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.
How the Philippines is crushing the Indian call center business
Hint: small talk, big cash.
These Asian city-states might be booming. But they're not banging
Sexologists explain why. And the government intervenes in the bedroom.
Obama’s Asia trip will be overshadowed by China’s 'blue national soil'
Beijing calls it Sansha. Others call it expansionism that makes Putin’s Crimea grab look like child’s play.
These are the countries where you can drink without being judged
And the ones where you really shouldn't order that second round.
Obama lands in Tokyo for the first US state visit in 18 years
Here are four key changes driving the president's agenda.
There's a lot of tension in the Asia-Pacific right now
It’s no secret why Obama is visiting Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia — and it has little to do with any of those countries.
South Korea ferry disaster: How everything that could go wrong did go wrong
Four ways incompetence, bad luck, and bureaucratic bungling created a mess.
60 Seconds on Earth: A Filipino tour guide's hilarious protest against the power of the Catholic Church
Manila's most political walking tours.
The top court in the Philippines has approved a controversial birth control law
The Catholic Church had until Tuesday led a successful campaign for more than 15 years against any form of family planning laws in the Philippines.
Philippines signs historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group to end decades of conflict
Under the deal, Muslim rebels agreed to disband guerrilla forces, surrender weapons and rebuild their communities while the government gives them self-rule with wider powers.
The world has a new piracy hotspot
Sorry, Hollywood. It’s nowhere near Somalia.
This 'Happy' video from typhoon-ravaged Tacloban, Philippines will put a smile on your face
Tacloban, a city that lost 3,000 people, where 20,000 are still homeless, appears remarkably 'Happy' in a video for the UN's International Day of Happiness.
5 reasons why slaves still catch your seafood
Heads up: reason #5 is your fault.
No, China is not the ‘Cookie Monster’ of global commodities
A leading expert sorts truth from hype on China’s worldwide resource quest.
China is playing chicken with the US military in the South China Sea
War by other means: As China attempts to wrest control of the South China Sea, the US is forced to flinch or crash.
The return of the rising sun
Japan’s launch of a ‘carrier in disguise’ has East Asia pondering the future.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.