Asia

In Asia's Infrastructure Race, Vietnam is Among The Leaders - Bloomberg

It may be one of the smallest economies in Asia, but Vietnam is among those leading the infrastructure race.<p>Vietnam's public and private sector …

Bloomberg

Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple

| BANGKOK<p>Thailand's government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head the country's biggest Buddhist temple, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said on Thursday.<p>Police pulled back from a three-week siege of the Dhammakaya temple this month after failing to find …

Thailand

Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month.<p>The extent of the damage, announced by the deputy maritime affairs minister this …

Indonesia

Exploring the Beautiful Temples of Bagan Myanmar

When Jean blurted out “<i>Bagan has</i> <i>2,000 temples</i>” during talks about Myanmar and where to go, I knew we had to go. Not because of the amount, trust me …

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Star Cruises To Develop World-Class Cruise Infrastructure In The Philippines

Cruise<p>By Jan Michael de Guzman<p>No Comments<p>The Philippines officially welcomed Star Cruises, the “Most Popular Cruise Line in Asia”, on 19 March when …

Philippines

Does Yogi Adityanath's appointment as UP chief minister herald the coming of a Hindu Rashtra?

As Muslims fear this is true, Scroll.in speaks with Hindus in the state for their thoughts.<p>The appointment of Bharatiya Janata Party leader …

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Philippine militants take two captive, hours after troops rescue two

Philippine militants took two crew captive from a cargo ship on Thursday, only hours after soldiers rescued two Malaysians held for about eight months on a southern island, officials said.<p>The vessel was on its way to General Santos City on the southern island of Mindanao from the central …

Reuters

Singapore in talks with firms to try out 'flying taxis'

Singapore<p>WANT to get back home at the end of the day in a levitating hovercraft?<p>Flying vehicles may just be a part of Singapore's transport network …

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This luxury train will keep you pampered as you go on a tour through Japan

<b>There’s a new way to travel in Japan, and it offers nothing but luxury.</b><p>Geneva is a feast for the senses - here's all you need to know to go<p>Train …

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Duterte says martial law will 'finish all the problems' in Philippines

Filipino president says that if imposed, he would create military courts to sentence terrorists to death.<p>Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte …

South-east Asia

Cherry blossom is so last year – now Japan is going crazy for wisteria tunnels

It is impossible to think of springtime Japan without immediately imagining cherry blossom, but now there’s a new bloom in town - and it’s also rather splendid.<p>In recent years the wisteria tunnels at Kawachi Fuji-en, a botanical garden in Kitakyushu, a city in the south of the country, have started …

The Telegraph

Exploring Cambodia - A Guide to 5 days in Angkor

Are you thinking about exploring Cambodia? We spent 5 days in Angkor/Siem Reap in January 2017.<p>Spoiler alert…We LOVED it! Here is our trip with tips …

Cambodia

ING criminal probe touching on VimpelCom/Uzbek transactions

A probe into the Netherlands' ING Groep (NYSE:ING) that could result in "significant" fines for the financial services company is touching on …

Corruption

Cove Manila Is Officially Opening In The Philippines This Summer

As EDM continues to move globally, into Asia specifically, more and more super nightclubs have been popping up all over. Zouk in Singapore is a prime …

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Indonesia counterterror police kill militant, arrest 3

Indonesian counterterrorism police have fatally shot a suspected Islamic militant and arrested three others near the capital, Jakarta.<p>Local police …

Indonesia

Indonesia Wants Control of Freeport's Grasberg Within Two Years - Bloomberg

The dispute engulfing the world’s second-biggest copper mine deepened as Indonesia’s government said it planned to take a majority stake in the local …

Indonesia

India's Narendra Modi Wins Big: Time To Finish Economic Reforms

Despite imposing a disastrous “currency reform” that impoverished poorer people and small businesses across his nation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won big in five state elections a week ago. His Bharatiya Janata Party’s sweep was incomplete—the BJP lost one state and will rule only in …

Forbes

PH economy seen growing at fastest pace in region

The Philippines is likely to grow at the fastest pace among key Southeast Asian economies this year and next while the regional bloc as a whole …

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Chicken Teriyaki Rice Recipe | Recipe

Lightly season both sides of the chicken thighs with a little salt. Add soy sauce, mirin and sugar in the bowl and marinate for 30 minutes.<p>In the …

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Deadlist Place to Deal review – the carnage at the heart of Duterte’s war on drugs

Livvy Haydock trails the cops, vigilantes and victims caught up in the Filipino president’s drive to rid his country of drugs. Plus The House That £100k Built<p>As a documentary presenter, Livvy Haydock is no stranger to risk. She has made films about girl gangs and prison smuggling. She has been to …

The Guardian

Smartphones the go-to for internet access in South East Asia, finds Limelight Networks research

Smartphones are the go-to device for Internet access in Southeast Asia, according to Limelight Networks 'State of the User Experience' report.<p>However …

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India: Police arrest 8 in human bone smuggling ring

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> Police in India have arrested eight suspected bone smugglers in the state of West Bengal after 365 bones were discovered in a village.<p>The bones, which were discovered in Burdwan district, are believed to have been taken from decomposing bodies found in the state's rivers, …

CNN

Philippine president says trusts China won't build on disputed shoal | Reuters

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he trusted China would not build anything on a disputed South China Sea shoal because he …

South China Sea

A Land of Turquoise Domes: Solo Travel in Uzbekistan - Solo Traveler

<i>I am pleased to introduce you to a new voice today. Sarah is a travel photographer at Peacock Eye Images. She is an experienced solo traveler who is</i> …

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Revealed! Mumbai's drug dealers using families from Bihar, UP as mules

Family caught during Sunday's bust taken to courtThat drug dealers have to always stay one step ahead of the law is a given. Not to mention, their …

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go On A Mekong Delta Tour In Vietnam.

The Mekong Delta a.k.a the rice bowl of Vietnam is one of the most fascinating places to see in Vietnam. With nothing but river behind you and …

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Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties

Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with the communist country …

South China Sea

Apple to Start Making iPhones in India Over Next Two Months

NEW DELHI—Apple Inc. will soon start assembling iPhones in India for the first time, say government officials familiar with its plans, boosting the company’s chances of gaining a foothold in the fast-growing market.<p>Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron Corp. will likely start making iPhone 6 and …

The Wall Street Journal

Napoles lawyer: EJK stats ‘bloated’

A lawyer who is mulling an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo downplayed the spate of extrajudicial killings in the …

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Redesigned MRT-LRT common station gets gov't approval

MANILA - The state investment coordinating body has approved the new configuration of a P2.8-billion common station that will connect the capital's …

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