Travel

All aboard Hello Kitty: Pink bullet train debuts in Japan

Jun 30, 2018

A Hello Kitty-themed "shinkansen" bullet train has debuted in Japan

China rebuffs US request to discuss airline 'Taiwan' demand

Jun 28, 2018

The American Embassy in Beijing says Chinese authorities have rejected a request to discuss their demand that U.S. airlines describe self-ruled Taiwan as part of China, an order Washington opposes

Australian who irked Duterte wins appeal, still faces ouster

Jun 18, 2018

The Philippine justice secretary has revoked an immigration expulsion order for an Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies but she still faces possible deportation

Kim takes night tour of Singapore ahead of summit with Trump

Jun 11, 2018

North Korea's Kim goes on late-night city tour of Singapore on eve of his summit with Trump

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Singapore Postcard: Trump cocktails, Kim tacos anyone?

Jun 8, 2018

Singapore takes great pride in its food, so it's not surprising that enterprising restaurateurs are using the Trump-Kim summit to showcase their culinary creativity

Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature

Jun 8, 2018

The abandoned Chinese fishing village of Houtouwan presents visitors with a chance to explore a site now engulfed by nature

China steps up 'training' of Tibetan clergy, officials

Jun 6, 2018

Chinese authorities are ramping up political indoctrination among Tibetan Buddhist clergy and officials in charge of religious affairs as part of a campaign to strengthen the ruling Communist Party's grip on religion

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