UPDATE 2​ – Bomb explosion injures 1 near Istanbul subway station

Blast occurred near Istanbul's central subway station in Bayrampasa UPDATES WITH POLICE INVESTIGATION ISTANBUL - A roadside bomb exploded near a central Istanbul subway station Tuesday, injuring one person,...

Rohingya express hope of life beyond Bangladeshi camps

Thousands of Rohingya refugees have left lives in Bangladeshi camps in search of opportunities in Malaysia. TEKNAF, Bangladesh – Walking towards the edge of the River...

South Korea leaves door open to Sewol ferry salvage

President Park Geun-hye vows to consider calls to raise the ship ahead of first anniversary of tragedy. SEOUL – South Korean President Park Geun-hye insisted...

UPDATE – Death toll from Philippine factory fire rises to 72

Rescue teams continue search for undetermined number of victims at scene of fatal fire in capital’s suburb. ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – More than 70 people...

Malaysians again accused in Thai trafficking scandal

Civil society group says Malaysians 'very much involved' in trafficking of persons at Thai-Malaysia border. KUALA LUMPUR - Another civil society group has claimed Malaysians are...

Afghanistan: US drone strike on funeral kills 34

The Afghan government says all victims were Taliban insurgents KABUL, Afghanistan - At least 34 Taliban insurgents have been killed in Afghanistan’s southeastern Khost province in...

Thailand calls for summit on human trafficking

PM says Thailand only a transit point for smuggling Rohingya seeking passage from Myanmar to Malaysia. BANGKOK -- Thailand called Friday for a regional summit...

Families visit Indonesia penal island as coffins arrive

Ambulances transport coffins and crosses stenciled with 29.04.2015 for Christians among nine inmates awaiting execution. JAKARTA -- Emotional scenes unfolded near a tightly guarded Indonesian...

Former Indian PM Manmohan saved from corruption case

Indian Supreme Court stays summons for former PM to appear in coal corruption case There was relief for former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on...

Arab nations stand in solidarity with Tunisia after Sousse attack

Several Arab countries condemn Sousse attack and call on international community to combat terrorism ANKARA – Friday’s Sousse attack was condemned by a number of...
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Suspected Kashmiri militants attack telecoms company

– At least one person killed in attack following threats against telecoms companies By Shazia Yousuf SRINAGAR, Indian-held Kashmir  – Suspected Kashmiri militants have attacked a...

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...
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Filipina inmate unable to testify against ‘recruiters’

Idonesian officials say haven’t received notification for death row inmate with delayed execution to testify. JAKARTA – Indonesia has not received official notification that would...

Philippines: 4 SKoreans arrested for ‘sex tour’ website

- Caught in investigation launched after complaint by Korean tourist who was offered sexual services. By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Philippine police have arrested...

Turkey’s Erdogan says Putin fails to return call

Erdogan says the incident with Russia not a 'cause of war. This is what the international engagement rules requires of all nations.' PARIS - Turkish...

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