Sinking feeling: Philippine cities facing 'slow-motion disaster'

The steady sinking of coastal towns and islets like Pariahan in the northern Philippines has caused Manila Bay's brackish water to pour inland and displace thousands.

Bangladeshi's diary spotlights Singapore migrant struggles

Toiling for long hours for meagre salaries and living in crowded dormitories, migrant construction workers have helped build modern-day Singapore.

Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine polls

Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a landslide victory in midterm polls, final results showed Wednesday, dissolving a last check on his controversial rule.
May 22, 2019 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

Indonesian police fire tear gas to break up election protest

Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators in downtown Jakarta early Wednesday after a rally opposed to President Joko Widodo's re-election, an AFP reporter said.
May 22, 2019 | 08:42 am GMT+7

Indonesia's Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Indonesia's Joko Widodo won another term as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, official results showed Tuesday.
May 21, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7

French drug smuggler sentenced to death in Indonesia

Indonesia on Monday sentenced a French drug smuggler to death by firing squad, in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a long prison term.
May 20, 2019 | 04:24 pm GMT+7

Tiny East Timor to become world's first plastic-neutral nation

East Timor is set to become the world's first country to recycle all its plastic waste after it teamed up with Australian researchers on Friday to build a revolutionary recycling plant.
May 18, 2019 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Cambodia urged not to criminalize surrogate mothers with new law

New laws being drafted in Cambodia on commercial surrogacy must not criminalize surrogate mothers, women's rights campaigners said on Friday,
May 18, 2019 | 10:27 am GMT+7

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis

Since early March, the Manila metropolitan region has been in the grips of a water shortage, as the El Nino phenomenon has contributed to a 60 percent decline in rainfall.
May 18, 2019 | 10:07 am GMT+7

A new high: Indigenous Thai farmers swap opium for coffee, land

Somchai Sophonsookpaiboon does not remember much about his younger years, except that they were spent in an opium haze.
May 15, 2019 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

Filipinos vote Monday in midterm polls that are expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power.
May 13, 2019 | 08:06 am GMT+7

Myanmar plane in emergency touchdown as landing gear fails

A Myanmar pilot saved the day after his aircraft's landing gear failed, forcing the jet into an emergency landing with no front wheels on Sunday morning, an official said.
May 12, 2019 | 03:10 pm GMT+7

US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in South China Sea

A U.S. guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a Philippine patrol vessel in the waterway claimed by China.
May 09, 2019 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom-of-speech fears

Singapore’s parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms.
May 09, 2019 | 10:03 am GMT+7

China, India boost global booze binge: study

The world consumed 10 percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday.
May 09, 2019 | 08:10 am GMT+7
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