Philippines’ Duterte looking to destroy ‘Imperial Manila’ – President-elect vows to rewrite constitution

MANILA: Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte takes office this week looking to end the domination of "Imperial Manila" with a radical shift to federalism that...

Japan’s ‘waddling ducks’ undergo stiletto therapy

Feminists, look away! Fashion police in Japan want to 'empower' women by persuading them to wear high heels, insisting the country's historic 'kimono culture'...

Hong Kong becomes world’s costliest city

PARIS: Hong Kong has overtaken Angola’s capital to become the costliest city in the world for expats, Mercer’s annual survey said yesterday. After topping...

Millions stretch and bend for International Yoga Day – Indian PM called yoga a...

CHANDIGARH, India: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called yoga a "people's mass movement" as he took to the mat yesterday along with millions of...

Protesters rally against US military on Okinawa – Anger over GIs’ violent crimes

NAHA, Japan: Tens of thousands rallied yesterday on the Japanese island of Okinawa to protest against the heavy US military presence and violent crimes...

Hong Kong people ‘petrified’ over bookseller revelations – Lam Wing-kee broke his silence

HONG KONG: Hong Kong lawmakers say residents have been left "petrified" by explosive revelations from a city bookseller about his detention in China and...

Philippines confirms Canadian hostage beheaded

MANILA: Philippine authorities yesterday confirmed that Muslim extremist guerrillas had beheaded a second Canadian hostage, as they defended their inability to save him despite...

Malaysia shuts down 1st Sharia-compliant airline

KUALA LUMPUR: Rayani Air, Malaysia's first Islamic-compliant airline, has been shut down, regulators said yesterday, months after it was suspended from flying for breaching...

Philippines get taste of Duterte anti-crime war – Blitz offering an authoritarian taste of...

MANILA: Armed police are detaining crying children, bewildered drunks and shirtless men throughout the Philippine capital in a night-time blitz that is offering an...

Thailand to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV – First Asian country to eliminate transmission

BANGKOK: Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, the World Health Organization said yesterday, a milestone in the...

Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare

HONG KONG: Hong Kong culled 4,500 birds yesterday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market....

China restricts Ramadan fasting in Muslim region

BEIJING: Chinese officials have restricted civil servants, students and children in a mainly Muslim region from fasting during Ramadan, government websites said as the...

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