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Australian nun who irked Philippine leader fights expulsion

May 25, 2018

An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies has defied an Immigration Bureau order to leave the Philippines and appealed to justice officials to allow her to continue her missionary work for the poor

Philippines orders Australian nun to leave, rejects appeal

May 23, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau has turned down an Australian nun's appeal for the reversal of an order revoking her missionary visa after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies and ordered her to leave the country

Chinese tourists spark anger in Vietnam over map on shirts

May 16, 2018

A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam

Pilots warn of weak taxiways at Bangkok's busy airport

May 11, 2018

A pilots' organization is warning that soft ground conditions at Bangkok's main international airport, a major regional hub, can cause its taxiways and aircraft parking positions to buckle or otherwise fail

Australian nun ordered to leave Philippines has no regrets

Apr 26, 2018

An Australian nun whose missionary visa in the Philippines was revoked after the president complained about her joining opposition rallies says social advocacy and human rights are part of church teachings

Workers head home, look for other jobs as Boracay closes

Apr 26, 2018

The cooks, hotel workers and other Filipinos who served tourists to Boracay headed home and started looking for other work as police guarded the empty beach on the first day of a shutdown intended to let the island recover from overuse

Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018

Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

Thai magazine editor in trouble over anti-pollution posting

Apr 3, 2018

A magazine editor has apologized to a governor in northern Thailand after he threatened her with criminal charges for posting on Facebook a painting of ancient kings wearing pollution masks

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