Under Pressure: Bali governor issues decree to end island’s dog meat trade

Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika has issued a circular, outlawing the dog meat trade on the island, effective immediately.  The move comes after mounting pressure from the international community to ban the trade following an investigation by Animals Australia, revealing the brutal capturing and killing of Bali’s dogs, as well as the health concerns related …

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Under Pressure: Bali governor issues decree to end island’s dog meat trade

Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika has issued a circular, outlawing the dog meat trade on the island, effective immediately.  The move comes after mounting pressure from the...

Under Pressure: Bali governor issues decree to end island’s dog meat trade

Record-breaking last year, trouble taking off this year: Bali’s giant Nagaraja kite finally takes flight (VIDEO)

After failing to fly on Saturday, the giant ‘Nagaraja’ kite at last managed a successful takeoff on Sunday afternoon at Sanur’s Mertasari Beach. The nearly 250-meter...

Record-breaking last year, trouble taking off this year: Bali’s giant Nagaraja kite finally takes flight (VIDEO)

Bali’s Pasar Badung to finally be rebuilt after devastated by fire over a year ago

Over a year since Bali’s largest and oldest traditional market was devastated by a fire, construction will finally start on the rebuilding of Pasar Badung Denpasar city...

Bali’s Pasar Badung to finally be rebuilt after devastated by fire over a year ago

Over 9,000 ecstasy pills destroyed by Bali drug enforcement officials, so evidence doesn’t get ‘misused’

The Bali division of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) destroyed over 9,000 ecstasy pills on Tuesday so the evidence would not get “misused.” The drugs were incinerated so...

Over 9,000 ecstasy pills destroyed by Bali drug enforcement officials, so evidence doesn’t get ‘misused’

Bali Police ‘suspect’ escaped Australian, Malaysian inmates still in Indonesia

Over a month since four prisoners made their great escape from Bali’s Kerobokan, tunneling under the jail’s walls, police say they “suspect” the two remaining at-large...

Bali Police ‘suspect’ escaped Australian, Malaysian inmates still in Indonesia

Green Dreams: Northern Thailand resort in top eight worldwide eco-lodges (PHOTOS)

Photos of open-air, eco-friendly resorts are the stuff of Instagram goals. One of these treasures, located in Northern Thailand, has been singled out as among the best available...

Green Dreams: Northern Thailand resort in top eight worldwide eco-lodges (PHOTOS)

Approved: MRT Purple Line to get southern extension

The cabinet has approved the THB101 billion project to extend the Purple Line, which is scheduled to be up and running by May 2024. The Taopoon-Rat Burana extension, as the name...

Approved: MRT Purple Line to get southern extension

Chinese woman night swimming nude at dirty Pattaya beach mistaken for sea creature

People passing by a Pattaya area beach early Tuesday thought they were seeing some kind of sea creature in the dirty water. What the moving mass turned out to be was a Chinese...

Chinese woman night swimming nude at dirty Pattaya beach mistaken for sea creature

Beauty pageant-obsessed Thailand gets ready for new Miss Universe (PHOTOS)

On Saturday, Thailand will host the Miss Universe Thailand beauty pageant, in order to select a new winner to represent their country in the international competition later this...

Beauty pageant-obsessed Thailand gets ready for new Miss Universe (PHOTOS)

Grown Chinese man freaks out in Pattaya when mom buys pizza instead of McDonald’s (VIDEO)

A 20-year-old Chinese man who came to Pattaya on a group tour with his mother decided to lay down on the street and kick and scream when his mom bought him pizza instead of a...

Grown Chinese man freaks out in Pattaya when mom buys pizza instead of McDonald’s (VIDEO)

Over 10 vehicles linked to uniformed forces allegedly exempted from parking fines

Over 10 vehicles suspected to belong to police and other disciplined services staff were found to be illegally parked in Yau Tong for several days, amid the police force’s...

Over 10 vehicles linked to uniformed forces allegedly exempted from parking fines

Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report

Indonesian maids working in Hong Kong are being radicalized by extremists from the Islamic State group, a security think-tank said in a report today. Around 150,000 of the...

