Culture

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul discusses his latest film ‘Cemetery of Splendour’

By Tue, May 19, 2015 9:27AM UTC

Northeastern Thailand rarely features in internationally acclaimed cinema, but the region has been the setting for filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s beautifully allusive and atmospheric films for years.

Philippines shadow play performance wins ‘Asia’s Got Talent’

By Fri, May 15, 2015 11:32AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Filipino shadow play performer El Gamma Penumbra has won the grand prize of the first season of “Asia’s Got Talent,” the pan-Asian talent search in Singapore.

Cambodia welcomes home 1,000-year-old statue of Hindu monkey god

By Tue, May 12, 2015 3:01PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has welcomed home a 1,000-year-old stone statue of a Hindu god that was looted from a temple during the country’s civil war and spent the past three decades at an American museum.

US museum returns 10th-century statue to Cambodia

By Tue, May 12, 2015 11:36AM UTC

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has returned a 10th-century statue to Cambodia after it uncovered evidence the sculpture was probably looted during the country’s civil war.

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in prison

By Wed, May 06, 2015 5:21PM UTC

MUMBAI, India (AP) — One of India’s biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been sentenced to five years in jail after he was found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in 2002.