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Miss Philippines ‘sorry’ after Latina gaffe

Miss Philippines 2013 has Ariella Arida issued an apology on Twitter this week after making offensive remarks regarding Latinas’ English language skills during a television interview. Speaking on the Philippines’...

From January, it could cost $40 to visit Thailand

A holiday to Thailand is set to get a little bit pricier from the start of next year. From January, Thailand plans to charge visitors staying longer than three days...

New York Times makes a tentative return to Weibo

The New York Times is back on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, this time in a form that is unlikely to upset Chinese authorities.  The Weibo account of the Chinese-language version...

Report: Majority of modern day slaves are in Asia

The majority of people around the world living in slavery are in Asia, according a new index released today. The new ‘Global Slavery Index’ revealed that India, China and Pakistan...