pop culture, and traditions in these five emerging destinations in Southeast Asia

Enjoy art, pop culture, and traditions in these five emerging destinations in Southeast Asia

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Male reality TV preacher weighs in on fake eyelashes, concludes they’re haram because he can’t tell the difference

Male reality TV preacher weighs in on fake eyelashes, concludes they’re haram because he can’t tell the difference

In today’s edition of men offering women unsolicited opinions on what they can and cannot do, allow us to direct your attention to the winner of Pencetus Ummah, a locally...

Philippines arrests 270 Chinese citizens in fraud raid

Philippines arrests 270 Chinese citizens in fraud raid

Philippine police have arrested more than 270 Chinese nationals in a raid on a gang wanted over a vast investment fraud that cost victims in China millions of dollars, authorities...

PH cops arrest more than 270 Chinese nationals in raid

PH cops arrest more than 270 Chinese nationals in raid

Philippine police have arrested more than 270 Chinese nationals in a raid on a gang wanted over a vast investment fraud that cost victims in China millions of dollars, authorities...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake felt in Luzon; no injuries yet reported

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake felt in Luzon; no injuries yet reported

Nope, it’s not just you. That was an earthquake you felt a little bit ago. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Quezon province, Metro Manila, and surrounding areas today at about...

More than 350 released under ‘good conduct’ law surrender; clock ticking for 1,800 more

More than 350 released under ‘good conduct’ law surrender; clock ticking for 1,800 more

More than 350 convicts who walked free under the contentious Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law have surrendered to the authorities, the Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Musician accuses father Marcus Adoro of Eraserheads of physical abuse

Musician accuses father Marcus Adoro of Eraserheads of physical abuse

Up-and-coming indie folk singer Syd Hartha Chua has become the talk of social media after accusing her father, Marcus Adoro, of physical assault in Facebook and Instagram posts...

Singapore air ‘unhealthy’ ahead of F1 race

Singapore air ‘unhealthy’ ahead of F1 race

Pollution from forest fires in Indonesia pushed Singapore’s air quality to unhealthy levels for the first time in three years on Saturday, the government said, a week...

This new Disney exhibition takes you through 90 years of animation artworks and magical moments

This new Disney exhibition takes you through 90 years of animation artworks and magical moments

From "The Lion King" to "Frozen".

Education entrepreneur Adam Khoo draws flak over inappropriate comments and teaching tactics

Education entrepreneur Adam Khoo draws flak over inappropriate comments and teaching tactics

Adam Khoo wrote in his post: "Normally people will have to pay to touch me.”

Best supper spots in Singapore: Where to get prata, dim sum, ramen, and more after midnight

Best supper spots in Singapore: Where to get prata, dim sum, ramen, and more after midnight

When those late night cravings hit, you know where to go.

Man uses mop to capture huge snake that’s chilling on sidewalk outside nightclub (VIDEO)

Man uses mop to capture huge snake that’s chilling on sidewalk outside nightclub (VIDEO)

Here's one other thing a mop can do.

Two more Rohingya shot dead over Bangladesh politician’s murder

Two more Rohingya shot dead over Bangladesh politician’s murder

Two more Rohingya men were shot dead by officers Friday in a southern Bangladesh border town, police said, amid a clampdown on the refugees after the killing of a ruling party...

Enjoy art, pop culture, and traditions in these five emerging destinations in Southeast Asia

Enjoy art, pop culture, and traditions in these five emerging destinations in Southeast Asia

| Coconuts x Tourism Authority of Thailand | Trade in hype for hidden charm.

Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar’s only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, preparing to take on children from the city’s...

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting technology in Myanmar

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting technology in Myanmar

NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to...

Bangladesh university suspends student for being Rohingya

Bangladesh university suspends student for being Rohingya

A Bangladesh university has suspended a student for being Rohingya, officials said Sunday, as impatience with the refugees grows following a second failed attempt to repatriate...

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Musician accuses father Marcus Adoro of Eraserheads of physical abuse

Musician accuses father Marcus Adoro of Eraserheads of physical abuse

Up-and-coming indie folk singer Syd Hartha Chua has become the talk of social media after accusing her father, Marcus Adoro, of physical assault in Facebook and Instagram posts...

This new Disney exhibition takes you through 90 years of animation artworks and magical moments

This new Disney exhibition takes you through 90 years of animation artworks and magical moments

From "The Lion King" to "Frozen".

No money for Shakespeare: UK-based theater company cancels Manila tour

No money for Shakespeare: UK-based theater company cancels Manila tour

Award-winning theater company Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre announced today that the previously scheduled Manila staging of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream have been...

Weekend Warrior: September 13-15

Weekend Warrior: September 13-15

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong. Friday, September 13 Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Every year during the Mid-Autumn festival, people in Tai Hang take...

Indonesian celeb who criticized fan for copying her baby’s name apologizes

Indonesian celeb who criticized fan for copying her baby’s name apologizes

Indonesian celeb Franda seems to have come around to the realization that there is no such thing as exclusive dibs on a baby name.

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