Early adopter Singapore embraces AI for the public good

Singapore began testing generative AI tools in its courts in 2023, and uses them in schools and in government agencies

Australia PM pledges support as wildfires destroy homes

Bushfires have killed livestock, destroyed properties and forced more than 2,000 people to leave their homes

Indian farmers bank on student protesters to help secure reforms from Modi

Thousands of young people have been helping to cook meals, fill tankers with potable water and load tractor trailers with supplies before heading to the site

Philippines relies on workplace cancer screening as state falls short

In September, the government ordered all employers to set up cancer prevention and control programmes to ease pressure on staff

China is hoping for a dragon year baby boom

Chinese policymakers are worried about the decline in births in a rapidly ageing population

Five killed after barge breaks bridge in half

Cars, bus and bike plunge off bridge near Guangzhou in China

Two killed after barge hits bridge near China’s Guangzhou

Four vehicles and an electric motorbike have fallen off the bridge

Losers in Indonesian election call for probe of ‘irregularities’

Without providing evidence, both losing camps have claimed voter intimidation, manipulation of state institutions and misuse of state resources during ...

Chinese tourists flock to popular hotspots across Asia

Visitor numbers and spending in destinations including Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia are exceeding pre-Covid-19 levels

South Korea trainee doctors stage walkout against medical school quotas

About 6,400 of the 13,000 doctors and interns at large hospitals handed in resignations

Baby you can drive my car: Putin sends Kim a Russia-made Aurus

Kim Jong-un is believed to be a car enthusiast with a big collection of luxury foreign vehicles that are most likely smuggled in

Pakistan’s two top parties meet to discuss coalition government

Nation grappling with an economic crisis needs stable leadership to take tough decisions

Singapore wants travellers to pay for green fuel transition

The green jet fuel levy will vary depending on the flight’s distance and travel class

As Sri Lanka loses doctors, patients pay ultimate price

‘In Sri Lanka, the exit door is open, but our entrance is closed. Our labour market is not open to foreign talent’