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Family grieves Philippine maid found dead in Kuwait freezer

Feb 16, 2018

Body of Filipino housemaid found stuffed in a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait is flown home to her grieving family, as attention focuses on the plight of millions of mostly poor Filipinos toiling abroad

Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Feb 16, 2018

Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively prosecuted dozens of journalists and worked in other ways to suppress and discredit the media

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

Feb 15, 2018

The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

Feb 14, 2018

A Philippine official says the government rejects Chinese names given to some undersea features in an offshore area that belongs to the Philippines, indicating a new tiff despite their mended ties

Indonesian woman dies in new maid abuse case in Malaysia

Feb 12, 2018

An Indonesian maid who allegedly suffered injuries on her body and was forced to sleep outside on a porch with a family's dog has died in Malaysia, prompting calls by activists and lawmakers for better laws to safeguard migrant workers

Duterte warns he'll order navy to fire if sea wealth taken

Feb 10, 2018

The Philippine president says he has no intention of going into war over territorial feuds but will order the navy to fire if other countries extract resources from waters within his country's exclusive economic zone

Duterte orders halt to purchases of Canada choppers, US arms

Feb 9, 2018

The Philippine president has ordered the cancellation of a deal to buy 16 helicopters from Canada and says purchases of U.S. arms should also be stopped because of too many imposed conditions

Thais arrest alleged Russian cybercrime market operator

Feb 9, 2018

Police in Thailand say they have arrested a Russian national accused by U.S. authorities of running an online cybercrime marketplace

Skulls in the mail: Indonesia foils artifact smuggling

Feb 9, 2018

Customs officials on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali say they've foiled an attempt to mail 24 elaborately decorated human skulls to the Netherlands

Thai activists who protested junta surrender to police

Feb 8, 2018

Thai democracy activists turn themselves in to police after being summoned in connection with a protest calling for the ruling military government to step down and relinquish power through elections