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North Korea detains two South Korean citizens on espionage charges, in a move that could worsen already-frosty inter-Korean relations, The Korea Herald reports. Shinzo Abe will be the first Japan premier to address a joint session of the US Congress on April 29, The Yomiuri Shimbun writes. Malaysia's combative former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad expresses sadness over the passing of Lee Kuan Yew even as he admitted that they were not close friends, The Straits Times says. China's Foreign Ministry expresses serious concern after the Philippines said it would resume repair and reconstruction works on disputed islands in the South China Sea, saying Manila was infringing on Chinese sovereignty, a report in China Daily states. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he wants to lift martial law and issue an order to deal with security issues, according to The Nation.

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New Korean drama aims to address school violence and bullying

'Angry Mom' aims to open a discussion on the problems that plague students

5 ways to rev up your ramen

Don’t just boil them – serve instant noodles in interesting and novel ways

More senior Chinese head for Hainan in winter

Many of them have been heading to the south for warmer weather

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: 'I did my best'

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew: 'I did my best'
The following is an extract from the book "Lee Kuan Yew: The Man And His Ideas", published in 1998, in which Lee reveals details about his personal life in his own words

Chinese sports star gets model makeover

Chinese sports star gets model makeover
China's badminton star chucks his sportswear for Dolce & Gabbana suits

Vulnerability of planet seen at the world’s ends

Vulnerability of planet seen at the world’s ends
Photographer captures the alarming changes in the environment

Pakistani cuteness wins in Burberry's latest ad campaign

Pakistani cuteness wins in Burberry's latest ad campaign
Five-year-old Laila Naim is the first Pakistani model for the brand

Hologram concerts to thrill K-pop fans

Hologram concerts to thrill K-pop fans
Mobile network operator KT works with YG Entertainment and 4-D technology developer d’strict to produce hologram concerts

 Stefanie Sun remembers LKY

Stefanie Sun remembers LKY
Singapore pop singer looks to her parents as living testimonials of LKY's legacy




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