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Vietnam gives life term to oil exec after alleged abduction

Feb 5, 2018

A court in Hanoi has handed a life prison term to a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year

Philippines: 3 deaths may be linked to dengue vaccinations

Feb 2, 2018

Philippine health officials say the deaths of three children inoculated with a Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine may have "causal association" to the inoculation and two of the children may have died because the vaccine failed

AirAsia to crew Aceh flights with men only after hijab rule

Feb 2, 2018

Budget airline AirAsia says its flights to Indonesia's conservative Aceh province will be operated by male cabin crew after Acehnese authorities insisted all female flight attendants wear head coverings

Faulty Takata air bag kills 6th person in Malaysia

Jan 30, 2018

Japanese carmaker Honda says another person has died in Malaysia after a flawed Takata air bag inflator exploded

Grim reminders of a war in Vietnam, a generation later

Jan 26, 2018

The war - the one Americans simply call Vietnam and the Vietnamese refer to as their Resistance War Against America - has been over for 40-plus years, yet it lingers in so many ways

Vietnam arrests former executive in widened graft crackdown

Jan 26, 2018

Police in Vietnam have arrested the former chairman of a scandal-hit major state-owned conglomerate for alleged abuse of power as communist authorities step up their crackdown on graft.

Malaysia raises interest rate for first time in 4 years

Jan 25, 2018

Malaysia's central bank has raised its key interest rate for the first time in four years ahead of general elections due by August

Court in Vietnam starts 2nd embezzlement trial of executive

Jan 24, 2018

A court in Vietnam has started the trial of a former executive accused of embezzling from the state oil giant and who Germany says was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year

Vietnam jails former oil execs in high-profile graft case

Jan 22, 2018

A former oil executive has been sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official has received a lengthy prison term in a major corruption case

Philippine online news site critical of Duterte ordered shut

Jan 15, 2018

The Philippine securities commission has revoked the registration of an online news outfit known for its critical reportage on President Rodrigo Duterte in a move a media watchdog says is an act to muzzle free press