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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.

US, Thailand begin search flights for stranded Rohingya migrants

By Wed, May 27, 2015 1:57PM UTC

Thailand and the United States have begun military surveillance flights in a race against time to locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sean and the Bay of Bengal.

Johnny Depp could face 10 years in jail for bringing dogs into Australia

By Wed, May 27, 2015 12:25PM UTC

Australian officials say Johnny Depp could face 10 years behind bars or a AUS$340,000 (US$264,000) fine for smuggling his dogs into the country.

Roads melt in India as heatwave death toll tops 1,000

By Wed, May 27, 2015 11:42AM UTC

More than 1,000 people have died in India in recent weeks that has seen temperatures approach 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).

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.