Plastic piles up in Thailand as pandemic efforts sideline pollution fight

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags that Bangkok office worker Nicha Singhanoi

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Probes into New Zealand volcano tragedy to take months and carry criminal penalties

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that official inquiries into last week’s fatal volcano

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Death toll from New Zealand volcano eruption rises to 8 as island remains inaccessible

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand officials lifted the death toll from this week’s volcano eruption to eight on Thursday after

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New Zealand recovery teams hoping to access White Island volcano on Wednesday

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that recovery teams were hoping to access the volcanic island

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‘Abominable’ film axed in Malaysia after rebuffing order to cut China map

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – DreamWorks’ animated movie “Abominable” will not be released in Malaysia after its producers declined to meet

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Malaysia to require banks to report exposure to climate risks

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s central bank governor said financial institutions will be required to report their exposure to climate

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Hip hope: Universal Music opens Southeast Asia HQ betting on rap

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Korea brought the world K-Pop. India, the music of Bollywood. Could the chaotic, fast-growing region of Southeast

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‘Dangerous’ air pollution in Indonesia’s Borneo leads to school closures

PALANGKA RAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for

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Indonesia says some forest fires started on Malaysian-controlled land

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s environment minister said on Friday some forest fires in its territory had started on land used

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