Hong Kong maids lured by Islamic State recruiters: report

Hong Kong actor slammed for kissing daughter on the lips at her 15th birthday party

A Hong Kong actor has been slammed by netizens after he posted photos of himself and his daughter kissing at her 15th birthday party to Chinese social network Weibo. TVB actor...

Hong Kong actor slammed for kissing daughter on the lips at her 15th birthday party

Plans for mainland law to be enforced in Hong Kong Express Rail terminus met with backlash

A plan for mainland border staff to be stationed on Hong Kong soil as part of a new rail link to China sparked a backlash today as concern grows about Beijing’s reach into...

Plans for mainland law to be enforced in Hong Kong Express Rail terminus met with backlash

Pregnant woman says she was beaten by mainland officers in Hong Kong-China border zone

A pregnant woman has accused mainland law enforcement of beating her while she was walking her dog in the Hong Kong border town of Sha Tau Kok, in the northeastern New...

Pregnant woman says she was beaten by mainland officers in Hong Kong-China border zone

PT Danone investigating claims of faulty Aqua water bottle caps, says customers can replace them for free

One of the biggest stories on the Indonesian interwebs on this slow news day are reports from numerous netizens claiming some bottles of Aqua, the most popular bottled water brand...

PT Danone investigating claims of faulty Aqua water bottle caps, says customers can replace them for free

‘Indonesia’s Telegram ban: who’s the real target?’

Removing access to Telegram is at best a maneuver to bring giant tech companies in line with government regulations. But as a measure to counter extremist propaganda and...

‘Indonesia’s Telegram ban: who’s the real target?’

NZ man found naked & unconscious in Bogor Botanical Gardens, said he had been meditating in attempt to fly

Police said a drug and alcohol test came up

NZ man found naked & unconscious in Bogor Botanical Gardens, said he had been meditating in attempt to fly

Grab investigating allegation that one of their drivers offered a passenger Rp 500K for sex

Ride hailing app Grab is currently investigating allegations that one of its drivers in its motorcycle taxi fleet, GrabBike, made inappropriate sexual advances on his passenger...

Grab investigating allegation that one of their drivers offered a passenger Rp 500K for sex

WATCH: Dozens of motorcyclists dangerously drive the wrong way on Kasablanka flyover to avoid ticket

It’s crazy that this is something we have to tell you but, if you drive a car on the Kasablanka flyover in South Jakarta - which was designed exclusively for cars - you would be...

WATCH: Dozens of motorcyclists dangerously drive the wrong way on Kasablanka flyover to avoid ticket

Family decides that suspending baby cradle from a moving MRT railing a good idea. It’s not.

It’s been a week since the latest installment of the MRT was inaugurated, prompting our mildly hyperbolic Prime Minister Najib Razak to say that somebody told him that it was...

Family decides that suspending baby cradle from a moving MRT railing a good idea. It’s not.

Man badly burnt after trying to steal copper electric wires, and causing village blackout

A Sarawak man was badly burnt Monday, after trying to steal copper cables from an electricity pole along Jalan Trusan, in Lawas town. The middle-aged cable thief was found caught...

Man badly burnt after trying to steal copper electric wires, and causing village blackout

Aiyo. Stall owner goes viral after she adds hidden charge to takeaway lime drink

A stall owner along the Kesas Highway in the Klang Valley has found themselves in viral troubles after adding a 30 sen (US$0.05) charge to takeaway drinks. So much so that the...

Aiyo. Stall owner goes viral after she adds hidden charge to takeaway lime drink

Malaysian wins Masterchef Australia finale. Natch.

A Malaysian has taken top gong at this year’s Masterchef Australia, in a tense finale. However, like 99% of Malaysian success stories, winner Diana Chan’s moment in the sun...

Malaysian wins Masterchef Australia finale. Natch.

Ayam not kidding: Sarawak police bust international, online cockfighting ring

After raids in Kuching and Padawan, Sarawak police can add several international cockfighting gambling rings to their roster of busts. Also part of the cull: local village...

Ayam not kidding: Sarawak police bust international, online cockfighting ring

PH warned against joint exploration deal with ‘good neighbor’ China

The Philippine government should consider other commercial partners and avoid dealing with a “bully” like China in a planned exploration of oil and gas reserves in its...

