South East Asia

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: Inquirer.net

 2018-07-18 15:49 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Are your selfies making you consider plastic surgery?...

Selfies are an inescapable part of modern life, but could they also be responsible for driving up cosmetic surgery procedures?According to a new survey, almost 73 percent of people feel "selfie-conscious" when looking at their own social media pho...

 2018-07-18 15:35 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Skype update brings @mentions, HD video and more...

Microsoft has outlined several of the new features coming with the latest version of Skype (8.0) for Windows 10.Faced with increasingly fierce competition, even on desktops from web-based versions of Messenger and WhatsApp, Microsoft is improving the Skyp...

 2018-07-18 15:21 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Cat Power reveals first album in six years...

Cat Power has announced details of an upcoming album along with a trailer featuring new music and news of a tour in the works."Wanderer", out Oct. 5, will be Chan Marshall a.k.a. Cat Power's first album in six years, after "Sun".The si...

 2018-07-18 14:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Marvel sets sights on Black Panther spinoff comic book series...

Marvel Entertainment is set to debut a fresh comic book series based on Black Panther's sibling Shuri.The brand new series -- which will reportedly be titled simply "Shuri" -- is to be available in October 2018, and will focus on T'Challa&...

 2018-07-18 14:22 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Mayor Binay mulls suing netizens for threats over non-suspension of classes...

The local government of Makati City has been known to be conservative when it comes to class suspension during the rainy season --- as a proof, Makati was one of the last cities in Metro Manila to dismiss classes on Wednesday.Obviously, Makati Mayor Abby ...

 2018-07-18 14:20 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

WATCH: Zayn Malik teases new single 'Sour Diesel'...

Zayn Malik's latest single is due out Wednesday, and he has teased it with a short snippet of the dark accompanying video.The One Direction member-turned-solo-star revealed in a tweet that "Sour Diesel" is set to drop on Apple Music at 12 p.m....

 2018-07-18 14:15 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Zubiri hails bicam approval of Bangsamoro Organic Law...

A "new dawn" has come for the Bangsamoro people, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri exclaimed shortly after the congressional bicameral conference committee approved Wednesday night the proposed Bangsamo Basic Law, which is now called the B...

 2018-07-18 14:11 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Grammy Awards ceremony to air next year, Feb. 10...

The Recording Academy has announced that the 2019 Grammy season will kick off this December, with the awards ceremony set to take place in Los Angeles the following Feb. 10.Nominees for all 84 categories of the 61st Grammy Awards will be revealed on Dec. ...

 2018-07-18 14:08 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

ONE: Belingon looks to make history for PH with bantamweight belt...

Kevin Belingon's upcoming fight against Martin Nguyen is not just for a piece of a gold-plated leather strap with both fighters are fighting for a place in history.If Nguyen is looking to add the interim ONE Championship bantamweight belt to his alrea...

 2018-07-18 14:05 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Top Filipino artists in 'Elements Music Camp: The Reunion Concert'...

In November 2010, maestro Ryan Cayabyab, former record label executive Twinky Lagdameo and businessman/music enthusiast Jun Sy teamed up to launch a groundbreaking project called "Elements Music Camp" -- a mentorship program in which the country&#...

 2018-07-18 13:29 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs...

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan.Danny Green also will be going to Toront...

 2018-07-18 13:27 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions on Thursday, July 19...

Classes are suspended on Thursday, July 19 in the following areas as local government units anticipate heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Inday.Northern Luzon Pangasinan -- all levels, public and private Bauang, La Union-- all levels, public and p...

 2018-07-18 13:26 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

No economic disruption in federalism, only 'greater growth' Con-com...

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia's fear that a shift to federalism would "wreak havoc" on the country's economy is baseless, President Rodrigo Duterte's charter change committee said on Wednesday.Contrary to Pernia's...

 2018-07-18 13:11 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system...

BRUSSELS --- The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers.EU Competition Commissioner Marg...

 2018-07-18 13:04 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Lee Joon-gi talks about his role in 'Lawless Lawyer'...

Korean actor Lee Joon-gi discussed life after shooting the tvN drama "Lawless Lawyer" in a recent interview with a magazine.In the drama, Lee played the role of a cunning lawyer, Bo Sang-pil. He is a former gangster turned lawyer, who uses both hi...

 2018-07-18 12:56 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

In battle for Putin's affections, cupid favors Xi over Trump...

BEIJING --- In the race to woo Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping is beating Donald Trump.Trump's quest to kindle a bromance with the Russian president has made some Americans squirm. His gushy performance in Helsinki, expressing confidence in Put...

 2018-07-18 12:53 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Bicam approves Bangsamoro Basic Law...

