Blackface in Chinese Lunar New Year sketch draws criticism

Feb 17, 2018

A comedy sketch that featured a Chinese woman in blackface has drawn accusations of racism after being broadcast on Chinese state television's Lunar New Year variety show, although some people were left wondering why it would be considered offensive

Woman rescued from Indonesia landslide after 13 hours

Feb 6, 2018

Rescuers in Indonesia pulled a woman alive from a car trapped by a landslide for 13 hours Tuesday as torrential rains caused havoc in parts of the capital and neighboring West Java, killing at least five people

Japanese public TV says staffer sent missile alert in error

Jan 17, 2018

Japanese public broadcaster NHK says an erroneous alert about a North Korean missile fired at Japan was sent by a staff member who meant to transmit a different news flash

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

Jan 17, 2018

Japan's public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii

The Latest: Smoke still billowing from burning oil tanker

Jan 8, 2018

The South Korean coast guard says thick smoke is still billowing from a burning oil tanker in the East China Sea and bad weather is also worsening visibility

Oil tanker burning off China's coast at risk of exploding

Jan 8, 2018

Chinese state media say an oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a freighter off China's coast is at risk of exploding and sinking, as authorities from three countries struggle to find its 32 missing crew members and contain spewing oil

Stranded in Bali tourists lampooned online for complaints

Dec 1, 2017

Australian tourists who complained about being stranded on tropical Bali when volcanic ash closed its airport have been roasted online as out of touch with the hardships faced by Indonesians who fled their homes

The Latest: Amid tensions with North, SKorea conducts drill

Sep 3, 2017

As tensions rise with North Korea's claimed test of a hydrogen bomb, South Korea's military conducts a live-fire exercise simulating an attack

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree

Aug 10, 2017

A 91-year old woman in Thailand has earned a college degree after spending more than 10 years studying for it

Japan's Princess Mako to marry ocean-loving legal assistant

May 17, 2017

Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan's emperor, is getting married to an ocean-lover who can ski, play the violin and cook, according to public broadcaster NHK TV

AseanCoverage is a next-gen news site focusing exclusively on online news from South East Asia.

Contact us: sales[at]