‘Endless record heat’ in Asia as highest April temperatures recorded

Record figures for month recorded in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, China and South AsiaAsia is experiencing weeks of “endless record heat”, with sweltering temperatures causing school closures and surges in energy use.Record April temperatures have…


Indigenous tattooist becomes Vogue’s oldest ever cover star at 106

Apo Whang-Od appears on front of Philippine edition and is credited with keeping batok form of art alive An Indigenous tattooist in the Philippines credited with helping to keep alive a form of the art known as batok has become the oldest Vogue cover s…


Philippines oil tanker spill prompts fears for protected marine areas

Authorities scramble to contain leak from sunken tanker that was carrying about 800,000 litres of oilAuthorities in the Philippines are scrambling to contain an oil leak from a sunken tanker that could threaten the rich biodiversity of more than 20 mar…