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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.

US Issues Travel Advisory for 11 Southeast Asian Nations

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region.

Cambodia Charges Foreigners After Pornographic Dance Arrests

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian prosecutors charged 10 foreigners Sunday with producing pornographic pictures after they were arrested at a party in Siem Reap town, near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

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.

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"...

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...

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 an Instant, Vietnam Execution Photo Framed a View of War

NEW YORK — It was a fraction of a second that jolted Americans' view of the Vietnam War.

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.

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