Philippines army says Abu Sayyaf boats, bombs seized

Military spokesman in southern Mindanao says al-Qaeda-linked group used vessels in distributing explosives. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Philippine security forces have seized several boats and...

Malaysian states refuse to shelter Rohingya migrants

- Northern Penang and Kedah cite lack of space, crime rates in objecting to federal gov’t plan to host boat people for a year. By...

Syria: Airstrike kills 15 al-Nusra militants in Aleppo

- According to Aleppo civil defense, the U.S.-led international coalition planes targeted two buildings of the al-Nusra Front in Aleppo's Tawama village. ALEPPO, Syria –...

Turkey sends letter to UN on attacks on Turkmens

Letter expresses grave concern about attacks in Bayirbucak Turkmen area in northwestern Syria By Mustafa Caglayan NEW YORK - Turkey has submitted a letter to the presidency...

Breakaway rebels injure 3 Philippine soldiers in south

Local officials say attack in retaliation for deaths of dozens of BIFF members in encounters with military. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Three soldiers were wounded...

UPDATE – Malaysia: 11 dead, 8 missing after quake at mountain

Search teams working to bring down 9 bodies found Saturday as 8 people remain missing UPDATES WITH DISCOVERY OF MORE BODIES By P Prem Kumar KUALA LUMPUR...

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...

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...

UPDATE – China: 10 rescued after boat sinks with 458 passengers

Boat carrying 458 passengers turned over and sank on China's longest river overnight in a storm. UPDATES WITH DETAILS BEIJING - Ten people have been rescued...

Movie hailing Turkish-Japanese bond premieres in Tokyo

'Ertugrul 1890' tells of rescue of 69 Ottoman sailors off Japanese town, and rescue of 215 Japanese from Tehran 95 years later on orders...

Troubled Philippines island province hit by blasts

2 explosions rock Philippines southern island province of Sulu: 14 police officers, 5 others including 3 minors injured by Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - Two powerful...

One year after coup, few Thais dare to show defiance

- Small anti-junta gathering on anniversary of ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s overthrow sees 7 students taken away by plainclothes officers. By Max Constant BANGKOK – Public protests...
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Indian rape victim dies after 42 years in coma

Former nurse Aruna Shanbaug, 67, passes away. MUMBAI, India – A former nurse, who was brutally raped 42 years ago, and has been in a...

South Korea spots fresh North Korean missile test

Seoul-Pyongyang tensions continue to rise a day after North Korea threatened to strike South Korean vessels without warning. SEOUL -- North Korea tested three ship-to-ship...

Turkish Nobel Prize winner denounces Putin’s ‘madnesses’

Aziz Sancar condemns Russian president for harming both nations STOCKHOLM - Nobel prizewinner Aziz Sancar on Monday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s "madnesses" as harmful to both...

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