Asia

Anger simmers in Philippines over Duterte's drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, the latest sign of rising anger over President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign to stamp out drugs.<p>More than 12,500 people, many small-time drug users and dealers, have been …

Philippines

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Tom Ka Gai Rice- Thai Coconut Rice

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Thai Food

Amos Yee’s journey to the West

AUGUST 20 — So, Amos Yee is in jail. The outspoken young videographer, dissident, loudmouth, misguided youth (depending on who you speak to) is …

Lee Kuan Yew

Duterte drug war: Manila's brutal nightshift

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs saw its bloodiest 24 hours on 15 August, with 32 people killed in raids. In December 2016 BBC Stories spent a night on the streets with Raffy Lerma, a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines' government's war on</i> …

Philippines

Malaysia apologizes to Indonesia over flag blunder at regional games

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Malaysia has apologized to Indonesia over the upside down printing of the Indonesian flag in a souvenir guidebook handed out at the opening of the Southeast Asian Games.<p>The mistake, spotted at the opening of the games in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, on …

Indonesia

How the A-4 Skyhawk Ruled the Sky

Modern jet fighters continue to grow ever more complicated and more fantastically expensive. But some of the most influential aircraft in history …

Military History

The Best Rooftop Bars to Grab a Drink at in Hong Kong

It’s no secret that the food and nightlife in Hong Kong is outrageously good. As the name of my website suggests, I’m a sucker for Yoga, a healthy …

Hong Kong

Singapore outlines plan to 'catch up' on becoming cashless society | ZDNet

With six in 10 transactions still involving cash and cheques, Singapore lags behind other cities in e-payments, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, …

Lee Hsien Loong

Now people are curious to go to Margarita Fores’ restos; guess why

Dr. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho at a recent casual dinner, with the bride-to-be wearing her engagement ring. —THELMA SAN JUAN<p>We ran into Margarita …

Philippines

Thailand, Indonesia inseparable after matchday three

With two rounds remaining in Group B, Thailand and Indonesia are now tied on points, goal difference, goals scored & conceded, as well as head-to-head<p>BY <b>ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter</b><p>After the 2017 SEA Games men's football competition rested on Saturday to give way to the opening ceremony, it …

Soccer

Republicans alarmed and ‘taken aback’ at White House’s flaccid response Bannon threats: report

In a <i>Washington Post</i> story about the departure of White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon and his return to the “alt-right” web platform …

Liberal View

National Day Rally: New parking app to replace coupons, ease parking hassles

SINGAPORE: It’s an almost 40-year solution – using coupons to pay for parking, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech …

Singapore

You'll Only Need P700 to Enjoy This Gorgeous Batangas Getaway

IMAGE FACEBOOK/Nikki Chinn Reyes<p>Batangas is well-loved for its churches, coffee, and most of all, its resorts and beaches. And just recently, thanks …

Philippines

LOOK: ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke proves she’s Queen of Instagram

<i>[Editor’s note: Spoilers ahead!]</i><p>For the past six years, Emilia Clarke has successfully portrayed Daenerys Targaryen as both a kind and fearless …

Game of Thrones

Erap to toughen up anti-drug education amid killings in Manila

Amid the rising death toll of criminals and drug suspects including minors in Manila, Mayor Joseph "Erap" Estrada said he would strengthen the city's …

Manila

Kian was 'drug courier' for dad, uncles: Dela Rosa

MANILA - Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa said Grade 11 student Kian Loyd Delos Santos served as a drug courier for his own …

Philippines

Trump to address nation on new Afghan strategy

President Donald Trump will announce his decision on America’s strategy in Afghanistan in an address to US troops and the nation Monday night, almost …

South Asia

Toronto's Filipino community celebrates with song and adobo at Taste of Manila festival

Organizers call it the largest Filipino cultural event outside the Philippines<p>In Toronto's Little Manila this weekend, barbecue, adobo and karaoke …

Philippines

SEA Games: Gilas cadets survive Thailand

KUALA LUMPUR—Under siege, Gilas Pilipinas relied on its individual brilliance — and not much on teamwork — to pull off an 81-74 victory over Thailand …

Philippines

Trump to address nation on Afghanistan, South Asia

President Trump will address the nation on Monday night in a prime-time address on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia, the White House …

North Korea

10 sentenced to death for attempting to assassinate Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Ten militants were on Sunday sentenced to death and nine others jailed for 20 years each by a court in Bangladesh for attempting to assassinate Prime …

South Asia

Living With The Locals In Tansen, Nepal

Of all the experiences I was most nervous about in Nepal, I have to say, doing a homestay (i.e. staying with a local family) was probably one of the …

Asia Travel

5 ISIL members "neutralized" while attempting to cross border, Turkish PM says - DIPLOMACY

DIPLOMACY >5 ISIL members ‘neutralized’ while attempting to cross border, Turkish PM says<p>ANKARA<p>Five Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

Turkey

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte's Drug War Photos

Since Duterte took office in late June, more than 6,000 people have been killed in his campaign to purge the Philippines of illegal drugs and those …

Philippines

Wreckage of World War II US warship found in Philippine Sea

Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the …

Philippines

Indonesia was supposed to be embracing freedom. What happened? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

It’s been nearly two decades since Indonesian dictator Suharto was toppled in a people-led revolution that was supposed to put the country on the …

Indonesia

Is China trying to fan anti-India feeling in Nepal by heavily investing in projects?

China has invested in as many as 125 projects of the 341 that Nepal houses in total, while India owns only 23.<p>China is a step ahead of India when it …

India News

Six Regenerated Old Spaces in Taipei

<i>All photos are courtesy of Good Eye Taipei.</i><p>Taiwan has been under the rule of many different regimes. With each shift in power, part of its architectural heritage has been torn down or repurposed. Shifts in the nation’s economical center also caused once prosperous areas to become uninhabited and …

Taipei

Singaporeans can use passport scanners at Thailand's Suvarnabhumi airport

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans flying to Thailand can now use the Automated Gate (Auto Gate) at Suvarnabhumi Airport to enter the country, the Royal Thai …

Thailand