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ISIS’ Malay-Language Media Unlikely to Win Hearts, Minds in Deep South, Experts Say

BANGKOK — Even if it’s true the Islamic State is distributing newspapers in Thailand’s restive southern provinces, the group is unlikely to gain sway in the region, experts on the Deep South said Wednesday.

Rohingya Voices Silenced on Occasion of Suu Kyi Visit

BANGKOK — Facing persecution and worse at home in Myanmar where even their name has become anathema, members of the Rohingya diaspora in Thailand found themselves denied a voice today.

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...

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"...

Remnants of Ancient Underground City Discovered Beneath Angkor Wat

LONDON — An Australian archaeologist says he and colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat.

In Western Myanmar, a Town Ravaged by the Drugs Trade

KALAY, Sagaing Region — On a cloudy afternoon in June, Lieutenant Bo Bo Win Htut and several officers of Kalay Police Station were hiding in the long grass near a bridge outside of Kalay, a major trading town in the Sagaing Region.

Freedom Fighters: Prison Doesn’t Deter Vietnam’s Dissident Bloggers

HO CHI MINH CITY — It was mid-morning the day 20 police officers from the Vietnam People’s Public Security barged into a downtown Saigon kindergarten and laid their gazes on Pham Chi Dung. Before the startled looks of parents, teachers and children, he was taken away. Among those staring was his three-year-old son, who he had just dropped off moments earlier.
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Indonesia Man Swallowed by Python, Villagers and Reports Say (Video)

JAKARTA — Villagers and news reports say a 25-year-old Indonesian man was swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi.

Man Arrested for Hacking Jakarta Billboard With Japanese Porn

JAKARTA — Indonesian police say a man they arrested for broadcasting pornography on an electronic billboard in the country's capital gained access to the system after it displayed its log-on credentials.

Myanmar Buddhists Seek Tougher Action Against Rohingya

YANGON — Several hundred Buddhist nationalists, including monks, rallied in Myanmar's largest city on Wednesday to urge stronger action against insurgents from the Muslim Rohingya minority for attacks on police last week.

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