Martin Abbugao

Now boarding: Passengers ready for world’s longest flight

The twin-engine plane that will make the journey uses a modified system that burns 25% less fuel than other aircraft of a similar size

Filthy toilets a blight on Asian prosperity

Fast-growing Asian economies may be flush with money but filthy toilets remain a blight across the region despite rising standards of living.

Burma says Suu Kyi may be freed after elections

Burma has said that democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi may be freed after November 7 elections, as it attempts to deflect a barrage of criticism.

Burma under pressure to act on poll ‘credibility deficit’

Burma has come under pressure from its neighbours to address what Indonesia says is a "credibility deficit" surrounding its November 7 elections.

More than $50bn lost to software piracy, study shows

Software piracy cost technology companies more than $50-billion around the world last year, an industry report said on Tuesday.

Terrorism ruled out in Indonesian air crash

Investigators on Tuesday hunted for clues in the wreckage of the crashed jetliner in northern Indonesia as the airline ruled out terrorism in the disaster that killed at least 150 people. The Mandala Airlines Boeing 737-200 plunged into a suburb of Medan on Monday, seconds after taking off from the city's airport.

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