PH warned against joint exploration deal with ‘good neighbor’ China

‘Gorio’ now a tropical storm

Weather bureau PAGASA on today said “Gorio” has intensified into a tropical storm and is now packing moderate to heavy rains within its 400-kilometer diameter....

‘Gorio’ now a tropical storm

Five Taiwanese sentenced to life for drug conviction

Five Taiwanese drug suspects were sentenced to life imprisonment today after a local court found them guilty beyond reasonable doubt of illegal possession and manufacturing of...

Five Taiwanese sentenced to life for drug conviction

Department of Transportation begins move from Manila to Clark

Clark will soon host the Department of Transportation (DOTR), DOTr Secretary Art Tugade said Tuesday in an interview with radio DZMM. Tugade said they will start moving the...

Department of Transportation begins move from Manila to Clark

30 foreigners cleared in kidnapping of Singaporean woman in Manila

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared 30 of 44 alleged members of a loan shark syndicate charged for the kidnapping and serious illegal detention of Singaporean national Wu...

30 foreigners cleared in kidnapping of Singaporean woman in Manila

Despite mandatory treatment order, woman who threw pork at neighbor’s house continues harassment

A two-year mandatory treatment order hasn’t stopped an elderly woman from continuing to harass her neighbors at Block 247 along Tampines Street 21. Back in June,...

Despite mandatory treatment order, woman who threw pork at neighbor’s house continues harassment

Goodwood Park’s new alcoholic snowskin mooncakes include flavors like apple cider and root beer with rum

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Oct 4) is still a ways away, but new creations have already started springing up — some meh, some slightly more interesting. If you’re the type...

Goodwood Park’s new alcoholic snowskin mooncakes include flavors like apple cider and root beer with rum

Horrendous accident sees motorbike pillion flung into the air after collision with stationary car

If you’re really not into horrendous-looking accidents, best you look away now, son. This dashcam clip that’s going viral on social media should give other...

Horrendous accident sees motorbike pillion flung into the air after collision with stationary car

Mount Alvernia Hospital shuttle bus rams into bus stop, injuring 13 people

A Mount Alvernia Hospital shuttle bus crashed into a bus stop along Braddell Road towards Bishan today (Jul 26), injuring 13 people in the process. Eight passengers and the...

Mount Alvernia Hospital shuttle bus rams into bus stop, injuring 13 people

You won’t BELIEVE that this buff hottie is 50 years old, but we’re pretty confident you’ll click on this anyway

There are times as a journalist when you know you’re truly making a difference, when you’re able to use the power of the written word to cast light on wrongdoing in the...

You won’t BELIEVE that this buff hottie is 50 years old, but we’re pretty confident you’ll click on this anyway

Your H1N1 mask is probably useless

Are you a healthcare worker? Are you personally taking care of someone infected with H1N1? Are you younger than five or older that 65 years old? No? Then you don’t need to be...

Your H1N1 mask is probably useless

Grab announces new initiatives including Zawgyi/Unicode in-app duality and GrabVenue

Following a four-month beta trial in Yangon, Singapore-based ride-hailing service Grab has announced a series of Myanmar-specific initiatives that will help “bring a five-star...

Grab announces new initiatives including Zawgyi/Unicode in-app duality and GrabVenue

Rohingya women ‘blamed’ and ‘abandoned’ after being raped by soldiers

Rohingya Muslim Ayamar Bagon has lived on handouts since her husband left her after she told him she was gang-raped by Myanmar soldiers in the final month of her pregnancy. She is...

Rohingya women ‘blamed’ and ‘abandoned’ after being raped by soldiers

Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

Authorities have arrested eighteen Rohingya Muslims who were hiding out in Dawbon Township, according to 7Day. On Monday, police received an anonymous tip claiming that ‘illegal...

Dawbon police find group of 18 Rohingya refugees in hiding

Two patients who passed away at Yangon General Hospital test positive for swine flu

Two people in Yangon have passed away due to swine flu (also known as H1N1), officials at the Yangon General Hospital announced today. Earlier this week, authorities had confirmed...

Two patients who passed away at Yangon General Hospital test positive for swine flu

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