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Convicted Khmer Rouge prison chief out of hospital

Phnom Penh: The former chief interrogator and torturer for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge has been discharged from hospital after a health scare that lasted weeks, an official said.

Still going strong: Duch (centre)looking on in the courtroom before his first appeal on the outskirts of Phnom Penh in this 2011 file photo. — Reuters

Unwed mums singled out and stigmatised

Thanlyin: Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye Mar has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a country where single mothers are ostracised and deemed a “disgrace”.

Nowhere else to go: (Top) Aye Mar taking care of a baby of another single mother taking refuge at the Myint Mo Myittar Single Mothers’ Foundation in Yangon set up by Dr Myat (inset). — AFP

Taiwan grandpa catches 'em all playing Pokemon Go on 15 phones

70-year-old Taiwanese Pokémon Go enthusiast has gone viral on the internet for playing Pokémon Go with 15 phones all at once that are attached to his bicycle. Read more at

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Top Hong Kong banker named as woman who died after Botox injections

Zoe Cheung was managing director of Swiss private bank Julius Bär in city
Dr Franklin Li, 86, still in custody following arrest on suspicion of breaking rules on use of dangerous drugs

Mother of Lion Air flight attendant saw ‘omen’ days before plane crash

JAKARTA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): A mother whose flight attendant daughter was aboard the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT610 said that she saw an “omen” just two days before the plane crashed into the Java Sea.

Marvel creator Stan Lee’s last superhero is based on Chinese pop star G.E.M.

Jewel is a world-touring pop star by day and a superhero in disguise by night

Man dies after fall in alleged burglary from friend's 8th-floor flat

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): His friend had been close to his family and had interacted warmly with his three young children and bought them toys.

A 25-year-old man is believed to have fallen from the eighth storey of a Housing Board block in Yishun Street 51 on Friday after a burglary.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS.

Family of woman who died seek action against hospital for ‘lack of morality’

BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Outspoken lawyer Atchariya Ruangratanapong yesterday brought relatives of a 38-year-old woman – who on November 9 had succumbed to injuries sustained from her jealous husband splashing acid on to her face – to file a petition with the Public Health Ministry to investigate Praram 2 Hospital and its doctors for an alleged “lack of morality”.

Man needs 15 stitches after python in toilet bites his penis

BANGKOK (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Snakes slithering through toilets are nothing new in Bangkok, Thailand, but one man had the misfortune of being bitten below the belt by a python.

Cathay Pacific cyberattack far worse than thought, airline admits facing intense hack

Airline makes shock revelation in written submission to Hong Kong lawmakers ahead of committee hearing to grill management.

Cathay, one of Asia’s largest international carriers, has been roundly criticised for not telling customers about the hack immediately. — SCMP