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Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Aug 17, 2018

A plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides

Forests group halts plan to endorse Indonesian paper giant

Aug 16, 2018

Forests group halts plan to restore endorsement for Indonesian paper giant

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

Aug 16, 2018

Malaysia's new government has repealed a widely criticized law prohibiting "fake news," in a move hailed as a landmark moment for human rights by a group of Southeast Asian lawmakers

Global markets sink on growth concerns, Turkey jitters

Aug 15, 2018

Stock markets are down amid a drop in commodity prices that suggests concern about economic growth.

Malaysia PM on China, Rohingya, Singapore, graft and sea row

Aug 14, 2018

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad commented on lopsided China-backed projects, treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, the South China Sea furor and the country's financial mess in an interview with The Associated Press

Malaysia eyes more than 10-fold hike in Singapore water deal

Aug 14, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister seeking to hike the price of water sold to the neighboring country of Singapore by more than 10 times as his country searches for ways to pay off massive debts

Philippine president to visit Israel, meet Netanyahu

Aug 13, 2018

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte has accepted an invitation to visit Israel next month in a sign of improving ties, which hit a sore spot early in his presidency when he compared his bloody anti-drug crackdown to Hitler and the Holocaust

AP Interview: Malaysia's Mahathir aims to scrap China deals

Aug 13, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister says he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

Aug 13, 2018

The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars

Malaysia's prime minister tells AP he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by predecessor

Aug 13, 2018

Malaysia's prime minister tells AP he will seek to cancel Chinese-backed infrastructure projects signed by predecessor