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BREAKING: Hong Kong Chief Exec Carrie Lam announces ‘pause’ on controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced today that the government would be suspending its work on a controversial extradition bill, finally caving in the face of massive demonstrations and overwhelming pressure from seemingly all corners. In a press conference this afternoon, Lam described the murder case in Taiwan that first gave rise to...

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a “dumping...

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Bystander killed in Udom Suk motorcycle taxi battle royale

A young deliveryman was shot to death yesterday after a conflict between Udom Suk motorcycle taxi drivers turned...

Bystander killed in Udom Suk motorcycle taxi battle royale

WATCH: Utter chaos at Balestier bak kut teh shop ends in the arrest of 4 women

The latest episode of Angry People Fighting at Singapore Eateries.

WATCH: Utter chaos at Balestier bak kut teh shop ends in the arrest of 4 women

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased...

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

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We tried Da Maria’s Sicilian menu, the first region in their new menu series – and it was like a trip to Southern Italy

We tried Da Maria’s Sicilian menu, the first region in their new menu series – and it was like a trip to Southern Italy

Osteria-style restaurant Da Maria Bali is currently running special menus to showcase the culinary specialties of regions across Italy — each for two months at a time, and...

Police apprehend elderly Bali man who allegedly raped his own granddaughter

Police apprehend elderly Bali man who allegedly raped his own granddaughter

The Bali police are investigating a case of an elderly man in Jembrana who allegedly sexually assaulted his 13-year-old granddaughter.

Bali Police arrest two for allegedly robbing Singaporean tourist couple

Bali Police arrest two for allegedly robbing Singaporean tourist couple

Remember the horrifying experience described by a Singaporean couple who claimed to have been robbed and harassed during their vacation in Bali? Local police say they arrested the...

German national sentenced to 10 year for smuggling 2.1 kg of hashish into Bali

German national sentenced to 10 year for smuggling 2.1 kg of hashish into Bali

The Denpasar Court on Thursday sentenced a German national, Frank Zeidler, to a decade in prison for smuggling 2.1 kilograms of hashish into Bali. “We sentence the defendant,...

K-Pop heartthrob Siwon Choi of Super Junior spotted in Bali

K-Pop heartthrob Siwon Choi of Super Junior spotted in Bali

Is Siwon Choi of Super Junior in Bali? While the famous K-Pop star hasn’t actually announced his current whereabouts, we have strong reason to believe that he is indeed in Pulau...

Celebration wasn’t meant to humiliate Thai footballers: US women’s coach

Celebration wasn’t meant to humiliate Thai footballers: US women’s coach

United States coach Jill Ellis insists her team’s allegedly over-exuberant goal celebrations in their record demolition of hapless Thailand at the women’s World Cup...

Bystander killed in Udom Suk motorcycle taxi battle royale

Bystander killed in Udom Suk motorcycle taxi battle royale

A young deliveryman was shot to death yesterday after a conflict between Udom Suk motorcycle taxi drivers turned deadly. Weerawat Peungcroot, 20, was caught in the crossfire when...

‘Fast Furious 9’ to film in Thai south next month

‘Fast Furious 9’ to film in Thai south next month

Will Dom and friends take down smugglers trafficking vulnerable populations? Bring a swift end to Thailand’s 15-year insurgency? Or will they settle down to teach English...

Scaring children, comedians shows junta’s got ‘no sense of humor’: Human Rights Watch

Scaring children, comedians shows junta’s got ‘no sense of humor’: Human Rights Watch

Winning some parliamentary validation for his stay in power doesn’t seem to have given Thailand’s junta leader any thicker skin. Human Rights Watch this morning rebuked the...

Oh crud, more flood? Bangkok braces for wet weekend

Oh crud, more flood? Bangkok braces for wet weekend

Today is the calm before a stormy weekend Bangkok officials insist they’ve battened down the hatches to prepare for. Friday’s showers will lead into weekend pounders with...

PHOTOS: Looking back at Wednesday’s anti-extradition bill protest

PHOTOS: Looking back at Wednesday’s anti-extradition bill protest

As Hong Kong braces for another anti-extradition bill protest today, take a look back at a selection of Coconuts HK‘s snaps from the last protest on Wednesday, June 12....

Anti-extradition bill protester falls to his death outside Hong Kong’s Pacific Place Mall

Anti-extradition bill protester falls to his death outside Hong Kong’s Pacific Place Mall

An anti-extradition bill protester fell to his death yesterday after unfurling a banner on a set of scaffolding outside Hong Kong’s Pacific Place Mall, apparently while...

Hong Kong braces for another huge rally as public anger boils

Hong Kong braces for another huge rally as public anger boils

Hong Kong is bracing for another mass rally today as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over the controversial extradition law,...

BREAKING: Hong Kong Chief Exec Carrie Lam announces ‘pause’ on controversial extradition bill

BREAKING: Hong Kong Chief Exec Carrie Lam announces ‘pause’ on controversial extradition bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced today that the government would be suspending its work on a controversial extradition bill, finally caving in the face of massive...

EXPLAINER: High points of Hong Kong’s huge protests

EXPLAINER: High points of Hong Kong’s huge protests

The Hong Kong government’s move to allow extraditions to mainland China has sparked the biggest demonstrations since the former British colony was handed back to China in...

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a “dumping ground”, officials said Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian...

Huge security operation as Indonesia court hears election rigging claims

Huge security operation as Indonesia court hears election rigging claims

Tens of thousands of security personnel were on the streets of Jakarta Friday as a court heard a defeated presidential challenger’s claim that Indonesia’s 2019...

