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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP), holds a ballot before voting July 29 at a polling station in Takhmua in Kandal province, southeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Swept Seats, Official Results Show

PHNOM PENH — Final results showed Cambodia's ruling party swept elections last month for the National Assembly, ensuring long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen another...
Tammy Davis-Charles, right, an Australian charged with providing commercial surrogacy services, hides her face as she enters the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Australian in Cambodia Surrogacy Case ‘Lost Everything’

PHNOM PENH — An Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia has told a court she has "lost everything" since her arrest eight months ago and is suffering from cancer.
Vietnamese expatriates cheer while displaying placards during a rally by the Manila's baywalk before the Hague-based U.N. international arbitration tribunal is to announce its ruling on South China Sea Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Philippines. Photo: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

International Tribunal Finds No Historic Basis for Chinese Claims Behind ‘Nine-Dash Line’

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government welcomed a ruling that rejects China's 'nine-dash line' claiming much of the South China Sea.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing the crowd after leading the flag-raising rites at the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebration in June at the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine at Kawit, Cavite province south of Manila, Philippines. Photo: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Duterte Pressed to Assert 2016 Arbitration Victory Vs China

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came under renewed pressure Thursday to seek Chinese compliance to an arbitration ruling that invalidated China's claims to much of the South China Sea two years ago but has been ignored by Beijing and remains unenforced.
Sultan Muhammad V, center, salutes after his welcome ceremony as he walks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, in 2016 at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Vincent Thian / Associated Press

Malaysia’s King Abdicates in Unexpected and Rare Move

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V has abdicated after just two years on the throne. The palace said in a statement Sunday that...
A public service announcement by the Cam Chau Ward People's Committee reads "Youth, please stay away from drugs" in Vietnamese in 2014 in Vietnam. Photo: lightwrite / Flickr

9 Sentenced to Death for Heroin Trafficking in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced nine people to death for heroin trafficking.

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