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Reuters journalist Wa Lone, center, walks along with his wife Pan Ei Mon, second left, as he is escorted by police upon arrival at his trial Wednesday, April.11, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

80 US Lawmakers Seek Release of Jailed Myanmar Reporters

WASHINGTON — More than 80 U.S. lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to step up efforts to win the release of two Reuters journalists...
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taxis in 2011 in Fiumicino Airport, Rome, Italy. Photo: Alan Wilson / Wikimedia Commons

Russia: Missile That Shot Down Flight MH17 Was Ukrainian

MOSCOW — The Russian military says the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from the arsenals of the Ukrainian army, not...
An undated image of revelers at the Vietnam Electronic Weekend in Hanoi. Image: Anternation Channel / YouTube

7 Die of Suspected Drug Overdoses at Vietnam Music Festival

HANOI — Seven people have died of suspected drug overdoses during a music festival in Vietnam. The Capital Police newspaper said five other people were...
In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an office building's windows damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photo: Wang Shen / Associated Press

Mangkhut Weakens to Tropical Storm After Plowing Into China

HONG KONG — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and...
In this photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, three Indonesian hostages (in civilian clothes) pose with Philippine military officers and an Indonesian military attache in Zamboanga city following their Friday release from captivity in Jolo, Sulu by Muslim militant kidnappers Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in the southern Philippines. Photo: Associated Press

Militants Free 3 Indonesian Hostages in Southern Philippines

MANILA — Muslim militants have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year off Malaysia then brought them to their jungle...
A man and a girl walk against strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut on a pier on Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Photo: Vincent Yu / Associated Press

Mangkhut Lashes South China After Killing 28 in Philippines

HONG KONG — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed...
Residents walk as rains from Typhoon Mangkhut begin to affect Tuguegarao city, Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Friday. Photo: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Typhoon Mangkhut Plows Through Rain-Soaked Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught.
Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim speaks before a court hearing at Federal Court on Friday in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Photo: Yam G-Jun / Associated Press

Malaysia’s Anwar, Seeking Return, Vows Support for Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia — Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim said Friday that it's time for him to return as a lawmaker, but reiterated his full...
Islamic militant Wawan Kurniawan, center, is escorted by masked police officers upon arrival for his Thursday trial at West Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Tatan Syuflana / Associated Press

Indonesian Court Rules Militant Guilty of Extremism

JAKARTA — An Indonesian court sentenced an Islamic militant on Thursday to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty of conducting training in...

Rohingya Girls Find Joy in Elaborate Makeup (Photos)

UKHIYA, Bangladesh — The dazzling displays of color emerge amid the mud and monsoon rains of Bangladesh's refugee camps: vibrant flower headbands and elaborately-drawn...





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