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...

The Philippine journalists taking the rap in Duterte’s latest war

News site Rappler and staff face string of charges MANILA: When Filipino journalist Pia Ranada fell into a ditch...

Pompeo blasts China’s ‘shameful hypocrisy’ on Muslim minorities

Beijing slams US criticism of Muslim treatment as 'absurd' WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before...

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

KUALA LUMPUR: Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a...

Philippine bikers protest regulation

MANILA: More than 10,000 motorcycle riders staged a motorcade yesterday in the main highways of the Philippine capital Manila to protest at...

6 dead, dozens injured; blast rocks Chinese chemical plant

Death toll in China landslide rises to 20 BEIJING: A huge explosion rocked a chemical plant in eastern China...

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