Arts And Entertainment

Thai party that nominated princess faces court decision

Feb 14, 2019

A Thai court says it will decide whether to dissolve a political party that broke tradition by nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister in next month's general election

The Latest: Thai court says it will look at party ban issue

Feb 13, 2019

Thailand's Constitutional Court has confirmed receiving a recommendation from the state Election Commission to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart party ahead of a March general election. The court said it will consider Thursday whether to formally accept it

Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' dropped from Berlin film festival

Feb 13, 2019

The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin International Film Festival for "technical reasons"

Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

Feb 11, 2019

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund

Thai princess' political bid sunk by her brother, the king

Feb 8, 2019

Thai politics took two astonishing turns when the king's sister sought to make a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have her brother later shut down her effort because it the constitution, which bars the monarchy from politics

Thai princess finds tumult in politics, like life

Feb 8, 2019

The Thai princess who tried to buck tradition to jump into the political arena has always been a bit of a rebel. She has had a fair share of tumult in her life, and her bid to become prime minister is the latest

Singer in Thai girl band apologizes for swastika shirt

Jan 28, 2019

A popular Thai music act has apologized after a member wore a shirt showing the swastika flag of Nazi Germany during a performance

Singapore to reduce military training after actor's death

Jan 25, 2019

Singapore's military says it will reduce the length, intensity and frequency of its training programs after an actor died from injuries he sustained while on reservist duty

Chinese model in derided Dolce & Gabbana ads apologizes

Jan 23, 2019

The Chinese model in advertisements for Italian fashion line Dolce & Gabbana that were widely derided in the country has apologized for her appearance in the campaign

Hui poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

Dec 28, 2018

A Muslim poet fears for his people as China clamps down on minorities and religion

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