5th person arrives in Cambodia in Australia refugee deal

Since Australia signed $40 million deal for Cambodia to take refugees from offshore detention centres, few have proven willing to go By Lauren Crothers PHNOM PENH...

UPDATE – Gunmen seize Italian ex-missionary in Philippines south

Manhunt begins after unidentified kidnappers abduct Italian pizza shop owner in turbulent Philippines south UPDATES TO ADD HISTORY OF MISSIONARY ABDUCTIONS By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA, Philippines  - Unknown...

Turkey, Finland, Romania, Israel to host EuroBasket

Turkey to host 2017 games in Istanbul ANKARA - Turkey, Finland, Romania and Israel will host the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 tournament, the sport’s European board...

Bus crash in China kills 8 amid record rainfall

- More than 40 others passengers – all employees at same company – wounded after vehicle hits guardrail. BEIJING -- A bus accident in south-central...

UPDATE – Erdogan calls for global unity to resolve conflicts

Leaders of Belarus and Kyrgyzstan call on Russia and Turkey to de-escalate tensions in wake of downing Russian warplane on Nov. 24 UPDATES WITH MORE...

At least 18 workers killed in road accident in Cambodia

Labor rights advocate says ‘unjustifiable’ crash among ‘worst workplace accidents in the garment industry.’ PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- At least 18 garment and construction workers...

Death toll from capsized ship tops 400 in China

Another 11 people still missing as relatives of victims attend mourning ceremony at site of accident on Yangtze Riverby Mahmut AtanurBEIJING – The...

Philippines rebel group names new leader

Spokesman says BIFF founder and leader Ameril Umra Kato buried Wednesday in Mindanao. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (AA) - One day after the death of its...

SKorea confirms student detained in North was SKorean

21-year-old South Korean student arrested April 22 while crossing river into North Korea. SEOUL - South Korea has confirmed that a U.S. college student detained...

Ethiopia: UN body relocates thousands of Sudanese refugees

United Nations Refugee Agency relocates tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees camped in Ethopia’s Gambella region to save them from floods ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia ...

Thai officials arrested in Rohingya mass grave probe

Arrest of officials first in raft of measures promised by ruling junta following discovery of mass grave containing bodies of 26 Rohingya and Bangladeshi. BANGKOK...
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Philippines holds hearings on draft law on Muslim south

Official from one-time largest rebel group brushes off claims of MILF taking over proposed autonomous region. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Leaders from the southern Philippines...

Thai New Year road deaths highest since 2009

364 people killed in road accidents during water and alcohol-fuelled mayhem. BANGKOK (AA) - The carnage is complete. Thailand's New Year festival closed at a 6-year low Thursday...

Bangladesh gang-rape highlights minority vulnerability

– Gang-rape of woman from indigenous minority sparks protests for protection of women in Bangladesh By Mainul Islam Khan DHAKA, Bangladesh – The brutal gang-rape of...
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Report: Ransom demanded for Malaysians held in Philippines

Gunmen reported to be holding two men at village on Abu Sayyaf stronghold of Jolo in southern Philippines ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The kidnappers of...

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