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Facebook faces Indonesia investigation over privacy breach

Apr 6, 2018

Indonesia says Facebook is being investigated over the privacy breach of its Indonesian users.

Philippines to shut polluted isle Duterte called a cesspool

Apr 5, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the temporary closure of Boracay island resort after saying the waters off its famed white-sand beaches had become a "cesspool" due to overcrowding and development

Oil spill that caused Indonesia fire was due to broken pipe

Apr 5, 2018

Police say an oil spill that sickened hundreds in an Indonesian port city was due to a broken pipe that the state-owned energy company was using to transfer crude oil

Oil spill fire chokes Indonesian port city; 4 dead

Apr 4, 2018

An official says waters off an Indonesian port city reek like a gas station after an oil spill and fire that killed four people

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

Villagers flee with Papua rebels after Indonesia attack

Apr 3, 2018

A commander of rebels in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region says as many as 100 villagers have taken shelter with them in a mountainous jungle following an Indonesian military attack

Malaysia approves law banning fake news ahead of elections

Apr 3, 2018

Malaysia's parliament has passed a ban on fake news that critics fear will be abused to silence dissent before a general election expected to be called within days

Indonesia says 1 soldier killed in Papua clash

Apr 2, 2018

Indonesia says one solider has been killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and Papuan independence fighters near the U.S.-owned Grasberg copper mine in the country's east

Mekong countries' leaders call for $66 billion investment

Mar 31, 2018

The leaders of six countries along the Mekong River have adopted an ambitious investment plan worth $66 billion over the next five years.

Fire on bus in Thailand kills 20 migrant factory workers

Mar 30, 2018

Police say a fire on a bus carrying migrant workers to Thai factories has killed 20 people