UN warns banana fungus spreading from SE Asia

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:34AM UTC Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture organization is warning banana growers that a fungal disease is spreading through crops from Asia to Africa and the Middle East.

9 Cambodians killed in Thai road accident

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 4:04PM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say nine Cambodians on their way home for a holiday break were killed when their van crashed into a tree and burst into flames in eastern Thailand. Police Col. Somchai Treesukhon said Friday the van took a sharp turn, veered off the road and smashed into a tree in Thamai district in Chanthaburi province.

Rainsy: Cambodian parties close to breaking political deadlock

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 12:17PM UTC Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy at Thursday's press conference. Pic: Daniel Quinlan.

PHNOM PENH- Cambodia’s political deadlock is close to resolution according to opposition leader Sam Rainsy. Addressing the press at the CNRP party headquarters on Thursday he said while there was not yet a comprehensive agreement the two sides had moved forward on “several important points”.

Cambodia PM: Agreement with opposition may be near

By Mon, Apr 07, 2014 6:50PM UTC Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says secret talks with the country’s political opposition have resolved most of their differences, and the two sides may soon reach an agreement for opposition parties to take up their seats in parliament.

Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

By Fri, Apr 04, 2014 12:02PM UTC

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say Southeast Asian defense leaders are pointing to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes. The officials said the defense ministers in private meetings Thursday talked about the

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