Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Southeast Asian leaders this week, and there is much interest in how the popular politician who boasts about not being a statesman will handle the event.
The Afghan Taliban announced Friday the start of their “spring offensive”, saying they would target foreign forces in the country, heralding a fresh round of fighting in the drawn-out conflict.
Rap has been called a universal language — but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.
Translators play a vital role in saving the world’s languages, their work allowing 6,000 to 7,000 spoken tongues to exist, and 3,000 rare dialects to survive.
Hipsters in flowing skirts and crop tops sway to the Thai band’s hypnotic groove at an exclusive music festival in Thailand, while a clutch of cleaning staff quietly look on from the fringes.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war is part of a worrying assault on human rights and democracy across Southeast Asia, activists said as regional leaders gathered in Manila on Friday.
“I haven’t once spoken my mother tongue Kilokele in the 62 years I’ve lived in Kinshasa. None of my nine children speak it,” says Charles Tongohala.
Just like Asterix’s small village held out against the Romans, 2,000 years later in Romania a fight is on to keep Latin alive just as it dies elsewhere in Europe.
A group of sacked Olympus executives have been ordered to pay more than half a billion dollars in damages for a massive accounting fraud that badly damaged Japan’s corporate governance image.
Asian investors on Friday wound down after a strong week, with profit-taking weighing on most markets and attention turning to the release of US growth data later in the day.
Two suspected jihadists arrested in Spain have admitted being in Brussels airport at the time of the deadly March 2016 attack but deny involvement, a court spokesman said.