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Duterte Wraps Up Southeast Asia Tour in Thailand

BANGKOK — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in Thailand for a two-day visit rounding out his nine-country tour of southeast Asia.

Duterte Says He’s Not Intimidated by Impeachment Attempt

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that he would not be intimidated by an impeachment complaint and threats of an international lawsuit for his anti-drug crackdown and added that he'd rather have criminals dead even in the "thousands or billions" if they threaten law enforcers than see his men killed.

Women to Talk Law and Injustice in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK — Hear from women law professionals with experience combating gender injustices such as human trafficking and exploitation later this month in Bangkok.

Rescued Orangutans Airlifted to Freedom in Borneo

JAKARTA — Conservation groups in Indonesia have returned 17 critically endangered orangutans to their natural forest habitat in the past month, airlifting some by helicopter to a remote area of Borneo where they hope the rehabilitated great apes will be safe from human encroachment.

Ex-Chelsea Star Essien Moves to Indonesian Club

JAKARTA — Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien has joined Indonesia's Persib Bandung.
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Beauty and the Beast Shelved in Malaysia Over ‘Gay’ Scene (Video)

KUALA LUMPUR — Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie "Beauty and the Beast" in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said Tuesday it had been approved with a minor cut involving a "gay moment.

BBC Shortwave Towers Shut Down in Thailand

BANGKOK — Britain's BBC announced Wednesday it is ending its shortwave transmissions from Thailand after 20 years of operation because it failed to reach...

Australian Service Marks Third Anniversary of MH370 Tragedy

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government minister in charge of the suspended seabed search for the Malaysia Airlines jet told victims' families and friends at an anniversary church service on Wednesday that he remained hopeful that Flight 370 would be found.

Malaysia Bans N. Korean Embassy Staff From Leaving Country

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia is now banning North Korean Embassy staff and officials from leaving Malaysia amid growing fallout over the death of Kim Jong Nam.

N. Korea Bans Malaysian Residents From Leaving Country, Expels Ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR — Pyongyang says it will ban Malaysians from leaving North Korea amid diplomatic disputes over the death of leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother.

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