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Town bombing kills 9, wounds dozens in Philippine south

A bombing in a town on a restive southern Philippines island killed nine people and wounded dozens on Monday, among them soldiers and civilians, the military said, with Islamist militants suspected of being behind the attack. Two explosions believed to be homemade bombs were triggered within one hour of each other in the main urban [...]

Bali to stay closed to foreign travellers till end of 2020

Plans to reopen Bali to international tourists on Sept. 11 have been reconsidered following the government's decision to wait until the end of this year before welcoming foreign visitors. "The government is still prohibiting its citizens from traveling abroad at least until the end of 2020. In line with the policy, we also cannot open the gate to international [...]

Alex Winter: Filming Bill and Ted Face the Music was ‘weirdly nostalgic’

Alex Winter has described the first day of filming on Bill & Ted Face the Music as "weirdly nostalgic". The 55-year-old actor reprises his role as time-travelling musician Bill Preston for the first time in 29 years in the new flick - alongside Keanu Reeves as Ted Logan - and he admitted it brought back [...]

Yu Zheng Praises Song Weilong; Slams Netizens’ Critique

Nicknamed “golden producer,” famed Chinese producer Yu Zheng (于正) has always been a straight talker fearless of netizen attacks, and would often lash back at them online. Recently, he slammed yet another netizen over the latter’s criticism of actor Song Weilong (宋威龍). Praises Song Weilong’s Performance Recently, 21-year-old Song Weilong garnered much attention as the male lead of well-received drama Go [...]

Shiga Lin’s Anxiety Gave Her Multiple Health Problems

Singer Shiga Lin (連詩雅) became a household name overnight following her critically successful performance in the TVB drama Life After Death <那些愛過我的人>. With her popularity rising, Shiga’s love life has become a target of interest for paparazzi, with many reporting that she’s been secretly dating actor Carlos Chan (陳家樂). But whether or not the two are really together, Shiga has [...]

Jiro Wang and Puff Kuo Star in “Falling Into You”

Jiro Wang (汪東城) and Puff Kuo (郭雪芙) partner up for the first time in Taiwanese drama, Falling Into You <因為我喜歡你>, which will be airing on GTV soon. In the drama, Puff will be playing a cold and aloof Taekwondo expert against Jiro’s domineering CEO character. Because of an incident in his childhood, Jiro has a fear of blood and was [...]

Thousands of tourists make a splash in former coronavirus centre Wuhan

About 2.7 million Chinese tourists visited Hubei, the province where Covid-19 first emerged, over the past week, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Images and videos that circulated online included thousands of largely mask-free visitors packed together at a pool party in Wuhan during a music festival that runs until the end of the month. When the [...]

Taiwan says China behind cyberattacks on government agencies, emails

Taiwan said on Wednesday hacking groups linked to the Chinese government had attacked at least ten government agencies and some 6,000 email accounts of government officials in an “infiltration” to steal important data. Democratic Taiwan has been urging its people to be alert for what officials call “omnipresent infiltration” from China, involving from Beijing-backed media campaigns [...]