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China 'at war with faith' says US ambassador at large

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:26
US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback has accused the Chinese Communist Party of being "at war with faith," and warned that its policies risk stoking extremism.

The Hong Kong helper sacked for having cancer

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 08:25
On February 17, Baby Jane Teodoro Allas, 38, was sacked from her job as a domestic helper in Hong Kong while on sick leave. The reason her employer gave for her dismissal was simple: "Diagnosed with cervical cancer."

An oil leak in the Solomon Islands is threatening the world's largest raised coral atoll

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 07:25
An environmental crisis is unfolding in the Solomon Islands, where a ship is leaking oil near a UNESCO World Heritage Site and threatens to spill hundreds of metric tons more, authorities say.

Saif Ali Khan on his Netflix original

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
Saif Ali Khan is no stranger to show biz.

Mahathir Mohamad on Islam, politics and the love of his life

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
At 93, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the oldest leader in the world. In May, he made a stunning return to political power, he says in a bid to save his corruption-plagued country before it's too late.

Jessica Alba on the fight for female equality

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
As a movie star, mother and founder of a successful startup, Jessica Alba has been a vocal campaigner for female equality.

Dyson will build its electric cars in Singapore

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
Dyson has announced plans to build electric cars at a new factory in Singapore that will be operational by 2020.

Japan's samurai swordsmiths cling to a centuries-old craft

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
At Fusahiro Shimojima's workshop, in the industrial city of Saitama, fires rage in small pits and an earthen floor absorbs the din of hammering. The 44-year-old Japanese swordsmith pounds the nascent blade of his newest creation, sending molten sparks flying majestically into air.

Classic paintings with tiny manga characters

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita Sagaki.

Hidden emotions of Japanese Noh masks

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
Their almond-shaped eyes stare blankly into space. The ambivalent corners of their mouths leave their moods utterly indiscernible.

World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22
Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.

Tokyo's 'prehistoric' dining experience

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22

7 super spicy South Korean dishes

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22

Tongyeong: South Korea's seaside escape

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22

Tohoku's most beautiful places

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 02:22

Thai party that nominated a princess for PM has been dissolved

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 17:19
A Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate in upcoming elections has been dissolved by the country's Constitutional Court, in what could prove to be a blow for the pro-democracy movement.

Just one in 10 politicians in Japan's lower house is a woman

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:17
Just 10% of politicians in Japan's House of Representatives are female, a gender imbalance that ranked the worst among G20 nations in new data released ahead of International Women's Day.

There are no gay people in Malaysia says tourism minister

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 13:16
Malaysia's tourism minister has denied the existence of gay people in the country, according to reports in German media.