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Australia's Tigerair quits Bali flights after Indonesia ruling

Australia's Tigerair quits Bali flights after Indonesia ruling

Tigerair Australia said it would quit flying to Bali permanently after being told by Indonesian authorities to switch to a new operating model - likely resulting in a loss of tourism dollars for the Southeast Asian nation.

Malaysia expecting rise in tourists from Qatar: envoy

Malaysia expecting rise in tourists from Qatar: envoy

Malaysia is becoming an attractive destination for many Qataris, who travel to the Southeast Asian nation for its education and leisure amenities, according to ambassador Ahmad Jazri Mohamed Johar.

Philippine police lower death toll in drugs war

Philippine police lower death toll in drugs war

Philippine police have said nearly 2,300 people have died in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs since July, down from an earlier estimate of 3,600, after investigations into the near-daily killings.

Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia's second-most populous country, rolling out among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the region.

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Thailand to test pregnant women in Zika-prone areas

Pregnant women living in areas of Thailand prone to Zika outbreaks are to be tested for the virus, the Thai Health Ministry said on Monday.

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly

Thailand confirmed on Friday that the Zika virus had caused two cases of microcephaly, a condition that results in babies being born with small heads, the first time it has been linked to Zika in Southeast Asia.

Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore

Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore

Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday teamed up with a US-based software developer to run a limited public trial of a self-driving car service in Singapore.

Suu Kyi meets Chinese PM; to sign deals on hospitals, bridge

Suu Kyi meets Chinese PM; to sign deals on hospitals, bridge

China and Myanmar are set to sign deals to build a strategic bridge near their border and two hospitals in the Southeast Asian country, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi met government leaders in Beijing.

World's 'biggest' budget airline alliance takes off in Asia-Pacific

World's 'biggest' budget airline alliance takes off in Asia-Pacific

Eight budget airlines from Southeast Asia, Japan and Australia said they have formed what they called the world's largest alliance of low-cost carriers, enabling customers to book connections using a shared platform.

Israel razing Palestinian buildings at 'alarming' rate: UN

Israel razing Palestinian buildings at 'alarming' rate: UN

Israel is razing Palestinian homes and other buildings constructed with international aid at an ‘alarming’ rate, the UN says, with more demolitions so far this year than in all of 2015.

Tourists flock to Indonesia to see rare total solar eclipse

Tourists flock to Indonesia to see rare total solar eclipse

Thousands of astronomy enthusiasts are flocking to Indonesia this week to catch a rare event - the country's first total solar eclipse in nearly 33 years.