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Monday, February 18, 2019

Indonesian Executioner for IS Killed in Syria

JAKARTA — An Indonesian militant shown killing a foreigner in a 2016 Islamic State group video was killed last month in a battle with...

Indonesia Police Admit Using Snake to Terrorize Papuan Man (Video)

JAKARTA — Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorized a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing...
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taxis in 2011 in Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy. Photo: Alan Wilson / Wikimedia Commons

Dutch, Russia in Talks About Responsibility in MH17 Downing

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands is in diplomatic discussions with Russia about the European country's assertion that Moscow bears legal responsibility for its...

Romanians, Nigerians Arrested in Cambodian Drug Bust

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian police say they have arrested two Romanians and three Nigerians after seizing nearly 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine from...
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie addresses a press conference Tuesday at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Associated Press

Jolie Urges Myanmar to End Violence Against Rohingya Muslims

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged Myanmar to show a genuine commitment to ending violence and displacement in its Rakhine state, where hundreds...

Asia Greets Year of the Pig, Farewells the Dog (Photos)

The Lunar New Year is being celebrated around Asia with lanterns, performances, decorations and food. People are bidding farewell to the year of the dog in the 12-year Chinese astrological cycle and welcoming the year of the pig with hopes of happiness and fortune.

Philippine Troops Battle Muslim Militants After Church Blast

MANILA — Philippine troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in fierce jungle fighting that left five soldiers and three militants dead, as the military...
Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as it erupts as seen Tuesday from Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Slamet Riyadi / Associated Press

Indonesia’s Merapi Volcano Unleashes River of Lava (Video)

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi volcano has unleashed a river of lava that flowed 1,400 meters (4,590 feet) down its slopes. Merapi, on...

Duterte to Visit Site of Bombings That Killed at Least 20

JOLO, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials are scheduled to visit the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants bombed...
Madison de Rozario, left, races at the 2012 paralympic in London, England.

Malaysia Stripped of Paralympic Event Over Ban on Israelis

LONDON — Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the...





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