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New Thai government may be unstable, short-lived

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia

Indonesian airline wants to cancel Boeing order after crash

Mar 23, 2019

Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after its passengers lost confidence with the model

Philippines seizes drugs in upscale area, arrests 4 Chinese

Mar 20, 2019

Methamphetamine hidden in tea wrappers and biscuit cans seized in Philippines' second-largest drug haul this year, a sign of how the problem has persisted despite crackdown and an indication of international trafficking ties

3 Philippine priests say they, Catholic bishops under threat

Mar 11, 2019

Three Philippine Catholic priests say they and some church leaders who are critical of the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs have received death threats

Mahathir meets Philippine Muslim rebel chief-turned-governor

Mar 8, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met a Filipino Muslim rebel leader who has become a regional governor under a Malaysian-brokered peace deal

Mahathir: China should define claims in South China Sea

Mar 7, 2019

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says China should define its "so-called ownership" in the disputed South China Sea so other claimant countries can start to gain benefits from the resource-rich waters

No flights or internet during Bali's sacred Day of Silence

Mar 6, 2019

Bali's airport will close for 24 hours, the internet will be turned off and streets emptied as the predominantly Hindu island in Indonesia marks its New Year with a day of silence

Before meeting Kim, Trump oversees big Vietnamese plane deal

Feb 27, 2019

Before meeting North Korea's Kim, Trump oversees big Vietnamese plane deal

Mirroring grandfather, Kim rides the rails to Trump summit

Feb 27, 2019

For his second summit with President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un opted to go retro _ riding the rails like his grandfather decades before

Ex-Muslim rebels now governing volatile Philippine region

Feb 27, 2019

Former Muslim guerrillas are now governing a poverty- and conflict-wracked Muslim autonomous region under a peace deal partly aimed at combating Islamic State group-aligned militants in the southern Philippines

Health

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...

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm...

Jan 14, 2019

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia

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

Religion

3 Philippine priests say they, Catholic bishops under threat

Three Philippine Catholic priests say they and some church leaders who are critical of the president's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs have received death threats

Mar 11, 2019

Mahathir meets Philippine Muslim rebel chief-turned-governor

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met a Filipino Muslim rebel leader who has become a regional governor under a Malaysian-brokered peace deal

Mar 8, 2019

Mahathir: China should define claims in South China Sea

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says China should define its "so-called ownership" in the disputed South China Sea so other claimant countries can start to gain benefits from the...

Mar 7, 2019

No flights or internet during Bali's sacred Day of Silence

Bali's airport will close for 24 hours, the internet will be turned off and streets emptied as the predominantly Hindu island in Indonesia marks its New Year with a day of silence

Mar 6, 2019

Ex-Muslim rebels now governing volatile Philippine region

Former Muslim guerrillas are now governing a poverty- and conflict-wracked Muslim autonomous region under a peace deal partly aimed at combating Islamic State group-aligned militants in the southern...

Feb 27, 2019

Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in as administrators of a new Muslim autonomy region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia's...

Feb 23, 2019