Philippines embraces free birth control despite opposition from Catholic Church (VIDEO)
Half of all pregnancies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines are unintended. But that may change as the country begins to roll out its new reproductive health law.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
Pope Manila Mass drew record crowd of 6-7 million: Vatican
In his homily, the pope urged Filipinos to shun 'social structures which perpetuate poverty, ignorance and corruption.'
The Philippines built a tricked-out popemobile ‘jeepney’ for Pope Francis’ visit
This quintessentially Filipino mashup, harking back to the US occupation, usually transports the poor and their livestock.
Pope arrives in the Philippines amid massive security operation
The other pontiffs to visit the Philippines were both targets of assassination attempts, prompting the deployment of nearly 50,000 soldiers.
Here’s one reason Southeast Asia’s skies are getting so chaotic
Thanks to Asia’s rising middle class, the stratosphere is getting really crowded.
Malaysian court says transgender people aren’t bad Muslims, they're just mentally ill
Ruling says 'cross-dressers' have a disorder and can’t help violating Sharia law.
Why that Australian hostage taker was a delusional phony
News analysis: Here are Asia-Pacific’s real jihadi groups.
Typhoon Hagupit takes aim at Philippine capital after killing 23
Thousands of people, mostly the city's poorest residents who live along the coast and riverbanks, crammed into schools and other government evacuation centers across Metro Manila.
Homes flattened as typhoon roars through Philippines
Around 80 percent of homes were destroyed in the coastal villages of Dolores, on Samar island, where Typhoon Hagupit first made landfall.
Typhoon Hagupit smashes into Philippines
Terrifying winds and intense rain pounded the eastern Philippines Saturday.
Millions evacuate as another typhoon bears down on Philippines
The country has only just barely recovered from the last one.
Red Light Jihad: Thailand’s new breed of Facebook jihadis
An increasingly extreme Islamic insurgency surfaces from the shadows to taunt its prey.
Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching sea turtles
China protested against the arrests and does not recognize the trial, saying the nine were detained in China's territorial waters.
Typhoon Haiyan ravaged these streets one year ago. Here's how they look now
One of the most powerful storms in history killed more than 6,300 people in central Philippines last year. These photos show signs of life in once-decimated towns.
War in the Philippines has raged for decades due to neglect and bad management
That's what Patricio P. Diaz says. He has spent life covering it. He’s 88.
To ride Philippine outsourcing wave, a contest of brains and beauty for young jobseekers
Business is good for call centers hiring young talent, but most millennials are finding they're not qualified for the available jobs.
The Philippines is deadly for journalists
Last year it ranked worse than Syria for unpunished violence against the media.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
Three missing, thousands flee as typhoon hits eastern Philippines
More than 96,000 families were moved to evacuation centers Tuesday as a precaution, Social Welfare Minister Corazon Soliman said.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
Asia embraces blackface-style ads. Get ready to cringe
Asian TV is enduring a disconcerting fad — for a laugh or to sell soap.
Indonesia’s next president will be either a hot-tempered ‘manly man’ or a ‘puppet’ populist
The world’s fourth-biggest nation is holding a landmark election. It won't be boring.
Watch how this awesome Malaysian girl rescues a sinking canoe
Coordination level: Expert.
Get massaged by giant pythons at this Philippines zoo
But try not to scream for help. The snakes really hate that.
Happy World Goth Day! Here are goths from around the world
Today, we're celebrating our brothers and sisters in darkness from Argentina to Zimbabwe. But not Zimbabwe. There aren't any; we looked.
No, Beijing’s South China Sea offensive isn't about oil and fish …
… contrary to widespread reports. And that’s why the conflict matters to Americans.
This metal-eating plant just discovered in the Philippines could save the world
Rinorea niccolifera absorbs and stores up to 18,000 parts per million of nickel in its leaves without being poisoned.
Philippines dismantles global 'sextortion' groups and arrests 58 people
Police said the 'sextortion' syndicates have collected thousands of dollars from victims based in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, United States and United Kingdom.
Curious about the biggest trade deal in history? Sorry, it’s classified
Governments and big corporations can read the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but not you. Here are 6 ways it could change the world.