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Security Council Plans to Visit Myanmar, Bangladesh and Iraq

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has been given green lights for visits this month to Myanmar and Bangladesh, where it expects to focus on the beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority, as well as to Iraq.

Cambodian Police Detain Former Hun Sen Ally in Drug Case

PHNOM PENH — A former ally of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was detained by police on Thursday in connection with allegations of illegal drug production from 2012.

Debris in Madagascar, Australia to be Analyzed by MH370 Team

SYDNEY — Australian officials say debris discovered in Madagascar by a man who previously found a part from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be examined by investigators to see if it, too, came from the missing plane.
Indonesian police stand guards in front of a flat Sunday after an explosion in Sidoarjo, East Java, Sunday. Photo: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

UN Chief Condemns ISIS-Claimed Indonesia Church Attacks

SURABAYA, Indonesia — The United Nations secretary-general has condemned the suicide bombings of three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya.

Islamic School Seeks to Steer Sons of Militants to New Path

SEI MENCIRIM, Indonesia — The slim boys in Muslim caps and robes at the Al Hidayah Islamic boarding school are grinning bolts of energy who love football, need a little coaxing to do their math and Quran lessons assiduously and aspire to become policemen or respected preachers.

Chinese Dams Blamed for Exacerbating Southeast Asian Drought

HANOI, Vietnam — As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy.
Songpol Sukchan, Thailand’s ambassador to Indonesia in yellow shirt, with Thai tourists departing Lombok island back to Bangkok on Monday. Photo: Royal Thai Embassy, Jakarta / Facebook

All Thais Evacuated From Mt. Rinjani: Foreign Affairs

BANGKOK — All Thai tourists stranded on an Indonesian volcano have been safely evacuated, officials said Tuesday.
In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, then Malaysian Prime Minister and Finance Minister Najib Razak speaks as he unveils the Malaysia's 2016 budget at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Joshua Paul / Associated Press

Malaysia’s Ex-Leader Questioned Again in Corruption Scandal

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has arrived at the anti-corruption agency's office for more questioning over alleged graft at a state investment fund.
Photo: Nga Pham / Twitter

Chinese Tourists Spark Anger in Vietnam Over Map on Shirts

HANOI — A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country's territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam.

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