- Baby elephant splashes around with ball in paddling pool
The light-hearted clip was recorded in Surin, Thailand, by the family who adopted the elephant as a newborn after she became separated from her herd.
Daily Mail. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:52:29 GMT.
- Serbian leader Vucic says ready to be first to take Russian coronavirus vaccine
On Monday, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte also volunteered to test the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus on himself
Tass. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:08:46 +0300.
- The twin struggles of Hong Kong and the Philippines
Duterte's new anti-terror law is strikingly similar to the draconian security legislation China imposed on Hong Kong.
Al Jazeera. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:19:30 GMT.
- Singapore founder's grandson to pay fine for Facebook post
The grandson of Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and nephew of the current prime minister said Tuesday he will pay a fine for a Facebook post that questioned the independence of the city's judiciary. ...
Yahoo. Tue, 11 Aug 2020 00:59:06 -0400.
- Vistara Receives Its First A321neo Aircraft with Flat-bed Business Class
Vistara, a joint venture between TATA group and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft in New Delhi today. ...
Travel Industry Wire. 2020-08-10 17:04:14 EST.
- Coronavirus: Could your body already have cells that recognize and fight it?
Researchers in Singapore found "memory cells" in patients who recovered from Sars-Cov-1 that may provide cross-immunity to COVID-19.
Amy Mcgorry. Fox News. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:18:07 GMT.
- Boy guilty over Oxford Street 'coronavirus attack'
The 15-year-old admitted attacking Singaporean student Jonathan Mok at the start of the pandemic.
BBC News. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:59:53 GMT.
- Mount Sinabung: Indonesia volcano erupts, plunging villages into darkness beneath ash plume 3 miles high
Volcano erupted for first time in 400 years in 2010 and has remained active since
Harry Cockburn. The Independent. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:43:00 GMT.
- Indonesia volcano spews huge ash cloud in second eruption in three days
The eruption of Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra comes after more than a year of inactivity and was the second since Saturday.
Sydney Morning Herald. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:29:48 +1000.
- Volcano erupts, sending column of ash 5,000m into the sky
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted, launching a column of ash more than 16,000ft (three miles) into the sky.
Sky News. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:54:00 +0100.
- Indonesia's Sinabung volcano ejects towering column of ash
Rumbling Mount Sinabung on Indonesia's Sumatra island erupted today, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 metres into the sky.There were no fatalities or injuries from the morning eruption, Indonesia's ...
New Zealand Herald. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:05:27 +1200.
- Malaysia's ex-finance minister charged again in graft case
PENANG, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's former finance minister pleaded not guilty Monday to a second corruption charge related to a $1.5 billion undersea tunnel project and slammed the case as a trumped-up charge by the new government. ...
Washington Times. Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:55:48 -0400.
- Kirsty Jones: Thailand backpacker murder case closed after 20 years
The killing of Kirsty Jones in Thailand in August 2000 remains unsolved.
BBC News. Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:22:14 GMT.
- Ericsson, XL Axiata Ups 5G Cloud Core Solutions in Indonesia
Ericsson (ERIC) collaborates with XL Axiata to deploy 5G-backed cloud core technology solutions for an advanced network infrastructure in East Indonesia.
Zacks Equity Research. Zacks. Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:04:00 GMT.
- 'The Black G.I.': Twitter leads Chicago-area family to Vietnam Marine's 1969 reflections on race
A tweet led a Country Club Hills family to a Vietnam soldier's reflections on race.
Michelle Gallardo. ABC News. Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:38:50 +0000.
- WHO Predicts Lengthy Pandemic; Another US Lawmaker Tests Positive
Vietnam, an early virus success story, will test a city of 1.1 million after a cluster of cases.
Voice of America. Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:49:04 -0400.
- Five Spectacular National Parks To Visit In Thailand
From the Malay Peninsula to the Shan Hills, Thailand's pristine natural parks are some of the most magnificent destinations to be found in Southeast Asia.
By Jared Ranahan, Contributor. Forbes. Fri, 31 Jul 2020 22:30:00 -0400.
- In Indonesia, False Virus Cures Pushed by Those Who Should Know Better
In the absence of a unified message from the national government, local officials and opportunists have filled the gap with misinformation and quack remedies.
Richard C. Paddock. New York Times. Fri, 31 Jul 2020 08:50:34 +0000.
- UN urges SE Asia to build back better from COVID-19 crisis
BANGKOK (AP) - The United Nations advised Southeast Asian nations to tackle inequality and green their economies to build a more resilient and inclusive future as they strive to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Grant Peck. Washington Times. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:08:52 -0400.
- Vietnam Broke a 100-Day Streak Without COVID: Here Are 3 Takeaways
Analysis: Even with a perfect pandemic response, is it realistic to vanquish the virus?
Voice of America. Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:56 -0400.
The nations of Southeast Asia include the mainland nations of Cambodia,
Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as the island nations
of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and
Timor-Leste. Browse the national government websites listed below
for additional news and information about the Southeast Asian countries.
The State of Brunei's
capital city is Bandar Seri Begawan, and its national currency
is the Brunei Dollar. The primary languages used in Brunei
are Malay and English, and the country's estimated population in 2007
The State of Cambodia's
capital city is Phnom Penh, and its currency
is the Riel. Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, and in
2007, the nation's estimated population was 13,996,000.
The Republic of Indonesia's capital city is Jakarta, and its currency
is the Rupiah. Bahasa Indonesia is the country's official language,
and Indonesia's estimated population in 2007 was 234,694,000.
The Lao People's Democratic Republic's capital city is Vientiane, and
its currency is the Kip. The official language of Laos is Lao,
and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 6,522,000.
Malaysia's capital city is Kuala Lumpur,
and its currency is the Malaysian Dollar. Bahasa Malaysia is the
country's primary language, and in 2007, Malaysia's estimated population
The Union of Myanmar
is also known as Burma. Myanmar's capital city is Rangoon, and
its currency is the Kyat. Burmese is the nation's primary language,
and in 2007, Myanmar's estimated population was 47,374,000.
The Republic of the Philippines'
capital city is Manila, and its currency is the Philippine Peso.
The country's primary languages are Filipino and English, and in 2007,
the estimated population of the Philippines was 91,077,000.
The Republic of Singapore's capital city
is Singapura, and its currency is the Singapore Dollar. Chinese and
English are the most widely used languages in Singapore, and in 2007, the
Republic's estimated population was 4,553,000.
The Kingdom of Thailand's
capital city is Bangkok, and its currency is the Baht. Thai is the
official language of Thailand, whose estimated population was 65,068,000
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste's capital city is Dili, and its
currency is the US Dollar. Portuguese and Tetum are the primary
languages used in Timor-Leste, whose estimated population in 2007
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam's capital city is Hanoi, and its
currency is the Dong. The primary language of Vietnam is
Vietnamese, and in 2007, the country's estimated population