Beijing: Abandoned buildings become canvases for street artists

A 25-year-old artist in Beijing called ROBBBB prefers to display his work on the walls of abandoned buildings, rather than a gallery. His artwork is mostly derived from photos of people he sees in the Chinese capital – anyone ranging from elderly people to construction workers. Oct 6, 2015

Philippines: Manny Pacquiao declares he will fight for Senate seat

Philippine boxing world champion and congressman Manny Pacquiao announced on 5 October he will take up a new challenge by running for a Senate seat in national elections next year. Pacquiao, whose popularity transcends economic classes and makes him one of the most recognisable people in the Philippines, said he was looking at one of the 12 Senate seats up for grabs in May. Oct 6, 2015

US to cooperate with Cuba on marine sanctuary

US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Chile on 5 October to strengthen President Obamas commitment to the development of marine sanctuaries in the United States and abroad, as part of an international forum at the coastal town of Vina del Mar. Oct 6, 2015