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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

Anger mounts over jailing of 11 opposition activists in Cambodia

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Activists and opposition members have spoken out in anger after a court in Phnom Penh sentenced 11 members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to as much as...

China News

China mall blamed for horrific escalator death

By Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Chinese authorities have blamed a shopping mall and the manufacturer of one of its escalators for the horrific death of a woman at the weekend....

Hong Kong News

Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015

HONG KONG (AP) — The oldest giant panda ever in captivity has tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday....

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

‘I didn’t do nothing': Chris Brown posts video while trapped in Manila

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015

U.S. hip-hop star has posted a video on Instagram from what appears to be a Manila hotel room after he was prevented from leaving the Philippines Wednesday....

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

Debris found on Indian Ocean island could be from missing flight MH370

By Thu, Jul 30, 2015

A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique...

Pakistan News

Pakistan military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military and authorities have deployed helicopters and boats to evacuate residents from the worst-hit areas in the country's north, where monsoon rains and flash floods washed...

Philippines News

Philippines: Local politician rebuked over botched ‘rescue’ of displaced tribe

By Mon, Jul 27, 2015

When someone rages at you without even glancing at your face, you know there is not only anger and hatred.  There is the feeling of being betrayed. Once given a...

Singapore News

ADB: Climate change is making the poor poorer in Asia

By Wed, Jun 24, 2015

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...

South Korea News

S. Korea man arrested over alleged death threat on US envoy

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's police say they've arrested a 33-year-old jobless man for allegedly making an online threat to kill the U.S. ambassador in Seoul....

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

Malaysia taken off US human trafficking blacklist; no upgrade for Thailand

By Tue, Jul 28, 2015

The U.S. State Department has followed up on its controversial proposal to take Malaysia off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery, leaving it open to criticism that...

Vietnam News

Vietnam Communist Party chief to visit Obama at White House

By Tue, Jul 07, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of Vietnam's Communist Party is heading to the White House on Tuesday for meetings with President Barack Obama and other top officials....

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....