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Activists Rally Worldwide to Mark International Women’s Day

MANILA — Marches and demonstrations in Asia are kicking off rallies around the world to mark International Women's Day.

Smoking Orangutan Riles Anger Against Zoo in Indonesia (Video)

JAKARTA — A video of an orangutan smoking has brought more criticism of a zoo in Indonesia infamous for past animal welfare troubles.

Hunt for Missing Malaysian Plane Likely to End in June

KUALA LUMPUR — The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a U.S. company will likely end in June, a Malaysian official said, as families of passengers marked the fourth anniversary of the plane's disappearance with renewed hope that the world's biggest aviation mystery will be solved.

Australia Urges Indonesia Against Showing Cleric Leniency

JAKARTA — Australia on Saturday urged Indonesia against any leniency toward the ideological leader of the Bali bombers as the government considers house arrest or other forms of clemency for the ailing radical cleric who is now in prison.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives last year at Clark International Airport, north of Manila, Philippines to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Manila. Photo: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Fellow Nobel Laureates Blame Suu Kyi for Rohingya Crisis

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Three peace prize laureates who met with Rohingya Muslims in sprawling refugee camps accused fellow Nobel recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military of committing genocide in the deadly violence that forced hundreds of thousands to flee into Bangladesh.

Vietnamese Immigrants Sue US Officials Over Detentions

SANTA ANA, California — Vietnamese immigrants have filed a lawsuit alleging U.S. authorities are rounding them up and holding them in detention facilities for deportation – even though the Vietnamese government has not agreed to take them back.

Police: Kim Jong Nam Told Friend He Feared for His Life

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — A police investigator testified Tuesday that the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader told a friend in Malaysia that his life was in danger six months before he was killed at an airport.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, walks together with opposition Cambodia's Rescue Party Deputy President Kem Sokha, center in 2016 during a break at National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Heng Sinith / Associated Press

Cambodian Court Orders Seizure of Former Opposition HQ

PHNOM PENH — A court in Cambodia has ordered the seizure of the headquarters of the country's former opposition party, which was dissolved last November after a ruling that it was involved in trying to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Claims Sweeping Win in Senate Vote

PHNOM PENH — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed a sweeping win in Sunday's elections for the country's Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating any serious opposition from the contest.

Months After Exodus Began, Rohingya See No End to Suffering

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless.

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