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Australia News

Indonesia: Mount Raung eruptions ground Bali flights again

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Volcanic ash from eruptions at Indonesia’s Mount Ruang volcano have grounded flights between the resort island of Bali and Australia for the second time this month....

Burma News

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi to contest November election

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015

THANLYIN, Burma (AP) — Burma's democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections....

Cambodia News

The Sok Bun assault and violence against women in Cambodia

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015

It took one real estate tycoon and a TV celebrity to bring the daily reality for many women in Cambodia under an unprecedented spotlight. Violence on women is widespread, but...

China News

Hong Kong University council member’s ‘dive’ triggers online ridicule

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015

It looks like Hong Kong has a new meme after a Hong Kong University took a questionable ‘dive’ after about 100 protesting students stormed a council meeting at the university...

Hong Kong News

Hong Kong University council member’s ‘dive’ triggers online ridicule

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015

It looks like Hong Kong has a new meme after a Hong Kong University took a questionable ‘dive’ after about 100 protesting students stormed a council meeting at the university...

India News

Suspected rebels attack bus, police station in India

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015

New Delhi (AP) — Indian police say suspected militants have fired at a bus station and entered police barracks on the outskirts of a northern town bordering Pakistan, wounding at...

Indonesia News

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua province

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the...

Japan News

Fukushima or fluke: What do we know about Japan’s mutant daisies?

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015

It’s been nearly four and a half years since an earthquake and resulting tsunami damaged Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, causing what is considered the most severe nuclear disaster since Chernobyl...

Malaysia News

Malaysian PM axes deputy, attorney general in fund scandal purge

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has axed his deputy in a Cabinet reshuffle and sacked the attorney general, who heads a task force investigating allegations that Najib received some $700...

Pakistan News

Carter: US airstrike kills senior Al-Qaida commander

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a U.S. airstrike has killed a senior Al-Qaida operational commander in eastern Afghanistan....

Philippines News

Philippines business groups welcome new shipping law

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015

Mindanao businessmen today lauded the signing of the Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act, which will reduce logistics costs for producers and create a more efficient import and export system....

Singapore News

US blacklists Singapore shipping company over NKorea links

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments....

South Korea News

South Korean PM says MERS threat over; no new cases in 3 weeks

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015

South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn says the country is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was...

Taiwan News

Taiwan, Thailand join deal to end tariffs on tech products

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — The World Trade Organization says Taiwan and Thailand have joined an agreement reached last week to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products....

Thailand News

Chiang Mai conference highlights ‘academic activism’ in Burma

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Academics, students and activists from Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and around the world were among those who attended the first Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies at Chiang Mai University from 24 to...

Vietnam News

US Pacific Fleet chief joins surveillance of South China Sea

By Mon, Jul 20, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The new U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet has joined a seven-hour surveillance flight over the South China Sea on board one of America's newest spy...

Other Countries News

Intel chief: US decided not to retaliate for Sony hack

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — The Director of National Intelligence says the Obama administration made a conscious decision not to use technology to retaliate against North Korea in response to last...