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Filipino director Mendoza honored at Tokyo film festival

Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, taking center stage at the Tokyo International Film Festival, is pursuing a collaboration with other Asian filmmakers – a cultural connection that might be as simple…

A small taste of Japan

One of my favourite characteristics about film as an art form is the ability to completely engross you into another world. When the lights go dim in a cinema, and…

Death toll from storm in Philippines climbs to 39

Xi seals $62bn in deals during UK visit – Cameron, Xi address steel crisis after Britain job cuts

South East Asia fires ‘produce more greenhouse gas than US’; Suffocating vast expanses of region with smog

Cambodian on trial for infecting 200 with HIV

PHNOM PENH: An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 200 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial yesterday, facing three charges including murder,…

Flood misery in Philippines after Koppu typhoon kills 22 – Second strongest storm to hit Philippines this year

Typhoon Koppu kills at least 16, thousands still left stranded – ‘The worst flood I’ve seen in my entire life’

Chinese cyberattacks on US companies continue

Aceh close churches after pressure

ACEH SINGKIL: Authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province said on Sunday several Christian churches would be shut down this week, just days after a mob burned down a church, killing…

Cambodian deminers bring expertise to Cyprus

MAMMARI, Cyprus: Half a world from home, Cambodian experts toil under a beating sun to demine the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, using skills they honed to help rid their own…

Afghanistan welcomes Obama pledge to keep US troops – US troops accused of damaging evidence in hospital strike

KABUL: Kabul welcomed the US decision to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan past 2016, vowing to respond to a resurgent Taleban “with full force” even as the rebels promised…