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Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after declaring outbreak

Sep 20, 2019

Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after declaring the country's first outbreak in nearly two decades and announced plans for a massive immunization program

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

Sep 9, 2019

The arrest of a Catholic priest has deeply shaken the Philippine village where he lived and revealed how allegations of sex crimes by priests are still ignored in one of the world's most Catholic countries

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

Sep 2, 2019

A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States launched its first joint naval exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Malaysia: Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return

Jul 30, 2019

Malaysia's foreign ministry says Myanmar's government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so hundreds of thousands who fled a brutal military crackdown can return safely

Indonesia's Widodo tells AP he'll push economy, labor reform

Jul 26, 2019

Indonesia's president is vowing to push sweeping economic reforms, saying he will not have political constraints in his final term in office

Indonesia leader meets defeated rival after divisive poll

Jul 13, 2019

Indonesia's president and his defeated election rival met for the first time since the divisive April poll, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy

Ex-Filipino diplomat who sued Xi barred entry to Hong Kong

Jun 21, 2019

A former Philippine foreign secretary who accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court says he was barred from entering Hong Kong and held at the airport for hours

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Jun 11, 2019

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution, but over the past decade and a half has repurposed its militia into a force that's often first to help in times of disaster

Challenge to Indonesia vote makes big claims, weak on proof

May 29, 2019

The court challenge to Indonesia's presidential election from the losing candidate claims the police, intelligence agency and other state institutions were biased in favor of the incumbent, but its evidence for fraud is mainly printouts of news articles

Health

Philippines confirms 2nd polio case after...

Sep 20, 2019

Philippine health officials have confirmed a second case of polio in a 5-year-old child a day after...

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval...

Sep 2, 2019

A senior U.S. naval officer has underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific...

Worsening air pollution reducing lifespans in...

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers say Indonesia's air quality has deteriorated from among the cleanest in the world to...

Philippines says 136 people have died in measles...

Feb 18, 2019

The Philippine health secretary says 136 people, mostly children, have died of measles and 8,400...

Bangkok flies drones as PM warns of costs in...

Feb 1, 2019

Drones are spraying water to try to reduce air pollution around Bangkok while the governor invited...

Bangkok schools closed over air pollution concerns

Jan 30, 2019

More than 400 schools in Thailand's capital, Bangkok, have been shut due to increasing concern over...

Religion

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country

Sep 13, 2019

US priest who gave out gifts in Philippines accused of abuse

The arrest of a Catholic priest has deeply shaken the Philippine village where he lived and revealed how allegations of sex crimes by priests are still ignored in one of the world's most Catholic...

Sep 9, 2019

Malaysia: Myanmar must be accountable for Rohingya to return

Malaysia's foreign ministry says Myanmar's government must pursue justice for alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Rohingya minority so hundreds of thousands who fled a brutal military...

Jul 30, 2019

Indonesia's Widodo tells AP he'll push economy, labor reform

Indonesia's president is vowing to push sweeping economic reforms, saying he will not have political constraints in his final term in office

Jul 26, 2019

Indonesia leader meets defeated rival after divisive poll

Indonesia's president and his defeated election rival met for the first time since the divisive April poll, signaling a calming of political tensions in the world's third-largest democracy

Jul 13, 2019

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is known for vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution, but over the past decade and a half has repurposed its militia into a force...

Jun 11, 2019