After six days of past-midnight debates and several debacles, the 28-member bicameral conference committee approved on Wednesday the reconciled version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Regi...

 2018-07-18 12:53 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Bicam approves Bangsamoro Organic Law...

Updated (10:05 p.m.)After six days of past-midnight debates and several debacles, the 28-member bicameral conference committee approved on Wednesday night the reconciled version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed the Organic Law for the ...

 2018-07-18 12:33 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Duterte administration releases national security strategy...

The Duterte administration has published a national security strategy for the first time, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said Wednesday.Copies of the 70-page document were released at a forum on security held at the Philippine Internatio...

 2018-07-18 12:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Park Min-young rises as fashion icon through 'What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?'...

TvN's "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim" has been a roaring success.The romantic comedy-drama has been ruling the Wednesday-Thursday evening slot in South Korea, with an average viewership share of 8.4 percent, reports K-Pop Herald.Due to t...

 2018-07-18 12:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

P1.7M worth of shabu seized in Cotabato City...

COTABATO CITY --- Anti-narcotics operatives arrested a suspected big-time drug dealer here and seized from him an estimated P1.7 million worth of suspected shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride).Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Ag...

 2018-07-18 12:15 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Thai cave boys, discharged from hospital, speak of 'miracle' rescue...

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world.The "Wil...

 2018-07-18 12:13 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Angono police told: Preventing rape starts with changing mindsets...

It's 2018 and women are still being blamed for rape. Netizens have spoken: this mindset needs to change.The Angono Municipal Police Station learned this the hard way on Wednesdaywhen an information material providing tips on how to avoid falling victi...

 2018-07-18 12:08 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

8 dead, 56 injured as jeepney crashes into other vehicles in Pagadian City...

PAGADIAN CITY - Eight were killed and 56 were injured as an overloaded passenger jeepney that had lost its brakes crashed into two other vehicles and rolled over in Barangay Dao in Pagadian City on Wednesday.Five of the passsengers died on the spot, while...

 2018-07-18 12:06 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Tokyo Olympic venues make progress with 2 years to go...

TOKYO --- The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony.Located in central Tokyo, the Olympi...

 2018-07-18 12:05 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Jones Cup: Ateneo halts slide, beats Japan...

Ateneo stopped its two-game skid and fended off Japan, 80-74, for its second win in the 2018 William Jones Cup Wednesday at Xinzhuang Gymnasium.The Blue Eagles improved to 2-2 after losing two straight games while Japan dropped to 1-3.Angelo Kouame put up...

 2018-07-18 12:00 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Five local films to watch this rainy season...

The gloomy weather and relentless rain isa great hassle for most of us, but be honest, the suspension of classes or work is something you look forward to, because it at least affords you some downtime to do whatever you want while waiting the storm out. A...

 2018-07-18 11:33 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Tencent wins lawsuit against 'Mobile Legends' developers...

Tencent Holdings won its legal battle against the creators of "Mobile Legends" for copying Riot Games' "League of Legends" (LoL).A parent company to Riot Games, China-based Tencent Holdings will receive 19.4 million yuan (about P154 mi...

 2018-07-18 11:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

3 out of 5 HIV-carriers worldwide now have access to drugs — UN...

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 -- a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN's HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday.There were 36.9 million people living with the immune syste...

 2018-07-18 11:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

ONE: Folayang needs to 'keep winning' as he eyes another title shot...

Eduard Folayang once ruled ONE Championship's lightweight division for nearly a year until one pinpoint strike from Martin Nguyen ended that 364-day reign in 2017.Less than a year has passed since Folayang relinquished the belt to Nguyen, who is the c...

 2018-07-18 11:21 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Boeing predicts strong growth in Asia's aviation market...

NEW DELHI --- Boeing, the world's largest planemaker, has unveiled its forecast for aviation market for the coming twenty years and reaffirmed its growth throughout the world. The company's annual forecast called as the Commercial Market Outlook p...

 2018-07-18 11:07 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Free bus rides driving safer births for Nepali women...

As a teenager, Meera Nepali was terrified as she went into labor with her first child at home in a remote village, miles from a hospital with nobody but her mother-in-law to help."I was scared, but that was the norm. We didn't have doctors close b...

 2018-07-18 11:04 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Some families return home as water in Marikina River recedes...

Families in Marikina City affected by floods due to monsoon rains have already returned home as the waters in Marikina river have gone down substantially.At least 46 families have already returned to their residences, according to a bulletin from the Mari...

 2018-07-18 11:00 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

NHCP warns Filipinos: Don't patronize shoes with flag-inspired design...

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Wednesday reminded Filipinos to refrain from patronizing shoe products that bear the design of the national flag.In a Facebook post, the NHCP said the design of these shoes violate Republic A...

