Thai junta forces cancellation of HRW event in Bangkok

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 2:23PM UTC

Thai authorities have forced a human rights group to cancel the launch of its report on the Vietnamese government’s persecution of an ethnic minority.

Flash floods kill 7, leave 4 missing in northern Vietnam

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 1:11PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A disaster official says flash floods triggered by a tropical storm have killed seven people and left four others missing in a northern Vietnamese province.

China’s 40-year-old meat was smuggled in through India, HK and Vietnam

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 12:42PM UTC

Chinese authorities have cracked down on 14 meat smuggling gangs, unveiling a horrific cargo of rotting meat, some of it more than 40 years old.

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015 6:40PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Asian Development Bank says climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty.

Vietnam says 8 Indonesians confess to hijacking Malaysian oil tanker

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015 12:39PM UTC

A Vietnamese official says eight Indonesians apprehended last week have confessed to hijacking a Malaysian oil tanker.