Yogyakarta, China? Shanghai tourism Instagram account claims Indonesian Chinatown as theirs, gets mocked by netizens

Yogyakarta, China? Shanghai tourism Instagram account claims Indonesian Chinatown as theirs, gets mocked by netizens

Yogyakarta may be the land of a thousand temples and gudeg (jackfruit stew), but it’s definitely located in Indonesia, not China, as one viral post may have lead some to believe.

Jokowi camp accuses rivals of inconsistency after lawyer changes claim to say Prabowo received 71 million votes in election

Jokowi camp accuses rivals of inconsistency after lawyer changes claim to say Prabowo received 71 million votes in election

Today is the start of the Constitutional Court (MK) hearings on the lawsuit put forth by defeated presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his campaign, who have repeatedly...

Gluten-free baking workshop | Jakarta coast history exhibition | Southeast Asian films screening | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (June 14-16)

Gluten-free baking workshop | Jakarta coast history exhibition | Southeast Asian films screening | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (June 14-16)

What are you doing this weekend?

Investigators to unveil new MH17 findings next week

Investigators to unveil new MH17 findings next week

International investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 said Friday they will reveal fresh findings next week, nearly five years after the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot...

Police searching for suspect in connection with alleged public bathroom recording

Police searching for suspect in connection with alleged public bathroom recording

Shah Alam-area police are on the look-out for a male suspect, spotted loitering near the women’s bathroom at a local petrol station, allegedly trying to take photos of the woman...

Denial ain’t only a river: A summary of everyone who says they aren’t involved in this week’s sex tape, plus the dude who says he is

Denial ain’t only a river: A summary of everyone who says they aren’t involved in this week’s sex tape, plus the dude who says he is

Ah, Coconauts: Earlier this week, we waded into the shallow, vapid waters of a sex tape that had been making the NSFW rounds on the family group chat, purportedly showing a man...

Starfresh bottled water from Malaysia recalled after bacteria detected by Singapore authorities

Starfresh bottled water from Malaysia recalled after bacteria detected by Singapore authorities

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Badminton star Lee Chong Wei retires after cancer battle

Badminton star Lee Chong Wei retires after cancer battle

Cancer-hit badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours but never won a world or Olympic...

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it...

Duterte spokesman says president’s silence over West PH Sea incident due to ongoing investigation

Duterte spokesman says president’s silence over West PH Sea incident due to ongoing investigation

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo defended President Rodrigo Duterte today for remaining silent on the recent West Philippine Sea hit-and-run incident by saying that the...

PH anti-graft court rejects Estrada and Napoles’ request to have plunder cases dismissed

PH anti-graft court rejects Estrada and Napoles’ request to have plunder cases dismissed

The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan today rejected the request of former senator Jinggoy Estrada and businesswoman Janet Napoles to have their plunder cases dismissed. That means...

BYE, DOGGO: ‘PH’s Hachiko’ buried in Tarlac pet cemetery 

BYE, DOGGO: ‘PH’s Hachiko’ buried in Tarlac pet cemetery 

Fans of Buboy, the dog who went viral for his Hachiko-like loyalty, can now visit his remains when they go to a pet cemetery in Capas, Tarlac province. The Animal Kingdom...

Chinese luncheon meat seized from returning OFW tests positive for African Swine Fever

Chinese luncheon meat seized from returning OFW tests positive for African Swine Fever

Five cans of luncheon meat seized from a returning overseas Filipino worker (OFW) at Clark International Airport tested positive for the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus, the...

Get ready for more blackouts: YESC

Get ready for more blackouts: YESC

You know those two-hour blackouts we’ve been getting on the reg these days? We’ve got some bad news, Yangonites. The scheduled blackouts won’t only be continuing until June...

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

The Dog Bite Treatment Center in Myanmar’s dog-bitiest city, Yangon, said this week that its home base, Yangon General Hospital, is set to break its own record for dog bite...

Wirathu sedition trial to begin next week – with or without him

Wirathu sedition trial to begin next week – with or without him

Fugitive ultranationalist monk U Wirathu will be tried in absentia for sedition, a Yangon court announced yesterday. Yangon’s Western District Court announced Tuesday that...

Drones, big money and cheap drugs: the Laos route spewing Myanmar-made meth into Thailand

Drones, big money and cheap drugs: the Laos route spewing Myanmar-made meth into Thailand

As dusk falls along the Mekong River, a nightly dance begins between Thai border security and Laos drug gangs now using drones, scouts and a pool of poor fishermen to shift record...

Cops nab anti-Muslim mob leader in Mandalay

Cops nab anti-Muslim mob leader in Mandalay

Authorities in Mandalay yesterday arrested the last of the two ring leaders of the armed mob that stopped prayer services last month during Ramadan in Yangon’s North Dagon...

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Art and social activism collide at the National Gallery’s newest exhibition, Awakenings

Art and social activism collide at the National Gallery’s newest exhibition, Awakenings

A look back at Asia's post-war history.

Gluten-free baking workshop | Jakarta coast history exhibition | Southeast Asian films screening | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (June 14-16)

Gluten-free baking workshop | Jakarta coast history exhibition | Southeast Asian films screening | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (June 14-16)

What are you doing this weekend?

10 Southeast Asian flicks to screen at free film festival kicking off next week

10 Southeast Asian flicks to screen at free film festival kicking off next week

Ten movies from Southeast Asian nations – six features and four shorts – will be showing later this month at a downtown cinema at the SAC ASEAN Film Festival. The festival...

Weekend Warrior: June 14-16

Weekend Warrior: June 14-16

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Weekend Warrior: June 14-16

Weekend Warrior: June 14-16

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Hong Kong. Friday, June 14 Chopsticks present: Rebirth by Aruta Soup PopArt muralist Aruta Soup is known for blending animation...

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