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In this photo taken through frosted glass, Burmaa Oyubchineg, cousin of the murdered Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu, arrives Wednesday at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Family of Slain Mongolian Seeks Answer as Lawsuit Begins

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that...
Reuters journalist Thet Oo Maung Maung, known as Wa Lone, is escorted by police upon arrival at court Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, outside Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Thein Zaw / Associated Press

Reuters Journalists Charged with Violating Myanmar Law

BANGKOK — Prosecutors in Myanmar formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency on Wednesday with violating the Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite international condemnation.

Photos: This Week In Asia

Japanese macaques nap in the shade to avoid sunshine at a Tokyo zoo while people crowd in a swimming pool to escape the summer...
A Sharia law official whips a man convicted of adultery with a rattan cane in 2017 in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo: Heri Juanda / Associated Press

2 Men in Indonesia Caned Dozens of Times for Gay Sex

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash.
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo on Dec. 5, 2017. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

Thailand Follows as Asian Markets Rise

BANGKOK — The Thai economy enjoyed a smooth day on the markets, despite a small hiccup during ...
Anwar Ibrahim, left, stands next to Malaysia Prima Minister Mahathir Mohamad during the 1998 UMNO Annual Meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Voting Opens in Malaysia By-Election for PM-in-Waiting Anwar

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia — Voting has begun in a by-election is expected to see charismatic Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim win a parliamentary seat and...
In this image made from video provided by Host Broadcaster Mediacorp Pte Ltd, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands ahead of their meeting Tuesday at Capella Hotel in Singapore. Image: Associated Press

Trump, Kim Shake Hands to Open Momentous Summit

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday, with Trump declaring the two would have a "great discussion" and Kim saying they had overcome "obstacles" to get to this point.
Members of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspect debris recovered Monday from near the waters where a Lion Air passenger jet crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

Lion Air Crash Renews Concerns About Indonesia Airlines

The deadly crash of a Lion Air jet in the Java Sea has renewed questions about the safety of Indonesian airlines soon after U.S....

Bangladesh Gives Names to Begin Rohingya Repatriation

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries.





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