The official death toll from Friday's 7.5 magnitude quake in Indonesia has risen to 1,407, many killed by tsunami waves and landslides it triggered.
Communications Minister Rudiantara said the government wants to promote digital literacy and help Indonesians identify fake stories, with a 70-strong team will be monitoring the news. "Every week we will announce hoax news."
GuavaPass founders Jeffrey Liu and Rob Pachter decided they could kick Asia's fitness scene into shape.
Bangkok is up next, potentially followed by Manila and Kuala Lumpur, according to a manager at the company.
Expats working in Mumbai reported average earnings of $217,165, in HSBC's latest survey.
Lunar New Year, popularly known as Chinese New Year, means major spending across Asia on food, red packets and travel.
Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines, has erupted 50 times in the past 500 years, Vox reports.
A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, injuring at least a dozen people.
Misleading information, much of it intentional, inflamed major political events in Southeast Asia in 2017
Singaporean venture capital firm Vertex Ventures has raised $210 million to invest in start-ups around Southeast Asia and .
Former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto was involved in Jakarta's election to influence the presidential vote in 2019, notes political analyst Wimar Witoelar.
Cameron Hume, former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, says it remains to be seen whether Anies Baswedan, the newly elected governor of Jakarta, will be able to deliver results.
Kevin Evans, Australia-Indonesia Centre, says the incoming governor is a man of consensus, which could affect the speed of reforms in Jakarta.
Former Indonesian education minister Anies Baswedan won the race for Jakarta governor after a polarizing campaign.
Ross Tapsell, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, says it's hard to tell whether Ahok or Anies Baswedan will win the top job in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Race and religion will continue to influence regional elections in Jakarta, according to an analyst.
The race to become governor of Indonesia's capital was neck and neck in early counting on Wednesday sample counts showed.
However, racial and religious sentiments are likely to continue influencing votes, says Roberto Herrera-Lim, MD at Teneo Intelligence.
The heavily populated city of Jakarta holds elections to pick a new governor amid tensions.
Yohanes Sulaiman, lecturer at Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani, weighs in on the threeway race in the regional election.