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Monk to be defrocked, charged with asking for, sending nudes on Facebook

A disgraced Thai monk will be defrocked and charged today with exposing himself to a woman during a Facebook chat and asking her to send nudes. The victim, identified only as Lily, told police that she received a call on Facebook Messenger from a stranger on Wednesday night. As Lily uses Facebook as a platform ...

Mega bridge to open to traffic on Wednesday: reports

After delays, workplace deaths and budget blowouts, the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, connecting Hong Kong and...

Mega bridge to open to traffic on Wednesday: reports

China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world’s rarest...

China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

Dos and Don’ts: What to keep in mind when going to new and improved Boracay

After grappling with sewage woes, overcrowding, and haphazard development, and then being closed for six months for...

Dos and Don’ts: What to keep in mind when going to new and improved Boracay

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

At 8am this morning, opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived at Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, having been arrested...

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

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Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes ‘dark-skinned people’

Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner”...

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Duterte says UNCHR ex-chief’s statement about his mental health made him cry

President Rodrigo Duterte said he broke down in tears after former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad...

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Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Indonesian authorities on Thursday used helicopters to drop disinfectant on parts of the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged city of...

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Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Indonesian authorities on Thursday used helicopters to drop disinfectant on parts of the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged city of Palu, where thousands of decomposing bodies are...

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo is making its debut in Bali this month with the opening of a shop at Kuta’s Mal Bali Galeria. Uniqlo’s known for its basic casual wear...

Bali vice governor investigates shops in Benoa, probe into ultra-low cost Chinese tour package scheme

Bali vice governor investigates shops in Benoa, probe into ultra-low cost Chinese tour package scheme

Bali’s vice governor is really putting his nose to the grindstone over this whole conspiracy that’s allegedly been uncovered, where tour agents are selling dirt cheap packages...

Bali governor pushes island rail system to replace discontinued public buses

Bali governor pushes island rail system to replace discontinued public buses

Bali’s governor is pushing an electric rail network to replace the public bus system that he’s axed. Province Governor Wayan Koster has asked that the operation of the Trans...

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

#UninstallGojek and the high cost of supporting LGBT rights in Indonesia

Lately, it feels like we’re teetering dangerously close to reliving the worst of the LGBT moral panic that swept Indonesia in 2016.

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes ‘dark-skinned people’

Thailand immigrant crackdown eyes ‘dark-skinned people’

Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” has raised questions about racial profiling and...

Thanks to Ellen Degeneres, Thai cave survivors train with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

Thanks to Ellen Degeneres, Thai cave survivors train with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

The Thai junior football team who were rescued from a flooded cave after being trapped for more than two weeks trained with the Los Angeles Galaxy and their star striker Zlatan...

‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

More than 100,000 small white porcelain skulls cover a walkway at a temple in the Thai capital, an evocative installation on mortality featured in the first-ever Bangkok Art...

Brazilian DJ falls from 3rd floor of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport while wearing only swim trunks

Brazilian DJ falls from 3rd floor of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport while wearing only swim trunks

In the wee hours of Thursday night, a Brazilian DJ broke his leg and ankle after falling from the third floor of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport while reportedly wearing nothing...

Monk to be defrocked, charged with asking for, sending nudes on Facebook

Monk to be defrocked, charged with asking for, sending nudes on Facebook

A disgraced Thai monk will be defrocked and charged today with exposing himself to a woman during a Facebook chat and asking her to send nudes. The victim, identified only as...

Police bust massive drug trafficking operation in New Territories

Police bust massive drug trafficking operation in New Territories

Anti-drug police had cause to celebrate over the weekend after busting a  drug-trafficking syndicate in the New Territories and seizing 36 kilograms of drugs worth some HK$42...

Mega bridge to open to traffic on Wednesday: reports

Mega bridge to open to traffic on Wednesday: reports

After delays, workplace deaths and budget blowouts, the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland will open to traffic next Wednesday,...

Woman in Chungking Mansions fight charged with wounding

Woman in Chungking Mansions fight charged with wounding

A 22-year-old woman has been charged with one count of wounding after she got involved in a fight in Chungking Mansions that left another woman lying in a pool of her own blood....

Jarvis Cocker to play Clockenflap, organizers release full lineup

Jarvis Cocker to play Clockenflap, organizers release full lineup

The final Clockenflap lineup is out. Joining the big names revealed in the first round of announcements,  British indie legend and Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker, New York ambient...

(Video) Girl crosses road without looking, gets hit by taxi, thrown into the air, manages to get up and walk away

(Video) Girl crosses road without looking, gets hit by taxi, thrown into the air, manages to get up and walk away

That she got back to her feet immediately seems remarkable. A young girl, who dashed on to the road without looking, somehow walked away after being struck by a taxi in the New...

3-year-old boy in Jakarta dies after accidentally locking himself in stranger’s car: police

3-year-old boy in Jakarta dies after accidentally locking himself in stranger’s car: police

A 3-year-old boy in Penjaringan, North Jakarta was found dead on Saturday, with police saying that the toddler locked himself in a stranger’s car, allegedly while playing...

China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

China-backed hydro dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world’s rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of...

Despite FPI warning of God’s wrath, Banyuwangi’s Gandrung Sewu Festival will go on

Despite FPI warning of God’s wrath, Banyuwangi’s Gandrung Sewu Festival will go on

"The point is to warn people so they are not punished by God for indulging in such disobedience. The disaster in Palu must be a mirror for Banyuwangi residents," Banyuwangi FPI...

Watch: Car tries to slalom around tight bend, crashes into public toilet, injuring occupant

Watch: Car tries to slalom around tight bend, crashes into public toilet, injuring occupant

It takes a certain kind of “special” to attempt a dangerous car stunt on a tight bend — and a busy one at that.

Netflix launches full Bahasa Indonesia interface, more subtitles for local subscribers

Netflix launches full Bahasa Indonesia interface, more subtitles for local subscribers

Netflix, the world’s biggest subscription-based video streaming service, is trying to make itself more accessible to their audience in the archipelago with the implementation of...

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

Malaysia opposition leader arrested for corruption, slapped with 45 charges

At 8am this morning, opposition leader Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived at Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, having been arrested Thursday on suspicion of corruption. It was a fresh blow to...

Xiaxue uploads her Rosmah Mansor Halloween makeup tutorial, receives approval from Rosmah’s son-in-law

Xiaxue uploads her Rosmah Mansor Halloween makeup tutorial, receives approval from Rosmah’s son-in-law

As scary as corruption.

Four university students arrested in connection with Cyberjaya hit-and-run

Four university students arrested in connection with Cyberjaya hit-and-run

Police have made arrests in connection with the hit-and-run accident in Cyberjaya widely reported on social media yesterday. Four students have been arrested in the death of...

Briton murdered on Langkawi island, wife arrested: police

Briton murdered on Langkawi island, wife arrested: police

A British man has been stabbed to death on the Malaysian holiday island of Langkawi, and his wife has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police said Thursday. John William...

Shocking Cyberjaya car accident shows woman dragged through Shaftsbury Square

Shocking Cyberjaya car accident shows woman dragged through Shaftsbury Square

Netizens have been left in shock over leaked CCTV footage of a Cyberjaya woman being hit, and dragged, by a vehicle in the city’s popular Shaftsbury Square area. Online Facebook...

Man arrested for hitting wife, son with hammer 

Man arrested for hitting wife, son with hammer 

Another case of domestic abuse involving a hammer happened on Friday when a man hit his wife and son with the tool while in their home in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. Regional...

64 dead dogs found inside van

64 dead dogs found inside van

This is not the kind of dog story you want to read about on a Monday morning. Sixty-four dead dogs were found inside a van after the driver was stopped at a police checkpoint in...

Gunfight breaks out between neighbors fighting over loud karaoke volume

Gunfight breaks out between neighbors fighting over loud karaoke volume

Singing Frank Sinatra’s My Way off-key can get one killed in the Philippines, but sometimes all it takes is a karaoke playing at a loud volume for a gunfight to break out...

