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Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

Jun 20, 2018

Indonesian officials say more than 190 people are missing from a ferry sinking early this week at a popular lake on Sumatra, many more than previously believed

Global stocks rise, unfazed by US-China tensions

Jun 20, 2018

Stock markets are brushing off US-China trade tensions as investors focus on underlying strength of global economy

Asian stocks take breather from trade tension; markets mixed

Jun 20, 2018

Asian markets mixed as traders sideline trade tensions for encouraging housing data

Dozens missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia's Lake Toba

Jun 19, 2018

Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month

World stocks slide over trade tensions, German politics

Jun 18, 2018

Global stocks are mostly lower on concerns over trade tensions as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's goods, and a row over migrants in Germany brewed.

Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

Jun 18, 2018

Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors

American detained in Vietnam after joining protests

Jun 14, 2018

An American citizen of Vietnamese descent has been detained in Vietnam after joining a protest over a controversial draft law on special economic zones that protesters fear would favor Chinese investors

Vietnam passes cybersecurity law despite privacy concerns

Jun 12, 2018

Vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression

US broadcaster loses Myanmar outlet over Rohingya name

Jun 12, 2018

A U.S. government-affiliated broadcaster Radio Free Asia is restricted is losing its partner in Myanmar after refusing to stop using the word "Rohingya" to describe the oppressed Muslim minority

Vietnam protesters clash with police over economic zones law

Jun 11, 2018

Vietnamese protesters have clashed with police over a proposed law on special economic zones they fear will be dominated by Chinese investors