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Thai-Cambodian Flame War Erupts Over Traditional Dance. Both Are Wrong.

In a drama of epic proportions, Thailand and Cambodia are feuding once again after simultaneously claiming ownership of the traditional elaborate masked dance known as Khon in Thailand and Khol in Cambodia.
Frank Maile (left) in a photo uploaded to Facebook in 2016. Photo: Frank Maile / Facebook

Prosecutors: Pilot Filmed Underage Girls in Philippines

PLUMSTED, New Jersey — A New Jersey pilot created child pornography images and videos of two underage girls engaging in sex acts while he was in the Philippines, according to federal prosecutors.
In this photo released by the Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, arrives at the Changi International Airport on Sunday.

Kim Jung Un Just Landed in Singapore. Here Are the Photos.

SINGAPORE— Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left...

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.

Grab Buys Uber’s Southeast Asia Ridesharing Business

Fast growing ridesharing, food delivery and financial services business Grab is acquiring Uber's Southeast Asian business operations
File photo. Photo: Kyle Zimmerman

7-Meter Python Swallows Indonesian Woman

JAKARTA — A 7-meter-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday.

What Could Have Downed Flight MH370? Hypoxia, Explained

HOUSTON — A doctor volunteering for a dog rescue operation who failed to land his small plane in Central Texas as planned and was later tracked by fighter jets flying over the Gulf of Mexico appeared unresponsive and may have been suffering from a lack of oxygen, officials said 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"...

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.

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.

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