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Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Apr 19, 2019

Several Roman Catholic devotees have been nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Apr 19, 2019

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance

Indonesia's Widodo set for 2nd term as president

Apr 17, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has won a second five-year term, preliminary election results show, in a victory for moderation over the nationalistic rhetoric of his rival, Prabowo Subianto

The Latest: Indonesia leader calls for unity after election

Apr 17, 2019

Both candidates in Indonesia's presidential election have addressed supporters after preliminary results showed President Joko Widodo leading his rival Prabowo Subianto by about 10 points

Strongman vies with 'people's president' to lead Indonesia

Apr 16, 2019

About 193 million Indonesians are eligible to vote in a presidential election that will decide who leads a nation that's an outpost of democracy in a neighborhood of authoritarian governments

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr 12, 2019

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines plan more diggings and better protection of the caves where the remains were unearthed

Thai minister says envoys breached diplomatic etiquette

Apr 9, 2019

Thailand's foreign minister says he'll summon representatives from the embassies of the European Union and the United States to discuss why he believes they breached diplomatic etiquette by observing a Thai politician being charged with sedition by police

Malaysia won't join ICC over pressure from Muslim opposition

Apr 6, 2019

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia won't ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the second treaty the government is withdrawing from after coming under pressure from the majority Muslim opposition

Indonesia president has big poll lead as election nears

Apr 5, 2019

Opinion surveys two weeks ahead of presidential and legislative elections show Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his ruling coalition maintaining a large lead over rivals

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Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago...

Apr 12, 2019

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Brunei invokes Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning, triggering international...

Apr 3, 2019

Singapore carrier grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 jets after checks

Singapore Airlines grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 jets with engine issues

Apr 2, 2019

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the...

Apr 2, 2019

China defends Tibet policies, bashes exile government

Chinese officials responsible for Tibet are praising development in the Himalayan region in the 60...

Mar 27, 2019

Cathay buys HK Express, will operate it as low-cost carrier

Cathay Pacific Airways acquiring budget regional carrier HK Express, plans to operate it as...

Mar 27, 2019