Whoopi Goldberg offers her thoughts on the relative merits of kinky sex in reaction to this year’s publishing behemoth Fifty Shades of Grey. The erotic book traces the relationship between a college graduate and business magnate Christian Grey.
Harry Kissowo, the company founder and audio advisor for the presidential palace, explains one reason for an increase in high-quality speaker installation during Ramadan. Poorly synchronised public calls to prayer in the Muslim-majority state using low-quality speakers have become an increasing irritation, prompting some mosques to invest in upgrades to encourage the faithful and avoid
Indonesia’s national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar lists the animals that were seized in a house near Jakarta as part of an investigation into an illegal network of rare animal traders.
A study has found that batman could fly using just his cape but that he would be travelling so fast he would crash and most likely die on landing, says David Marshall, one of the Leicester University physicists involved in the study.
Peculiar: A massive crocodile captured by villagers in the Philippines has been declared the largest in captivity by the Guinness Book of Records. Known as Lolong, the croc is six metres long and has drawn thousands of tourists to the town of Bunawan. Good: Traffic police in Manila will undergo breathalyser tests after reports
Brian Brown, the man responsible for identifying the world’s smallest fly species, describes his discovery. Identified in Thailand, the fly (known as Euryplatea nanaknihali) is smaller than a grain of salt and is barely visible to the naked eye. It is believed to feed on tiny ants by decapitating them and using their head casings
The 2012 UN World Drug Report shows alarming trends for Southeast Asia. Across the globe, about 230 million people, or 5% of the world’s adult population, used an illicit drug last year, according to the United Nations’ annual World Drug Report. While global production and use stabilised last year, the report predicts that the number
– Rabiabrat Pongpanich, a staunch defender of Thai family values, expresses her outrage after a young woman stripped topless and used her breasts to paint a picture on tv show Thailand’s Got Talent. The two male judges voted the woman through to the next round.
Provincial police commander Anthony Wagambie Jr speaks about cult members arrested during raids in Madang province, Papua New Guinea. Twelve of the 29 people caught are accused of murdering seven people they believed were practicing black magic. All of those arrested, including a 13-year-old boy, allegedly cannibalised their victims.
Cambodia’s Boeung Kak lake development project has become a flashpoint for clashes over valuable land as the Kingdom develops. Will a high-profile protest movement encourage the government to side with its electorate?
Renowned cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek puts forth his thoughts on the state of the world in the 21st century. The slovenian has courted controversy in the past for comments such as: “the problem with Hitler is that he wasn’t violent enough.”
Bad: The ‘El Nino’ weather pattern could strike the region later this year, resulting in drought conditions that could cause mass palm oil plantation and rice crop failure across parts of Southeast Asia, according to the Climate Prediction Centre. Peculiar: Male Sumatran orangutans have been found to have a unique ability to hold back puberty for