Thailand still reluctant to take in migrants adrift at sea

- History dictates that Thailand will now play a peripheral role in the housing of migrants stuck at sea. By Max Constant BANGKOK - Thailand has...

Australia: MH370 search likely to end by June 2016

Deputy prime minister says hopeful of finding missing Malaysia Airlines plane, focus of search now on remaining 44,000 square meter area MELBOURNE, Australia - Almost...

UN, WHO call for stronger response to Nepal quake

More than 5,900 people have been killed in Nepal, India and Tibet as emergency services continue rescue operations. KATHMANDU, Nepal – The UN and World...

Philippine police: Abu Sayyaf abducted village chief

Aliguay Island chief and 2 coast guards kidnapped after resort area police received report on Abu Sayyaf’s abduction plans. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Philippine police...

UN rights envoy concerned by tensions in Cambodia

Expresses 'deep concern' at recent erosion of dialogue between government, opposition By Lauren Crothers PHNOM PENH - The United Nations human rights envoy for Cambodia has warned that...

Indonesia to place Rohingya children in boarding schools

- Around 200 Rohingya children - many of whom lost parents at sea at the hands of people traffickers - to be placed in...

Philippine south: Power restored after attack on towers

Police believe blasts at electric towers that left 2 provinces in darkness were part of extortion attempts By Roy Ramos ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Power was...

World’s oldest living person dies at 117

Misao Okawa attributed longevity to eating 'delicious things' and at least 8 hours sleep a night. TOKYO  She was born to a Japanese kimono shop...

UPDATE – Taliban claim Afghan hotel raid that killed 5

At least 5 killed in attack on guesthouse in Afghan capital Kabul that was popular with foreigners KABUL  – The Taliban have claimed responsibility for...

Chinese vice president visits Iraq

Vice President Li Yuanchao visits Baghdad and meets with Iraqi authorities. China's Vice President Li Yuanchao paid an official visit on Sunday to Baghdad and met with Iraqi...

UPDATE – Pilot of downed jet with Syrian army: Russian envoy

Russian envoy to France says both pilots ejected from SU-24 jet after Turkey shot it down for violating its airspace, but while one survived,...

Turkish brands seek expansion in Cambodia

20 Turkish companies part of Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association By Lauren Crothers PHNOM PENH  - Turkish cosmetics brands looking to push further into the...

Putin welcomes India, Pakistan to Eurasian trade bloc

South Asian nations sign up as members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation UFA, Russia  - Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed a new era for Eurasian bloc...
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Indonesian police to name suspects in forced labor case

Most suspects from joint Malaysian-Thai fishing firm accused of forcing fishermen to work on remote island. JAKARTA -- Indonesia’s national police have announced that they...

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader hanged for war crimes

Leading figure in Jamaat-e-Islami party is hanged after opting against request for presidential pardon. DHAKA, Bangladesh - A leading official from the Bangladeshi Jamaat-e-Islami party has...

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