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Buddhists in Burma deny boat people are Rohingya Muslims

By Wed, May 27, 2015 7:39PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Several hundred protesters in Burma’s main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.

Singapore: Reform training sought for rogue teen Amos Yee over blog, video

By Wed, May 27, 2015 7:26PM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — Prosecutors say they are seeking reform training for a Singapore teenager who is refusing probation and who made public again the video and blog posts a court deemed offensive earlier this month.

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.

Pakistan detains owner of alleged ‘fake degree’ mill

By Wed, May 27, 2015 5:06PM UTC

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A senior Pakistani security official says investigators have detained the owner of a software company accused of running a global network in selling fake degrees.

UN official: Nepal quake victims need shelter before rains

By Wed, May 27, 2015 11:17AM UTC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.N. official who just returned from Nepal says the top priority now is finding temporary housing for hundreds of thousands of people before monsoon rains begin.