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Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrants

Dec 13, 2018

Teenage Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country's impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara

Myanmar rally urges release of 'Person of Year' journalists

Dec 12, 2018

Several dozen journalists and activists have held a rally in Myanmar to mark the anniversary of the arrest of two reporters for the Reuters news agency who are among a group of journalists being honored by Time magazine as its "Person of the Year"

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

Dec 12, 2018

The Philippine Congress has approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State group-linked militants and communist insurgents

Myanmar by-elections a test for Suu Kyi's ruling party

Nov 3, 2018

Voters in several parts of Myanmar are choosing their representatives in 13 by-elections in a test of support for leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party

Aussie nun who angered Duterte forced to leave Philippines

Nov 3, 2018

An Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests has called on Filipinos to unite and fight human rights abuses ahead of her forced departure from the country

UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

Nov 2, 2018

A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

Oct 29, 2018

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low cost high flyer

Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis

Oct 25, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki says she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the U.S. Open

Brit, Canadian face 10 years in jail for spraying Thai wall

Oct 19, 2018

Police say a Briton and Canadian face up to 10 years in prison on charges of spraying paint on an ancient wall in northern Thailand

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War

Health

UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry,...

Nov 2, 2018

A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and...

Former No. 1 Wozniacki has rheumatoid arthritis

Oct 25, 2018

Caroline Wozniacki says she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis before the U.S. Open

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of...

Oct 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War

Philippine president: Tests showed 'I'm not yet...

Oct 9, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says medical tests show he doesn't have cancer, but adds that...

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian...

Oct 5, 2018

As the sun slipped behind the mountains and a gentle breeze blew onshore, hundreds of Muslims...

Philippine's Duterte says he may have cancer,...

Oct 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he might have cancer and is awaiting the results of...

Religion

Lost girls of Indonesia among 61k dead and missing migrants

Teenage Indonesian girls are disappearing into a trafficking network that has descended upon the country's impoverished province of East Nusa Tenggara

Dec 13, 2018

Myanmar rally urges release of 'Person of Year' journalists

Several dozen journalists and activists have held a rally in Myanmar to mark the anniversary of the arrest of two reporters for the Reuters news agency who are among a group of journalists being...

Dec 12, 2018

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

The Philippine Congress has approved a request by the president to extend martial law in the country's volatile south by a year due to continuing threats by Islamic State group-linked militants and...

Dec 12, 2018

Myanmar by-elections a test for Suu Kyi's ruling party

Voters in several parts of Myanmar are choosing their representatives in 13 by-elections in a test of support for leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party

Nov 3, 2018

Indonesian officials fear 5,000 missing as Christians pray

Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes have flocked to sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, seeking answers as the death toll breached 1,700 and officials...

Oct 7, 2018

The Latest: Volunteers bury more bodies from Indonesia quake

Volunteers are burying more victims in a mass grave a week after a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian city of Palu

Oct 5, 2018