Scores injured in Bangkok canal explosion

The Khlong Saen Saep water bus serves over 50,000 passengers daily: Source: Wikimedia At least 67 people were injured in the Thai capital Bangkok’s eastern...

Thailand hit with Zika travel warning

Thailand is well provisioned with mosquitoes. Source: Wikimedia The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has issued Thailand with its second-highest travel advisory in its three-tier...

Cambodia orphanage boss jailed for child abuse

Cambodian children have long been vulnerable to sexual abuse. Source: Wikimedia A Cambodian court has jailed an orphanage director, a campaigner against child abuse, for...

Life-like doll craze grips Thailand

Thai Buddhism is often entwined with superstitious beliefs. Source: Pixabay Thailand, despite nodding in the direction of modernisation, remains highly superstitious with its Buddhist beliefs...

Thai king treated for several illnesses

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej attends a concert at Siriraj hospital in September 2010. He has been seen little since. Source: Wikimedia   Thailand's royal palace has...

Israeli embassy apologises for tablecloth gaff

There’s often someone looking down on you in Singapore. Source: Wikimedia A junior security guard at the Israeli embassy in Singapore sparked a diplomatic incident...

Brunei bans Christmas

This horse would be unwelcome in Brunei this festive season. Source: Pixabay Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, including sending festive greetings and wearing Santa...

Australia claims credit for foiling Indonesia terror plot

The 2002 Bali bombing memorial. Source: Wikimedia Australian security services claim to have helped neutralise an ISIS-inspired attack in Indonesia and the two governments have agreed to co-operate to...

Scores feared dead in Indonesia sinking 

Sea travel is an essential part of life on the unusually shaped island of Sulawesi. Source: Flickr A ship carrying 118 passengers and 12 crew...

US calls on Laos to investigate activist’s disappearance

Sombath pictured with South African human rights icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2006. Photo: Shui-Meng Ng/Wikimedia Commons. Washington has called on the Lao government to “conduct...

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Another Papua police death 

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