Travel

Air China flight diverted after man holds attendant hostage

Apr 15, 2018

Chinese authorities say an Air China flight diverted to land in central China after a passenger held a flight attendant hostage using a pen as his weapon

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

Thai magazine editor in trouble over anti-pollution posting

Apr 3, 2018

A magazine editor has apologized to a governor in northern Thailand after he threatened her with criminal charges for posting on Facebook a painting of ancient kings wearing pollution masks

Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Mar 30, 2018

Seven Filipino Roman Catholic devotees, including a woman, have been nailed to crosses in a Good Friday reenactment of Jesus Christ's sufferings that was watched by thousands of spectators but frowned upon by church leaders

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Uber selling Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Mar 26, 2018

Uber sells Southeast Asian operations to fast growing regional rival Grab

Uber to sell Southeast Asian business to regional rival Grab

Mar 26, 2018

Uber sells Southeast Asian operations to fast growing regional rival Grab

Lincoln to Thai king: Thanks but no thanks for the elephants

Mar 24, 2018

Elephants are Thailand's national animal, so it's only natural that King Mongkut in 1861 offered to send a pair to the United States as a gift of friendship that has now endured 200 years.

China to build massive $1.5 billion panda conservation area

Mar 8, 2018

The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province

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