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Boat With Fleeing Rohingya Sinks, at Least 4 Drown

A boat carrying up to 45 Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar capsized in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday morning.
Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni greets government officers Nov. 2, 2017, as he watches the boat races during a water festival in Phnom Penh. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Cambodian Lawmakers Approve Lese Majeste Law

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian lawmakers have unanimously approved changes to the criminal code and the constitution that can further limit free speech and political activities, already under stress from the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

No Longer Whole, a Family Buries its Dead and Waits for Answers

BUTTERWORTH, Malaysia — They planned the trip on a whim. The family pastry business was going to close down for the long weekend, and Lim Saw Gek, 49, decided to wrangle the relatives together for a quick trip up to Thailand. As always, it was an open invitation. Anyone who could manage to steal away for the four-day vacation was welcome to join.

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.

Migrant Women Call for Improved Sexual Health Rights

(Chiang Mai City News)

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.

Cambodia Opposition Lawmaker Flees After Arrest Warning

PHNOM PENH — A prominent Cambodian opposition lawmaker has fled the country after being warned by government officials that she faced arrest for links with the party president's alleged plot to overthrow the government, a senior party official said.

Hong Kong Court Denies UK Banker’s Double Murder Appeal

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong court on Friday rejected a British banker's appeal of his conviction in the gruesome murders of two Indonesian women.

Indonesia Earthquake Rattles Phuket

(The Phuket News)

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