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2nd Arrest in Death of N Korean Leader’s Brother

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia police chief Khalid Abu Bakar has told the national Bernama news agency that a second woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong Un's half brother, Kim Jong Nam. He said police will issue a statement soon with details.

Memorial 75 Years After Singapore Fell to Japanese Troops

SINGAPORE — It was 75 years ago that Singapore, the island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula that had been key strategic outpost...

Cambodia Acknowledges Arrest of Briton Wanted for Pattaya Murder

PHNOM PENH — A British man suspected of involvement in the gangland-style slaying of another Briton in the Thai resort town of Pattaya has...

Image of Turkish Assassin Wins World Press Photo Award (Photos)

AMSTERDAM — As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures.

Sam Rainsy Resigns from Cambodian Opposition Party

PHNOM PENH — Sam Rainsy, the head of Cambodia's opposition party, announced his resignation from the group Saturday after the country's long-serving prime minister announced plans for a law that could lead to the party's dissolution.

Malaysia Seizes Pig-Hair Brushes After Muslims Complain

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian authorities have seized thousands of paint brushes suspected of containing pig bristles after consumers in this Muslim-majority nation demanded a crackdown, officials said Wednesday.

Citing ‘One-China’ Policy, Hun Sen Bans Taiwan, Tibet Flags

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia's prime minister says raising Taiwan's flag is banned because Cambodia follows the "One China" policy promoted by Beijing.

Cambodia Charges Japanese Man in Sex Trafficking Case

PHNOM PENH — A Japanese man and two Cambodians were charged Tuesday with allegedly tricking Cambodian women into working in the sex trade in Japan.

Cambodia Accuses Japanese Expat of Luring Women Into Flesh Trade

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian police have arrested a Japanese man and two Cambodians suspected of tricking Cambodian women into working in the sex trade in Japan.

Vietnam Allows Betting on International Soccer Competitions

HANOI — Vietnamese gamblers will soon be allowed to place bets on international soccer competitions under a pilot project.

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