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Myanmar Withdraws From West, Turns Back to China

WASHINGTON — Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the U.S. helped it transition from five decades of...

Malaysian Students Rally to Demand PM Najib’s Arrest

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian student activists have rallied to demand the arrest of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has been implicated in a U.S. government probe into a massive fraud in a Malaysian investment fund.

1 Dead, 4 Injured in Suicide Bombing in Jakarta

JAKARTA — Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers.

19 Die as Torrential Rains Ravage Java, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Java, killing at least 19 villagers.

The Nation Forces Veteran Journalist Pravit to Quit

(Prachatai English)

Migrant Women Call for Improved Sexual Health Rights

(Chiang Mai City News)

Pope Meeting Suu Kyi on Myanmar Refugee Crisis Amid Outcry

YANGON — Pope Francis begins his first full day in Myanmar traveling to the country's capital Tuesday to meet with the civilian leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after hosting the military general in charge of the crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.

Teaching is a Dangerous Profession in Thailand’s Deep South

(Chiang Rai Times)

Indonesia Footie Follows China in Big-Name Recruitment

China may have the most star-studded league in Asia but Indonesia is another sleeping giant that is starting to import some internationally famous players in a bid to raise standards at home and profile overseas.

Witnesses Recount N. Korean Leader’s Brother’s Last Moments

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — Witnesses recounted the last moments of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader as the trial began Monday in Malaysia of two women accused of assassinating him by smearing an exotic poison on his face.

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