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Australia News

Russia’s UN draft on MH17 crash doesn’t call for tribunal

By Tue, Jul 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia has circulated a U.N. resolution demanding that those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year be brought to justice —...

Burma News

Burma ethnic peace talks recess without peace agreement

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — A three-day round of talks between the government and leaders of ethnic rebel groups has concluded without a sought-after ceasefire draft agreement to end decades of...

Cambodia News

Cambodian Senate OKs restrictions on non-government groups

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Senate has approved tight restrictions on non-governmental organizations, rejecting appeals from rights groups that say the law could be used for political repression....

China News

Chinese woman dies in horrific escalator accident, but saves son

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015

A Chinese woman has died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her 2-year-old son to safety....

Hong Kong News

Hong Kong raises Typhoon Linfa to T8, prepares for impact

By Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Hong Kong was battening down the hatches at rush hour Thursday as it braced for a direct hit from Typhoon Linfa, the first of three big typhoons swirling off the...

India News

Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violation

By Sun, Jul 19, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says it has lodged a protest with the Indian government over what it calls a series of "unprovoked ceasefire violations" in the disputed Himalayan...

Indonesia News

Indonesia, Britain to step up efforts to fight Islamic State

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Britain have agreed to step up joint efforts to fight their shared enemy, the Islamic State group....

Japan News

Small plane crashes in Tokyo residential area; 3 dead

By Sun, Jul 26, 2015

TOKYO (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, leaving three people dead, five injured and burning down nearby houses....

Malaysia News

Why Kuala Lumpur could be on its way to becoming the sex capital of Asia

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015

When people think of the sex industry, Thailand and the Philippines will most likely come up in the minds of many. However, one of the ironic things about Malaysia, with...

Pakistan News

Floods triggered by rains kill 12 more people in Pakistan

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities say flash floods, triggered by monsoon rains, have killed 12 more people across the country, bringing the overall death toll since early last week to...

Philippines News

Philippines: Protesters, police clash ahead of Aquino speech

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Left-wing protesters have clashed with riot policemen amid a downpour as they tried to breach a barricade of barbed wire and vehicles ahead of the Philippine president's final state of...

Singapore News

Southeast Asian nations to set up fund to help Rohingya migrants

By Thu, Jul 02, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian minister says Southeast Asian countries will establish a humanitarian fund to help boatloads of Rohingya Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrants who have recently landed...

South Korea News

IOC: Pyeongchang poised to move from planning to operations

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — IOC coordination commission leader Gunilla Lindberg says organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are well poised to move from planning to operational mode...

Taiwan News

The potentially disastrous environmental cost of the South China Sea dispute

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The centuries-old international dispute over islands in the South China Sea has taken on an environmental aspect, as biologists weigh in over activities including the building of artificial islands, land...

Thailand News

Thai Airways suspends unprofitable US flights, cuts 1,401 jobs

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Thailand's beleaguered national airline will suspend flights to the U.S. as part of efforts to end years of losses....

Vietnam News

The potentially disastrous environmental cost of the South China Sea dispute

By Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The centuries-old international dispute over islands in the South China Sea has taken on an environmental aspect, as biologists weigh in over activities including the building of artificial islands, land...

Other Countries News

Maldives prosecutor finds violations in ex-president’s case

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives government says the prosecutor general will appeal the former president's 13-year jail sentence after finding irregularities in the terrorism case against him....