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Myanmar parliament approves $15M for Rakhine border fence

Feb 24, 2018

Myanmar's parliament has approved a budget of about $15 million for a fence and related projects along the same stretch of border Rohingya Muslims have crossed while fleeing a military crackdown

Rain hampers search for Indonesian landslide victims, 7 dead

Feb 23, 2018

Heavy rains are hampering the search for victims of a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java as authorities raise the death toll to seven

Hillside crashes onto Indonesian farmers; 5 dead, 18 missing

Feb 23, 2018

Farmers were working in their rice paddies on the Indonesian island of Java, when the soggy hillside above them collapsed under the weight of torrential rains, killing five people and leaving 18 missing

Duterte: Labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expanded

Feb 22, 2018

The Philippine president says a ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, where a Filipina was found dead in a freezer, will continue and could be expanded to other countries where Filipino workers "suffer brutal treatment and human degradation"

Police: No video showing Indonesian attacking Kim Jong Nam

Feb 22, 2018

A police witness has told a Malaysian court that there is no video evidence that shows an Indonesian woman smearing a nerve agent on the face of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader as part of an airport attack that killed him

Thai protesters win agreement for new reviews of coal plants

Feb 20, 2018

Thailand's energy minister has told protesters that the health and environmental impacts of two planned coal-fired power plants in the south will be reassessed impartially, an announcement the group termed a victory

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

Feb 19, 2018

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents

Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

Feb 19, 2018

Police say they have arrested four Indonesian men and a boy who killed a critically endangered orangutan by shooting it at least 130 times with an air gun

US Navy says China's military buildup won't stop patrols

Feb 18, 2018

U.S. forces are undeterred by China's military presence on newly built islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters

Thai junta charges 50 anti-government activists

Feb 16, 2018

Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and restore civilian rule through elections