‘There are no Rohingyas in our history': Nationalists rally in Yangon

Last week, when Burma rescued 208 boat people drifting off its coast it was not......

India swelters as heatwave death toll tops 1,400

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Thai court jails 6 ‘yellow shirt’ leaders over 2008 protests

Six anti-government ’yellow shirt’ protest leaders have been sentenced to 2 years in prison......

Asian football federation backs Blatter, wants FIFA elections Friday

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) says it still supports Sepp......

Images of sleeping MPs get reporters banned from Burma’s parliament

Burmese journalists have been barred from observing parliament sessions after embarrassing images of politicians dozing......

India gets first transgender college principal

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Chinese artist detained over Xi Jinping ‘anus face’ portraits

By Thu, May 28, 2015 3:46PM UTC

A Chinese artist has been detained for posting humorous portraits of President Xi Jinping online....

Thailand revokes former PM Thaksin’s passports

By Wed, May 27, 2015 6:02PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities have revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea last week....

Cambodian court acquits Ukraine lawmaker of rape

By Tue, May 26, 2015 7:18PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has acquitted a senior Ukrainian lawmaker of rape in a case he says was cooked up by political opponents....

Game of Thrones’ master swordsman takes on a very different teaching role in Thailand

By Tue, May 26, 2015 11:36AM UTC

IT'S a hot, oppressively humid summer evening in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital. British actor Miltos Yerolemou, who plays Syrio Forel, master sword-fighter in Game of Thrones, and will play something, or someone, in the upcoming Star Wars film, has just sat down with me at a wine bar off the city’s recently requisitioned trendy hub, Nimmanhaemin....

Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

By Mon, May 25, 2015 10:31AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says the country's aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, defying China's challenges to its planes and those of the United States....

China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:45PM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negotiators from Taiwan and China have met for talks on a range of issues in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public....

‘There are no Rohingyas in our history': Nationalists rally in Yangon

By Thu, May 28, 2015 5:56PM UTC View Comments

Last week, when Burma rescued 208 boat people drifting off its coast it was not difficult to predict that political troubles were at hand, for any new arrival is associated by many there with the Rohingya issue, one of the most sensitive topics in a country which abounds with contentious problems....

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Game of Thrones’ master swordsman takes on a very different teaching role in Thailand

By Tue, May 26, 2015 11:36AM UTC View Comments

IT'S a hot, oppressively humid summer evening in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital. British actor Miltos Yerolemou, who plays Syrio Forel, master sword-fighter in Game of Thrones, and will play something, or someone, in the upcoming Star Wars film, has just sat down with me at a wine bar off the city’s recently requisitioned trendy hub, Nimmanhaemin....

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The profitable and problematic Thai lottery

By Mon, May 25, 2015 2:08PM UTC View Comments

While Saraphee Rukthong was looking at a termite hill in her house, a black cobra snake popped its head out from the hill [http://www.dailynews.co.th/regional/303791]. Many would have fret and called for help, but Saraphee felt lucky and instead made the snake an altar. ...

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Philippines backs support for small enterprises at APEC meet

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:43PM UTC View Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top trade official says supporting the integration of micro, small and medium enterprises in global trade will help reduce poverty and inequality in the Asia-Pacific region....

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China says 2 schoolchildren die amid heavy flooding

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:48PM UTC View Comments

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say two schoolchildren aboard an overloaded bus that plunged into a pond are among the dead in the latest round of flooding in the country's south....

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UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes

By Sat, May 23, 2015 3:12PM UTC View Comments

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors....

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