DPA Manila The investigation into an Australian missionary detained by immigration authorities for allegedly joining~anti-government protests was ordered by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, he said on Wednesday. "It ..
REUTERS MANILA The Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, the top Philippine diplomat said, amid concern that China is ..
DPA Manila Philippine icon Senator Manny Pacquiao said on Wednesday he aims~to prove that his time in boxing is not yet over when he takes on Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia in July. Pacquiao, a 39-year-old ..
REUTERS JAKARTA Indonesia's new anti-narcotics chief Heru Winarko called for an expansion of rehabilitation centres across the country on Wednesday, flagging a new approach in contrast to the blood-soaked war on drugs ..
REUTERS BANGKOK More than 400 people died in road accidents in Thailand over the traditional new year holiday, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday, higher than the year before despite a new road safety campaign. The ministry ..
Hanoi Vietnamese police have arrested three~officials and placed four others under house arrest as part of an investigation into a fallen real estate tycoon, police said. The Ministry of Public Security said late Tuesday the ..
Jakarta Police have arrested the main suspect in a spate of bootleg alcohol poisonings thought to have killed dozens across Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday, with the booze kingpin facing life behind bars if he is convicted. ..
Kuala Lumpur A Malaysian fashion critic sparked uproar Wednesday after saying people weighing over 60 kilograms should not attend fashion shows as other guests would find it uncomfortable to sit next to their supposedly bulky ..