Travel

Bali airport closed as Agung volcano gushes column of ash

Jun 29, 2018

The Indonesian tourist island of Bali has closed its airport, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed ash and smoke

China rebuffs US request to discuss airline 'Taiwan' demand

Jun 28, 2018

The American Embassy in Beijing says Chinese authorities have rejected a request to discuss their demand that U.S. airlines describe self-ruled Taiwan as part of China, an order Washington opposes

Australian who irked Duterte wins appeal, still faces ouster

Jun 18, 2018

The Philippine justice secretary has revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies but she still faces possible deportation

Kim takes night tour of Singapore ahead of summit with Trump

Jun 11, 2018

North Korea's Kim goes on late-night city tour of Singapore on eve of his summit with Trump

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Singapore Postcard: Trump cocktails, Kim tacos anyone?

Jun 8, 2018

Singapore takes great pride in its food, so it's not surprising that enterprising restaurateurs are using the Trump-Kim summit to showcase their culinary creativity

Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature

Jun 8, 2018

The abandoned Chinese fishing village of Houtouwan presents visitors with a chance to explore a site now engulfed by nature

China steps up 'training' of Tibetan clergy, officials

Jun 6, 2018

Chinese authorities are ramping up political indoctrination among Tibetan Buddhist clergy and officials in charge of religious affairs as part of a campaign to strengthen the ruling Communist Party's grip on religion

Ailing Thai beach made famous by Hollywood closes to tourism

May 31, 2018

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" has been exhausted by mass tourism and it's getting a break

Australian nun who irked Philippine leader fights expulsion

May 25, 2018

An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies has defied an Immigration Bureau order to leave the Philippines and appealed to justice officials to allow her to continue her missionary work for the poor

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