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Thai court jails 15 ‘red shirts’ over 2009 rioting

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 10:25AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai news reports say 15 members of the “Red Shirt” political movement have been sentenced to four years in prison for rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009.

Burma’s student protesters consider a change of strategy

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 10:14AM UTC

As the tense standoff between Burmese student protestors and riot police continues to go unresolved at a Buddhist monastery in the town of Letpadan, students are considering a change of strategy for their cross-country march that calls for education reform.

Burma cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 9:55AM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Police have cracked down on students and other activists opposing Burma’s new education law, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a landmark pagoda in the heart of the old capital, Yangon.

Nepal airport’s blocked runway strands thousands of people

By Fri, Mar 06, 2015 9:45AM UTC

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s only international airport remains closed for a second day, cancelling all flights to foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers.

Instant noodle creator Momofuku Ando honored with Google Doodle

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 8:48PM UTC

They may not be the healthiest of foods, or the tastiest, but instant noodles are a true worldwide phenomenon and one of Asia’s most iconic and lasting exports. It was fitting, then, that Google honored their inventor Momofuko Ando with his own Google Doodle Thursday.