Archaeologists find Plain of Jars bones

Plain of Jars, Laos. Source: Flickr An Australian and Laotian archaeological team has found human remains on the Plain of Jars, estimated to date back...

Driverless buses get 2022 target

Driverless buses are due to be used in “quiet” Singaporean streets from 2022, the Lion City’s transport minister has announced. The government also unveiled plans...

Musk repeats Singapore criticism

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has defended his comments, saying Singapore is not supportive of electric vehicles despite its construction of a dedicated, artificial “city”...

Tech giants must challenge Vietnam censorship: HRW

A Vietnamese pro-democracy activist arrested last month for his Facebook posts must be released, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Nguyen Quoc Duc Vuong...

Virtual Plain of Jars to be created

Drone video of the Plain of Jars. Source: YouTube A team of Australian archaeologists has announced plans to recreate Laos' mysterious Plain of Jars in...

Manila probes Facebook data leak 

The Philippines says it was investigating a Facebook data breach by the scandal-ridden political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The National Privacy Commission has written to Facebook...

Jakarta threatens Facebook ban

An Indonesian cabinet minister has threatened to axe Facebook if there is any evidence the personal data of citizens is being collected or if...

Ex-casino town set for rail rebirth

Inside an abandoned casino in Boten in 2013. Source: Wikimedia For five years, the remote town of Boten on the China-Laos border has lived in...

No Zika link to Brazil: govt

Bedok in Singapore is one of the Zika hotspots. Source: Wikimedia The Zika virus that sparked the recent outbreak in Singapore was not imported from...

Vietnam jails anti-Chinese rioters 

Many protesters have been arrested in Vietnam amid protests against plans for special economic zones (SEZs) that many fear will be dominated by Chinese...

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