Despite lower national production, the country's foreign exchange earnings from coffee exports are expected to increase by at least 10 percent this year, thanks to the surge in the commodity's price in the global market.
Manila's creaking train network means a miserable three-hour work commute for salesman Gerard Galang — just one example of major infrastructure woes that analysts say threaten to cool the Philippines' red-hot economy.
As rubber prices slump, hard-up farmers in Thailand — the world's top producer of the commodity — are appealing for a bailout, testing the junta's resolve to end populist policies and an entrenched subsidy culture.
North Korea's state media said Saturday high-level talks with Seoul were now all but scrapped over the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South, which triggered an exchange of fire across the tense border.
Building toilets in rural India, where hundreds of millions are still defecating outdoors, will not be enough to improve public health, according to a study published Friday.
One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience.
A Japanese judge has ordered Google to remove search results of a man's unflattering past in an order the plaintiff's lawyer compared to Europe's “right to be forgotten” ruling.
A stampede at an anti-government rally in central Pakistan killed seven supporters of the country's famous former cricketer, now opposition politician, officials and his party said Saturday.
Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churned towards Japan on Saturday, injuring at least 20 people as it pounded the southern Okinawan islands with ferocious winds and driving rain.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, and to India's Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights.