Jakarta drops 25cm per year: study

Jakarta has 10 million residents and the Indonesian capital is the fastest-sinking city in the world with parts expected to be underwater by 2050,...

Philippine wrestles with giant mango surplus 

The Philippines is facing a surplus of millions of extra mangoes, with the agriculture minister, Emmanuel Piñol, saying farmers had reported an unusual increase...

Malaysia bans bauxite mining amid ecological fears

Ecologists fear for the health of the Pahang coast. Source: Wikipedia Bauxite mining is becoming increasingly controversial in Malaysia as the government has temporarily banned the...

Thailand addresses tourist hangover

One of Thailand’s Similan islands. Source: Wikimedia The closure of Thailand’s Koh Tachai indefinitely from October due to fears that tourism is trashing the island's...

S’pore opens breast-milk bank 

A milk bank has been launched by Singapore's KK hospital for women and children to help mothers who cannot produce enough breast milk, especially...

Singapore tax targets main polluters 

Singapore says it is imposing a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions and give its firms a competitive advantage as...

Indonesia blamed for Australia plastic crisis

Indonesia says it is trying to prevent tonnes of plastic waste washing up on northern Australian beaches as more marine life is found after...

Singapore mulls ivory ban

African elephants remain endangered by East Asian demand for ivory. Source: MaxPixel Singapore is mulling a ban on the sale of ivory, according to Minister...

China unveils island-making ship

In a move that threatens Philippine claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has unveiled a giant dredging ship capable of creating more artificial...

Prehistoric remains found in Luzon 

Archaeologists have found evidence that humans were living in the Philippines over 700,000 years ago, many millennia earlier than previously thought. Ancient stone tools and...

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Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

Myanmar sanctions too weak: UN envoy

A US travel ban on Myanmar's army chief and three other generals over the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Rakhine State is insufficient,...

Najib tries to explain huge jewellery spending 

Bank cards belonging to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak were used to spend over US$800,000 in one day in 2014 at a luxury...