‘Main suspect’ in Bangkok bombing arrested on Cambodian border

A second suspect has been arrested in the investigation into last month's bombing in central......

Press group urges Philippines to put a stop to media killings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Philippine President Benigno Aquino......

Taiwan: Transit cards featuring Japanese porn star sell out in hours

A special edition swipe card for Taiwan's mass transit featuring the clothed image of a......

Phuketwan journalists acquitted of defaming Thai Navy

A Thai provincial court dismissed defamations charges against two journalists accused of defaming the Royal......

Explosion rocks another chemical plant in China; 1 dead

BEIJING (AP) — A state-run local news website says that a chemical factory has exploded......

Official index: China manufacturing falls to 3-year low

HONG KONG (AP) — An official index of Chinese manufacturing contracted last month, falling to......

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American anti-dolphin-hunt activist Ric O’Barry arrested in Japan

By Tue, Sep 01, 2015 3:27PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Anti-dolphin-hunt campaigner Ric O'Barry is in detention in western Japan after being arrested for not carrying his passport....

Explosion rocks another chemical plant in China; 1 dead

By Tue, Sep 01, 2015 11:04AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — A state-run local news website says that a chemical factory has exploded in eastern China, killing one person just three weeks after massive chemical warehouse explosions in the country exposed lax enforcement of safety regulations....

Relatives say Thai Bangkok bomb suspect is in Turkey

By Tue, Sep 01, 2015 9:19AM UTC

Police in Thailand say relatives of a woman whose arrest they are seeking in connection with the deadly Aug. 17 bombing at a central Bangkok landmark have told them they believe she is in Turkey....

Taking the poo to the loo in India

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 1:52PM UTC

In an attempt to eliminate open defecation health officers at the Ahmedabad Municipal Council are now paying children 1 rupee each or giving them chocolates to use public toilets....

The Latest: Suspect’s bomb material same as in deadly blast

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 3:36AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the arrest of a suspect in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):...

China approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 3:23AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China's legislature has approved a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II's end that could see thousands of inmates such as war veterans or juveniles released....

Phuketwan journalists acquitted of defaming Thai Navy

By Tue, Sep 01, 2015 11:37AM UTC

A Thai provincial court dismissed defamations charges against two journalists accused of defaming the Royal Thai Navy for reporting on its alleged involvent in the trafficking of Rohingya migrants....

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Pakistan army kills 14 suspected militants near Afghanistan

By Sun, Aug 30, 2015 3:27AM UTC

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani military says its latest airstrikes in a troubled tribal region near Afghanistan have killed 14 suspected militants....

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Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it’s copied

By Sat, Aug 29, 2015 2:04PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers have defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Games was taken from a Belgian theater....

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Australia’s military crackdown on fraud visas backfires

By Fri, Aug 28, 2015 7:27PM UTC

Australia’s Operation Fortitude, one of the latest campaigns of the Tony Abbott’s Government to crackdown on illegal aliens, has been widely ridiculed by anti-racist activists. The operation, set for the weekend, was announced on Friday morning, but was cancelled within 12 hours....

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The legacy of Ieng Thirith: The ‘First Lady’ of the Khmer Rouge

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 1:02PM UTC

By Alexandra Demetrianova Silently and out of the spotlight, Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin province in Cambodia at the weekend. She was 83 – an age most people of the Khmer Rouge era never had a chance to reach. Ieng Thirith was the ‘First Lady’ of the bloody regime, which exterminated roughly a quarter...

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The kids will drink: Why Thailand booze ban could do more harm than good

By Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:44PM UTC

It’s uncertain at the moment how the military junta intends to enforce its ban of alcohol sales within 300 metres (500 metres has also been talked about) of educational institutions. ...

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