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Australia News

Australia to bring home bodies of 25 who died in Vietnam War

By Mon, May 25, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will bring home the remains of up to 25 Australian soldiers killed about 50 years ago during the Vietnam War....

Burma News

Burma president signs off on controversial population law

By Sun, May 24, 2015

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma's president has signed off on a controversial law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart. Critics warn it could be used to...

Cambodia News

Rohingya crisis highlights ASEAN’s unwillingness to tackle thorny issues

By Thu, May 21, 2015

The tragic plight of the Rohingya migrants adrift off the coasts of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesian has brought ASEAN’s shortcomings and its unwillingness to tackle difficult issues firmly...

China News

Rest home fire in central China kills 38

By Tue, May 26, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media is reporting that a rest home fire in central China has killed 38 people and injured six....

Hong Kong News

Hong Kong model’s naked bungee jump causes a stir in Thailand

By Mon, May 18, 2015

Authorities in Thailand’s northern ‘city of culture’ Chiang Mai were incensed last week after it emerged that a model from Hong Kong performed a naked bungie jump - and promptly...

India News

One month on: Nepal still isn’t getting the help it needs

By Tue, May 26, 2015

Hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital Kathmandu Monday night to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions....

Indonesia News

Indonesian police kill 2 suspected terrorists in shootout

By Mon, May 25, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have killed two suspects and arrested seven others in raids on a jihadist organization with possible links to the Islamic State group....

Japan News

Strong quake rattles Tokyo; no tsunami threat

By Mon, May 25, 2015

A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency....

Malaysia News

Malaysia finds 139 graves of suspected Rohingya trafficking victims

By Mon, May 25, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian home minister says police have discovered mass graves of suspected trafficking victims near the country's border with Thailand....

Pakistan News

Son of Pakistan’s president escapes bomb attack killing 3

By Mon, May 25, 2015

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say the son of Pakistan's president has escaped a roadside bomb attack unharmed after the blast killed three people and wounded 15....

Philippines News

Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

By Mon, May 25, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says the country's aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, defying China's challenges to...

Singapore News

A lèse majesté law for Singapore’s king, long live Lee Kuan Yew!

By Tue, May 26, 2015

Singapore isn’t a monarchy, but if the ruling party has its way, it may soon become one. And the king will be none other than the late Lee Kuan Yew....

South Korea News

Women’s walk across Koreas’ DMZ denied; they cross on bus

By Sun, May 24, 2015

DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates have been denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North...

Taiwan News

China-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties

By Sun, May 24, 2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negotiators from Taiwan and China have met for talks on a range of issues in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties...

Thailand News

A lèse majesté law for Singapore’s king, long live Lee Kuan Yew!

By Tue, May 26, 2015

Singapore isn’t a monarchy, but if the ruling party has its way, it may soon become one. And the king will be none other than the late Lee Kuan Yew....

Vietnam News

Australia to bring home bodies of 25 who died in Vietnam War

By Mon, May 25, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will bring home the remains of up to 25 Australian soldiers killed about 50 years ago during the Vietnam War....

Other Countries News

One month on: Nepal still isn’t getting the help it needs

By Tue, May 26, 2015

Hundreds of people held a candlelight vigil in Nepal's capital Kathmandu Monday night to mark one month since the earthquake that killed thousands of people and affected millions....