Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters dramatically escaped a two-day police siege at a university campus late Monday by shimmying down ropes from a bridge to waiting motorbikes, after Beijing again warned it could intervene to end the crisis engulfing the city.
The billionaire founder of global acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, has been detained in French Polynesia on suspicion of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific, authorities said.
Having access to water and toilets – is actually a human right. November 19 is World Toilet Day, and on this day, we pause and contemplate the fact that clean water and sanitation remains a pipe dream for billions of people around the world.
A McDonald’s burger allegedly bought in 1995 and kept in an Australian shed for years has never decomposed, according to two men who now refer to the quarter-century Quarter Pounder as their “mate”.
Tens of thousands of Australians are suing the government over chemical contamination of land, with the support of US advocate Erin Brockovich, lawyers behind the class action said Tuesday.
Social media app TikTok has taken down accounts that were posting propaganda videos for the Islamic State group, a company employee said Tuesday, in the latest scandal to hit the popular platform.
A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, aware that the green glasses in their hands were once bottles discarded on Mount Everest — left by climbers eager to make their ascent.
Newspapers across Australia ran heavily redacted front pages on Monday in protest against government secrecy and a crackdown on press freedom, a rare show of unity in a fractious media landscape.
Indonesia is a mecca for surfers and beach lovers, but this tropical paradise houses something dark and mysterious. Learn more about this execution island, Asia’s Alcatraz
Asia is seen as an important part of the global streaming industry’s growth plan. In conjunction with the main event, Busan International Film Festival also hosted its first Asia Contents Awards reflecting how the market is rapidly changing.
A multi-year partnership emerged from Clé de Peau Beauté and UNICEF to boost gender equality programs across the world.
A diet heavy on cheap, modern food like instant noodles that fills bellies but lacks key nutrients has left millions of children unhealthily thin or overweight in southeast Asia, experts say.
A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday.
Are you a whisky lover? Here are the top brands of whiskey that dominate the market in Asia – from Japan’s classic whisky brands to Singapore’s weird whisky of choice
Since 2013, an estimated 425 Malaysian drug mules are detained globally in 19 different countries. Singapore has the largest chunk of arrests, with 175 Malaysian drug mules arrested since 2013. Next in the list is Thailand with 49, Australia with 34, and 21 for Japan.
Agence France-Presse has launched the 2019 Kate Webb Prize to recognise exceptional Asian journalists doing difficult and dangerous work across the region.
What is the fate of e-cigarettes in the bulwark of Asia, where countries are planning for blanket bans?
If you want to bring your Asian cooking skills to the next level, here are some of the best culinary schools in Asia
Everyone loves chocolate. Regardless of cultural affiliation, country of origin, age, or gender you belong, it would be hard to resist the urge to gobble down this so-called food of the gods, especially when you begin to smell that distinctly warm and richly sweet aroma.
Do animals deserve to be chained to a life of suffering for a few bucks?
Sophia Wong Boccio on Netflix, Crazy Rich Asians, and Why You Must Watch Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema
With a brilliant film line-up and top-tier guests, the Asian Pop-Up Cinema is truly one to watch. Festival founder and executive director sparks conversations about her childhood, small screen movies, and making Chicago an international destination through films.
In the last few years, Netflix has been taking the world by storm. Now, Asia is surely catching up on this global phenomenon as the company seeks to dominate market share and content from the region.
“Crazy Rich Asians” can never be more fitting to describe what is happening in this side of the planet financially. As of last year, Asia has already topped the charts in producing the most billionaires in the world, with North America and Europe trailing closely behind.
Southeast Asia alone has 650 million unbanked individuals. Despite improving connectivity, many countries in Asia still show large percentages of the ‘unbanked,’ or people who simply do not have ownership or access to traditional bank accounts.
Think the usual sunny side up, scrambled, poached, and boiled egg is boring? Take a look at this comprehensive guide to the Eggs of Asia.
Take a step inside the most breathtaking bookstores Asia has to offer
Local and foreign activists are on the ground fighting the continuing cruelty that is dog consumption in Asia.
The biggest Pet Fair event of the year in Asia is being held in Shanghai Aug 21-25, 2019
Asia is beaming with activities this month of August. To make sure you don’t miss out, get your calendar out and block these fun events.
Surprising comfortable and high tech, capsule hotels are setting the trend for global travelers looking for a different kind of hotel experience in Asia.
Climate Change is something you may be familiar about. But do you know its detrimental effects on Asia? Find out why you should be worried about this crisis.