Jakarta: The Public Works and Housing Ministry has completed the construction of 190 of a planned 699 huntara (temporary multi-family homes) to support disaster recovery efforts in Palu, Central Sulawesi.
BANGKOK: After spending several days choking on high levels of fine particle dust, many Bangkok residents have opted for masks to protect themselves.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network): Philippines-based armed group Abu Sayyaf recently released an Indonesian hostage who was featured in a viral video pleading for his life, but Jakarta denies that ransom was paid to the kidnappers to secure his release.
Chang’e 4’s test load of six organisms beginning to flourish, experiment chiefs say.
Martial arts legend looks to be in fine fettle at Rural Teacher Awards in Sanya months after causing concern among fans with his frail appearance in 2018
HEBEI: The northern Chinese province of Hebei is proposing giving workers Friday afternoon off while Beijing urges shops and malls to stay open later at night, as officials seek creative ways of stimulating consumption and supporting economic growth.
Shanghai: Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belie her 56 years.
Singapore: Singapore’s Minister for Social and Family Development says adoption laws will be reviewed following a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court last month that allowed a gay man to adopt his five-year-old biological son.
Beijing: A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa intensified as Canada warned its citizens of the risk of “arbitrary enforcement” of laws in China after a Canadian drug suspect was sentenced to death.
Pattaya: A Belarusian model, who claimed she had proof of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office, was set to be deported after being convicted nearly a year after her arrest in Thailand for participating in a “sex training course”.