China names and shames 5 tourists over bad behavior

BEIJING: China's tourism authority named and shamed another five tourists for bad behavior and says it is working with airlines on a possible flying...

Philippine typhoon death toll climbs as rescuers struggle – Widespread flooding cuts power for...

MANILA: Rescuers on speedboats hauled rain-soaked residents off rooftops in the Philippine countryside yesterday after Typhoon Melor killed at least 11 people and cut...

Thai faces prison for insulting king’s dog

BANGKOK: A Thai faces prison after being charged with lese majeste for insulting the king's dog, his lawyer said yesterday, in an escalation of...

Filipino maid says Singapore couple starved her to 29 kg

SINGAPORE: A Philippine maid has accused a Singaporean couple of starving her for 15 months until her weight dropped to 29 kilos (64 pounds),...

700K flee as typhoon slams Philippines – No immediate reports of casualties or damage

MANILA: More than 700,000 people in the central Philippines fled to safer areas for fear of giant waves, floods or landslides as Typhoon Melor...

Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

BEIJING: In the future, China will shut down a factory before it even pollutes-or so it hopes, as it deploys big data in the...

Protesters clash as Australia marks race riots

SYDNEY:Minor scuffles broke out between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters as hundreds of people and police congregated at a Sydney beach yesterday to mark the...

Two Koreas hold high-level talks – Neighbors seek to ease tensions

SEOUL: North and South Korea sat down to rare, high-level talks yesterday, aimed at building on an August agreement to ease cross-border tensions after...

Asia’s coastal cities face challenge of rising seas – Global losses from flooding averaging...

NEW DELHI: The future will be a watery one for some of the world's biggest cities. Predicted sea level increases this century mean many...

Who’s probing fake Chinese goods? Fake investigators

SHANGHAI: Multinational corporations doing business in China face a losing battle when it comes to keeping copies of their products off the market: The...

Ex-Australia PM says West should ‘proclaim superiority over Islam’ – Remarks slammed as ‘entirely...

SYDNEY: Deposed Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared yesterday "cultures are not all equal" and the West should proclaim its superiority over Islam which...

Islamic State song ‘in Mandarin’ worries China

BEIJING: A Chinese-language song purportedly released by Islamic State shows the need for closer global cooperation against terrorism, China's Foreign Ministry said yesterday, as...

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