China’s richest man ‘doubled fortune in 12 months’: Forbes

BEIJING: China's richest man saw his fortune balloon by nearly $17 billion-a sum larger than the GDP of Iceland-in the past year, business magazine...

Chinese smuggling endangers rare Philippine turtles

MANILA: Chinese demand for forest turtles is threatening an endangered species found only on one Philippine island, wildlife officials said yesterday. The Philippine Forest...

Philippines cancels flights, alerts hospitals over haze

MANILA: The Philippines cancelled flights and put hospitals on alert yesterday, as its southern and central islands were covered by thickening haze from Indonesian...

Maldives arrests veep over plot to kill prez

MALE, Maldives: Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was arrested yesterday over last month's alleged attempt to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen in a bomb blast...

Holocaust

Indonesia hopes disillusioned IS fighters can deter recruits – ‘it is a violation of...

JAKARTA: Indonesian meatball seller Ahmad Junaedi was drawn to the Islamic State group in Syria by the promise of a high salary to pay...

All work and no play: Myanmar’s children help support economy – Worst records for...

YANGON: Twelve-year-old Myat Noe dashes between tables taking orders and sweeping up cigarette butts, working for around a dollar a day in Myanmar, which...

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...

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...

Death toll from storm in Philippines climbs to 39

CABANATUAN: The death toll from a storm that battered the Philippines' main island over the weekend has climbed to at least 39, officials said...

Xi seals $62bn in deals during UK visit – Cameron, Xi address steel crisis...

LONDON: Chinese President Xi Jinping has sealed a multi-billion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister...

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

JAKARTA: Indonesian forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in acrid haze are spewing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each day than all...

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