US citizen faces Vietnam protest trial 

William Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American who was arrested during an anti-Chinese demonstration in Vietnam, faces his first trial in Hanoi for disturbing public order. Nineteen members...

Musk told to explain ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla investors have demanded an apology from the foolish owner Elon Musk (pictured) after he casually labelled a life-saving cave diver who was key...

1MDB probe targets China deals

An MP employed as a senior investigator at Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance is claiming that money laundering for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was a...

Papuan mob kills 292 crocodiles

Several hundred villagers have killed 292 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's impoverished West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a...

Myanmar steps towards debt trap

Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the...

Thai death sentence strains EU ties

Thailand’s Appeals Court yesterday (Friday) upheld a death sentence for a Spanish man, Artur Segarra Princep, who was convicted of killing a fellow Spaniard,...

Generals campaign for Hun Sen: HRW

Cambodia’s security forces have been accused of illegally campaigning for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) ahead of this month’s general election. Military...

HK asked to arrest Low: S’pore 

Singapore says its request to Hong Kong in 2016 to arrest Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho for alleged money laundering and dealing with stolen...

Jakarta braced Trump trade war

Indonesia is set to put in place counter-measures to mitigate a potential trade war between the US and China, which has hit investor confidence...

S’pore wants rail compensation 

Singapore will seek compensation for all costs incurred if Malaysia cancels the planned high-speed railway link with Kuala Lumpur, as relations sour under new...

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Duterte defies China over threats

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said China’s claim to airspace above its occupied South China Sea islands was wrong and could become a “flashpoint” for...

Jakarta drops 25cm per year: study

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US U-turns on seized bells

The Philippines has welcomed the announcement by the US Department of Defence to return the colonial-era Balangiga bells, seized after a 1901 massacre by...