11:47 am April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Kuala Lumpur. Armed pirates boarded a Singapore-managed oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel’s shipment of diesel fuel, the International Maritime Bureau said Wednesday. The attack occurred early Tuesday off Malaysia’s west coast, said Noel Choong, head of IMB’s Kuala Lumpur-based piracy reporting center. The more »
11:58 am April 20, 2014 | 2 Comments
Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message.
6:18 pm April 12, 2014 | No Comment
A group of women dressed in green sarong-like longyis and simple white blouses stand around a table piled with census forms, entering neat notations on spreadsheets by hand. The women will have to go through 37,579 family census forms, according to officials, using calculators to tally the total numbers because they have no access to computers. more »
5:33 pm April 10, 2014 | No Comment
Kidnappers based in the southern Philippines have demanded more than $11 million in ransom for a Chinese tourist abducted from a Malaysian dive resort, a senior minister said Thursday.
11:57 am April 10, 2014 | No Comment
Two months ago, Piyavadee Boonmak was living comfortably at home. But she quit her job as a civil servant and now works as a volunteer cleaning toilets at Lumpini Park, the new focal point of anti-government protests in the Thai capital.
2:46 pm April 8, 2014 | No Comment
An Australian ship which picked up possible "pings" from the black box recorders of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has been unable to detect any further signals and time is running out to narrow the massive search, officials said on Tuesday.