Friday, April 19, 2019

Philippine Catholics lash themselves in Easter penance

PAMPANGA: Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat yesterday as they participated...

Malaysia probes talk on women giving up hijab

KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic officials in Malaysia have launched an investigation into a public event that discussed women who stop wearing the hijab,...

Indonesia’s ‘everyman’ leader on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Unofficial results put Widodo in a comfortable lead JAKARTA: Supporters surround a vehicle carrying Indonesian President Joko...

Global taskforce tackles cybersex child trafficking in the Philippines

New taskforce track down the exploited girls MANILA: The tip-off came from the FBI: details of an arrest in...

US warship cruises disputed sea in Philippine war games

MANILA: A US warship laden with hi-tech fighter planes took centre stage at key war games in the Philippines yesterday, brandishing military...

Filipino nurses find English tests too daunting

MANILA: Bracing for life after Brexit, British hospitals badly need more nurses like Filipino Jobie Escalona, but she twice flunked a mandatory...

Hoax busters: Indonesia’s front line in the war on fake news

JAKARTA: A small army of "hoax busters" in Indonesia is trying to hold the line against a swarm of fake news...

The three women hoping to upset Modi at the polls

SILIGURI: Chief minister of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee...

Brunei introduces strict sharia laws

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei: Brunei yesterday introduced new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm...

Spider surprise: Philippines seizes 750 tarantulas

MANILA: Philippine authorities said yesterday they cracked open a gift-wrapped package shipped from Poland to discover 757 tarantulas crammed into plastic containers....

Ahead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

KUALA LUMPUR: As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country's slide towards conservatism from an early age, so...

UN slams ‘inhuman’ Brunei law on stoning for adultery, gay sex

New law stipulates amputations for theft GENEVA: The United Nations decried yesterday new "cruel and inhuman" laws set to...

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