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Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat

Popular Nepali singer pulls video from YouTube after threat

A popular Nepali folk singer has been forced to remove a satirical song on corruption from YouTube after a youth wing of the ruling communist party allegedly threatened him, local media reported on Monday.

'MyHealth' patient portal proves hugely popular, beneficial

'MyHealth' patient portal proves hugely popular, beneficial

About 40,000 people have registered to access their medical records and other health information using the innovative MyHealth patient portal, since it was officially launched earlier this year.

Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday, the ministry of natural resources and environment said.

India's Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

India's Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country ...

Qatar Airways most popular airline: study

Qatar Airways most popular airline: study

Qatar Airways has come out as the leading Middle East airline according to global consumer sentiment on social media.

India to rename railway 'coolies' in modernisation drive

India to rename railway 'coolies' in modernisation drive

India Thursday said it will roll out wifi to hundreds of stations, install 17,000 hi-tech toilets on trains and professionalise its unskilled porters, or ‘coolies’ under a drive to modernise its creaking railways.

Four-year-old Afghan boy dies on migrant boat

Four-year-old Afghan boy dies on migrant boat

A four-year-old boy died on a boat crossing the Aegean Sea, the Greek coastguard said Wednesday, as the flow of refugees and migrants increased again after a brief lull.

Israeli opposition leader wants to begin separating from Palestinians

Israeli opposition leader wants to begin separating from Palestinians

Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians "as much as possible" to restore security.

Chariot festival in Kathmandu

Chariot festival in Kathmandu

Nepalese devotees pull a chariot during the Seto (White) Machindranath chariot festival in Kathmandu.

Lights out at landmarks worldwide

Lights out at landmarks worldwide

Hong Kong’s iconic skyline dimmed and the sails on Sydney’s Opera House went dark yesterday, as lights on landmarks across Asia were switched ...