Burma says it won’t be singled out for Rohingya migrant crisis

Burma said Friday that it won't be singled out for blame for Southeast Asia's migrant......

Malaysia denies entry to another Hong Kong pro-democracy activist

Malaysian authorities have denied entry to a radical Hong Kong lawmaker at Kuala Lumpur's airport,......

Dramatic videos show the moment Japan’s Mount Shindake erupted

Dramatic footage has emerged of Japan's Mount Shindake volcano erupting on the remote southern island......

Asia’s war on meth has failed; now it’s time to look at the alternatives

An unprecedented rise in methamphetamine trafficking is fuelling a new epidemic across Asia and Oceania,......

US charges 15 Chinese nationals over university entrance exam scam

U.S. Federal prosecutors have charged 15 Chinese nationals with fraud over a scheme where imposters......

Aung San Suu Kyi still silent on Rohingya as Nobel laureates speak out

A number of Nobel Peace Prize winners have called for an end to the persecution......

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China destroys more than 660 tons of smuggled ivory

By Fri, May 29, 2015 5:12PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have destroyed 662 tons of ivory that was seized after being smuggled in the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade....

India heatwave death toll tops 1,800 as officials warn of more to come

By Fri, May 29, 2015 4:19PM UTC

India’s heatwave death toll has risen to at least 1,826 as meteorological officials warned it would continue for at least two more days....

200,000 shark fins bound for Asia seized at Ecuadorean port

By Fri, May 29, 2015 12:17PM UTC

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5 million....

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....

Asia’s war on meth has failed; now it’s time to look at the alternatives

By Fri, May 29, 2015 3:36PM UTC View Comments

An unprecedented rise in methamphetamine trafficking is fuelling a new epidemic across Asia and Oceania, warns a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), published Tuesday....

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‘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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