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Church Says Papua Riot Sparked by Military Burning Bibles

JAKARTA — A major church in Indonesia's predominantly Christian Papua province says a riot in the provincial capital last month was sparked by the military burning Bibles, contradicting the police account of events.

Bodies Found in Search for Missing Myanmar Plane With 120 Aboard

YANGON — A navy ship found bodies and aircraft parts in the seas off Myanmar while searching Thursday morning for a military transport plane carrying 120 people, a spokesman said.

Emoji Advisor to Bali Murder Gets 9 Years Sentence

CHICAGO — An Illinois man who typed out emoji and other text messages to advise his cousin thousands of miles away on how to kill a wealthy Chicago woman vacationing in Indonesia was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison.

Gunman Storms Manila Casino, Police Suspect Robbery

MANILA — A gunman stormed a mall-casino complex in the Philippines, torched gambling tables and stuffed a backpack with casino chips before fleeing but was found dead of an apparent suicide in an adjacent hotel early Friday, authorities said.

Malaysia Airlines Jet Diverted in Australia Over Bomb Scare

CANBERRA, Australia — A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to an Australian airport after a mentally-ill passenger threatened to detonate a bomb and attempted to enter the cockpit, police said on Thursday.

Machines Coming to Take Millions of Thai Jobs: Report

BANGKOK — Millions of Thais are at risk of losing their jobs in the coming years – and it’s not “illegal immigrants” or "outsourcing"...

Vietnam Condemns 6 to Death for Drug Offenses

HANOI — Courts in Vietnam have sentenced six men to death for drug-related offenses in two separate cases.

Myanmar Soldiers Accused in Deaths of Kachin Men

YANGON — Police in northern Myanmar said Tuesday that they are investigating the deaths of three ethnic Kachin men whose bodies were found in...

City Clash Fuels Fear of ISIS Foothold in Southern Philippines

MARAWI, Philippines — Militants who have laid siege to a southern Philippines city had been planning a spate of attacks during the holy month of Ramadan to earn recognition as a regional branch of the Islamic State group, the military said Tuesday.

Kim Jong Nam Murder Suspect Asks Her Parents to Pray for Her

KUALA LUMPUR — A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half brother has written to her parents from jail, asking them to pray for her but saying "don't think about me too much."

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