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Little nomads of the Terai

Ai Weiwei is no fan of Trump
‘A refugee could be anybody,’ says the artful rebel, announcing a new film

For some kids, the old way’s best
The next generation of Cantonese opera talent is emerging in Hong Kong and elsewhere

A haven of peace and quiet
Champagne corks pop at the site of Singapore’s oldest catholic school yet the area still retains its dignity

Kim killing airport 'safe' as suspects say they were tricked
KUALA LUMPUR - The Kuala Lumpur airport terminal where Kim Jong-Nam was assassinated with a lethal nerve agent was given the all clear Sunday, as two women suspected of carrying out the attack insisted they thought they were taking part in a prank video.

Belgium’s Queen wins hearts of Laotians as ‘good Samaritan’
Social media in Laos praised Her Majesty the Queen Mathilde of Belgium as a very kindhearted person after she was seen leaving her car to help injured people in a road accident. 

Short story, happy ending
A Japanese craftsman takes a second look at reed rushes too small for making tatami mats

VX nerve agent used in Halabja massacre
The VX nerve agent used in the murder of Kim Jong-nam on Feb 13 was reported to have been widely used during the Halabja massacre in Iraq by Saddam Hussein in 1988.

MRC completes first round of consultation on Pak Beng hydropower dam
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) finished its first round of prior consultation process yesterday on the construction of the Pak Beng hydropower dam in the mainstream of the river.

VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face: Malaysia police
KUALA LUMPUR - The most deadly nerve agent used in chemical warfare was found on the face of the half-brother of the North Korean leader who was assassinated in Malaysia, police said Friday.

Don't visit North Korea, Malaysians told
Kuala Lumpur : Culture and Tourism Minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has discouraged Malaysians from visiting North Korea, citing security reasons. 

Kim killing: Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours
NAM DINH, Vietnam - The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world.

Malaysia says can't force diplomat to talk on Kim killing
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam admitted Thursday that they cannot force a wanted North Korean diplomat to answer their questions.

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star
PARIS - Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System.

Asean aims for South China Sea code of conduct framework by middle of year
ASEAN WILL speed up work to reach common ground on a framework for a code of conduct regarding the contentious South China Sea by the middle of this year, Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said Tuesday at an Asean ministerial meeting in the Philippines.

North Korean university seeks English teacher
Considering a big move? Well, you might be in luck, as the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is currently searching for an English teacher. 

Malaysia to North Korea : Hand them over
Kuala Lumpur - Two of the seven persons of interest in the investigation into the murder of Kim Jong-nam have been identified, and Malaysia wants North Korea to hand them over.

China Sea ‘is Asean’s key goal’
TENSION in the contentious South China Sea due to activities and confrontation between countries both in and outside the region will not undermine Asean – rather, it would inspire the bloc to speed up work on a code of conduct for the sea, a senior official said yesterday.

Vietnam PM aims high on shrimp exports

Price woes to set back wind power generation target in Vietnam
VIETNAM is not expected to meet its target of generating 800 MW of wind power by 2020 as a proposal to increase the regulated selling price of wind power has been postponed.

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