MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is defending his decision not to appoint actress Nora Aunor as a national artist because it would send the message that illegal drugs are acceptable.
Singaporean singer-songwriter JJ Lin and Malaysia’s Penny Tai have been crowned best Mandarin singers at the Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammys.
SAO PAULO (AP) — With South Korea’s 1-0 loss to Belgium, the last Asian team in contention has bowed out of the World Cup — leaving the continent without a single second-round representative.
BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing property developer says it has resolved a dispute with Paramount Pictures over the new “Transformers” movie, just days after it demanded edits to remove any reference to the property.
Mongolian blogger imprisoned for tweets criticising transport minister
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 3:38PM UTC
NKorea launch pad expansion ‘nearing completion’
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 12:04PM UTC
Malaysia mourns as bodies of MH17 victims return home
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:00AM UTC
Sri Lanka government trying to hamper UN probe, says activist
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 9:51AM UTC
Flooding in Nepal kills US tourist after boat capsizes
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 9:46AM UTC
Indonesia court rejects Prabowo election appeal
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:18PM UTC