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Singapore remains world's most expensive city for 4th year running

2017-03-22

Singapore is the world's most expensive city for expatriates to live in for the fourth year running, according to the latest findings of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU)

Vietnam to set up cyber attack committee

2017-03-22

Vietnam will set up a national steering committee to fix incidents related to cyber security

Philippines lawmakers dismiss foreign minister Perfecto Yasay amid scrutiny over US citizenship

2017-03-09

Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday rejected the appointment of Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay after ruling he lied to them about being an American citizen.

Ancient pottery, Buddha head found buried at weir in Thailand

2017-03-08

Ancient pottery and the large head of a Buddha statue have been found buried near a community weir in Muang district of Thailand’s northern province.

Philippines slams US drama series for depicting president making sexual advance toward secretary of state

2017-03-08

Manila on Tuesday “strongly protested” an American television drama for showing a fictional Philippine president making a sexual advance on the US secretary of state.

Malaysia foils 'Yemeni attack on Arab royals'

2017-03-08

Malaysian police say they have foiled a planned attack on Arab royals by suspected militants from Yemen.

Former policeman claims President Rodrigo Duterte orchestrated 200 killings while mayor of Davao

2017-03-07

A retired Philippine officer on Monday linked President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, and his men to more than 200 killings, including of foreign drug suspects, that the officer and other members of a so-called death squad allegedly carried out.

Myanmar rebel clashes in Kokang leave 30 dead

2017-03-07

At least 30 people have been killed on Myanmar's border with China, after clashes between ethnic rebels and the security forces.

Dengvaxia vaccine given to a million kids in Philippines

2017-03-06

The Dengvaxia vaccine has been tested on a million children in the Philippines, in a 3.5-billion-peso (S$98 million) state-sponsored immunisation programme that began in April last year.

Viral video shows Malaysian pastor's abduction took just under a minute

2017-03-06

The abduction of Malaysian pastor Raymond Koh Keng Joo happened in just under a minute. Footage of a viral video, supposedly of the abduction, showed at least seven vehicles - including two motorcycles - were involved in the operation.