Recreation And Leisure

Australian woman detained in Bali over Papua link

Aug 4, 2018

An Australian graduate student whose honeymoon plans in Indonesia included a cultural festival in the violent and insecure Papua region says she's being deported after officials accused her of being a journalist

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand

Aug 3, 2018

A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back

Generals from rival Koreas end talks with no agreement

Jul 31, 2018

Rare general-level talks between the two Koreas have ended with no agreement, but the top delegates say they had a meaningful discussion on easing their countries' decades-long military standoff

Nintendo reports jump in earnings thanks to Switch

Jul 31, 2018

Nintendo Co. says its quarterly profit jumped 44 percent in the fiscal first quarter thanks to increased sales of Nintendo Switch game titles

PlayStation game sales drive sharp rise in Sony profits

Jul 31, 2018

Sony Corp. says its profits nearly tripled in the latest quarter, boosted by a jump in PlayStation 4 software sales

Death of ex-SEAL cave diver touches Thais riveted by rescue

Jul 7, 2018

A former member of the Thai navy's elite SEAL unit who volunteered to help his old comrades in their risky mission to evacuate 12 boys and their soccer coach from a partly flooded cave has become the first casualty of the massive rescue effort

Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

Jul 5, 2018

With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing to pump out water from inside a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimal risk

Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Jul 3, 2018

With heavy rains forecast to worsen flooding in a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, authorities say they might be forced to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage

7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman

Jun 16, 2018

A 7-meter-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia

Singapore Postcard: Summit adds value to North Korea's coins

Jun 12, 2018

Stamped with images of "Eternal President" Kim Il Sung, national monuments or ballistic missiles, coins minted in North Korea are renowned among collectors for their scarcity, partly due to sanctions that outlaw them from being auctioned