 2018-07-18 11:00 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Meet the 17-year-old teen who's set to conquer space...

For the rest of us, space may seem more like a far-fetched concept we're content to quietly ponder upon when we're feeling extra emo or profound, but for 17-year-old Alyssa Carson, space is a tangible dream; a constant reminder on her bedroom wall...

 2018-07-18 10:57 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Japanese city claiming to be birthplace of ninjas faces ninja shortage...

A small city in Japan, Iga city in Mie Prefecture, plans to boost tourism by using to the best of its abilities, its claim that it is the birthplace of ninjas. Ironically, the city faces one big problem: ninja shortage.Sakae Okamoto, mayor of Iga, is coun...

 2018-07-18 10:55 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

After 'Mamma Mia!', Cher to release album of Abba covers...

Pop legend Cher on Tuesday announced an album of Abba covers as she stars in a film sequel to "Mamma Mia!," the musical inspired by the iconic Swedish group.In a fresh burst of activity by the 72-year-old singer and actress, Cher said that her cre...

 2018-07-18 09:54 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Mekong Delta on the alert against swine flu...

MEKONG DELTA --- Provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are taking measures to prevent the spread of swine flu A/H1N1 in the region. The rainy season is an ideal environment for many seasonal diseases and puts the region under high risk of a swine flu o...

 2018-07-18 09:51 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

DFA opens Philippine Consulate in Belgrade...

The Philippines hopes to strengthen bilateral relations with Serbia with the opening of aconsulate in Belgrade, the country's capital city.The Department of Foreign Affairs said the Philippine Consulate in Belgrade was formally opened on June 26 with ...

 2018-07-18 09:49 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case...

LONDON (AP) --- British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 20...

 2018-07-18 09:46 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Duterte still trusts Bello amid corruption allegations — Palace...

Labor Secretary Silvestre Belo III still has the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte despite corruption allegations against him, Malacaang said on Wednesday.In a text message to reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Bello ...

 2018-07-18 09:45 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

New venomous snake discovered in Australia...

Biologists have discovered a new species of venomous snake indigenous to Australia.The new discovery belonged to the bandy-bandy snake species and is known for their burrowing habits. A team led by University of Queensland associate professor Bryan Fry fo...

 2018-07-18 09:43 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Stop asking about babies and hook-ups on Instagram Questions...

Ever since Instagram rolled out the Questions feature, the people we follow have been doing constant Q&As on their Stories. Many are fun queries but some can get personal too. But the great thing about this is that a person can't send you anonymous qu...

 2018-07-18 09:36 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Beach umbrella pierces through tourist's ankle on New Jersey shore...

A 67-year-old British tourist's day in the sun became unfortunate when a beach umbrella pierced through her right ankle in Seaside Heights, New Jersey on Monday, July 16.One netizen named Ricky Z (@insert4coins) shared on his Instagram page what he ha...

 2018-07-18 09:30 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

On to the next one: How I got over a breakup...

Breakups are tough and we all have our own ways of processing it. We all move on at our own pace. It might take you months and for others, even years but it will happen. Maybe you want to wait before dating again or you might want to jump into it right aw...

 2018-07-18 09:28 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Banks flock to short-term BSP deposits amid stubbornly high inflation...

Cash-rich financial institutions bid aggressively on Wednesday for the right to lodge their funds in short-term securities of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), marking the third week that the regulator's term deposit facility auction was oversubs...

 2018-07-18 09:19 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

LOOK: Jackie Forster bonds with fellow 'Regal Babies' Karla, Donita, Sunshine and Ruffa...

While back in the country, Jackie Forster took the time to reunite with some of her dearest friends in show business --- actresses who were her fellow Regal Babies.Forster reconnected with actresses Ruffa Gutierrez, Sunshine Cruz, Karla Estrada and Donita...

 2018-07-18 09:18 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Pasig's 9th most wanted man falls...

Operatives of the Pasig City Police announced the arrest of a man tagged as Pasig City's top nine most wanted person.A report from the Eastern Police District (EPD) said that suspect Sengki Reyes was arrested on Tuesday night by the virtue of an arres...

 2018-07-18 09:15 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

June Mar Fajardo leading PBA BPC, MVP races...

June Mar Fajardo is not done rewriting history.After shattering Danny Ildefonso's nearly 16-year-old record for most number of Best Player of the Conference awards, the jovial giant is on pace to become the only player in PBA history to have five MVP ...

 2018-07-18 09:14 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

British car firm to develop robotic repair 'cockroach'...

British car company and aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has allocated funding to develop small "cockroach" robots to crawl inside and repair aircraft engines.An engineer from the United Kingdom said the small robots, inspired by the cockroach, w...

  • Need an account?  
    or