Duterte says UNCHR ex-chief’s statement about his mental health made him cry

Duterte says UNCHR ex-chief’s statement about his mental health made him cry

President Rodrigo Duterte said he broke down in tears after former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said Duterte should go and see a...

Dos and Don’ts: What to keep in mind when going to new and improved Boracay

Dos and Don’ts: What to keep in mind when going to new and improved Boracay

After grappling with sewage woes, overcrowding, and haphazard development, and then being closed for six months for rehabilitation, Boracay Island is only a few days away from...

IT manager Zander Ng is Singapore’s first MasterChef

IT manager Zander Ng is Singapore’s first MasterChef

'Risotto Boy' wins.

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence, Singapore’s defense minister said Saturday, as he warned of a...

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asia boosts fight against ‘real and present’ militant threat

Southeast Asian nations seeking to combat the threat of militancy have agreed to share intelligence, Singapore’s defense minister said Saturday, as he warned of a...

SMRT Feedback and KF Seetoh rail against unfair clauses in Our Tampines Hub hawker centre contracts

SMRT Feedback and KF Seetoh rail against unfair clauses in Our Tampines Hub hawker centre contracts

Shame.

Two SBS bus drivers get hitched and have photo-op at Boon Lay Bus Interchange

Two SBS bus drivers get hitched and have photo-op at Boon Lay Bus Interchange

’Twas love at first drive.

Myanmar’s Hindu refugees mark festival in Bangladesh camp

Myanmar’s Hindu refugees mark festival in Bangladesh camp

Hindu refugees from Myanmar living in a camp in Bangladesh have been celebrating the festival of Durga Puja for the first time since fleeing violence in northern Rakhine state...

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire service said....

UN Security Council to hear from UN fact-finding mission on Rohingya next week

UN Security Council to hear from UN fact-finding mission on Rohingya next week

The UN Security Council is scheduled to hear a briefing next week from the head of a UN fact-finding mission that has accused Myanmar’s military of atrocities against Muslim...

2 pilots, 1 child killed in military plane crashes

2 pilots, 1 child killed in military plane crashes

Two Tatmadaw F-7 fighter jets crashed in Minbu Township, Magway Region, this morning, killing two pilots and a 5th grade student on the ground. “Two military planes crashed, and...

Clinic for political prisoners seeks donations

Clinic for political prisoners seeks donations

The Hanthawaddy U Win Tin Foundation is seeking donations of funds and medicine to operate a free clinic for political prisoners and their families, executive committee member Tun...

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Dos and Don’ts: What to keep in mind when going to new and improved Boracay

Dos and Don’ts: What to keep in mind when going to new and improved Boracay

After grappling with sewage woes, overcrowding, and haphazard development, and then being closed for six months for rehabilitation, Boracay Island is only a few days away from...

‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

‘Venice of the East’ plays host to first Bangkok Art Biennale

More than 100,000 small white porcelain skulls cover a walkway at a temple in the Thai capital, an evocative installation on mortality featured in the first-ever Bangkok Art...

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

First Uniqlo store in Bali set for Oct. 26 opening, Indonesian Special Olympics athletes get ‘first look’

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo is making its debut in Bali this month with the opening of a shop at Kuta’s Mal Bali Galeria. Uniqlo’s known for its basic casual wear...

Jeffree Star Cosmetics, the makeup line created by the YouTube beauty mogul, is now in Manila

Jeffree Star Cosmetics, the makeup line created by the YouTube beauty mogul, is now in Manila

Popular beauty YouTuber Jeffree Star has brought his line of cosmetics to Manila, which can now be found in the new Freyja store in Glorietta 2, Makati City. He wrote in a tweet...

Jarvis Cocker to play Clockenflap, organizers release full lineup

Jarvis Cocker to play Clockenflap, organizers release full lineup

The final Clockenflap lineup is out. Joining the big names revealed in the first round of announcements,  British indie legend and Pulp front man Jarvis Cocker, New York ambient...

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