UPDATE – Indonesia urged to combat wildlife smuggling

NGO says port where police seized more than 20 live birds in bottles is a transit point in smuggling protected wildlife. JAKARTA, Indonesia  - An...
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All 16 trapped in building collapse found dead in China

- Guiyang city blames accident on landslide triggered by heavy rainfall in south, where a school bus crash killed 2 children. BEIJING – Search teams...

Thai junta extends olive branch to Muslim separatists

- Will permit rebels living in exile to visit home in country’s south during Ramadan as junta prepares for negotiations By Max Constant BANGKOK – Thailand’s...

Armenian soldier takes shelter in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Defense Ministry says 24-year-old soldier has voluntarily taken shelter in Azerbaijan. BAKU, Azerbaijan (AA) - A soldier from Armenian army has voluntarily taken shelter in Azerbaijan, leaving his...
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Myanmar opposition speaks up for Muslim boat people

Many countries blaming Myanmar for boat people crisis which has seen thousands arrive in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, while 8000 others remain at sea. YANGON, Myanmar...

Fire at Chinese pyrite mine kills 5

Only 1 survivor as bodies recovered from under construction mine in northeastern Liaoning province. BEIJING – The bodies of five workers who died in an...

China performs its first successful womb transplant

Mother donates her womb, ovaries to daughter born without uterus or vagina in Shaanxi province BEIJING - Chinese doctors have performed the country's first successful womb transplant...

UPDATE 2 – Malaysia parl’t approves controversial security bill

Law provides expansive powers that Human Rights groups claim could fundamentally threaten human rights and democratic rule UPDATES WITH PASSING OF BILL By P Prem Kumar KUALA...

Pakistan: Gov’t not shutting down int’l NGO operations

Pakistan denies reports that it is shutting down operations of international NGOs. By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan denied reports Friday that it was shutting...

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...

Iran, Russia agree on multi-billion dollar joint projects

Following his visit to Tehran, Russia's energy minister has said that Russia and Iran will implement projects worth between $35 billion and $40 billion ANKARA...

Two killed in attack on South Korea’s Libyan embassy

Local police casualties in gun attack on Tripoli building. SEOUL – Two local police officers were killed and a third injured in an attack on...

Philippine army seizes 3 militants after fatal clash

Suspected members of Daesh-linked Abu Sayyaf captured amid operation in troubled southern Basilan By Hader Glang ZAMBOANGA CITY, the Philippines – Three suspected members of...

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...

Indonesia to focus on why migrants are leaving at meet

Wednesday meeting first between Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia since boat people started arriving on shores. JAKARTA - Indonesia says it wants to focus on exactly...

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