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Philippine Protesters cut President Rodrigo Duterte's "tongues" which allegedly represent his often derogatory statements towards women during a Valentine's Day rally, on Wednesday. Photo: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Duterte Authorizes Bounty Hunt for Rebels

MANILA — The Philippine president has offered a nearly USD$500 bounty for each communist rebel killed by government forces to save on anti-insurgency costs and says insurgents are easier to hit than birds because they have bigger heads.
Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni greets government officers Nov. 2, 2017, as he watches the boat races during a water festival in Phnom Penh. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Cambodian Lawmakers Approve Lese Majeste Law

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian lawmakers have unanimously approved changes to the criminal code and the constitution that can further limit free speech and political activities, already under stress from the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

US Criticizes Thailand for Deporting Cambodian Shoe Thrower

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is criticizing its ally Thailand for repatriating a Cambodian labor activist wanted for throwing a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo on Dec. 5, 2017. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Thailand Follows as Asian Markets Rise

BANGKOK — The Thai economy enjoyed a smooth day on the markets, despite a small hiccup during ...
A Russian Tu-95 bomber arrives on Biak Island in Indonesia in a photo released Tuesday. The visit by the bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons seems to underline Russia's resurgent military might and its desire to expand its foothold around the world. Photo: Russian Defense Ministry Press Service

Bombings and Crashes Among Russia’s Past Air Disasters

MOSCOW — A look at notable disasters that have befallen Russian airliners, either crashes or bombings:
Maldivian police officers on Feb. 2 detain an opposition protester demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives. Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan / Associated Press

India, China Vie for Influence as Crisis Unfolds in Maldives

NEW DELHI — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the ...

Cambodian Shoe-Thrower Arrested After Thailand Deports Her

PHNOM PENH — A woman who threw a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been arrested after she was repatriated from Thailand, where the U.N. refugee agency reportedly had formally recognized her as a refugee.

Study: Extremists Still Flourishing in Indonesia’s Prisons

JAKARTA — A new study has found Indonesia's overcrowded prisons are ill-equipped to deal with Islamic militant inmates, hampering efforts to prevent the spread of violent radicalism.

Cambodia Frees on Bail 7 Westerners Held for ‘Dirty Dancing’

PHNOM PENH — A court in Cambodia has allowed the release on bail of seven Westerners who were arrested last month for allegedly posting photos on social media of themselves engaged in sexually suggestive dancing, a court official said Thursday.

Hong Kong Court Denies UK Banker’s Double Murder Appeal

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court on Friday rejected a British banker's appeal of his conviction in the gruesome murders of two Indonesian women.

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