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Australia News

‘Nope, nope, nope': Abbot says Australia won’t take Rohingya migrants

By Thu, May 21, 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out Australia resettling any Rohingya refugees, warning that asylum seekers who take to boats must not be rewarded with a new life in...

Burma News

US, Thailand begin search flights for stranded Rohingya migrants

By Wed, May 27, 2015

Thailand and the United States have begun military surveillance flights in a race against time to locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sean...

Cambodia News

18 garment workers killed in Cambodia road crash

By Tue, May 19, 2015

More than 20 Cambodian garment workers died and more were seriously injured when their van was involved in a crash with a tourist bus in Svay Rieng province Tuesday morning....

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

Swedish city transit boss nabbed for shoplifting in Hong Kong

By Wed, May 13, 2015

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The chief executive of Stockholm's public transit company has been caught shoplifting at Hong Kong's international airport....

India News

Massive heatwave kills more than 700 in India

By Tue, May 26, 2015

More than 700 people are reported to have died in a heatwave that has swept across India in the past week. ...

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

US envoy on NKorea heads for talks in Seoul, Beijing

By Sat, May 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China....

Malaysia News

Malaysia denies entry to Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong

By Tue, May 26, 2015

Malaysian immigration officials detained Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong shortly after his arrival at Penang Airport, Tuesday, and were due to deport him on the next available flight....

Pakistan News

Body of Filipino envoy killed in Pakistan helicopter crash arrives home

By Wed, May 13, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The body of the Philippine ambassador killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan last week has arrived in his home country, with honor guards and his...

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

No professor, the Rohingya really are homeless and stateless

By Sun, May 24, 2015

The sophistry of politicians in the face of the Rohingya crisis is astounding. It mainly consists of reality-denial, blame-shifting and creative word play. Now, one Singapore academic has joined in...

South Korea News

South Korean court suspends ‘nut rage’ exec’s prison term

By Fri, May 22, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court has suspended the prison term for the Korean Air chairman's daughter whose onboard "nut rage" delayed a flight last year....

Taiwan News

Taiwan ruling party leader meets Chinese president

By Mon, May 04, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan's ruling party has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of the continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies....

Thailand News

US, Thailand begin search flights for stranded Rohingya migrants

By Wed, May 27, 2015

Thailand and the United States have begun military surveillance flights in a race against time to locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded on rickety boats in the Andaman Sean...

Vietnam News

Pressure mounts on ASEAN nations to deal with Rohingya migrant crisis

By Mon, May 18, 2015

Southeast Asian nations faced increasing pressure to deal with the growing migrant crisis Monday, as the countries involved continued to blame their neighbors for the issue....

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....