Condemned to death twice, former spy Seo Ok-ryol spent three decades in prison, most of it in solitary confinement.
Cambodia’s first indoor climbing gym is attracting both young and old who want to test themselves and literally scale new heights.
A forceful police response to protests over the death of two teens at an electrical substation ignited the riots, which quickly spread through mostly poor immigrant suburbs of Paris.
Duterte has joked about rape, insulted the pope and baffled friends and foes with often contradictory public statements.
Wearing a blue work shirt and red-white-and-blue bandana, the moustachioed cartoon villain embodies all the cliches of the poor blue-collar American.
The filmmaker is part of a small Thai community in Phnom Penh living in exile thanks to the Thai junta’s harsh enforcement of the loosely worded les majeste laws.
Did you hear the one about the bloke from Australia who finished law at uni and 24 hours later was in Shanghai to become a financier but instead became a comedian?
Edouard Kunz knows timekeeping is important but the former watch mechanic admits that James Bond’s Oriental Desert Express never runs on schedule.
Those involved in the project say it has been 20 years in the making but with transgender rights under threat, it is more timely than ever.
Alexandra Hamlet, a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute in New York, says a large part of the fear comes from a phenomenon known as the “uncanny valley”.
While some transgender models have found success, most continue to face a wall of prejudice.
The Documentation Center of Cambodia launches its new multimedia website, aimed at educating youth about the Khmer Rouge regime.
After disasters in the United States like Hurricane Harvey, lawyers get busy with lawsuits seeking to apportion blame and claim damages.
With a backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas stretched out across a vibrant blue sky, it is hard to dispute the sign as you enter Komik that declares it to be the world’s highest village with a road.
At the Rajaji government hospital in Madurai, the first in Tamil Nadu to introduce the programme, laser beams at exit points trigger alarms if untagged adults take babies out.
Academy Award winner Emma Stone praised tennis great Billie Jean King for pushing social change for women while battling her own insecurities.
Melissa McCarthy wins an Emmy for her spoofs of former White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live in television sketches that went viral.
The portraits, far from capturing celebrity or famous faces, seek to celebrate every day women.
Del Toro, the director behind such Gothic horrors as The Devil’s Backbone (2001) and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), had described the flick as “an antidote to cynicism”.
The contest involved much more than good looks – the 20 finalists spent 10 days at the NagaWorld hotel taking part in corporate social responsibility initiatives.